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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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SBC Dallas: Gaines urges ‘genuine unity of spirit’
Apr23

SBC Dallas: Gaines urges ‘genuine unity of spirit’

DALLAS (BP) — Going into this year’s annual meeting as president of the Southern Baptist Convention, Steve Gaines acknowledged Southern Baptists face some critical decisions in the days and months ahead. “Obviously, we face the challenge of seeking new leaders to fill two of our most important leadership roles — the President of the International Mission Board and the CEO of the SBC Executive Committee,”...

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2018 SBC annual meeting program released
Apr23

2018 SBC annual meeting program released

DALLAS (BP) — The 2018 Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting will convene at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas on Tuesday, June 12, at 8:15 a.m. and conclude Wednesday, June 13, at 4:55 p.m. A full schedule follows. TUESDAY MORNING, JUNE 12 8:15 — Opening Worship — Mark Blair, Convention music director; music minister, Bellevue Baptist Church, Cordova, Tenn. 8:25 — Welcome and Call to...

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Spring Retreat fortifies 18-24 year olds at Falls Creek
Apr20

Spring Retreat fortifies 18-24 year olds at Falls Creek

DAVIS—To fortify means to make strong—to strengthen and secure a place, or to give physical or mental strength, courage or endurance to, according to Merriam Webster’s dictionary. Young adults ages 18-24 experienced fortification amid frigid temperatures April 6-8 at Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center. Each spring for the past four years, young adults ages 18-24 have gathered at Falls Creek as many before them have done, to gather...

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MedAdvance 2018 designed for healthcare missionaries
Apr18

MedAdvance 2018 designed for healthcare missionaries

ROCKVILLE, Va.—Healthcare missions is considered to be one of the most effective forms of mission work. According to Rebekah Naylor, it is “extremely strategic,” and those who serve in healthcare missions can go to places other missionaries cannot. “When you consider that there are places in the world where access is restricted or impossible, a healthcare professional, very often, is able to access that area,” said Naylor, a decorated...

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Bible Q&A: Could Jesus appear in the clouds at any moment?
Apr15

Bible Q&A: Could Jesus appear in the clouds at any moment?

We sometimes want to have our cake and eat it too. On the one hand, we want to proclaim that Jesus could come again at any moment. On the other hand, we like to point to predictions/prophecy that must be fulfilled before Jesus can return. So, which is it? The place to begin is the Olivet Discourse (Mark 13:5-13). Having left the temple after a combative exchange with the religious leaders, Jesus looked back on the temple mount in all...

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