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Billingsley talks medical battles, safeguarding his Christian character

RUSTON, La. (BP) – Charles Billingsley has faced several medical battles, but with each trial he remained focused on praising God who eventu­ally gave him victory, he shared with the Baptist Message in an exclusive interview, Jan. 23.

Former Angola inmate begins Mississippi prison ministry

PARCHMAN, Miss. (BP) – Robert Hyde, the immediate past pastor of Grace Baptist Church in the Louisiana State Penitentiary, who was granted parole in March 2022, has begun discipling inmates at the Mississippi State Penitentiary.

Despite perils, Louisiana Baptists continue ministry in Haiti

NEW ORLEANS (LBM) – Escalating violence may have forced Louisiana Reach Haiti to halt most operations in the country, however, the ministry has found other ways to share the hope of Jesus in Haiti.

Louisiana Baptists praying for ‘huge’ Gospel impact during SBC annual meeting

NEW ORLEANS (BP) – Louisiana Baptists say prayer is key to a pair of evangelistic efforts preceding the 2023 Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting, which is scheduled for June 13-14 in New Orleans.

Skit Guys’ faith-based family comedy hits theaters May 13

EDMOND, Okla. (BP) – The Skit Guys, a Christian comedy duo, will debut their first-ever family film Friday (May 13) at theaters nationwide.

Angola inmate pastor granted parole

ANGOLA, La. (LBM) – Robert Hyde, the immediate past pastor of Grace Baptist Church in the Louisiana State Penitentiary, is now a free man after being granted parole a few weeks ago.

Katrina evacuees return the favor to camp battered by Laura

DRY CREEK, La. (BP) – The winds were still howling as Hurricane Laura blew through Dry Creek Baptist Camp Thursday morning Aug. 27, when camp director Todd Burnaman fielded a welcomed phone call from the pastor of Horeb Baptist Church in Gretna, La., asking how he and his people could lend assistance.

Facebook Live broadcasts stir need for baptism in Louisiana

DENHAM SPRINGS, La. (BP) -- Angela Hernandez had faithfully watched the online services at Live Oak Baptist Church since the onset of the novel coronavirus pandemic but sensed something was missing in her life.

Beloved pastor’s death saves many lives

TERRYTOWN, La. (BP) -- A sense of anxiety came over pastor Dennis Watson as he stepped into the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center on June 19, 2019, to offer words of forgiveness to Todd Williams. Three days earlier, Williams had driven his vehicle into an embankment of the Westbank Expressway, causing the death of Claude Williams, a beloved pastor of the Celebration Church Westbank campus.

‘Dirty Jobs’ star helps ministry transform community

NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- Brenda Lomax-Brown received a surprise visit from television personality Mike Rowe, who showed up with a film crew to give her a $20,000 check and a new playground for the local ministry she directs in the Hollygrove-Dixon neighborhood of New Orleans.