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Axis Church moves forward after fire

NASHVILLE (BP) – Despite some difficult circumstances, The Axis Church is still spinning. 

Tennessee church happy to ‘wear this place out’ to help flood victims, share Christ

WAVERLY, Tenn. (BP) – Walking through certain parts of the flood-ravaged city of Waverly feels almost like navigating a war zone. Houses, cars, fences and furniture are mangled and mashed. Random pieces of brick and wood are strewn along the streets and sidewalks.

Power of Easter sweeps through Tennessee jail

TRENTON, Tenn. (BP) – Going to church on Easter Sunday wasn’t an option for the inmates at the Gibson County jail.

Restructured Youth Evangelism Conference designed to reach every church in Tennessee

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (BP) – For more than two years, Tennessee Baptist Mission Board youth specialist Jay Barbier has been thinking about the possibility of restructuring the state's annual Youth Evangelism Conference.

Memphis church’s inner-city outreach leads to baptisms

MEMPHIS (BP) – Barron Martin, lead pastor of One Faith Christian Center, said he is blown away at the way his small church plant has been able to impact its community and spread the Gospel.

FIRST-PERSON: Homeschooling rings our bell

NASHVILLE (BP) – It was a tough decision.  For several weeks, my wife and I talked about it at great length. We prayed about it, sweated over it and, occasionally, I will admit, flip-flopped on it. 

What do online viewership numbers really mean?

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (BP) -- Brentwood Baptist Church digital strategy director Darrel Girardier admits that he has a love-hate relationship with analytics, especially in relation to online worship and other events that are streamed on social media platforms.

Clinic opens avenues for Gospel sharing

SPRINGFIELD, Tenn. (BP) -- The remote medical clinic hosted by Robertson County (Tenn.) Baptist Association did more than meet physical needs. It provided an opportunity for spiritual healing too. The one-day clinic, held at a Springfield, Tenn., community center, offered a variety of medical services -- ranging from eye exams to dental needs -- at no cost and also included a counseling area where participants could ask spiritual questions and/or get connected with local churches.

Go Tell Crusade sees ‘powerful’ movement

WHITE PINE, Tenn. (BP) -- During his years of ministry, pastor Dean Haun has experienced both ends of the "success spectrum" in regard to certain events and projects. He has seen some that fall flat and some that surpass all expectations. So, when he was asked to serve as chairman of the Lakeway Area Go Tell Crusade, held April 28-May 1, Haun prepared himself and his team for what might lie ahead. The four-day evangelism crusade -- led by evangelist Rick Gage and held at the Walters State Community College Great Smoky Mountains Expo Center in White Pine, Tenn. -- ended up reporting more than 850 decisions, including 341 professions of faith.

Memphis pastor leading ‘church without walls’

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (BP) -- It would have been easy for Barron Martin to take the safe route. He could have moved from the Memphis area, found a comfortable job, and simply "tuned out" the violence and poverty that plagues the neighborhood where he was raised. Instead, he chose the opposite approach. He elected to be on the frontline. Responding to God's call, Martin has become a highly-visible figure in the West Frayser area, bringing the hope and love of Christ to his community. He is the founder and pastor of One Faith Christian Center Church, which is dedicated to reaching youth and children for Jesus amid the tough circumstances.