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SBC’s convention manager has ‘heart of a servant’

NASHVILLE (BP) – In 28 years with the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee, Lynn Richmond has had several job titles, but she has never changed positions. 

Pastor’s ‘one,’ an atheist, accepts Christ in Kuwait

WARTBURG, Tenn. (BP) – Before pastor Matt Ward was deployed to Kuwait a year ago (see related story), he led First Baptist Church to participate in the North American Mission Board’s “Who’s Your One” evangelism emphasis in which church members are encouraged to pray for a lost person they know.

Tennessee church supports pastor during deployment in Kuwait

WARTBURG, Tenn. (BP) – When First Baptist Church Wartburg called Matt Ward as pastor three years ago, members knew what they were getting – a major in the United States Army who has been a chaplain in the Tennessee National Guard since 2011.

One year later, pastor reflects on long COVID battle

LAFOLLETTE, Tenn. (BP) – To say that pastor Zach Lloyd is a walking miracle would be an understatement.

Pastor sees miracles, ministry opportunities in seven-month COVID battle

NASHVILLE (BP) – When a local television station in Nashville aired footage of pastor Zach Lloyd leaving Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital, probably few people realized they were witnessing a miracle.

Tennessee community rallies around bivocational pastor, family after fire

LENOIR CITY, Tenn. (BP) – As a deputy for the Loudon County Sheriff’s department and a bivocational pastor, Kenny Palmer is used to calls for people in distress.

Tennessee church’s kids ‘buy the farm’ for missions

GORDONSVILLE, Tenn. (BP) – New Middleton Baptist Church began a Kids on Mission program in 2017 in an effort to involve people of all ages in the church in missions.

Tennessee Baptists preparing for high-impact Crossover

NASHVILLE (BP) – Tennessee Baptists are preparing for Crossover, an annual evangelistic event that takes place in the city where the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting is held. This year’s meeting will be June 13-16 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Conference Center.

Couple lives by faith while waiting for kidney donor

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (BP) – When Randy Hommel steps to the pulpit each Sunday at Clark Street Baptist Church, he faces the same pressures and stresses as most every pastor in the country – meeting the needs of a congregation still dealing with fears over COVID-19, as well as their own hurts and needs.

Tennessee law would protect Christian adoption agencies

NASHVILLE (BP) -- Tennessee state senators approved legislation Jan. 14 that would prohibit the state from forcing Christian or other faith-based adoption agencies to place children in homes that would "violate the agency's written religious or moral convictions or policies." Senate Bill 1304 passed the Senate by a margin of 20-6. Sen. Steve Dickerson of Nashville was the only Republican voting against the bill, joining the chamber's five Democrats, according to an article in The Tennessean.