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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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Baptists shower Birmingham with Gospel via Crossover
Jun10

Baptists shower Birmingham with Gospel via Crossover

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) — An expected 400 teams of Southern Baptists took to the streets to pray with families and share the Gospel of Jesus Christ prior to the Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting in Birmingham, Ala. Despite intermittent rain and threats of even worse weather on Saturday (June 8), Southern Baptists set out to knock on the doors of 20,000 homes in greater Birmingham in their annual Crossover...

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FBI honors Baptist ministry for human-trafficking work
May25

FBI honors Baptist ministry for human-trafficking work

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BP) — Earlier this month FBI Director Christopher Wray presented the Baptist Friendship House of New Orleans with its distinguished 2018 Director’s Community Leadership Award for its work in fighting human trafficking. Kay Bennett, a Send Relief missionary with the North American Mission Board, accepted the award on behalf of the Baptist Friendship House at FBI headquarters in Washington, D.C. The Baptist...

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