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New president of California Baptists hopes to unite convention as a family

ANAHEIM, Calif. (BP) – Victor Chayasirisobhon, newly elected president of the California Southern Baptist Convention (CSBC), believes he can leverage his background to help unify the diverse convention.

Speak For The Unborn strives to be ‘holistic’ pro-life ministry

LOUISVILLE, KY (BP) – Speak For The unborn wants to train churches how to counsel women outside of abortion clinics in a “loving and winsome” way.

Two Baptist colleges to receive ‘university’ designation

NASHVILLE (BP) – Two Baptist colleges – Louisiana College and The Baptist College of Florida – have recently announced their intention to change their schools’ names, designating themselves as universities. 

Need still great in flood-ravaged Waverly, Tenn.

WAVERLY, Tenn. (BP) – Southern Baptists are continuing disaster relief efforts in Waverly, Tenn., after the area experienced record levels of rainfall in early August, resulting in more than 20 deaths and immense property damage.

VETERANS DAY: From Army Ranger to chaplain to seminary professor

NASHVILLE (BP) – Reflecting on Veterans Day (Nov.11), retired U.S. Army Major Jeff Struecker said he views the attention and praise garnered from his illustrious military service as an opportunity to “steward” the Gospel message.

Pastor uses revitalization experience to help other small churches

CRAWFORDSVILLE, IND. (BP) – After helping lead his small-town Indiana church through a revitalization process stretching many years, pastor Terry Thompson started a non-profit ministry to help others do the same thing.

Houston church experiences record 601 baptisms in 2021

HOUSTON, Texas (BP) – There was only one word to describe this past Sunday (Oct. 31) at Champion Forest Baptist Church as 112 people were baptized -- special. The baptisms brought the church’s total for the year to a record 601.

Texans vote to prohibit government from limiting religious services

ALLEN, Texas (BP) – An amendment to the Texas constitution prohibiting the state government from imposing limits on religious worship services passed with 62 percent of the vote Tuesday (Nov. 2).

Film depicts ‘unlikely’ conversion of C.S. Lewis

NASHVILLE (BP) – A new film depicting the Christian conversion of author and apologist C.S. Lewis titled “The Most Reluctant Convert: The Untold Story of C.S. Lewis,” opens for a limited release in theaters Wednesday (Nov.3).

‘Watershed principle’ makes discipleship a lifestyle

NASHVILLE (BP) – Discipleship catalysts from the Georgia Baptist Mission Board discussed how to view discipleship as a process rather than a program during a webinar hosted Thursday (Oct. 28).