Sarah North, 18, gave her Speaker's Tournament message at the Georgia Baptist Convention annual session last month at Hebron Baptist Church and mesmerized her audience with her captivating presentation. In fact, the daughters of Larry and Karen North of Valdosta have cornered the market on the state speaker's tournament in the last couple of years.
Abraham Rios, 29, has a full day ahead of him. He has a discipleship meeting, an English conversation club, and a Bible study to plan. He also agreed to lead a salsa dancing class for a friend. In between these events, he is studying for a final exam to receive an advanced biology degree.
For about 15 years, Jimmy Baughcum wanted to start a new church in metro Atlanta. During his ministries at InJoy Stewardship Services and Eagle's Landing First Baptist Church in McDonough, he studied church planting.
Have you ever met a leper? I have. His name was Johnny Cline. I met him when I was pastor of Flint Groves Baptist Church in Gastonia, NC years ago. Johnny was 14 years old when I first met him. He probably weighed 55 pounds, maybe less.
The Open Door By J. Robert White, Executive Director GBC Published November 28, 2013
Thanksgiving is the season for giving thanks, but why? Times are hard. The economy is challenging. The country is politically divided. War continues and our troops are in harm's way. Civil unrest and violence plague our city streets and neighborhoods. Is there anything in us that wants to give thanks?