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No truth to article suggesting Baptists are building mosques in US

BIRMINGHAM (TAB) — Southern Baptists are not building mosques in the United States despite what an article posted in May on a satirical website suggests. The article “Southern Baptist Convention Launches Mosque Building Program to Promote ‘Religious Liberty’ And ‘Niceness’” … Continue reading

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Additional officer nominations announced

ST. LOUIS (BP) — As the June 13–16 annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) approaches, three more officer nominations have been announced. Jim Wells, a church consultant and retired Missouri Baptist Convention staff member, will be nominated for … Continue reading

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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

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Baptists praise UMC reversal on abortion

PORTLAND, Ore. (BP) — Southern Baptist leaders hailed the United Methodist Church’s (UMC) reversal of its support for abortion rights at its latest conference — a step taken by the Southern Baptist Convention decades before. Delegates to the UMC’s General … Continue reading

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David Crosby to be SBC president nominee

ST. LOUIS (BP) — Louisiana pastor David Crosby will be nominated for president of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), former SBC President Fred Luter announced today. “I have watched David the last 10 years here in New Orleans as he … Continue reading

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Steve Gaines to be nominated for SBC president

ST. LOUIS (Baptist Press, TAB) — Former Alabama Baptist pastor Steve Gaines will be nominated for president of the Southern Baptist Convention, Georgia pastor Johnny Hunt announced today. “When Steve Gaines shared his prayer journey he and [his wife] Donna had … Continue reading

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Alabama Baptist State Convention annual meeting kicks off in Daphne

DAPHNE, Alabama (TAB) — The 193rd Alabama Baptist State Convention annual meeting kicked off Nov. 17 at Eastern Shore Baptist Church, Daphne. Travis Coleman, this year’s state convention president and pastor of First Baptist Church, Prattville, welcomed participants and called the … Continue reading

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NY Baptists reject name change

HENRIETTA, New York (BP) — Messengers to the Baptist Convention of New York (BCNY) voted not to change the convention’s name during its late September annual meeting in Henrietta, New York. At the 2014 annual meeting, messenger Edwin Attaway of … Continue reading

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SBC President suggests single missions board

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BNG) — Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) President Ronnie Floyd suggested merger of the convention’s two missions boards during a symposium on the denomination’s future Sept. 28–29 at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri. “Structures and … Continue reading

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S.C. massacre ‘an assault on all of us,’ SBC leaders say

CHARLESTON, S.C. (BP) — Christians are uniting in prayer and benevolence across racial distinctions in Charleston, South Carolina, after a 21-year-old man massacred nine Christians in a June 17 prayer service at historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church, said … Continue reading

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