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Unity, partnership evident at disaster relief national roundtable

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (BP) – Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (SBDR) volunteer Jason Yarbrough kicked off his first year as state disaster relief director for the Baptist Convention of Oklahoma by attending the annual SBDR roundtable Jan. 24-26 at North Jacksonville Baptist Church in Jacksonville.

Pastor’s guided tours of D.C. aim to shore up love for God’s Word

WASHINGTON (BP) – In addition to reading and studying Scripture, it can be powerful to experience the Bible’s real-world impact.

After Tyre Nichols’ death, holistic approach needed, pastor says

MEMPHIS (BP) – The swift criminal indictment of five police officers and the release of camera footage after the death of Tyre Nichols are positive steps toward transparency in policing, Southern Baptist pastor Bartholomew Orr told Baptist Press after meeting with local and federal officials.

101-year-old Ky. Baptist recounts salvation story after meeting Corrie Ten Boom

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) – Eleanor Gorin, born March 5, 1921, grew up in the first house built on Cherokee Road in Louisville and received Christ after meeting the famous Holocaust survivor Corrie Ten Boom.

ERLC presents policy priorities for challenging year

WASHINGTON (BP) – The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission will address four categories of priorities in what it acknowledged will be a challenging year for legislating and governing, the Southern Baptist entity announced Monday (Jan. 30).

Online scammers steal $793K from N.C. church

ELKIN, N.C. (BP) – A Piedmont Triad congregation’s plans to move into a new worship center this spring have been put on hold after cyber criminals stole more than $793,000 from the church in an online scam.

Let’s hear it for the girl: Beauty queen earns state wrestling title

TRUSSVILLE, Ala. (BP) — Katherine Grigsby has had quite a year of doing her own thing. In January 2022, a two-month effort alongside her mother, Angela, led to raising more than $20,000 and building 200 beds for needy children.

Trial date set for case involving Patterson, SWBTS

SHERMAN, Texas (BP) – A court date has been set for a trial involving former Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary President Paige Patterson and the seminary and an alleged sexual abuse survivor. U.S. District Judge Sean Jordan set the trial date for April 3, 2023.

North Carolina pastor reconciles with parents who abandoned him as a child

WHITEVILLE, N.C. (BP) – For years, pastor Steven Cox of Peace Baptist Church held a deep anger toward his parents, who abandoned him when he was a child. Now, with God’s help, Cox has a good relationship with them both and is in the process of discipling his father.