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ANACOCO, La. (Baptist Message) -- Once, Bill Blackmon drove his big rig cross-country in pursuit of big hauls and big bucks. But since 1993, after repenting for salvation at Good Hope Baptist Church in Anacoco, he has been driven by the desire to share Jesus among truckers.

(RNS) — A newly discovered letter from one former prominent leader of the Southern Baptist Convention to another reveals a depth of mistrust and suspicion toward the denomination's first black president.

SHAWNEE, Okla. (BP) -- The Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) board of trustees voted Friday (Nov. 8) to elect Heath Thomas as the university's 16th president during its fall meeting on the OBU campus in Shawnee.

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS) — The Board of General Ministries voted to approve the nomination of Rev. Dr. C. Jeff Woods as Acting General Secretary of American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA). Woods brings a wealth of church and denominational experience to the role.

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (BP) -- Brian O'Day felt God's calling to establish a church in a military community with its unique challenges, with military families that move often, and the soldiers who deploy for months at a time.

Central Seminary will celebrate the naming of three of its faculty members to endowed faculty chairs in an installation service on Nov. 14.

(WW) During the annual gathering of the North American Baptist Fellowship in Falls Church, Virginia, in October, Baptist leaders from multiple denominations in Canada and the United States discussed how Christians can engage effectively and prophetically in culture today.

(RNS) — There are seven more months before the next annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention. But the race for SBC president may already be over, following news that R. Albert Mohler Jr. will likely be nominated to run as the denomination’s next president.

RICHMOND, Va. — “I literally was born into domestic violence,” Jocelyn Henry-Whitehead quietly reflected. “My father was a pastor; my mother was a pastor’s wife. I grew up in Baltimore, Maryland, and our home was just total chaos. “Every day, I always walked on eggshells as a child.”

As the Missouri Baptist Convention met for its annual meeting in Branson, Missouri,messengers were met with anonymous attack filers, public airing of disagreements in convention speeches, and implicit legal threats, continuing a nearly-yearlong controversy regarding a professor fired by Southwest Baptist University.