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  • Gaines addresses Patterson, racial diversity, SBC

    by Staff, posted Friday, May 11, 2018 (11 days ago)

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    CORDOVA, Tenn. (BP) -- Responding to questions about his committee appointments and controversy involving a Southern Baptist seminary leader, SBC President Steve Gaines released a statement today (May 11) to Baptist Press.

    Gaines, pastor of Memphis-area Bellevue Baptist Church in Cordova, Tenn., specifically addresses the controversy involving past statements by Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary President Paige Patterson on women, divorce and domestic violence. Gaines' statement also touched on racial diversity and ways Southern Baptists can pray for the SBC leading up to its annual meeting in Dallas, June 12-13. Read More

  • Gaines names SBC Committee on Committees

    by BP Staff, posted Friday, April 06, 2018 (one month ago)

    DALLAS (BP) -- Appointments to the Southern Baptist Convention's Committee on Committees have been announced by SBC President Steve Gaines, pastor of the Memphis-area Bellevue Baptist Church in Cordova, Tenn. Read More

  • 'In the Lord we have protection,' Gaines tells EC

    by Diana Chandler, posted Tuesday, February 20, 2018 (3 months ago)

    Photo by Morris Abernathy
    NASHVILLE (BP) -- God protects Christians facing contemporary turmoil and troubles just as He protected the apostle Paul in the first century, Southern Baptist Convention President Steve Gaines said in his address to the SBC Executive Committee Feb. 19 in Nashville.

    Just months ago in November 2017, a gunman slaughtered 26 people attending worship service at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, on the heels of an October massacre that killed 58 concertgoers and injured 500 more at an outdoor venue in Las Vegas. Most recently, a teenage student who had been expelled from a Florida high school returned, killed 17 students and teachers, and wounded 14 others, although Gaines didn't mention any specific tragedies. Read More

  • Gaines reflects on IMB search, SBC presidency

    by Lonnie Wilkey/Baptist and Reflector, posted Thursday, February 15, 2018 (3 months ago)

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    GALVESTON, Texas (BP) -- The next president of the International Mission Board needs to be someone who is in love with and in tune with Jesus and "has a love for the world," said Steve Gaines, president of the Southern Baptist Convention.

    Gaines, pastor of the Memphis-area Bellevue Baptist Church in Tennessee, addressed editors of Baptist state publications during their Feb. 12-15 annual meeting in Galveston, Texas.

    IMB President David Platt announced plans Feb. 12 to vacate his position to be the full-time teaching pastor at McLean Bible Church in Vienna, Va., just outside Washington, D.C. Read More

  • Gaines to EC: Do you see lostness?

    by Diana Chandler, posted Tuesday, September 19, 2017 (8 months ago)

    Photo by Morris Abernathy
    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Prayer and evangelism will enable the Southern Baptist Convention to abide and continue its work in an increasingly eclectic society, SBC President Steve Gaines told the Executive Committee during its 2017 fall meeting in Nashville.

    SBC leaders and laity must see and love the lost so much that it creates a burden that the lost be saved, Gaines said in his address Sept. 18 at the SBC Building. He exhorted the Executive Committee, other Southern Baptist leaders and SBC employees gathered before him, to understand and love the disadvantaged, and to show them the love of Christ. Read More

  • Gaines: Memphis Confederate monument should be moved

    by David Roach, posted Friday, September 15, 2017 (8 months ago)

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    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (BP) -- Southern Baptist Convention President Steve Gaines is among about a dozen Southern Baptist signatories of a letter requesting that a Memphis statue of Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest be moved from a public park "to a more historically appropriate site."

    In all, 169 clergy members representing 95 congregations and other institutions signed a Sept. 13 letter to the Tennessee Historical Commission in support of Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland's request to move the statue. Read More

  • Gaines: Pray 'fervently' in light of Phoenix SBC

    by David Roach, posted Friday, June 23, 2017 (11 months ago)

    Photo by Matt Jones
    PHOENIX (BP) -- With messengers to the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Phoenix pledging to pray for matters ranging from evangelism to racial reconciliation, SBC President Steve Gaines has called Southern Baptists to intercede "more fervently and frequently than ever before."

    Gathered around the theme "Pray! For such a time as this," messengers to the June 13-14 annual meeting urged prayer or committed to ask God for specific requests in at least five separate resolutions. In addition, annual meeting attendees received specific prayer requests from the North American Mission Board and the International Mission Board. Read More

  • Prayer, evangelism highlight SBC 2017 recap video

    by Diana Chandler, posted Thursday, June 22, 2017 (11 months ago)

    Screen capture from recap video
    PHOENIX (BP) -- Prayer and soul-winning evangelism are highlighted in a brief video recapping the spiritual emphases of the 2017 Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting in Phoenix.

    Impassioned pleas with outstretched hands and heads bowed before God, high praise, brief interviews and video captions of Southern Baptist leaders and members comprise the video capturing the June 13-14 meeting and its preliminary events in Phoenix and surrounding suburbs. The SBC's growing diversity in leadership is captured in African American and Hispanic pastors and officers. Read More

  • Every Christian is a minister: Steve Gaines

    by Lonnie Wilkey, posted Wednesday, June 14, 2017 (11 months ago)

    Photo by Adam Covington
    PHOENIX (BP) -- Every Christian is a minister, Steve Gaines, president of the Southern Baptist Convention, said in his message to the SBC annual meeting in Phoenix.

    Gaines told messengers at the 160th session of the SBC June 13 that he was not just giving a convention address. "I'm going to preach the Gospel," said the pastor of the Memphis-area Bellevue Baptist Church. Read More