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Ark. Baptists increase CP for SBC missions, ministry

LITTLE ROCK (BP) -- Focusing on the theme "Engage," messengers gathered for the 163rd annual meeting of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC) held Oct. 25-26 at Immanuel Baptist Church in Little Rock. During the two-day meeting, Arkansas Baptists worshipped and prayed together, conducted business, approved eight resolutions and agreed to increase the percentage of Cooperative Programs dollars they send to Southern Baptist Convention national and international causes.

Cross Church gives $1 million to CP this year

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (BP) -- Cross Church in northwest Arkansas announced Aug. 2 its commitment to give $1 million through the Cooperative Program in 2015, as well as plans to do the same in 2016. Ronnie Floyd, Cross Church senior pastor and president of the Southern Baptist Convention, said the church is increasing its previous pledge of $900,000 to $1 million and is setting its sights to do the same next year.

Arkansas Baptists: ‘Every One Matters’

TEXARKANA, Ark. (BP) -- An estimated 1,000-plus Arkansas Baptist messengers and guests converged on Trinity Baptist Church in Texarkana Oct. 27-29 to conduct business, worship and hear inspiring sermons and entity reports during the 161st annual meeting of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention, Pastors' Conference and related meetings.

Emil Turner retiring as Arkansas Baptist exec

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (BP) — Emil Turner, executive director of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC) since 1996, will retire effective February 2013. Turner announced his intention to retire at the Aug. 2 meeting of the ABSC Executive Board. “For almost 16 years, Mary and I have enjoyed the privilege of serving the Southern Baptist […]

Emil Turner retiring as Arkansas Baptist exec

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (BP) — Emil Turner, executive director of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC) since 1996, will retire effective February 2013. Turner announced his intention to retire at the Aug. 2 meeting of the ABSC Executive Board. “For almost 16 years, Mary and I have enjoyed the privilege of serving the Southern Baptist […]

Pastor uses Facebook to pray for ministers

FAIR OAKS, Ark. (BP) — While it seems a new spam or “phishing” attack occurs on social networking sites every week, a rural pastor is using Facebook to pray for people in the ministry. About a year and a half ago, Al Brodbent was becoming frustrated with the amount of gossip, garbage and solicitation on […]