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As evacuees headed north, Ga. Baptists gave shelter

MACON, Ga. (BP) -- As Hurricane Irma evacuees streamed north, Baptists in Georgia welcomed Floridians fleeing the storm's looming wrath. One church even turned some of its 16 acres into a makeshift RV campground. At Lighthouse Baptist, just off Interstate 75 in Macon, Ga., pastor Tim Sizemore and church leaders decided they could offer evacuees more than their small sanctuary.

Gaines Q&A: from Trump to prayer for revival

ONTARIO, Calif. (BP) -- Southern Baptist Convention President Steve Gaines discussed a range of topics of interest to Baptists in a question-and-answer session with state Baptist paper editors during their Feb. 14-16 annual meeting in Ontario, Calif. The discussion covered President Donald Trump's first 25 days in office including the refugee crisis; controversial comments by Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission president Russell Moore during the election; churches tithing 10 percent to the Cooperative Program and state conventions splitting their CP receipts 50/50 with national entities; Millennials and the future of the convention; and the future of the nation.

Hispanic church beams Gospel to its community

SAVANNAH, Ga. (BP) -- A young mother may turn to 94.7 on her radio dial for health tips for herself and her family as well as children's programming. An auto mechanic may listen to the station to hear a two-way discussion of a previous week's sermon or a broadcast on anger management. Radio PESCA, the Spanish word for fish, streams into homes that may never be reached by a knock on the door. Through a variety of ad-free programming, the station seeks to glorify God and direct listeners to a church not too far away -- Primera Iglesia Bautista Hispana, or First Hispanic Baptist Church.

Iglesia hispana irradia el evangelio a su comunidad

SAVANNAH, Ga. (BP) -- Una joven madre puede sintonizar 94.7 en el dial de su radio para obtener consejos de salud para sí misma y para su familia además de programación infantil. Un mecánico automotriz puede escuchar la estación para oír una charla sobre el sermón de la semana anterior o una radiodifusión sobre manejo de la ira. Radio PESCA, transmite a hogares que nunca podrían ser alcanzados tocando a la puerta. A través de una variedad de programación sin anuncios, la estación busca glorificar a Dios y dirigir a los oyentes a ...