In 1994, power and money were my gods. Good, bad, or indifferent, that’s the way it was. I had given the devil my heart and would do whatever I felt he wanted me to do to get what I wanted out of life.
Perhaps the world’s most prominent Satanist was Anton Szandor Lavey, who founded the Church of Satan in 1966 during the height of the hippie and other youth-oriented movements as Baby Boomers entered their late teens and mid-20s. He founded the church as a mixture of a hedonistic philosophy with rituals of black magic.
Campers seeking relief from scrapped knees and poison ivy rashes will have a new destination for treatment next summer as Camp Pinnacle unveils its new infirmary later this year. The North Georgia retreat center broke ground on the 1,850-square-foot facility on March 15 which will be completed in early fall.
Located in South Georgia just west of Valdosta, this is an unhurried town with a rich history, a heritage of community spirit, and an abundant supply of appeal for the outdoorsman. Strategically positioned on Main Street in the heart of the county seat town is First Baptist Church. The church has become a vibrant fellowship of faith under the leadership of their young, affable pastor, Marty Carnes.
Missions, missionaries, and church planting will be a priority of the North American Mission Board under the administration of Geoff Hammond, who was unanimously elected as president-elect on March 21. The election took place at the agency’s Alpharetta headquarters in a called meeting of the board of trustees.
I am honored to serve as chairman of the Board of Trustees this year for Georgia Baptist Children’s Homes and Family Ministries. This ministry, which has existed more than 136 years, has offered hope and healing to thousands of young people throughout the years. What an awesome way to serve our Lord -– by caring for His children! Every day at the Children’s Home we are given the opportunity to help a child believe in a better life and we are encouraged that lives are being transformed in our programs every day.
International Mission Board trustees rejoiced during their March 19-21 meeting in Memphis, Tenn., that the 2006 Lottie Moon Christmas Offering is projected to exceed the goal of $150 million, which would be a record.
The Georgia Baptist Convention will launch a 24-hour Internet radio station on May 18. The Executive Committee of the GBC heard this announcement from Executive Director J. Robert White at their March 13 meeting.
The Open Door By J. Robert White, Executive Director, GBC Published March 29, 2007
One of the most inspiring moments Janice and I have experienced was the day in Jerusalem that we visited two historically acclaimed sites of the tomb of Jesus. One was a garden tomb, the other a tomb inside a church that had been erected over it.