Verna South, 95, died on July 14 in North Little Rock, Ark. Married to former Missouri Baptist Convention Executive Director Rheubin L. South, she was the consummate “First Lady” of their Southern Baptist work.
(RNS) — Grammy Award-winning artist Michael W. Smith hopes to share the secrets of his success with students at Liberty University this coming fall. He'll be joined by Kevin Jonas, the father and original manager of the Jonas Brothers, the sibling rock trio.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — China, Iran and other countries that the U.S. considers the most egregious religious liberty violators aren’t invited to the State Department’s second summit on religious freedom this week, said Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback.
Shortly after they began selling Bibles out of their parents’ Lynn home 40 years ago, the teenage Hendrickson brothers realized their new enterprise needed a name: Christian Book Distributors. Then came the rise of what company president Ray Hendrickson calls “the other CBD."
(RNS) — Waves of Baptist volunteers from across the Mid- and Southwest have flooded Texas in recent weeks to offer aid to the influx of largely Central American migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.