AUGUSTA, Kan. (BP) -- For bivocational pastor Don Mayberry, it's not uncommon to go from counseling a vice president of the international auto supply company to sitting atop his horse and sharing the story of Joseph with local ranchers and cowboys -- all within a few hours.
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS) — The two new Associate General Secretaries working with the American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA) Office of the General Secretary ministry team were in Valley Forge, Pa., to begin their positions on Tuesday, January 2, 2018. Rev. Marsha Scipio joins the organization in the role of Associate General Secretary for Missional Initiatives and Partnerships, and Rev. Dr. Kevin A. Walden begins his service as Associate General Secretary for Congregational and Pastoral Effectiveness.
NASHVILLE (BP) -- At its annual meeting this fall, the Colorado Baptist General Convention (CBGC) announced plans to sell its Denver-area office building and relocate to a smaller facility nearby. They are among a dozen of the 42 state conventions that partner with the Southern Baptist Convention that have sold, moved out of or attempted to sell their buildings in the past decade.
By Michael Logan, International Mission Board|
December 20, 2017
JIBLA, Yemen (BP) -- It's been 15 years since I walked the dry, stony grounds of Jibla Baptist Hospital in Yemen, where a lone gunman murdered three International Mission Board medical missionaries on a December morning in 2002.
By Adelle M. Banks, Religion News Service|
December 12, 2017
(RNS) — Paul Pressler, who was instrumental in the conservative takeover of the Southern Baptist Convention in the late 1970s and early '80s, is fighting a lawsuit by a former office assistant who alleges the onetime Texas appeals court judge sexually abused him over the course of several decades.