2008 State Annual Meeting Roundup

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Ohio Baptists recognize 30 new churches

CARLISLE, Ohio (BP)--Messengers to the State Convention of Baptists in Ohio meeting declined to approve a constitutional amendment regarding homosexuality and women pastors.

Hawaii Baptists welcome Korean church

HONOLULU, Hawaii (BP)--Seoul International Church became the third international church to join the Hawaii Pacific Baptist Convention during its 66th annual meeting ...

WRAP-UP: 17 states boost SBC missions

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Over the course of a three-month period, the state conventions affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention have held their annual meetings.

WRAP-UP: States express pro-family focus

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)–Pro-family issues once again dominated as the concerns most often expressed during the 41 state Baptist convention meetings this fall. Resolutions easily passed in defense of the sanctity of life, sexual purity and the traditional definition of marriage. California and Florida Baptists celebrated the successful passage of marriage amendments in their states in […]

Mich. Baptists cope with ailing economy

GARDEN CITY, Mich. (BP)–Messengers to the 51st annual meeting of the Baptist State Convention of Michigan in Garden City reduced their overall budget by more than $100,000 in light of the ailing auto industry, which has impacted their state particularly. Merriman Road Baptist Church hosted more than 330 messengers and guests for the meeting Oct. […]

SBCV welcomes new executive director

ROANOKE, Va. (BP)--The 12th annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Conservatives of Virginia Nov. 10-11 drew 950 messengers and 250 guests to First Baptist Church in Roanoke ...

Ariz. Baptists adopt $5.47 million budget

AVONDALE, Ariz. (BP)–Messengers to the annual meeting of the Arizona Southern Baptist Convention, gathered Nov. 14 at First Southern Baptist Church in Avondale, adopted a $5.47 million operating budget for 2009 in a new streamlined one-day schedule that included a mission fair, mission rally, and business session. With the theme of “Opportunities for the Harvest,” […]

Ala. Baptists pass $1 billion in CP gifts

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (BP)–Messengers to the annual meeting of the Alabama Baptist State Convention at First Baptist Church in Montgomery Nov. 18-19 adopted a record $46 million budget and marked record attendance for the Tuesday evening inspirational service. As they gathered at the church for the first time since 1962, messengers unanimously approved a Cooperative Program […]

Md./Del. cuts budget amid hardships

REVISED Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2008 DOVER, Del. (BP)–Messengers to the 173rd annual meeting of the Baptist Convention of Maryland/Delaware were reminded that more turbulent times are yet to come in the world but those who trust in Jesus have the hope that people so desperately seek. The meeting at the Sheraton Hotel in Dover Nov. […]

Iowa Baptists thank disaster relief workers

DES MOINES, Iowa (BP)–Familiar yellow Southern Baptist disaster relief shirts and hats were prominent at the 13th annual session of the Baptist Convention of Iowa Nov. 14-15 as messengers thanked more than 60 workers who were among those who responded to the state’s widespread flooding during the past year. Jimmy Barrentine, the convention’s executive director, […]