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Layman overcomes gambling addiction, uses past to witness to others

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--In 1993 Dave Thomas moved his family from Florida to escape creditors and legalized gambling.

Churches face dilemmas if lottery is approved in Tenn., pastor says

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--When Scott Thomas was pastor of a church near Lake Charles, La., he learned churches and Christians will face dilemmas and struggles if a state lottery wins a statewide vote Nov. 5.

Volunteers stranded 33 hours in riot-torn Peruvian city

ARDMORE, Tenn. (BP)--"It was a God-thing," said pastor Kevin Shearer of the events which led to the rescue of 11 members of Cash Point Baptist Church, Ardmore, Tenn., from an airport besieged by rioters in Peru.

God ‘opened up the doors’ for 25,000 copies of church’s CD

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (BP)--For the fourth time in the past five years, Brentwood (Tenn.) Baptist Church has produced a Christmas recording which members are giving away as a church outreach project.

Churches near Fort Campbell rally to help deployed soldiers’ families

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Fort Campbell, home to several Army groups including the 5th Special Forces Group, has a "symbiotic relationship" with Clarksville, Tenn., said Jeff Burris, pastor of First Baptist Church in St. Bethlehem, located near Clarksville and Fort Campbell, Ky. "It's not the lifeblood of Clarksville, but it may be the heart."

Miller calls on Baptist colleges to teach inerrant truth of God

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--The pastors of the Tennessee Baptist Convention will determine if the convention will reach its potential, said Hollie Miller, president of the Tennessee Baptist Convention during the Nov. 13-14 TBC annual meeting at First Baptist Church, Concord.

Policeman/pastor counts miracles while recovering from shooting

PARSONS, Tenn. (BP)--It was about 8 p.m. on Nov. 26, 1999, when policeman Roy Wyatt pulled over a driver near downtown Parsons, Tenn.

Churches, association help expectant women through crisis pregnancy center

ATHENS, Tenn. (BP)–When Cindy came to the older brick house in downtown Athens which houses Full Circle Pregnancy Resources, she was homeless, pregnant, and considering an abortion. The workers helped her and her other child get into temporary housing, then permanent housing, and encouraged her to have the baby, which Cindy did. She regularly attends […]

Churches helped to get on the go with Baptist association’s van

HUNTINGDON, Tenn. (BP)--When Lana Suite (pronounced suit) begins planning a trip for her church's senior adult women, one of the first things she does is call the Carroll-Benton Baptist Association, based in Huntingdon, Tenn. -- to reserve the association's van.

Youth workers exhorted to persevere amid times of discouragement, failure

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (BP)–Youth ministers from four states were exhorted to persevere in their work during “Conclave 2000 – Fuel the Fire! Feed the Soul!” The Feb. 17-19 conference’s featured speaker, Doug Fields, youth minister at Saddleback Valley Community Church, Mission Viejo, Calif., and author of “The Purpose Driven Youth Ministry,” acknowledged frequent battles with discouragement. […]