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  • 7 black churches burned in 10 days

    July 2 2015 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    7 black churches burned in 10 days

    Fires at seven black churches within the past 10 days have fueled discussions of racial hatred, as the first occurred within a week of the June 17 massacre of nine black Christians by a white supremacist at a Charleston church. Arson had been confirmed in three of the fires as of July 1 but none had been deemed hate crimes.

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  • Fred Luter named NAMB ambassador

    June 4 2015 by Tobin Perry, NAMB | with 0 comments
    Fred Luter named NAMB ambassador

    The North American Mission Board has named former Southern Baptist Convention President Fred Luter as its new national African American ambassador. In that role, Luter will focus on involving more African American churches in the SBC and in church planting. “We still have a lot of lost souls out there,” Luter said.

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  • Black pastors engaged in IMB mission

    October 15 2014 by Emily Easttom, IMB/Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Black pastors engaged in IMB mission

    In August, five African-American pastors were challenged by the International Mission Board to embark on a journey to Tanzania to take the gospel to an unengaged, unreached people group like the Vidunda. On the trip, nearly 10 people came to Christ.

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  • Psalms, hymns enrich Black Church Week

    August 1 2014 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Psalms, hymns enrich Black Church Week

    Psalms, hymns and spiritual songs enriched worship, study and fellowship among those gathered at Black Church Leadership and Family Conference, an annual week of spiritual enrichment for the nearly 4,000 African American churches in…

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  • Croston heads LifeWay black church outreach

    February 3 2014 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Croston heads LifeWay black church outreach

    Since last November, Mark Croston has worked as LifeWay’s national director of Black Church Partnerships. Croston helps African American churches assess their needs and determine how LifeWay can help meet those needs.

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