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  • Church planting on the front lines in Baltimore

    May 13 2015 by Kevin Ezell, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Church planting on the front lines in Baltimore

    When Southern Baptist churches send church planters to the cities of North America, the goal is always to see them become part of their communities. Increasingly we are cultivating indigenous planters who have spent their lives in the area in which they are planting.

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  • BALTIMORE: Outreach sparks ‘great day of unity’

    May 13 2015 by Shannon Baker, Baptist Convention of Maryland/Delaware | with 0 comments
    BALTIMORE: Outreach sparks ‘great day of unity’

    Following the riots that led to the looting and burning of a CVS Pharmacy in West Baltimore, a team from the Mid-Atlantic Baptist Network responded by feeding hundreds lunch at the site. It was the same day State Attorney Marilyn Mosby charged six police officers with the death of Freddie Gray.

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  • Riots about more than Gray’s death, pastors say

    April 30 2015 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Riots about more than Gray’s death, pastors say

    As Baltimore experiences the first calm after the April 25 funeral of an unarmed black man who died of injuries sustained when police arrested him, local black Southern Baptist pastor Ryan Palmer recalls the moment he first understood the heart of rioters whose violence he can’t condone.

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  • Baltimore violence shows need for ‘a better way’

    April 29 2015 by Art Toalston, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Baltimore violence shows need for ‘a better way’

    Racial turmoil in Baltimore commanded the nation’s attention April 27-28. Rioting, looting and arson broke out in Baltimore after the funeral of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old African American who died of a spinal injury while in police custody 15 days earlier.

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  • SBC pastors join healing efforts in Baltimore

    April 28 2015 by Mike Ebert, NAMB | with 0 comments
    SBC pastors join healing efforts in Baltimore

    Joel Kurz watched in disbelief as the Baltimore neighborhood where he has pastored since 2008 erupted in violence and flames on April 27. Baltimore has been a community in unrest since Freddie Gray died of injuries sustained while in police custody. 

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  • Annie’s church transforms to reach Baltimore’s inner city

    June 19 2014 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Annie’s church transforms to reach Baltimore’s inner city

    Ryan Palmer admitted he was skeptical when he was called to pastor a dying church in Baltimore’s inner city, where storied missionary Annie Armstrong was once a member. On June 8, the Sunday prior to the Southern Baptist Convention 2014 annual meeting, Palmer relaunched the congregation as Seventh Metro Church.

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  • Changed lives for Christ mark Crossover 2014

    June 10 2014 by Adam Miller, Tobin Perry and Joe Conway, NAMB/Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Changed lives for Christ mark Crossover 2014

    36 Baltimore-area Baptist churches joined arms with nearly 2,000 volunteers from 18 states and Canada to serve the Baltimore community and share Christ with its residents during Crossover. The event preceded the beginning of the 2014 Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting taking place June 10-11.

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  • WMU enjoys historic ties to Baltimore

    June 6 2014 by Shannon Baker and Julie Walters, WMU/Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    WMU enjoys historic ties to Baltimore

    As the home of Annie Armstrong and the first home of Woman’s Missionary Union (WMU), Baltimore will host this year’s Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting and the culmination of a yearlong celebration of WMU’s 125th anniversary.

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  • SBC Baltimore: Luter ready for revival through prayer

    April 28 2014 by Shawn Hendricks, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    SBC Baltimore: Luter ready for revival through prayer

    With a desire to keep the focus on the power of revival and prayer, Southern Baptist Convention president Fred Luter expressed excitement about this year’s SBC annual meeting June 10-11 in Baltimore. Messengers also will elect a new president as Luter wraps up his second term.

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  • Crossover Baltimore to bring hope through partnerships

    March 12 2014 by Sara Shelton, NAMB/Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Crossover Baltimore to bring hope through partnerships

    Partnership has been a key piece of the preparation for Crossover Baltimore, and Bob Mackey believes it will be an essential piece of the day itself. The Baltimore Baptist Association has been working closely with the North American Mission Board as well as state conventions and associations to pray and prepare for Crossover Baltimore.

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  • Crossover Baltimore moves into prayer & vision-casting stage

    July 18 2013 by Shannon Baker, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Crossover Baltimore moves into prayer & vision-casting stage

    More than 20 churches from the Baltimore Baptist Association already are involved in casting a vision for next year’s Crossover.

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  • Open Door offers hope for better life

    March 26 2009 by Shannon Baker, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    BALTIMORE — It’s an economic reality. The poor are becoming poorer. Amid the economic downturn, people with little education are losing entry-level service jobs to high school and college graduates. With dwindling opportunities to work, the poverty-stricken often wind up roaming the streets in a survival mode that often includes drugs, crime and despair.

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