By Bolivar Herald-Free Press (Curated)|
December 13, 2018
A group of five Southwest Baptist University students spent their Thanksgiving break working on seven projects in Florida, helping those who were still affected by Hurricane Michael in October. The group served alongside a member of the Missouri Baptist Disaster Relief.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (RNS) — Bob Terry, the longtime editor of both The Alabama Baptist and Word&Way, is known for his journalistic excellence, his personal integrity in the midst of church controversies and his unflagging calls for the Christian mission to build God’s kingdom.
But when he retires at the end of this year, Terry’s most lasting legacy in the hearts of Alabama Baptists is likely to be the vulnerable honesty with which he shared his grief after the sudden death of his first wife in 1998.
(RNS) — The Rev. Mark Harris, a Southern Baptist pastor turned aspiring congressman, is facing allegations of election fraud in North Carolina, where authorities are investigating whether an operative for his campaign paid workers to take absentee ballots from voters illegally.
By Adelle M. Banks, Religion News Service|
December 1, 2018
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (RNS) — Southern Baptist Theological Seminary has appointed its first “women’s support coordinator” to address any gender-related "difficulties or challenges” that women encounter on its campus.
A former corrections officer, Rev. David Tolliver serves as chaplain at Jefferson City Correctional Center. As the pastor of Jamestown Baptist Church, he tries to bring light into what can be a dark place, encouraging those serving time in the medium- to maximum-security prison.
As Jim Hill announces his retirement as pastor of administration from First Baptist Church in Jefferson City, Mo., he reflects back on 47 years of ministry. His journey has included the roles of pastor, church planter, language missions director, executive director and advocacy leader.