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SBC Pastors’ Conf. sounds call to ‘Fulfill Your Ministry’
Jun12

SBC Pastors’ Conf. sounds call to ‘Fulfill Your Ministry’

DALLAS (BP) – A diverse slate of speakers exhorted fellow pastors and church leaders to be faithful to their calling during the first two sessions of 2018 Southern Baptist Pastors’ Conference June 10-11 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas. Centered on the theme “Fulfill Your Ministry” drawn from 2 Timothy 4:5, attendees were challenged to finish strong in their calling to local church ministry....

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J.D. Greear elected SBC president
Jun12

J.D. Greear elected SBC president

DALLAS (BP) — North Carolina pastor J.D. Greear was elected Southern Baptist Convention president June 12 during the 2018 annual meeting in Dallas, two years after conceding a closely contested election to lead the denomination. The newly elected president succeeds Memphis-area pastor Steven Gaines who served two one-year presidential terms from 2016-18. During the 16 years Greear has led The Summit Church, worship attendance...

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Vice President Mike Pence to address SBC in Dallas
Jun11

Vice President Mike Pence to address SBC in Dallas

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story was updated in the seventh paragraph to reflect that only Hall F in the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center will be part of the security zone where access will be restricted. DALLAS (BP) — Vice President Mike Pence will address the Southern Baptist Convention on Wednesday (June 13). The announcement of Pence’s 11 a.m. address to messengers and invited guests at the June 12-13 annual...

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SWBTS: Paige Patterson terminated ‘effective immediately’
May31

SWBTS: Paige Patterson terminated ‘effective immediately’

FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) — Paige Patterson has been terminated “effective immediately,” according to a statement released Wednesday evening (May 30) by Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. The decision, according to the statement, was based on “new information confirmed this morning … regarding the handling of an allegation of sexual abuse against a student during Dr. Paige Patterson’s presidency at another institution...

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Texas shooting: Baptists mourn ‘lives snuffed out’
May21

Texas shooting: Baptists mourn ‘lives snuffed out’

SANTA FE, Texas (BP) — Grief counseling, prayer and offers to assist with funeral arrangements are among the ways local Southern Baptists sprang to action after a gunman killed 10 people at a Houston-area high school today (May 18). Nine students and one adult are among the dead at Santa Fe High School just south of Houston, according to media reports. At least 10 additional people at the school were wounded in the shooting,...

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