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DR worker dies of heart attack on flood recovery

LEESVILLE, La. (BP) -- A volunteer with a Southern Baptist Disaster Relief team from Illinois died of a heart attack Tuesday (March 29) while serving flood victims in Leesville, La. Don Fulkerson, 77, was a member of First Baptist Church of Galatia, Ill. He was serving with a group of trained relief workers from the church and others from churches around Illinois.

Pastor’s accused killer found unfit for trial

MARYVILLE, Ill. (BP)--The man accused of the March 8 murder of Illinois pastor Fred Winters has been ruled unfit to stand trial.

Girl inspires others toward missions

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (BP)--A mission trip to Africa by a 10-year-old girl inspired two Illinois Girls in Action members to collect more than 300 pairs of shoes for impoverished children in Zambia.

Funeral set for slain Ill. pastor

MARYVILLE, Ill. (BP)--Funeral arrangements have been announced for the Illinois Baptist pastor who was gunned down Sunday while delivering his morning sermon.

Settlement: Church to use former Wal-Mart

CARLINVILLE, Ill (BP)--Carlinville Southern Baptist Church and the city of Carlinville, Ill., have reached a settlement in the church's nearly year-long fight to use a former Wal-Mart building for worship services.

Ill. Baptists emphasize reaching lost for Christ

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (BP)--With the theme, “Thy Kingdom Come,” speakers at the 100th annual meeting of the Illinois Baptist State Association urged messengers to reach the 8.2 million people in their state who do not know Christ as Savior.

Ill. Baptists hear update on search for executive director

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (BP)--A sense of celebration alongside the theme of “Empowering Kingdom Growth” marked the Illinois Baptist State Association’s annual meeting in Springfield.

Ill. Baptists vote to reduce board from 72 to 33 members

TINLEY PARK, Ill. (BP)--Messengers to the Illinois Baptist State Association's annual meeting at the Holiday Inn Select and Convention Center in Tinley Park Nov. 10-11 approved a reduction in the size of the association's board from 72 to 33 members.

Ill. board elects Lang as executive director

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (BP)--The Illinois Baptist State Association's board of directors voted 55-2 to elect Oklahoma pastor Wendell Lang as executive director Jan. 28.