Veteran youth pastor says teens are underchallenged
WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP)–Once a teenage heroin addict growing up in Jacksonville, Fla., Kenny St. John knows firsthand about the perils of adolescence. For nearly half his life, St. John has worked tirelessly to steer teenagers toward a Christ-centered life. Over the years, he has impacted hundreds of young people’s lives for the cause of […]
6/27/97 Evangelism leader outlines ‘Total Church Life’ strategy
WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP)–Total church life stands incomplete without a pervasive passion for personal evangelism in the pulpit and in the pews, said Darrell Robinson. Addressing more than 100 students and area ministers on the campus of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary June 26, Robinson led a “Total Church Life” seminar on the Wake Forest, N.C., […]
Put blessings to godly use, Willis challenges Baptists
WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP)--Southern Baptists are called by God to use their innumerable, providential blessings to fulfill their responsibility of the Great Commission, said Avery Willis, senior vice president in the Foreign Mission Board's office of overseas operations.
Stranger’s ‘God bless you’ touched 25-year-old Russian
WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP)--The words, "God bless you," uttered by an enigmatic stranger on a street corner in Zheleznogorsk, Russia, triggered Yuri Timoshenko to finally look heavenward in his search for God. "The stranger's words were very special to me, and I thought maybe there is a God, and he is somehow responding to my search," Yuri reflects.
He says believers threaten orthodoxy’s hold on Russia
WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP)--Iron mines litter the landscape of Zheleznogorsk, an industrial city nestled in the Kursk region of Russia that is the birthplace of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary student Yuri Timoshenko.