Barbara Nell (“Babs”) Baugh, president of the Eula Mae and John Baugh Foundation, died on Sunday, June 14, after a long, courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease. She was 78.
The Rev. Joseph Lowery, a civil rights leader who worked closely with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and prayed at President Obama’s first inauguration, died on Friday (March 27).
Frank Tupper, a Baptist theologian who taught generations of seminary students that when it comes to the problem of evil and suffering “God always does the most God can do,” died Friday, Feb. 28, just more than three years after suffering paralysis in a fall
Bill O’Brien, a former Southern Baptist music missionary acknowledged as a leading expert in 21st century global missions, died Saturday (Feb. 1). For 15 years he was responsible for implementing goals of Bold Mission Thrust, adopted by the Southern Baptist Convention in 1976.
ORLANDO, Fla. (RNS) — Reinhard Bonnke, the German evangelist known as “The Billy Graham of Africa,” was lauded at a Saturday (Jan. 4) memorial service as “a giant and a general in the army of God.”
(RNS) — Over the last decade, prominent people — household names and lesser-known leaders on social and moral issues — died after playing an outsized role in the realm of religion.
Veteran Baptist editor-turned-Episcopal priest Robert Dilday, 64, died unexpectedly during the weekend, his family and church announced Sunday. A medical examiner’s report said Dilday died of cardiac arrest, the family said.
Walker L. Knight, a trailblazer in establishing a free and independent Baptist press, died Dec. 1 at age 95.
Cain Hope Felder died on October 1, 2019, at the age of 76. He was an internationally recognized New Testament scholar who forged new paths in African-American biblical hermeneutics.
RICHMOND (BP) -- Andrew (Andy) N. Leininger, who served as a Christian worker in the former Soviet Union for 22 years, died in his home state of Missouri on October 13, 2019. He was 56.