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  • Array of Baptists embrace presidential contenders

    March 4 2016 by Art Toalston, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Array of Baptists embrace presidential contenders

    The campaign trail is cutting an ever-widening swath through Southern Baptist notables. Presidential candidates Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio have each chosen well-known influential Baptists to sit on their advisory boards. Among those chosen are Paige Patterson, R. Albert Mohler Jr., Jerry Johnson ...

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  • West Virginia elects new executive

    September 15 2015 by West Virginia Convention of Southern Baptists staff | with 0 comments
    West Virginia elects new executive

    William D. “Bill” Henard, III has been elected as the new executive director-treasurer of the West Virginia Convention of Southern Baptists (WVCSB). With a unanimous vote, the WVCSB Executive Board elected Henard during a Sept. 12 meeting at the Baptist building in Scott Depot.

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  • Young Asian American lay leaders focus of ‘A2CP2’

    September 9 2015 by Shannon Baker, Mid-Atlantic Baptist Network | with 0 comments
    Young Asian American lay leaders focus of ‘A2CP2’

    More than 40 Asian American lay church leaders, mostly younger professionals, gathered at Global Mission Church for the first “A2CP2” conference sponsored by local Baptist churches and the Executive Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention. “A2” stands for “Asian American” and “CP2” stands for “Church Planting/Cooperative Program …”

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  • Baptists not shocked by latest Scout vote

    July 15 2015 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Baptists not shocked by latest Scout vote

    The Boy Scouts Executive Committee’s approval of gay and bisexual adult leaders disappointed but did not shock Southern Baptist spokesmen – and prompted president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, Russell Moore, to predict an even greater exodus by Baptist churches from the organization.

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  • Baptists respond to Supreme Court ruling for same-sex marriage

    June 26 2015 by Art Toalston, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Baptists respond to Supreme Court ruling for same-sex marriage

    “I deeply believe in biblical and traditional marriage, said Russell Moore. “The court has determined otherwise. Our number one concern at this point is that religious freedom is protected in every way, honoring our God-given conscience, and that we not be discriminated against for our biblical and traditional stand.”

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  • J. Thomas Green to lead Florida Baptist Convention

    June 1 2015 by Barbara Denman, Florida Baptist Witness | with 0 comments
    J. Thomas Green to lead Florida Baptist Convention

    J. Thomas Green of Brandon has been elected to lead the one million-member Florida Baptist State Convention as executive director-treasurer. The pastor of First Baptist Church in Brandon was tapped by the State Board of Missions during its May 29 meeting at Lake Yale Conference Center in Leesburg.

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  • N.C. Leaders assess upcoming Supreme Court decision

    May 19 2015 by Biblical Recorder staff | with 1 comments
    N.C. Leaders assess upcoming Supreme Court decision

    In light of the recent SCOTUS discussion, held April 28, regarding same-sex marriage, the following North Carolina Baptist leaders were asked the questions, “Do you believe Christians should be concerned about the court’s decision? What should Christians to in the meantime?”

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  • Wingate University names new president

    March 19 2015 by Wingate University communications | with 0 comments
    Wingate University names new president

    On March 18 Wingate university named Rhett Brown, current vice president for student life and enrollment services, as its next leader. A two-time graduate of Wingate, he takes over for Jerry E. McGee who’s retiring in May after a record 23 years at the school – the longest in North Carolina.

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  • N.Y. Baptist leader Samuel Simpson dies

    March 12 2015 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    N.Y. Baptist leader Samuel Simpson dies

    Samuel G. Simpson, a retired Southern Baptist leader and New York pastor known for a legacy of faith, vision and integrity, died Feb. 23 at his home in Bronx, New York. He was 83. Simpson served two terms as president of the Baptist Convention of New York …

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  • NFL/Ray Rice stir domestic violence blogs

    September 12 2014 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    NFL/Ray Rice stir domestic violence blogs

    After professional football star Ray Rice was suspended by the National Football League (NFL) indefinitely for knocking his then-fiancée unconscious in Atlantic City, Southern Baptists took to the Internet to give a biblical perspective on domestic violence.

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  • Graham grandson tapped as Kennedy successor

    January 23 2009 by Adelle M. Banks, Religion News Service | with 0 comments

    A grandson of Billy Graham has been nominated to succeed the late D. James Kennedy as pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. A pastoral search committee on Jan. 18 gave the congregation its recommendation of the Rev. Tullian Tchividjian, pastor of nearby New City Church, as Coral Ridge's next senior pastor.
     

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  • Yount running for first VP; Ortego out

    September 18 2008 by Norman Jameson, BR Editor | with 0 comments

    Ed Yount, pastor of Woodlawn Baptist Church in Conover for 16 years, will be nominated as first vice president of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina during the 178th annual session Nov. 10-12 in Greensboro.

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