CARBON HILL, Ala. (BP) – It started as a normal Sunday. Scott McCullar, pastor of First Baptist Church, was about to conclude the morning worship service. It happened to be his wedding anniversary. His family would grab something to eat after the service before preparing for evening worship.
James Kang no quiere que los coreanos bautistas del sur sean "un pequeño grupo étnico en la CBS". "Queremos ser una parte principal de la CBS", dijo Kang. "Queremos traer algo de la fuerza de la iglesia coreana a la CBS".
James Kang doesn’t want Korean Southern Baptists to be “one small ethnic group in the SBC.”
NASHVILLE (BP) – Baptist Press has announced two strategic staff changes: Lucinda Clark has joined as editor of Baptist Press en Español (BPEE), and Laura Erlanson has been named BP managing editor.
FARMINGTON, N.M. (BP) – New Mexico pastor Steve Ballew will be nominated as the next executive director of the Baptist Convention of New Mexico (BCNM), the search committee announced at a meeting of the BCNM State Mission Board.
HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (BP) -- Pastor Phil Kramer knows that "freedom isn't free" is not just an abstract concept or clever catchphrase. As a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and a former U.S. Army chaplain, he has conducted many funerals for soldiers killed in the line of duty, many of them young men and women under 30. He keeps in touch with some of their families.
NASHVILLE (BP) -- "Lots of factors go into where someone pursues their career. Why wouldn't the Kingdom and mission of God be the largest of those factors?" That's how Southern Baptist Convention President J.D. Greear describes the motivation behind Go2, an initiative that challenges college students to commit their first two years after graduation to serving with a church plant in the US or overseas as they begin their careers.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (BP) -- Associational leader is the most fulfilling role that Sean McMahon has held in nearly 40 years of ministry. "I absolutely love my job. I love what I have the opportunity to do," said McMahon, executive director of the Florida Baptist Association (FBA) in Tallahassee.
NASHVILLE (BP) -- Christian music's past, present and future were celebrated at the 50th annual Gospel Music Association Dove Awards. The event, held Oct. 15 at Lipscomb University's Allen Arena in Nashville, Tenn., honored today's top Christian and gospel artists while paying tribute to its 50-year history through highlights from previous years and performances from artists representing diverse genres.
MESA, Ariz. (BP) -- Everyone craves connections -- a truth that Living Stone Community Church has embraced by using Facebook to minister to their community. Facebook can be an important tool in getting to know neighbors and pointing them to Christ, said Ali Clayton, wife of church planter Whitney Clayton.