FBC Dadeville, Alabama, ministers to community following mass shooting
DADEVILLE, Ala. (BP) – Hundreds of people from this tight-knit, east Alabama town and surrounding areas filled a large portion of the FBC Dadeville parking lot Sunday evening, April 16, for a time of prayer. The gathering also served as an opportunity to comfort one another.
Alabama pastor arrested on child sex-related charges
CHALKVILLE, Ala. (BP) – Longtime Alabama Baptist pastor Ken Daniel was arrested Oct. 19 and charged with “facilitating solicitation of unlawful sexual conduct with a child.” He will remain in the Blount County Jail until his early November hearing date. Daniel had been the pastor of First Baptist Church of Chalkville since 2018.
SBC DIGEST: Judson College bond holders sue; Alabama Baptist leaders respond
State convention, other defendants seek dismissal in lawsuit related to Judson College bonds; State Board legal fees for Judson-related lawsuit being paid out of contingency fund.
Samford’s requirements for guest ministries draw fire
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) – A group of ordained Samford University alumni from a variety of denominations have joined the recent pushback against the school’s longstanding guidelines related to guest ministry organizations.
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.