JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- "None of us knows the length of the race we are to run," Gracia Burnham reminded members of First Baptist Church, Jefferson City. Noting that tombstones usually include birth and death dates, she pointed out the dash between them represents
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 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.
FALLS CHURCH, Va. (ABP) – Leaders of the Baptist World Alliance traveled to Nashville, Tenn., to meet Dec. 19 with leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention, a founding member of the BWA that withdrew in 2004 over theological differences.
BRIDGETON -- Betty Cox will make history when she steps up as trustee chair for the Missouri Baptist Children's Home -- a spot no woman has filled in 70 years. Though she admits she's a bit nervous about her new role, she already has thought