The twelve-year-old boy steps to the plate in the bottom of the last inning, his team down two runs. His first-base coach calls time and motions the batter aside. "This is the kind of game your mother would have liked," he tells the boy. The coach, Stan Allcorn, should know. He is also the little […]
ALEXANDRIA, La. (BP)–In an action that many longtime Louisiana Baptists described as “unprecedented,” messengers to the 150th Louisiana Baptist Convention elected Bob Anderson of Baton Rouge as president by acclamation during the group’s annual meeting, Nov. 10-11 at the Alexandria Riverfront Center. The action was a departure from the fiercely contested presidential elections of recent […]
DeRIDDER, La. (BP)–The 12-year-old boy steps to the plate in the bottom of the last inning, his team down two runs. His first-base coach calls time and motions the batter aside. “This is the kind of game your mother would have liked,” he tells the boy. The coach, Stan Allcorn, should know. He is also […]
MONROE, La. (BP)–Most any day, you can find Jim Breland standing in the atrium of Pecanland Mall, passing out cards and warm smiles. The 89-year-old layman is not a politician, but a campaign worker of another kind — for Christ’s kingdom.“I always felt like there was something more I could do that the Lord would […]
SHREVEPORT, La. (BP)–For nearly 50 years, Ruth Barnes has worked for a church or denominational agency. She could not say no. Her reasons had nothing to do with money or benefits or even working conditions. “Everything I have been asked to do, I have done,” says the 81-year old Barnes. Barnes’ inability to refuse a […]
DALLAS (BP)–Standing on stage in a dark suit and wing tips, he could have been mistaken for an investment banker. Mike Gilchrist was on the platform at First Baptist Church, Dallas, to receive one of several plaques from the Conference of Southern Baptist Evangelists for “Outstanding Achievement in Evangelism,” a recognition much deserved after more […]
SULPHER, La. (BP)--It had been 25 years since Olivet Baptist Church in Sulphur, La., had given an offering to help start a new church in South Korea. Few Olivet members remembered the offering and present pastor Mark Broussard knew nothing about it.
ALEXANDRIA, La. (BP)--Seventy-three-year-old Joe Floyd figures God is leaving him around for a purpose. He points to a list of happenstances -- including missing Pearl Harbor and falling backward off a 12-foot ladder in 1995 -- that confirm his opinion.