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  • Trump ‘just settled in’ at N.C. disaster relief site

    September 20 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Trump ‘just settled in’ at N.C. disaster relief site

    President Trump spent approximately an hour Sept. 19 at a Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (SBDR) site in New Bern, N.C., helping volunteers distribute meals and greeting victims of Hurricane Florence. “I was literally thinking” the president’s visit would last 15-20 minutes, said Jim Pennington, pastor of Temple Baptist Church in New Bern …

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  • SWBTS to host prayer, town halls amid pres. search

    September 13 2018 by Alex Sibley, SWBTS | with 0 comments
    SWBTS to host prayer, town halls amid pres. search

    Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary’s presidential search committee has formed an advisory committee of faculty, staff and students to support them in their work. The committee will assist in two ways, according to a Southwestern news release: “(1) They will gather for several prayer meetings, and (2) they will hold several town hall meetings …

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  • LifeWay trustees begin search for new president

    August 30 2018 by Carol Pipes, LifeWay Christian Resources | with 0 comments
    LifeWay trustees begin search for new president

    LifeWay Christian Resources trustees began the initial steps to search for a successor to President and CEO Thom S. Rainer during their Aug. 27-28 meeting in Nashville. Trustee chairman Jimmy Scroggins named a seven-person search committee to find LifeWay’s next leader.

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  • Johnny Hunt to lead NAMB evangelism, leadership group

    August 27 2018 by Mike Ebert, NAMB | with 0 comments
    Johnny Hunt to lead NAMB evangelism, leadership group

    Johnny Hunt, longtime pastor of First Baptist Church Woodstock, Ga., and past president of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), will join the North American Mission Board (NAMB) as senior vice president of evangelism and leadership. Hunt and NAMB announced the news Sunday (Aug. 26).

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  • UPDATE: White withdraws BSC 2nd VP bid

    July 13 2018 by Biblical Recorder Staff | with 0 comments
    UPDATE: White withdraws BSC 2nd VP bid

    UPDATE: Randy White, executive director of missions for the New South River Baptist Association (NSRBA), has withdrawn his candidacy for second vice president of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSC), he told the Biblical Recorder on July 13.

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  • Pardue to be nominated N.C. Baptist 1st VP

    July 12 2018 by Biblical Recorder Staff | with 0 comments
    Pardue to be nominated N.C. Baptist 1st VP

    Micheal Pardue, pastor of First Baptist Icard in Connelly Springs, will be nominated for first vice president of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina at the Nov. 5-6 annual meeting in Greensboro, Ed Yount announced July 11. Pardue is “uniquely qualified to help lead our convention to greater things,” Yount said.

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  • Harrison to be nominated for BSC president

    July 11 2018 by Biblical Recorder Staff | with 0 comments
    Harrison to be nominated for BSC president

    John Mark Harrison, pastor of Apex Baptist Church, will be nominated for president of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina at the November annual meeting, Michael Barrett announced today (July 11). Harrison, 37, will “create unity and renew our vision for reaching the lost …

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  • Stewardship panel: Finances & marriage discussed

    June 20 2018 by Barbara Denman | with 0 comments
    Stewardship panel:  Finances & marriage discussed

    Developing a stewardship plan to get out of debt will strengthen marriages and create stronger disciples, according to a group of pastors and speakers who participated on the President’s Panel on Stewardship June 13 at the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) in Dallas. Led by immediate past SBC President Steve Gaines, the …

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  • First Bossier’s Jurkovich to nominate Hemphill for SBC president

    May 9 2018 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 0 comments
    First Bossier’s Jurkovich to nominate Hemphill for SBC president

    Louisiana pastor Brad Jurkovich will nominate Ken Hemphill for president of the Southern Baptist Convention at the upcoming annual meeting, Hemphill told the Biblical Recorder in an email May 9. Supporters announced Hemphill’s candidacy Feb. 1 in a news report by Louisiana’s Baptist Message, but no information was released at that time about who would make the nomination.

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  • Hemphill unveils campaign website backed by Louisiana Baptists

    March 16 2018 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 0 comments
    Hemphill unveils campaign website backed by Louisiana Baptists

    An organized campaign is underway to elect Ken Hemphill for president of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), including a website, social media accounts and promotional content backed by the Louisiana Baptist Convention. The site, kenhemphill2018.com, includes articles, podcast episodes and a series of video interviews hosted by a Vimeo account owned by the LBC.

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  • Greear to be SBC president nominee

    January 29 2018 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 1 comments
    Greear to be SBC president nominee

    North Carolina pastor J.D. Greear will be nominated for president of the Southern Baptist Convention at this year’s annual meeting, Florida pastor Ken Whitten announced Jan. 29. “I believe in J.D. Greear as a pastor and as a person, but I also believe in his vision for Southern Baptists,” said Whitten.

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  • J.D. Greear Q&A for SBC president

    May 19 2016 by Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    J.D. Greear Q&A for SBC president

    North Carolina pastor J.D. Greear, one of three pastors to be nominated for Southern Baptist Convention president in June, responded to six questions Baptist Press posed to each candidate. Greear’s nomination was announced March 2 by Jimmy Scroggins, pastor of Family Church in West Palm Beach, Fla.

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  • Steve Gaines Q&A for SBC president

    May 19 2016 by Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Steve Gaines Q&A for SBC president

    Tennessee pastor Steve Gaines, one of three pastors to be nominated for Southern Baptist Convention president in June, responded to six questions Baptist Press posed to each candidate. Gaines’ nomination was announced March 9 by former SBC President Johnny Hunt, pastor of First Baptist Church in Woodstock, Ga.

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  • David Crosby Q&A for SBC president

    May 19 2016 by Baptist Press staff | with 0 comments
    David Crosby Q&A for SBC president

    Louisiana pastor David Crosby, one of three pastors to be nominated for Southern Baptist Convention president in June, responded to six questions Baptist Press posed to each candidate. Crosby’s nomination was announced March 24 by former SBC President Fred Luter, pastor of Franklin Avenue Baptist Church in New Orleans.

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  • Trump’s win draws support, concern from evangelicals

    May 5 2016 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Trump’s win draws support, concern from evangelicals

    Donald Trump’s striking victory in Indiana May 3 apparently settled the race for the Republican presidential nomination, but it did little to resolve the divisiveness among conservatives and evangelical Christians over his controversial candidacy. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont upset Hillary Clinton in the Democrats’ Indiana primary but still faces an overwhelming challenge ...

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