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Union to open R.G. Lee birthplace Nov. 11

JACKSON, Tenn. (BP) -- A piece of Southern Baptist history has been moved to the campus of Union University. On Nov. 11, the university will open the renovated birthplace of R.G. Lee, which has been moved to Union's campus in Jackson, Tenn., from Bellevue Baptist Church in Memphis. "R.G. Lee was a leading statesman among Southern Baptists and other evangelicals during the middle years of the 20th century," said Nathan Finn, dean ...

Gaines at rally: Evangelism should be priority

JACKSON, Tenn. (BP) -- Evangelism should be the priority of every Christian, Southern Baptist Convention President Steve Gaines said at the March 5 West Tennessee Evangelism Rally. "Heaven and hell are looming in the balance, and that's a lot more important than anything else," Gaines, pastor at Bellevue Baptist Church in Memphis, told those gathered at Union University in Jackson, Tenn. Gaines was the featured preacher at the rally, sponsored by Union and the ...

Evangelism rally at Baptist univ. seen as catalyst

JACKSON, Tenn. (BP) -- Although it was a one-day evangelism rally, organizers are envisioning it as a catalyst for stirring Southern Baptists to share their faith. The West Tennessee Evangelism Rally at Union University drew more than 800 attendees to hear key pastors and evangelists relay advice and encouragement for local Baptists' evangelistic efforts.