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Ed Young Sr. retires from ministry

HOUSTON (BP) -- Longtime pastor of Houston’s Second Baptist Church Ed Young, Sr., has announced his retirement from preaching ministry. Young shared the announcement in a letter with the congregation May 26.

Queen on leave from pastoral duties following indictment

GREENSBORO, N.C. (BP) — Friendly Avenue Baptist Church announced Sunday morning that lead pastor Matt Queen will go "on administrative leave from his pastoral responsibilities." The announcement comes days after Queen was charged with one count of falsifying records “in connection with falsified notes Queen produced to the FBI related to an ongoing federal investigation.”

India church hosts 700 kids for VBS despite upheaval

MANIPUR, India (BP) – Pulling off Vacation Bible School (VBS) for 700 children is a daunting challenge for most churches. Pulling off VBS for 700 children during community upheaval is not just challenging, it is practically impossible.

Memorial Day: Veteran reflects on sacrifices of fellow soldiers

TAMPA, Fla. (BP) – Chief Warrant Officer Anthony “Tony” Prescott can’t forget the evening of August 7, 2015. At 10:15 p.m., when a Taliban suicide bomber breached the gate of Camp Integrity, a small coalition base near Kabul, Afghanistan, Prescott was among the first on the scene.

Memorial Day: Chaplain’s three tours in Vietnam leave lasting scars

WESTFIELD, Ind. (BP) – The following was posted by Baptist Press on Feb. 18, 1966. Under the heading, “Navy Seeks Ministers as Chaplains”:

Missionary couple killed by gunmen in Haiti, police say

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) – A U.S. missionary couple was shot and killed by criminal gang members in Haiti's capital after they were abducted while leaving a youth group activity held at a local church, according to a police official and a religious group.

Louisiana Legislature passes bill to name abortion pills controlled substances

BATON ROUGE, La. (BP) – A bill to make abortion pills controlled substances received final approval of Louisiana legislators May 23, positioning the state to be the first to add such limitations to the medications.

‘Accepting the other.’ Arab Christian paramedic in Nazareth promotes unity

NAZARETH, Israel (BP) – As a 15-year-old high school student in Nazareth, Arab Christian Yasmeen Mazzawi wanted to learn the history of the Jews she met volunteering as a paramedic with Magen David Adom (MDA), Israel’s national emergency medical services.

Bible Study: Honest fellowship

The fellowship that will help us grow as Christians depends on honesty and authenticity.

South Asian believers become full partners in missionary work

Campbell and Elizabeth Bach dream of seeing the peoples of South Asia reached with the Gospel. They serve as leaders on a small team responsible for sharing the Gospel and planting churches among tens of thousands of villages, encompassing many millions of people, and spanning hundreds of miles. Many people groups in this region remain unreached and unengaged with the Gospel. Their task is immense.