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Chick-fil-A founder’s legacy seen in daughter’s new book
Jan27

Chick-fil-A founder’s legacy seen in daughter’s new book

ATLANTA (BP) — Mountains fascinate Trudy Cathy White, from the mountaintop outside her childhood home where parents Jeannette and Truett Cathy of Chick-fil-A fame led family Bible studies to the rough spiritual mountains that have tried her faith. White, a Christian entrepreneur, speaker and former International Mission Board missionary, offers wisdom from personal mountaintops in a new book, “Climb Every Mountain: Finding...

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Felix Cabrera new Puerto Rico executive director
Dec29

Felix Cabrera new Puerto Rico executive director

ARECIBO, Puerto Rico (BP)—Felix Cabrera is the new executive director of the Convention of Southern Baptist Churches in Puerto Rico, he confirmed to Baptist Press (BP) Dec. 6. The executive board of the Convención de Iglesias Bautistas del Sur de Puerto Rico (CIBSPR) asked Cabrera to fill the executive post after the group met recently. “I think that the Lord is doing something special here, and I’m glad, honored, to be part of what...

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SBC 2018 Dallas theme: ‘Testify! Go. Stand. Speak’
Apr26

SBC 2018 Dallas theme: ‘Testify! Go. Stand. Speak’

DALLAS (BP)—“Testify! Go. Stand. Speak.” will be the theme for the 2018 Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting June 12-13 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, SBC President Steve Gaines has announced. Evangelism is the urgency of the theme anchored in Acts 5:20, Gaines, pastor of Cordova, Tenn., Bellevue, told Baptist Press. “Fulfilling the Great Commission has always been at the heart of who Southern Baptists...

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Greear, Hemphill rally prayer, civility amid transitions
Apr24

Greear, Hemphill rally prayer, civility amid transitions

NASHVILLE (BP)—Amid two Southern Baptist Convention entity leadership searches and upcoming national SBC elections, both SBC presidential candidates have issued a joint call for prayer, grace and civility. J.D. Greear and Ken Hemphill, both tapped as 2018 nominees for SBC president, made the joint appeal as the International Mission Board (IMB) and the SBC Executive Committee (EC) are tasked with finding new entity leaders. In the...

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‘Worshiping Jesus,’ Shane Hall defies cancer’s toll
Feb15

‘Worshiping Jesus,’ Shane Hall defies cancer’s toll

OKLAHOMA CITY (BP) — Misty Hall thought her husband Shane was uncomfortable. Confined to bed in their Oklahoma City home in the presumed last days of his battle with stomach cancer, he asked her to raise his hands. “I’m worshiping Jesus,” he explained. As the two of them listened to Charles Billingsley’s “I’ll Run to You,” the 46-year-old pastor mouthed every word Billingsley sang:...

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