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Stephen Rummage accepts call to Okla. City, Quail Springs
Jan29

Stephen Rummage accepts call to Okla. City, Quail Springs

OKLAHOMA CITY (BP) — Stephen Rummage has accepted a call to become pastor of Quail Springs Baptist Church in Oklahoma City, moving from the Tampa-area Bell Shoals Baptist Church where he had been senior pastor since 2009. Quail Springs voted to call Rummage on Sunday (Jan. 27) after he preached at the church’s three morning services. He will succeed Hance Dilbeck, who led Quail Springs from 2003 until becoming executive...

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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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Ready to serve: Baptist Village’s Thompson Family Neighborhood now open
Jan25

Ready to serve: Baptist Village’s Thompson Family Neighborhood now open

OWASSO—Baptist Village Communities (BVC) is thrilled to announce the completion of its newest “exciting addition,” The Thompson Family Neighborhood at Baptist Village of Owasso. The innovative, 10,000-square-foot neighborhood offers services for those facing Alzheimer’s, dementia and other memory-related challenges. The new neighborhood is located west of Liberty Place Assisted Living and includes 16 single occupancy or double...

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N.Y. abortion bill: ‘alarming in every sense’
Jan24

N.Y. abortion bill: ‘alarming in every sense’

ALBANY, N.Y. (BP)—New York may have re-established itself as America’s leading abortion state by enacting a law that critics say goes beyond even the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the Reproductive Health Act (RHA) into law Jan. 22 shortly after the state legislature completed passage of the controversial proposal. Enactment of the legislation came on the 46th...

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Kammerdiener leaves legacy of service to missions
Jan24

Kammerdiener leaves legacy of service to missions

RICHMOND, Va. (BP)—Donald R. Kammerdiener, a longtime missionary and administrator with the International Mission Board (IMB) died Wed., Jan. 23. He was 82. Kammerdiener was especially known as the steady hand administering day-to-day operations of the IMB under two presidents and stepping in to lead as interim president between the two, spanning a period from 1990 through 2001. Kammerdiener and his late wife Meredith began their...

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Chitwood to be installed as IMB president Feb. 6
Jan23

Chitwood to be installed as IMB president Feb. 6

  RICHMOND, Va.(BP) — The International Mission Board will install Paul Chitwood formally as its 13th president on Feb. 6 at Grove Avenue Baptist Church in Richmond, Va. The public is invited to attend the installation service, which will include a Sending Celebration honoring the appointment of 19 new Southern Baptist international missionaries. The IMB’s board of trustees unanimously elected Chitwood, 48, as...

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