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In December 2019, Word&Way helped sponsor a communication and media training event in Venezuela as the first part of a partnership with Luminar Bautista (Baptist Light), the media arm of Convención Nacional Bautista de Venezuela (National Baptist Convention of Venezuela).

HOT SPRINGS, Ark., (BP) -- A lawsuit filed Dec. 16, 2019 alleges former Millcreek Baptist Church pastor Teddy Leon Hill engaged in sexual assault, battery, felonious conduct and the tort of outrage/intentional infliction emotional distress of a minor -- referred to as John Doe in the suit. Hill retired in 2018.

The Baptist Home board of trustees has announced that Dr. Rodney Harrison has agreed to serve as The Baptist Home’s transitional president when current Baptist Home President Steven Jones retires on January 3, 2020, after serving 28 years in the ministry. 

Kenya, Somalia, and Bolivar, Mo. Civility, and suicide. Here are the ten most read pieces on the Word&Way website in 2019.

NEW ORLEANS — Baptist Friendship House has stood as a beacon of hope in the heart of New Orleans for 75 years. Changing ministries to meet the city's greatest needs, according to Executive Director Kay Bennett, has “kept it alive and vibrant as it has changed.”

ALMA, Ark. (BP) -- Carrie Jernigan recently took her kids shoe shopping for an upcoming family vacation. Her daughter, Harper, brought a pair of Avenger shoes to her for a friend with shoes that were too tight and had holes. She ended up buying all the shoes.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (BP) -- Sharing the love of the Christmas season came through individual gifts to every inmate in South Carolina this year, provided by churches and associations in the South Carolina Baptist Convention (SCBC).

BRUNSWICK, MAINE — Sometimes accepting God’s call to missions means being willing to pack up your family and head back home. At least that was the case for Katie Upton Wood.

(RNS) — Thomas Ascol, pastor of Grace Baptist Church in Cape Coral, Florida, and head of Founders Ministries, was hospitalized Sunday (Dec. 8) after collapsing during church.

PEARL, Miss. (BP) -- A Southern Baptist pastor indicted on a rape charge continues as the senior pastor of Metro Grace Community Church in Pearl, Miss., and as a staff member of the Rankin County Baptist Association (RCBA), the pastor's attorney told Baptist Press Monday (Nov. 25).