Tag Archives: Missouri

Mo. pastor Malachi O’Brien to be 2nd VP nominee

ST. LOUIS (BP) — Missouri pastor Malachi O’Brien will be nominated for second vice president of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), Oklahoma pastor Brad Graves announced May 31. O’Brien has been pastor of The Church at Pleasant Ridge, Harrisonville, Missouri, … Continue reading

Posted in Home | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Trial to begin for accused pastor

CALIFORNIA, Mo. (ABP) — A Baptist pastor charged with sex crimes stands trial in early December in a county court in California, Mo. Travis Smith, pastor of First Baptist Church, Stover, Mo., faces felony charges of sodomy and statutory rape in a … Continue reading

Posted in Home | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Mo. youth group safe after bus wreck

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (ABP) — Quick thinking by a church bus driver is credited with saving lives in a July 17 crash at a youth camp in Georgia. Seventeen people were injured when a bus carrying the First Baptist Church of … Continue reading

Posted in Home | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

‘Now I know God cares,’ Okla. survivor tells Baptist chaplain

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (BP) — Southern Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers are ministering to survivors after a second round of deadly storms killed 22 people in Oklahoma, Missouri and Arkansas in late May. Sam Porter, disaster relief director for the Baptist General … Continue reading

Posted in Home | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Lawsuit against Baptist camp dismissed

ROACH, Mo. (ABP) — Camden County Circuit Court Judge Ralph H. Jaynes has dismissed legal action against Windermere Baptist Conference Center and several financial institutions the Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC) executive board filed in Camden County on Nov. 1, 2006. … Continue reading

Posted in Home | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Missouri church scrutinized after pastor’s arrest

STOVER, Mo. (ABP) — Missouri Baptist Convention officials are watching a member church whose pastor was arrested recently on sexual abuse charges a year after his previous acquittal of child molestation. Travis Smith, 42, of California, Mo., appeared for arraignment … Continue reading

Posted in Home | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Breaking News — Mo. votes for amendment protecting public prayer

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (BP) — The passage of Missouri Amendment 2 — which guarantees the right to pray and worship on public property and to choose any or no religion — was cheered by Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC) leaders who … Continue reading

Posted in Home | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment