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Karen L. Willoughby

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Meadowood ministers locally, regionally and globally

MIDWEST CITY, Okla. (BP) – Meadowood Baptist Church thrives in this Oklahoma City suburb as a result of its emphasis on missions, prayer, unflinching preaching, and a team approach.

Lottie Moon’s home church stays true to her vision

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (BP) – First Baptist Church (on Park Street), where Lottie Moon was baptized, is regaining its health.

Relationships key at Geyer Springs

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (BP) – Along with discipleship, Geyer Springs First Baptist Church believes its generous support of the Cooperative Program is a key part of its strategy for advancing the Gospel.

STATE MEETINGS: Indiana, Minnesota-Wisconsin

Indiana welcomes new executive director; Minnesota-Wisconsin adopts new vision statement.

IN THEIR OWN WORDS: Why pastors support CP

The following quotes were compiled from monthly Baptist Press stories featuring churches that give at least 10 percent of undesignated receipts through the Cooperative Program.

STATE ANNUAL MEETINGS: Alaska, Dakotas, Montana

Alaska celebrates covenant with Alabama; Dakota becomes self-sustaining convention; Montana’s college moves to Kalispell.

Georgia church committed to missions, CP

WARNER ROBINS, Georgia (BP) – “We receive peace, contentment and joy from being able to see the results of our giving around the world,” says Phil Bryant, pastor for 23 years of Sandy Valley Baptist Church.

Pastor learned servant leadership as Border Patrol agent

HAVRE, Mont. (BP) – A moral dilemma and Ed Litton led Chris Richards to follow Jesus. Today, he pastors two churches in north-central Montana. (See today’s related story.)

Montana church expands reach with CP

HAVRE, Mont. (BP) – Chris Richards’ job for 28 years was keeping America safe. Since his retirement from the U.S. Border Patrol in 2015, he’s turned his focus to shepherding Immanuel Baptist Church in Havre. And in 2018, he added Chief Cornerstone Baptist Church, 30 minutes south on the Rocky Boy Indian Reservation in north-central Montana.

Korean Baptists gather for fellowship, business

NASHVILLE – The 973 Korean Southern Baptist churches in the United States unanimously passed one resolution at their annual fellowship meeting in mid-June. It was to tell the government of the Republic of Korea (South Korea) they oppose that nation’s efforts to pass an “equality act” that would in effect silence preaching on biblical marriage.