Andrew Gardner reflects on efforts by some Southern Baptists to instead use the moniker Great Commission Baptists. Read full piece
(RNS) — For the first time, the name Muhammad has cracked the top 10 list of most popular baby names for newborn boys in the U.S., according to a parenting website that tracks the popularity of names among its users.
ATLANTA (ABP) -- Jim Smith, director of field ministries for the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, has been named interim coordinator of global missions beginning July 1. Smith will assume the interim role as Rob Nash, global missions coordinator for the past six years, joins the faculty
Sports Crusaders is wrapping a little more structure around its ministry in southern states thanks in part to Brandon Allee, a Missouri native now transplanted in Texas.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (ABP) -- The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of North Carolina has called Ka’thy Gore Chappell as leadership development coordinator. Chappell was introduced March 25 during the evening worship service of the state CBF general assembly at First Baptist Church of Asheville.
JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri Baptist Convention Executive Board met in special session on Jan. 14 and appointed a subcommittee that will recommend members of an executive director search committee. The information was released in a press statement following the closed-door session.
Randy Curless has been named executive director of Sports Crusaders, an international ministry founded and led by Bobby Shows, who retired from the post at the end of 2007. Since 2004, Curless, 50, of St. Charles, has been the sports evangelism ministry’s program coordinator. Curless’
Jefferson City — Missouri Baptist Convention president Ralph Sawyer named five people to the credentials committee at the Dec. 12-13 Executive Board meeting at the Baptist Building in Jefferson City.Rick Seaton, pastor of First Baptist Church, Kahoka, was chosen as chairman. Wesley Hammond, pastor of