Turnaround in missions proves any church ‘can do this’
|Members of Westwood Baptist Church in Alexandria, Ala., meet missionaries and experiences some of the sights and tastes from the missionaries’ places of service during the church’s Global Impact Celebration.Photo courtesy of Bill Miller Photography |
Pastor Mike Holcomb pondered that question as he considered expanding Westwood Baptist Church’s focus. It was a question that was answered with a challenge by a friend and a mentoring program.
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Wave of Baptist volunteers aids 3 hard-hit Ala. towns
HOOVER, Ala. (BP)--Alabama Baptist disaster relief volunteers responded in large numbers to the Nov. 10 tornadoes that devastated parts of Walker, Cullman and Cherokee counties. Teams from numerous Alabama Baptist associations joined a national disaster relief effort after storms ripped through the South and Great Lakes region Nov. 10-11.
Church members demonstrate love by giving away breakfast
HOOVER, Ala. (BP)--Volunteers from Shades Crest Baptist Church in this suburb of Birmingham, raced to cars idling at the intersection of Valley Avenue and Shades Crest Road to deliver breakfast to commuters during morning rush hour. With orange juice and honey buns in hand, church members distributed the free fast-food breakfast during festivities associated with "We Love Hoover Week," held July 14-20.
Student center targets teens with cutting edge technology
|Focusing on Scripture|
Hunter Street Baptist Church member Lance Rhodes reads Numbers 14-36 in the conference room of the new 24:7 Center for students on May 3 in preparation for the Center's grand opening that night. Photo by Erin Webster
According to Michael Smith, student pastor at the Hoover megachurch, about 1,500 people attended the grand opening.
"I thought the night was incredible," said Smith. "It was everything we'd hoped it would be and thought it would be."