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2021 SBC Annual Meeting President’s Address

NASHVILLE (BP) – Saying they faced a defining moment, the “most important crossroads” in a generation, departing SBC President J.D. Greear challenged Southern Baptists to hear the concerns of the entire body while unifying around the one true Gospel and the Great Commission.

Abortion, sex abuse, racism, Christian unity addressed in diverse resolutions

NASHVILLE (BP) – A day after overruling the Resolutions Committee, messengers to the 2021 SBC Annual Meeting adopted a resolution Wednesday (June 16) calling for “abolishing abortion immediately, without exception or compromise.”

EC to elect new vice chair after failed messenger attempt to retain Tom Tucker

NASHVILLE (BP) – South Carolina pastor Tom Tucker's reelection Monday (June 14) as vice chairman of the SBC Executive Committee became moot Wednesday (June 16), when messengers to the 2021 SBC Annual Meeting rejected a motion to nominate him to a second term on the Executive Committee.

Ausberry to Black pastors: the SBC might be your Nineveh

NASHVILLE (BP) -- Black pastors contemplating withdrawing from the Southern Baptist Convention might be in a position similar to that of the prophet Jonah who despised Nineveh, pastor Marshal Ausberry said Monday (June 14) in his final sermon as president of a fellowship of more than 4,000 Black pastors.

Greear extols Gospel-centered unity and evangelism in final SBC address

NASHVILLE (BP) – Saying they faced a defining moment, the “most important crossroads” in a generation, departing SBC President J.D. Greear challenged Southern Baptists to hear the concerns of the entire body while unifying around the one true Gospel and the Great Commission.

Connie Dixon elected WMU president, succeeds Linda Cooper

NASHVILLE (BP) -- Connie Dixon of New Mexico was elected president of the national Woman's Missionary Union on Sunday (June 13) in the group's annual meeting at Nashville First Baptist Church, replacing Linda Cooper whose term ended after six years of service.

In south Florida, churches aid families struggling during COVID-19 economy

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (BP) – In the middle class neighborhood of Parkridge Church, cars lined up an hour before opening to receive nonperishable food to help them survive the lingering economic challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Adam Blosser to be nominated for SBC recording secretary

SPOTSYLVANIA, Va. (BP) – Adam Blosser, pastor of Goshen Baptist Church in Spotsylvania, Va., will be nominated for Southern Baptist Convention recording secretary at the SBC 2021 Annual Meeting June 15-16 in Nashville, he announced today.

160 dead in Burkina Faso in escalating religious terrorism

YAGHA, Burkina Faso (BP) – Jihadists are blamed for killing 160 people in Burkina Faso in a prolonged weekend attack among the latest in violent religious persecution in Africa's Sahel region.

Atheist accepts Jesus in public confession of faith in Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya (BP) – "Praise God. God is good all the time," Seth Mahiga proclaimed at the altar of Life Church International in Nairobi, Kenya. Just two days earlier he announced his resignation as general secretary of the Atheists in Kenya Society.