BLACKSHEAR, Ga. (BP) – The story isn’t a pulpit exaggeration. Mike Stone, the longtime pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church, proudly owns a record for beard length on a turkey. Almost 10 years ago now, Stone bagged a bird with a 16.5-inch beard, which ranks No. 16 in the National Wild Turkey Federation’s world rankings.
WASHINGTON (BP) – The North American Mission board has filed a petition with the Supreme Court of the United States in its ongoing case involving a lawsuit against the board filed by a former Southern Baptist state executive director.
ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) – The board of trustees for the North American Mission Board unanimously passed a resolution on cooperation and missional strategy at their February 2021 board meeting.
NASHVILLE (BP) – After a slow start to the budget year, giving through the Cooperative Program rebounded in January with more than $19.3 million being given to support national and international missions and ministries.
NASHVILLE (BP) – After meetings with both parties, the SBC Executive Committee has issued a white paper to six state conventions and the North American Mission Board urging cooperation among the groups and the settlement of a dispute over cooperative missions.
COWPENS, S.C. (BP) -- A fire raged through the buildings of Cowpens First Baptist Church on Saturday (Dec. 26). More than a dozen local fire stations responded, but ultimately the sanctuary and the attached education building were declared a complete loss.
MARION, Ala. (BP) – Judson College, the only Southern Baptist women’s college in the United States, is on the brink of closure according to a letter released last week (Dec. 15) by the president of the school.
ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) – The North American Mission Board has filed a motion for a stay in a lawsuit involving a former Southern Baptist leader in order to appeal to the Supreme Court of the United States.
NASHVILLE (BP) – While challenges due to the COVID-19 global pandemic continue for churches across the Southern Baptist Convention, giving through the Cooperative Program remains above budget through the first two months of the budget year.
NEW ORLEANS (BP) – A request by the North American Mission Board for an en banc hearing in a lawsuit brought by a former SBC leader was denied last week in a split decision by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Additionally, an amicus brief filed in the case by an outside group in support of the en banc request has caused some concern over the essentials of Southern Baptist polity.