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H.B. Charles to be Pastors’ Conf. nominee
May11

H.B. Charles to be Pastors’ Conf. nominee

PHOENIX (BP) — Oklahoma pastor Brad Graves has announced the withdrawal of his candidacy for Southern Baptist Convention Pastors’ Conference president to clear the way for Florida pastor H.B. Charles Jr. to be nominated as the first African American to hold that office. Graves told Baptist Press no one pressured him to withdraw and “it’s never a loss when you can join God in His work.” Former...

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Rangers’ spring training yields ‘incredible’ ministry
Apr15

Rangers’ spring training yields ‘incredible’ ministry

SURPRISE, Ariz. (BP)—For Major League Baseball players, coaches and fans, Opening Day is a time to look forward in anticipation of the season ahead. For North American Mission Board church planter Jason Griffin, it’s also a time to celebrate the work God has done during spring training. Griffin, pastor of Phoenix-area Surprise, Ariz., Freedom Valley, serves as chaplain for the Texas’ Rangers Arizona facility in Surprise, where some...

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God & inaugurations: Baptists continue tradition
Jan20

God & inaugurations: Baptists continue tradition

WASHINGTON (BP) — The participation of at least five Southern Baptist pastors in inaugural activities for President Donald Trump continues a tradition of prayer, Scripture and references to God surrounding presidential inaugurations dating back to George Washington. Dallas pastor Robert Jeffress preached today (Jan. 20) at a private worship service for the families of Trump and Vice President Mike Pence at St. John’s...

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9/11 called catalyst for missions to Muslims
Sep19

9/11 called catalyst for missions to Muslims

>> by David Roach, Chief National correspondent for Baptist Press NEW YORK (BP)—When radical Islamic terrorists brought down the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers 15 years ago, they didn’t realize their actions would also help bring down walls to reaching Muslims with the Gospel. But that’s exactly what happened. In the years since Sept. 11, 2001, the number of Unengaged, Muslim Unreached People Groups (UMUPGs) in the world has...

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Pro-gay ‘shame list’ heavy on Baptist colleges
Sep05

Pro-gay ‘shame list’ heavy on Baptist colleges

NASHVILLE —Nearly a third of the 102 institutions of higher education on a pro-homosexual activist group’s list of “the absolute worst colleges for (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) youth” have Southern Baptist ties. Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee is included in the list. All schools on the list, which was published Aug. 29 by the college-focused organization Campus Pride, have a religious affiliation, with the vast...

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