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Stan Coffey, founding Southern Baptist Texas Convention president, dies

AMARILLO, Texas (BP) — Stan Coffey, longtime Amarillo pastor who served as the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention’s founding president, died Dec. 26 after an extended illness. He was 68. Coffey served Southern Baptist churches in Texas, New Mexico and Arkansas … Continue reading

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Celebrate Life composer Buryl Red dies

NEW YORK (ABP) — Buryl Red, a renowned composer, conductor, producer and arranger known around the world as musical director of The CenturyMen and composer of the 1972 classic Celebrate Life, died April 1 after a battle with cancer. A graduate of … Continue reading

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With photography, Don Rutledge was global missions pioneer

MIDLOTHIAN, Va. (BP) — Renowned photographer Don Rutledge, who told the story of missions through his camera lens for several generations of Southern Baptists, died at his home near Richmond, Va., Feb. 19. He was 82 and had been in … Continue reading

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Breaking News — Zig Ziglar, renowned layman & speaker, dies

PLANO, Texas (BP) — Zig Ziglar, known worldwide for his folksy and often anecdotal motivational talks on success through serving others, died Nov. 28 at a Plano, Texas, hospital of complications from pneumonia. He was 86. –30– To read the … Continue reading

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Breaking News — Retired Southwestern Seminary professor of evangelism Roy Fish dies

FORT WORTH, Texas (SWBTS) – Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary celebrates the legacy of distinguished professor emeritus of evangelism Roy J. Fish, who passed away on the morning of Sept. 10. He was 82. Fish served Southwestern for nearly 50 years … Continue reading

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Breaking News — Longtime South Carolina editor Roberts dies

GREENVILLE, S.C. (ABP) — John Roberts, the longest-serving editor in the history of The Baptist Courier, died Aug. 15, the South Carolina Baptist Convention news journal has reported. Roberts, 85, died at the Rolling Green Retirement Community in Greenville, S.C., following a … Continue reading

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Breaking News — Southern Baptist Theological Seminary professor Ward dies

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (ABP) — Wayne Ward, a longtime theology professor at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky., died May 23 after suffering a stroke earlier in the week. He was 90. In 1951, Ward was elected instructor in theology … Continue reading

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