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  • McCain’s Bapt. ‘church home’ & pastor host funeral

    August 31 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    McCain’s Bapt. ‘church home’ & pastor host funeral

    The Southern Baptist congregation late Sen. John McCain called his “church home” hosted his Arizona memorial service today (Aug. 30). In addition to a eulogy by former Vice President Joe Biden, the service included references by Pastor Noe Garcia to the love North Phoenix Baptist Church felt for McCain and “the faith he has placed in Jesus Christ.”

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  • How one pastor, church serve those who serve, protect

    January 29 2018 by Jennifer Deibel, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    How one pastor, church serve those who serve, protect

    Facing shootings, domestic violence, car accidents, drownings and more, police officers and first responders experience gruesome things on a daily basis. It can be difficult for first responders to process. As a chaplain, Jim Stansberry, pastor of Porter Mountain Fellowship in Lakeside, Ariz., ministers to police officers, firefighters and other public servants.

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  • Polygamist’s 28th son takes gospel to sect community

    December 15 2017 by Grace Thornton, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Polygamist’s 28th son takes gospel to sect community

    Brian Mackert was the 28th kid to a polygamist father with four wives and 31 children. Family tumult in the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints prompted his mother to divorce – leaving Mackert an angry teenager, even wanting to kill his father.

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  • Amid RVers in the Arizona desert, church offers faith

    December 1 2017 by Karen L. Willoughby, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Amid RVers in the Arizona desert, church offers faith

    At least 400 vendors for the nation’s largest RV show plus nine major rock/gem/mineral shows and 15 general swap meets gather each balmy winter in the Sonora Desert of southwestern Arizona. The vendors see more than a million visitors between December and March.

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  • Struggling Arizona church embraces church plant

    January 15 2016 by Jean Bihn, Portraits | with 0 comments
    Struggling Arizona church embraces church plant

    Two years ago, members of The Church on Fillmore had to face facts: Their beloved church was failing. A Phoenix institution, the downtown church began as Parkview Baptist Church in 1942. The NAMB Send City coordinator for Phoenix-Tucson, identified The Church on Fillmore as a possible site for a church plant.

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  • Ariz. abortionists face new consent requirement

    April 10 2015 by Courtney Crandell, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    Ariz. abortionists face new consent requirement

    Arizona’s governor has signed into law a bill that prohibits abortion insurance from being purchased through Obamacare’s taxpayer-subsidized insurance program. The bill also requires abortionists to inform women that two-step chemical abortions can be reversed. Both legislative houses passed the bill, signed into law March 30 ...

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  • Loss of 19 firemen prompts chaplains’ deployment

    July 2 2013 by Tobin Perry, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Loss of 19 firemen prompts chaplains’ deployment

    After an out-of-control, lightning-induced fire in Yarnell, Ariz., killed 19 firefighters on Sunday, Southern Baptists are mobilizing disaster relief chaplains to walk alongside grieving families to offer spiritual support. 

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  • Cardinals chaplain ponders Super Bowl 'destiny'

    January 29 2009 by Art Stricklin, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    Don't waste time with jokes about how God must have performed some sort of miracle to get the Arizona Cardinals to their first-ever Super Bowl, team chaplain Chad Johnson advises. Johnson probably has heard all the jokes, but most importantly, he sees God working among the players and coaches of the NFC champions who will face the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.

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