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Sending Love to Louisiana: Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief helping in hurricane aftermath
Aug31

Sending Love to Louisiana: Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief helping in hurricane aftermath

LAKE CHARLES, La.—As part of Southern Baptists’ coordinated response to Hurricane Laura, teams of Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief (DR) headed to Louisiana on Aug. 30 to offer hope and help. Don Williams, Oklahoma Baptists’ DR state director, said, “We have been in close conversations with leaders coordinating the disaster response. Oklahoma Baptists have been called on to help, and we will answer that call.” Oklahoma’s trained DR...

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Japanese family comes to faith
Aug10

Japanese family comes to faith

FUKUOKA, Japan (BP) — When IMB worker Jack Wattanawongsawang and his wife, Prinna, moved to Fukuoka, Japan, at the end of 2016, one of the first things they began to do was prayer walk. They’d leave their apartment, pick a direction, and just start walking. Along the way, they’d pray for God to lead them to the people He had prepared for them to meet, and for God to direct them to the places He’d prepared for them to go. And then,...

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2021 SBC Annual Meeting preparations and planning underway
Jul28

2021 SBC Annual Meeting preparations and planning underway

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)—After the cancellation of the 2020 Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) Annual Meeting in Orlando, preparations are underway for the 2021 meeting to be held in Nashville at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center. SBC Executive Committee President Ronnie Floyd is hosting a video conference call Aug. 11 with pastors to share more about the event and encourage as many churches as possible to send messengers...

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SBC continues statistical decline, Floyd calls for rethinking ACP process
Jun04

SBC continues statistical decline, Floyd calls for rethinking ACP process

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)—For the 13th consecutive year, the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) reported a drop in its membership. Total membership in the Southern Baptist Convention fell almost 2 percent to 14,525,579 from 2018 to 2019. The decline of 287,655 members is the largest single-year drop in more than 100 years. While the statistical decline is concerning for the largest Protestant denomination in America, Ronnie Floyd, the SBC...

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Southern Baptist leaders issue joint statement on the death of George Floyd
May30

Southern Baptist leaders issue joint statement on the death of George Floyd

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)—Southern Baptist leaders have published a statement grieving the recent death of George Floyd and calling for the end of “racial inequity in the distribution of justice in our country.” The statement, co-authored by SBC president J.D. Greear and New Orleans Seminary president Jamie Dew was unanimously signed by all SBC officers, entity heads and state convention executive directors. Statement on the...

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