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Cabrera to be 2nd VP nominee
Apr25

Cabrera to be 2nd VP nominee

DALLAS (BP)—Oklahoma pastor Felix Cabrera will be nominated for second vice president of the Southern Baptist Convention, Alabama pastor Ed Litton announced. A Puerto Rico native, Cabrera planted Spanish-speaking Oklahoma City, Iglesia Bautista Central (IBC) in 2015 and has seen the congregation grow from about 12 in worship attendance to more than 200, according to information released by the church. Cabrera also is co-founder of the...

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Southwest’s heroic pilot known for sharing her faith
Apr19

Southwest’s heroic pilot known for sharing her faith

BOERNE, Texas (BP) — When members of First Baptist Church in Boerne, Texas, heard recordings of radio transmissions from a Southwest Airlines pilot who made a harrowing emergency landing this week in Philadelphia, they recognized the voice as one of their own. Tammie Jo Shults — the pilot who guided Flight 1380 to the ground April 17 after a midflight engine failure shot debris through a window, killing one passenger...

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Billy Graham funeral capped by Gospel invitation
Mar02

Billy Graham funeral capped by Gospel invitation

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (BP) — Set in a revival tent at the foot of a 40-foot glass cross, Billy Graham’s funeral was punctuated by the same theme that characterized his 80-year ministry: a call to trust Christ as Lord and Savior. “If this were your funeral,” said the late evangelist’s son Franklin Graham, “would you be in Heaven? Are you sure?” Delivering the funeral sermon to a crowd of some 2,300...

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Platt to step down as IMB president
Feb13

Platt to step down as IMB president

RICHMOND, Va. (BP)—David Platt has announced plans to step down as president of the International Mission Board (IMB) but will continue to serve until a new president is selected. Platt told trustees, missionaries and staff Feb. 12 that during his nearly four-year tenure at the IMB, he has been “burdened to continue preaching and leading in the local church,” which led to assuming a teaching pastor role in 2017 at McLean Bible Church...

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World Series: Astros wall ad spotlights Houston, First
Oct28

World Series: Astros wall ad spotlights Houston, First

HOUSTON (BP)—At a critical moment in this year’s Major League Baseball playoffs, pursuit of a Houston Astros home run ball at Minute Maid Park caused New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge to crash into a right field sign promoting Houston, Texas, First. Minutes later, the church tweeted to Judge, a candidate for both the American League Most Valuable Player and Rookie of the Year awards, “Our church is more welcoming and forgiving...

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