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Karen L. Willoughby

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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.

Native Americans dance to a revived drum

NASHVILLE (BP) – The changing face of the Fellowship of Native American Christians, (FoNAC) a Southern Baptist group, reflects changes among descendants of the original human inhabitants of what today is the United States of America.

Missions, outreach is ‘what we do,’ Idaho pastor says

MERIDIAN, Idaho – Central Valley Baptist Church isn’t waiting for Thursday’s (May 6) National Day of Prayer to start praying. The church began its Prayer for America last July, and a list of 10 specific prayer requests has been posted to its website since then.

Bruce Plummer Finds God in the Midst of Despair

Bruce Plummer, born on the Fort Belknap reservation, was twenty-one, stumbling drunk, and suicidal in a drenching rainstorm in Portland, Oregon, when with Native American awareness he crawled under a pine tree to avoid some of the wet. That tree was on church property, he realized the next day, as he watched vehicles coming and later going from the parking lot.

American Indian Embraces Culture to Lead People to Jesus

People don’t grow into mature Christians until they serve others. So says American Indian pastor and ministry leader Bruce Plummer, of Sioux, Assiniboine, and Cree heritage.

Largest CP contributor in Arizona does ministry ‘outside the walls’

LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. – Calvary Baptist Church in Lake Havasu City and its new campus in Parker baptized 236 people in 2020, more than any other church in the state. It does so by making the Gospel relatable and relevant, Pastor Chad Garrison said.

Fighter Pilot Finds Freedom from Racism and Self

Southern Baptist “Top Gun” Richard Toliver found freedom in the cockpit, from which he had dodged missiles and anti-aircraft fire while flying 446 combat missions in Southeast Asia during his twenty-six-year Air Force career. He also battled racism.

First Ponca City focuses on its neighbors

PONCA CITY, Okla. (BP) – Being a good neighbor is a Jesus-directed way of life, says Michael Taylor, citing Luke 10.

Military church supports Cooperative Program

HONOLULU – Not until 16 years after Pearl Harbor was bombed on Dec. 7, 1941, did the pleas of an Air Force chaplain’s wife for a church to focus on the needs of military personnel come to fruition.

STATE MEETINGS: Minnesota-Wisconsin, Indiana, Utah-Idaho

Minnesota-Wisconsin propels forward; Indiana churches stay connected; Utah-Idaho celebrates ‘miracle of God’