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  • 2017 SBC exhibits highlight cooperative success

    by BP Staff, posted Friday, May 19, 2017 (3 days ago)

    Preaching, missions and church planting are on queue for the Southern Baptist Convention Cooperative Program booth in conjunction with the SBC 2017 Annual Meeting June 13-14 in Phoenix. Read More

  • Gaines calls for 21-day fast before Phoenix SBC

    by David Roach, posted Thursday, May 18, 2017 (3 days ago)

    Southern Baptist Convention President Steve Gaines has called Southern Baptists to 21 days of prayer and fasting leading up to the SBC annual meeting in Phoenix. Read More

  • Credentials Committee for 2017 announced

    by BP Staff, posted Monday, May 15, 2017 (6 days ago)

    Southern Baptist Convention President Steve Gaines has announced appointees to the Credentials Committee for the 2017 SBC annual meeting in Phoenix. Read More

  • H.B. Charles to be Pastors' Conf. nominee

    by David Roach, posted Thursday, May 11, 2017 (11 days ago)

    Oklahoma pastor Brad Graves has announced the withdrawal of his candidacy for Southern Baptist Convention Pastors' Conference president to clear the way for Florida pastor H.B. Charles Jr. to be nominated as the first African American to hold that office. Read More

  • Fla. pastor Jose Abella to be 2nd VP nominee

    by David Roach, posted Wednesday, May 10, 2017 (11 days ago)

    PHOENIX (BP) -- Florida pastor Jose Abella will be nominated for second vice president of the Southern Baptist Convention, Georgia pastor Michael Lewis announced May 10.

    In 2010, Abella planted Providence Road Church, a bilingual congregation in Miami, and has served as pastor ever since. He is a preacher for this year's SBC Pastors' Conference, a former second vice president of the Florida Baptist Convention and a council member for the Hispanic Baptist Pastors Alliance. Read More

  • SEBTS' Strickland to be 1st VP nominee

    by David Roach, posted Tuesday, May 09, 2017 (12 days ago)

    PHOENIX (BP) -- Walter Strickland, a leader of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary's Kingdom Diversity Initiative, will be nominated for first vice president of the Southern Baptist Convention, former SBC President James Merritt announced May 9.

    Strickland, an African American, has been special adviser to the president for diversity at Southeastern since 2013. He also teaches theology at Southeastern and since 2015 has operated a consulting service to assist churches and other organizations with diversity-related issues. Read More

  • Q&A: Laurie talks Crossover, Billy Graham & WWIII

    by Brian Hobbs/Baptist Messenger, posted Monday, May 08, 2017 (14 days ago)

    Photo by Bill Bangham
    Evangelist Greg Laurie shares in an interview with The Baptist Messenger about the upcoming Harvest evangelism mega-rally in Phoenix on June 11. Read More

  • Pastors' Conf. reaches 60 scholarships awarded

    by David Roach, posted Friday, May 05, 2017 (17 days ago)

    PHOENIX (BP) -- The Southern Baptist Convention Pastors' Conference has announced 30 additional recipients of $1,000 scholarships to attend the Pastors' Conference and SBC annual meeting this summer in Phoenix, bringing the total number of scholarships awarded to 60.

    Pastors' Conference leaders projected initially that 5-20 scholarships would be funded for pastors not otherwise able to make the trip to Phoenix. The first round of 30 scholarships was announced April 20. Read More