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Retired Mobile pastor falsely tied to SBC abuser list by local news outlet

Retired Mobile pastor Charles Brown, 79, has found himself navigating a situation he never anticipated — clearing his name for someone else’s misconduct.

Samford receives historic $100M gift from estate of Marvin Mann

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) – Samford University has received the largest single donor gift ever received by an institution of higher education in Alabama – $100 million from the Marvin Mann estate.

Romanian Baptists energized, hopeful amid exhausting refugee aid efforts

Pastor Sabin Boruga deletes the photos as quickly as they pop into his WhatsApp group text. The images of horrific scenes discovered in Ukrainian towns devastated by the Russian invasion filter in the text stream alongside hope-filled, encouraging pictures of Romanian Baptists serving refugees along the border.

Judson College board votes to close school

MARION, Ala. (BP) – The Judson College faithful fought hard for five months trying to save the school, but in the end it just wasn’t enough.

Judson College trustees vote to keep the school open

MARION, Ala. (BP) – Campus life will continue at the 183-year-old Judson College despite recent fundraising efforts coming up more than $3.7 million short of the $5 million goal for March.

Samford to withdraw from state conv. funding channel

Birmingham, Ala. (BP) -- Samford University in Birmingham -- described by many as Alabama Baptists' "crown jewel" -- will no longer receive annual budget allocations from the Alabama Baptist State Convention (ABSC) after 2017. As of Jan. 1, 2018, the $3-plus million Cooperative Program allotment for Samford will be reduced from Alabama's CP budget, assuming the request to eliminate funding for Samford is approved by the State Board of Missions (SBOM) and convention messengers. This was a voluntary action taken by the school, Samford officials announced July 7.

Ministry launched to restore ‘broken’ believers

RED BAY, Ala. (BP) -- It was a friendship that started with pure intentions. But Shea Lowery learned quickly how confiding in someone of the opposite sex while not heeding God's Word can change things forever.