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  • Former slave sees God’s answer to his prayers

    August 24 2018 by Grace Thornton, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Former slave sees God’s answer to his prayers

    The dirt road snaked long and lonely out to Cudjo’s cabin on the outskirts of Mobile as Mary Ellen Caver tried to mentally prepare to meet the former slave. Caver had lived as a single missionary among a tribe in Nigeria before coming home to Alabama. For years, she had been accustomed to the unusual …

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  • 9,637: SBC’s unofficial Dallas registration

    June 18 2018 by Brian Koonce, The Pathway | with 0 comments
    9,637: SBC’s unofficial Dallas registration

    The Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting drew 9,637 messengers to Dallas June 12-13. The unofficial total is nearly double last year’s 5,015 messengers in Phoenix, topping that total by 11 a.m. the day before the meeting even began. When registered guests, exhibitors and others are included, the count of those at the SBC annual meeting …

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  • Mac Brunson elected pastor of Valleydale Church

    May 23 2018 by Baptist Press staff | with 5 comments
    Mac Brunson elected pastor of Valleydale Church

    Valleydale Church in Birmingham, Ala., called Mac Brunson as pastor May 20, just three weeks after he resigned the pastorate of First Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Fla. “This is a God move,” Brunson said when Valleydale elected him in a business meeting following his in-view-of-a-call sermon, The Alabama Baptist reported.

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  • Timothy George to end 30 years as Beeson dean

    May 17 2018 by Art Toalston, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Timothy George to end 30 years as Beeson dean

    Timothy George, founding dean of the interdenominational Beeson Divinity School at Samford University, has announced he will step down as dean by the end of the 2018-2019 academic year. George, 68, who also is professor of divinity at Beeson, said he will remain on the faculty, where he teaches church history and doctrine.

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  • Longtime Alabama Baptist editor announces retirement

    March 23 2018 by Alabama Baptist staff | with 0 comments
    Longtime Alabama Baptist editor announces retirement

    After 50 years of serving Baptist newspapers, Bob Terry is retiring Dec. 31. Terry, an Alabama native who became editor of The Alabama Baptist in 1995, has repeatedly led the paper to rise to the top among its peers. For more than two decades, it has been named annually in the top three regional Christian newspapers.

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  • State papers celebrate milestones, consider future

    February 7 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    State papers celebrate milestones, consider future

    Milestone anniversaries of two Baptist state newspapers have occasioned reflection on the present ministry of state papers and their future role among Southern Baptists. The Alabama Baptist celebrated 175 years of continuous publication Feb. 6. North Carolina’s Biblical Recorder marked 185 years of ministry Jan. 17.

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  • State convention building sales accumulate

    December 21 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    State convention building sales accumulate

    At its annual meeting, the Colorado Baptist General Convention (CBGC) announced plans to sell its Denver-area office building and relocate to a smaller facility nearby. As CBGC executive director Nathan Lorick put it, the convention’s “desire in selling our building is to maximize the reach of our dollars through minimizing our space needs.”

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  • Worship leaders’ jaunt to Sam’s Club goes viral

    December 20 2017 by Scott Barkley, Christian Index | with 0 comments
    Worship leaders’ jaunt to Sam’s Club goes viral

    Things went viral after Slade and Danielle Alday and a group of friends went to Sam’s Club in Dothan, Ala. One of them began playing a keyboard there and the group began to sing. An onlooker recorded about three and a half minutes of “Our God is Awesome” and posted it to Facebook, where it had tallied nearly 11 million views.

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  • Alabama elects Jones to Senate amid faith appeals

    December 14 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Alabama elects Jones to Senate amid faith appeals

    Democrat Doug Jones’ election to the U.S. Senate in Alabama Dec. 12 over controversial social conservative Roy Moore capped a campaign in which both sides appealed to faith and values. In a state where President Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton by nearly 28 points, Jones bested Moore by a 1.5-point margin.

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  • State conventions denounce racism, white supremacy

    November 20 2017 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    State conventions denounce racism, white supremacy

    Southern Baptists in at least five state conventions have approved resolutions decrying racism or white supremacy. Messengers to the annual meetings of the Alabama, Arkansas, North Carolina, Oklahoma and Virginia conventions have passed statements in November addressing the rise of white nationalism and supremacy in the United States.

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  • Bobby Welch’s art honors hometown’s heritage

    November 16 2017 by Jennifer Davis Rash, The Alabama Baptist | with 0 comments
    Bobby Welch’s art honors hometown’s heritage

    Natives of Fort Payne, Ala., who grew up in the area in the 1950s and 60s seem to know all the adventurous tales. One of those natives, Bobby Welch has decided to take the stories to a new level with an official visual representation of those days.

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  • Roy Moore imbroglio draws Southern Baptists’ comments

    November 15 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Roy Moore imbroglio draws Southern Baptists’ comments

    New allegations of sexual misconduct against Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore emerged as Southern Baptists offered a range of commentary. Moore’s wife Kayla posted on Facebook Nov. 12 an endorsement of her husband by more than 50 pastors. But AL.com news website noted the endorsement appeared to be a “recycled” statement from Aug. 15.

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  • Roy Moore denies sexual misconduct allegations

    November 10 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Roy Moore denies sexual misconduct allegations

    Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore, a Southern Baptist long known for his support of Judeo-Christian values in the public square, has denied allegations he initiated a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old girl decades ago. The allegations claim Moore, 70, also pursued dating relationships with three other teenagers when he was in his early 30s.

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  • Preschooler raises $400 for disaster relief

    October 19 2017 by Carrie Brown McWhorter, Alabama Baptist | with 0 comments
    Preschooler raises $400 for disaster relief

    Four-year-old Holden Roberts helped create a pumpkin patch at his family’s home in Jemison, Ala., Sept. 16. He raised $400 for Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief by selling pumpkins to family, friends and neighbors.
     

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  • Roy Moore wins GOP Senate primary

    September 28 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Roy Moore wins GOP Senate primary

    Roy Moore, the former Alabama chief justice known for his stands on same-sex marriage and a Ten Commandments monument, has won the Republican primary in a special election to fill the U.S. Senate seat formerly held by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Moore, a Southern Baptist, referenced God frequently during the campaign.

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