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Southern Baptists remember 50th anniversary of historic Asbury revival
Feb03

Southern Baptists remember 50th anniversary of historic Asbury revival

Fort Worth, Texas (BP)—Southern Baptists remembering a historic revival that swept through Southwestern Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, say remembering what God did in the midst of one divisive period of American history should motivate believers to pray for it again. This month marks a half century since revival broke out at Asbury College and Seminary in Wilmore, Ky., on Feb. 3 of 1970. Thanks to the testimonies of those Asbury...

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Disaster Relief Appreciation Day set for Nov. 10
Nov09

Disaster Relief Appreciation Day set for Nov. 10

FORT GIBSON (BP)—It has been nearly 18 years since the darkest day of Lonnie Rowan’s life. On Dec. 31, 2001, Rowan fell into a brush fire on his Ft. Gibson property. With burns over 35 percent of his body, doctors gave him a 1 percent chance to live. God’s odds were much better. Although Rowan had one leg amputated below the knee and the other leg amputated above the knee, he beat all the other medical expectations. The...

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Man baptized at church he vandalized 6 months earlier
Oct11

Man baptized at church he vandalized 6 months earlier

CONWAY, Ark. (BP)—Feb. 28, 2019 was one of the worst days of 23-year-old Brenton Winn’s life. But it paved the way for one of the best. Angry at God after he relapsed from an addiction to methamphetamines despite spending time at a faith-based recovery program, Winn knew nothing about Conway, Ark., Central, when he broke in that February evening. High on drugs, Winn went on a rampage and destroyed $100,000 of church property,...

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Buddhist finds Christ at Silicon Valley church plant
Oct10

Buddhist finds Christ at Silicon Valley church plant

SAN JOSE, Calif. (BP)—On Father’s Day 2017, Sophie Nguyen found herself in San Jose, close to 2,000 miles from her father back home in Granger, Ind. Nguyen and her boyfriend had moved across the United States to the Silicon Valley the year before. Since it was her first Father’s Day without her dad nearby, she took up a friend on his invitation to Eden Church. Nguyen knew little about Christianity and didn’t...

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Kendrick brothers talk ‘Overcomer,’ identity in Christ
Jun27

Kendrick brothers talk ‘Overcomer,’ identity in Christ

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) — Alex and Stephen Kendrick have an ambitious vision for their new movie, “Overcomer.” And the vision has nothing to do with winning any awards or box-office glory. Instead, they say, it’s about helping people discover their identity in Christ. “When the church rises up and knows who she is in Christ and knows she is forgiven, redeemed, loved and chosen, she is going to operate...

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