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Baptists take lead in Florida Right to Life

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (BP)--In what's being called "an exciting opportunity," two Southern Baptists are now serving in key leadership positions in Florida's largest pro-life organization. Bob Touchston, a member of The River Church in Melbourne, was elected president of Florida Right to Life, Inc., (FRTL) last May. Terry Kemple, a member of Bell Shoals Baptist Church in Brandon, came on board as the executive director in August.

Navy commander at Pentagon ponders ‘unfathomable’ loss

WASHINGTON (BP)--Carol Stewart rarely watches television, but on Sept. 11 she flipped it on after her husband, Jim, called and told her two hijacked planes had smashed into the World Trade Center towers. A short time later, Jim, a commander in the Navy, called home again.

Couple senses God’s preparation in launching church for the deaf

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (BP)--Vonn Johnson and his wife, Mary, believe what God's Word says: "... faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ" (Romans 10:17). That's the reason they started Melchizedek Baptist Church of the Deaf in Jacksonville, Fla., last October. God has blessed their obedience; the church now has 12 members and at least that many regular visitors each week.

Firefighter-paramedic’s book recounts spiritual truths, miraculous events

      FORT PIERCE, Fla. (BP)--Tommy Neiman regularly witnesses events most people would find hard to view.
      Neiman doesn't shun the terrifying sights. In fact, God has called the fulltime firefighter/paramedic from Fort Pierce, Fla., into a ministry sharing the unseen, behind-the-scenes truths that often transform tragedy into triumph.
      As a teen, Neiman and his twin brother loved football, baseball and the lights and sirens of speeding emergency vehicles. As the boys grew up, the Lord called them into the ministry.

City official says Christ is Lord in public, personal life

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (BP)–She’s a wife, mother, busy businesswoman, successful public servant and president of the Jacksonville City Council. Most importantly, Ginger Soud is a woman who loves the Lord with all her heart. That commitment to Christ led to Soud’s being asked to chair the executive committee of the Jacksonville, Fla. Billy Graham Crusade. The […]