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Missions commitment links Ukrainian refugees with Illinois church

O'FALLON, Ill. (BP) -- Donn and Joni Schaefer have organized 10 mission trips to Russia 1since 2008. They taught English in Siberia as a way to open discussions about the Gospel. But when the invasion of Ukraine shut down trips into Russia for Americans, the Schaefers looked for other avenues to use their unique skills.

Greenway not going to IMB

NASHVILLE (BP) — In a post to Twitter this morning, former Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary President Adam W. Greenway announced that he would not be moving to a new position with the International Mission Board.

As Ian bears down on Florida, Southern Baptists prepare response

LEESBURG, Fla. (BP) – Hurricane Ian continued to strengthen Wednesday morning (Sept. 28) as it approached Florida’s Gulf Coast, threatening to bring catastrophic winds, rains and storm surge as it cuts a devastating path through the state. In an update issued at 10 a.m. Eastern Wednesday, the National Hurricane Center said Ian’s sustained winds were at 155 mph, putting the storm just below the Category 5 threshold.

Journalist remembered for large impact in Baptist life

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (BP) – Missouri Baptists are mourning the loss – and celebrating the life – of Don Hinkle, 68, founding editor of The Pathway. Many have expressed their condolences in comments to a Sept. 22 post on The Pathway’s Facebook page sharing the news of Hinkle’s death.

Hawkins, Dockery announced as joint interim leadership at SWBTS

FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) -- Following a special-called meeting of the Board of Trustees of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Chairman Danny Roberts today announced that trustees have invited O.S. Hawkins and David S. Dockery to provide joint leadership to the seminary during the interim period. Dockery will serve as interim president, while Hawkins will serve as senior advisor and ambassador-at-large.

Life of turmoil stirred teen to pray, then to church, then …

ANKENY. Iowa – Joani Barlow’s parents divorced when she was in the fifth grade, leaving her “lost and confused. Nobody really explained anything to me. I didn't know why. I just knew that my family was breaking up,” with her and an older brother adjusting to the strains of joint custody.

SBC DIGEST: Mississippi DR ends Jackson response; NAMB/N.C. partnership; Ultrasound placement in Topeka

Jackson water crisis subsides; NAMB, N.C. Baptists announce SendNC church planting partnership; Psalm 139 Project dedicates ultrasound machine in Topeka, Kan.

Chitwood says Greenway to bring ‘invaluable’ experience to IMB

NASHVILLE (BP) — Former Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary President Adam Greenway is joining the International Mission Board in a role that “will be focused on training missionaries to address the greatest problem in the world: spiritual lostness,” according to an entity spokesperson today.

Nigeria should be on CPC list, ERLC and others say

WASHINGTON (BP) – Nigeria should be restored to the list of the world’s worst violators of religious freedom, a coalition that includes a Southern Baptist Convention entity has told Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

High in the Himalayas, national believers do what it takes to reach countrymen

SOUTH ASIA (BP) – Every weekend, Sandeep and his wife, Lalita, leave their home in a major city near the Himalayan mountains of South Asia with their family in tow. They travel hours, switching buses along rough terrain, to spend the weekend in a slum area deep inside the mountains.