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Children’s home receives unusual Christmas package

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (BP)–“Away in a Manger” has been a favorite Christmas hymn of children for generations. The song tells of the scene in the stable that first Christmas night– . . . The little Lord Jesus asleep on the hay’ near the cattle who sought shelter there. As Christmas is celebrated this year, a large […]

Expectant mom helps children in need of a mother’s love

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (BP)–This 25-year-old mother-to-be has seven children ranging in age from 11 to 16 years of age. When Mother’s Day is observed May 14, she and her husband will be 15 days away from welcoming a new addition to their already large family — a baby girl whose name will be Kennedy Lynn. Like […]

Bryant Millsaps named president of Tenn. Baptist Children’s Homes

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (BP)–Bryant Millsaps, former Tennessee secretary of state and director of the state’s Higher Education Commission, has been named president/treasurer of Tennessee Baptist Children’s Homes, effective Jan. 1. He becomes only the sixth president to lead the child-care agency in its 108-year history. Millsaps, 52, succeeds Gerald L. Stow, TBCH president/treasurer, who retires Dec. […]

God used plenty of career paths to prepare him for children’s agency

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (BP)–The classroom looked like any other in the small town on an ordinary day. But this day would leave a lasting impression on the fourth-grade teacher. Blanche Owens asked the students in her Daisy Elementary School class in Soddy-Daisy, Tenn., if they would like to share with the class, “What do you want […]

Historical Society to provide church anniversary certificates

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)–Southside Baptist Church, Wichita Falls, Texas, received a piece of history after a March 26 phone call to the Southern Baptist Historical Commission: It received the last church anniversary certificate to be given by the SBC agency. Each year as a service to churches, the Historical Commission has provided a free anniversary certificate […]

Historical Commission trustees honor staff, agency’s legacy

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Twenty-six trustees of the Southern Baptist Historical Commission gathered with the 10 members of the commission staff for what was an emotional last annual meeting of the agency April 21.