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Southwestern board releases extended response following May 30 meeting

FORT WORTH (BP) – In a statement released today, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary’s Board of Trustees addressed four specific matters discussed at a May 30 special called meeting.

MLB Pride Nights press players to ‘agonizing decisions’

LOS ANGELES (BP) – When the Los Angeles Dodgers announced plans to honor a pro-LGBTQ group that lampoons Christians, Dodgers pitcher Blake Treinen took a stand.

Annual meeting pre-registration tops 11K; New Orleans shuttle information published

NASHVILLE (BP) – As the 2023 SBC Annual Meeting (June 13-14 in New Orleans, La.) quickly approaches, the pre-registered messenger count has officially topped 11,000.

Neal Hughes to chair Executive Committee’s CEO, presidential search team

NASHVILLE (BP) – Alabama associational executive Neal Hughes was elected June 1 as chairman of the search team tasked with finding the next president and CEO of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee.

More victims of youth pastor’s voyeurism identified

GOWENSVILLE, S.C. (BP) – Daniel Kellan Mayfield, a 35-year-old youth pastor at First Baptist Church of Gowensville, was arrested May 27 for videotaping a woman while she showered, according to a report by the Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office.

N.C. Baptist Children’s Home leader takes leave amid financial review

THOMASVILLE, N.C. – One week after the longtime leader of the Baptist Children’s Homes (BCH) of North Carolina announced he was taking a voluntary leave of absence, BCH officials said they have launched an independent review of the organization’s finances in response to questions raised over accounting practices.

58 baptisms at Tennessee jail result from ministry of neighboring churches

GALLATIN, Tenn. (BP) – When more than 50 people were baptized at the Sumner County Jail in early May, it was the culmination of many years of ministry from two neighboring churches.

MedAdvance 2023 poised to change more lives

For those with a passion for healthcare and a calling to missions, the International Mission Board has avenues of service ready to fill. The IMB is hosting MedAdvance, a conference for those interested in using healthcare strategies to open doors to a hurting world and gain access to unreached peoples and places in unique ways.

60 infants, toddlers die in Khartoum orphanage as fighting blocks aid

KHARTOUM, Sudan (BP) – At least 60 infants and children have died in a Khartoum orphanage since the civil conflict began in Sudan, the Associated Press reported May 31 amid an extended ceasefire to facilitate humanitarian aid.

Texas church plant starts services in English, Spanish to bridge generation gap

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (BP) – As the Hispanic population in the U.S. grows, new challenges are emerging. For example, more children and teenagers from Hispanic households are improving their English language skills but not developing or even losing their native Spanish language skills.