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Randy Adams announces retirement plans

VANCOUVER, Wash. (BP) – Randy Adams, the Northwest Baptist Convention’s executive director-treasurer since May 2013, has asked the convention’s executive board to begin an executive transition plan to find his successor and allow him in the next year to move toward retirement.

Northwest Baptists highlight ‘A More Excellent Way’

GRAND MOUND, Wash. (BP) -- Messengers to the Northwest Baptist Convention's annual meeting welcomed 19 churches into the network, adopted a $5,315,000 budget for 2020, approved a $140,000 Northwest Impact mission offering goal for 2020 and elected new board members. Convened Nov. 12-13 at the Great Wolf Lodge in Grand Mound, Wash., messengers also elected by acclamation three pastors as new officers: Barry Campbell, Highland Baptist Church, Redmond, Ore., president; Dan Panter, McKenzie Road Baptist Church, Olympia, Wash., first vice president; Dean Kelly, Tucker Road Baptist Church, Hood River, Ore., second vice president.

NW Baptists debate CP, increase local ministry funds

GRAND MOUND, Wash. (BP) -- Messengers to the Northwest Baptist Convention annual meeting Nov. 13-14 reelected three officers, passed a nearly $5.2 million budget for 2019 ministries, welcomed 13 congregations into affiliation and marked a new mission partnership with Texas Baptists. Participants highlighted this year's meeting theme -- "This is Our Day" -- in sermons, testimonies and presentations throughout the gathering, which drew 336 messengers and more than 50 registered guests to the Great Wolf Lodge in Grand Mound, Wash. Participants represented 152 congregations in cooperation with the NWBC.

NW Baptists’ 70th meeting renews ‘blessing’ theme

EUGENE, Ore. (BP) -- When Northwest Baptists from 15 churches organized formally as a convention in 1948, they embraced as part of their mission "blessing of the world." As messengers to the Northwest Baptist Convention's 70th annual meeting convened Nov. 7-8 in Eugene, Ore., the theme of "blessing" once again was prominent. "Northwest Baptists were placed by God in our communities as a blessing to the peoples where we live," said Randy Adams, NWBC executive director. "As we live the Gospel in righteousness and truth, as we walk in the way of the Lord, the Gospel message that we speak becomes clear and powerful to the watching world."

Northwest Baptists mark IMB partnership

SALEM, Ore. (BP) -- The Northwest Baptist Convention celebrated paying off the debt to its headquarters and marked a new East Asian partnership with the International Mission Board at the convention's 2014 annual meeting in Salem, Ore.

NW Baptists welcome 19 churches

YAKIMA, WA (BP) -- Northwest Baptist Convention messengers welcomed 19 churches into affiliation, approved a $5,177,000 budget for 2014 -- which increases resources for church planting, evangelism and communications -- and elected Dale Jenkins, pastor of Airway Heights (Wash.) Baptist Church as president.

Randy Adams elected NW executive director

VANCOUVER, Wash. (BP) -- The Northwest Baptist Convention (NWBC) has elected Randy Adams, leader of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma's church outreach team since 2004, as the NWBC's next executive director.

Northwest Baptists reduce executive board

PORTLAND, Ore. (BP) — Northwest Baptist Convention messengers reduced the size of the executive board and approved a $5 million budget that increases funding for new churches. With the theme “Making, Marking & Maturing Disciples,” the convention’s 65th annual gathering drew 313 messengers and more than 40 visitors Nov. 13-14 at the Embassy Suites Airport […]

Cooperating for the Gospel Parachute Project Drops Students into Strategic Areas

Six research interns arrived in Portland last summer to help shape the souls of city residents, but they realized toward its conclusion that the project dramatically shaped their own souls. "We learned how to invest in a community and how to bless a community rather than expecting people to come to a church," said Matt […]

Northwest Baptists celebrate CP

PASCO, Wash. (BP)–Northwest Baptist Convention messengers re-elected Washington pastor Scott Brewer as president, approved a $5.36 million budget for 2011 and welcomed six churches into affiliation during their 63rd annual meeting Nov. 9-10 in Pasco, Wash. With “Call & Response” as the convention’s theme, the gathering drew 329 messengers and 50 visitors. Serving alongside Brewer, […]