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  • Bob Dixon: Disaster relief pioneer was rooted in faith

    May 16 2018 by Art Toalston, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Bob Dixon: Disaster relief pioneer was rooted in faith

    Robert E. “Bob” Dixon, who pioneered Southern Baptist disaster relief ministry more than 50 years ago – seeing disaster relief deployments as “invitations from the Father” – died May 10 at age 90.

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  • Conley Smith, key Gateway supporter in Denver, dies

    May 3 2018 by Kathie Chute, Gateway Seminary | with 0 comments
    Conley Smith, key Gateway supporter in Denver, dies

    Conley Smith, a Denver oil executive who was instrumental in founding the Rocky Mountain Campus of Gateway Seminary, died unexpectedly April 21. “When we get to heaven, we will be surprised who the really important people really were,” Jeff Iorg, president of the Southern Baptist seminary, said. “Conley Smith will make that list.”

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  • Celebrated N.C. Baptist, Bordeaux, dead at 64

    April 26 2018 by Biblical Recorder staff | with 0 comments
    Celebrated N.C. Baptist, Bordeaux, dead at 64

    C.J. Bordeaux, 64, died April 25 at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst, N.C. from complications related to an infection. He was director of missions for the Pee Dee Baptist Association in Rockingham. Bordeaux “demonstrated a deep love” for churches and pastors, said Lester Evans.

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  • IMB missionaries ‘died for what matters most’

    March 19 2018 by Julie McGowan, IMB | with 0 comments
    IMB missionaries ‘died for what matters most’

    International Mission Board missionaries Randy Arnett, 62, and Kathy Arnett, 61, died March 14 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The Missouri-native missionaries served as theological education strategists for Africa. IMB leaders and colleagues reflected on the Missouri-native missionaries’ love for missions and the people of Africa.

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  • Remembering the herald of American evangelicalism

    World renowned evangelist Billy Graham died Feb. 21 at 7:46 a.m. while sleeping peacefully in his home in Montreat, N.C. He was 99 years old. Graham’s doctor said, “He just wore out,” according to the Graham family’s spokesperson. The decorated Southern Baptist and North Carolinian revivalist was buried March 2.

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  • Billy Graham to lie in honor in coffin made by prisoners

    February 26 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Billy Graham to lie in honor in coffin made by prisoners

    The late beloved evangelist Billy Graham, who ministered to both the disenfranchised and the most powerful, will lie in honor in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda in a pinewood coffin fashioned by prisoners’ hands. The viewing will mark only the fourth time a private citizen has been so honored.

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  • Billy Graham’s impact praised by Baptist leaders

    February 22 2018 by Art Toalston, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Billy Graham’s impact praised by Baptist leaders

    Few men could spark the outpouring of respect and gratitude as Billy Graham upon his death Feb. 21 at age 99. Among Southern Baptists – among whom Graham counted himself – a range of leaders underscored the broad scope of the famed evangelist’s influence.

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  • World renowned evangelist Billy Graham dies

    February 21 2018 by BR Staff | with 0 comments
    World renowned evangelist Billy Graham dies

    Longtime evangelist Billy Graham died early this morning (Feb. 21), according to the public relations firm representing Graham. He was 99 years old. As a Southern Baptist and North Carolina native, Graham was well-known for spreading the gospel to millions of people around the world through itinerant preaching and evangelistic crusades.

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  • Mentored men honor Bill Bennett’s legacy

    January 11 2018 by Dianna L. Cagle, BR Production Editor | with 1 comments
    Mentored men honor Bill Bennett’s legacy

    William “Bill” L. Bennett Sr. died early Jan. 11, but many Christian leaders shaped by his mentoring ministry said his influence continues. “His contribution in Kingdom advance will not stop even though God has chosen to call Bill Bennett to glory,” said Milton A. Hollifield Jr., executive director-treasure of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina.

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  • Awana co-founder Art Rorheim dies at 99

    January 10 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Awana co-founder Art Rorheim dies at 99

    Children’s ministry pioneer and Awana co-founder Arthur Reynold Rorheim died Jan. 5 in Oregon, Ill., at age 99. Rorheim co-founded the Awana Youth Association, originally an acronym for Approved Workers Are Not Ashamed, in 1950 while youth director of North Side Gospel Center near Chicago. Lance “Doc” Latham, his pastor at the time, was co-founder.

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  • Jeannette Clift George, actress & theater founder, 1925-2017

    January 10 2018 by Art Toalston, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Jeannette Clift George, actress & theater founder, 1925-2017

    Jeannette Clift George, whose acting career included the film portrayal of Corrie ten Boom, a legendary Dutch woman sent to a Nazi concentration camp for sheltering Jews during World War II, will be honored Friday, Jan. 12, in a memorial service following her death on Dec. 28 at age 92.

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  • Youth leader, NOBTS student, dies on mission trip

    January 5 2018 by Brian Blackwell, Baptist Message | with 0 comments
    Youth leader, NOBTS student, dies on mission trip

    Even as family and friends mourn the loss of a loved one, they are celebrating the Christ-honoring legacy left behind by Emily Martin, an interim youth leader who died Jan. 1 while serving on her third mission trip to Kenya. Martin passed away following complications from a blood clot that developed inside her lungs.

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  • Former Midwestern President Milton Ferguson dies at 89

    December 22 2017 by T. Patrick Hudson, MBTS | with 0 comments
    Former Midwestern President Milton Ferguson dies at 89

    Milton Ferguson, 89, the second president of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (MBTS), died Dec. 21 in Kansas City, Mo., after a brief battle with cancer. Ferguson’s tenure as president at MBTS began in February 1973, and he served the seminary community in this role before retiring in 1995 at the age of 66.

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  • Reformed theologian, pastor R.C. Sproul dies

    December 18 2017 by WORLD News Service and Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Reformed theologian, pastor R.C. Sproul dies

    Robert Charles “R.C.” Sproul, the Reformed theologian, pastor, teacher and lecturer who founded and chaired Ligonier Ministries and authored close to 100 books, including “The Holiness of God,” died Dec. 14. He was 78. Sproul was known for delivering uncompromising messages on the holiness and sovereignty of God in his writing and video teaching series.

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  • Greg Wood, IMB missionary to Mexico, dies at 48

    December 13 2017 by Julie McGowan, IMB | with 0 comments
    Greg Wood, IMB missionary to Mexico, dies at 48

    Missionary Greg Wood, who spent 11 years sharing the gospel in an indigenous village with his family in Mexico, died Dec. 5, from aggressive brain cancer. He was 48. “Greg was unwavering in His love for the Lord, his family and for the unreached people of northern Mexico,” said colleague Charles Clark.

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