The deadly Ebola crisis in West Africa has spawned fear and anger not only in remote villages in Africa but among sophisticates in American media, government and the general population. In Liberia, one of the nations affected by the outbreak, Ebola patients
Africa is a large continent, with a variety of terrain — from desert to lush jungle to towering mountains — and a diversity of people and languages — from French
The story of Black Baptists in the 20th century reflects the larger story of African-Americans’ quest for equality, historian Adam Bond said.
One hundred sixty-seven years after forming over the right to appoint slaveholders as missionaries and 17 years after apologizing for the denomination's racist past, the Southern Baptist Convention elected New Orleans pastor Fred Luter its first African-American president.
After more than five decades of ministry, George Harrison, pastor emeritus of First Baptist Church-NBC in Waco and a veteran church musician, understands what African-American Christians have gained and lost in the last half-century.
After months of urging from other Baptists around the country, Fred Luter told his African-American congregation he will seek to become the first black man to lead the predominantly white Southern Baptist Convention.
Harold Branch, the first African-American officer of the Baptist General Convention of Texas died Jan. 20 in Corpus Christi—a community he served in various capacities since 1956. He was 92.
At 80-plus years old, Dorothy McCrossen of Overland Park, Kan., believes visiting missionaries and sharing their stories is her calling for as long as she is able. McCrossen has made four Mission Encounter trips with American Baptist women from across the United States -- the
HONOLULU—Christians who listen to the Holy Spirit will experience transformation and become agents of transformation, an African Baptist leader told the Baptist World Congress.
CHICAGO (ABP) -- America's five largest historically African-American Baptist organizations are cooperating to raise $50 million to help rebuild Haiti and provide aid to victims of a Jan. 12 earthquake that devastated the area surrounding the capital of Port-au-Prince.