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  • In prison, NFL star Michael Vick returned to faith

    February 1 2018 by Timothy Cockes, SBC of Virginia | with 0 comments
    In prison, NFL star Michael Vick returned to faith

    Michael Vick recounted the recovery of his relationship with God during his time in prison, beginning with the 23rd Psalm, in addressing students at Liberty University. “My mom told me before I went in Psalm 23 will get you through,” Vick said. “When I went to Psalm 23, [God] gave me strength.”

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  • Former Steelers running back discusses repentance

    January 22 2018 by Roman Gabriel III, BR Sports Q&A | with 0 comments
    Former Steelers running back discusses repentance

    Tim Worley, North Carolina native and former National Football League (NFL) running back, struggled through injuries, substance abuse, crime and suicidal thoughts before becoming a Christian. He was drafted into the NFL in 1989 after an award-winning stint playing for the University of Georgia.

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  • Small-town church says ‘come as you are’ & 300 do

    December 15 2017 by Jane Rodgers, Southern Baptist TEXAN | with 0 comments
    Small-town church says ‘come as you are’ & 300 do

    As keyboardist for country music legend Johnny Lee, Ryan Hurt played “Lookin’ for Love” with Lee’s band in a whole lot of places across Texas and the U.S. in the early 2000s – until a drunk driving accident led him back to a place where love never runs out.

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  • Brawler-turned-pastor transforms Montana church & town

    November 22 2017 by Erin Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Brawler-turned-pastor transforms Montana church & town

    There was a petition circulating to remove violent brawler Jim Webley from town when God intervened and changed not just Webley’s life but, the course of a church and a Montana community. In his early 20s, Webley was entrenched in a rough lifestyle and people just wanted him to leave town.

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  • Awaken Ada: ‘Overwhelming’ events draw 200 decisions

    March 15 2017 by Brian Hobbs, The Baptist Messenger | with 0 comments
    Awaken Ada: ‘Overwhelming’ events draw 200 decisions

    If God were to begin a spiritual awakening in the “Bible Belt,” He might just choose a place like Ada to do it. That is what Brad Graves, pastor of Ada First Baptist Church, believed. Through a multi-day event called “Awaken Ada,” the church saw approximately 200 spiritual decisions and has recorded more than 65 baptisms.

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  • Couple with ‘no training’ reaches international students

    January 25 2017 by Lisa Falknor, Arkansas Baptist News | with 0 comments
    Couple with ‘no training’ reaches international students

    For 17 years, international students have been welcomed into the home of Ross and Jane Burton, members of First Baptist Church in Jonesboro, Ark. The couple has used American culture to share Christ through the church’s adopt-a-college student ministry.

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  • Child finds victory physically, spiritually

    January 13 2017 by Brian Blackwell, Baptist Message | with 0 comments
    Child finds victory physically, spiritually

    Just two years ago, little Hayden Heaberlin was facing the fight of his life, one that no 4-year-old should have to face – a battle with cancer. But family and friends affirm those days of darkness were pierced by the light of God’s mercy and provision.

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  • Former atheist shares how she became a pastor’s wife

    January 5 2017 by Lonnie Wilkey, Baptist and Reflector | with 0 comments
    Former atheist shares how she became a pastor’s wife

    Pardon Tiffany Bowen for laughing when the following question was posed to her and a room full of other ministers’ wives: “Did you think you would ever marry a minister?” During an event for ministers’ wives the question served as a reminder to her of God’s apparent sense of humor.

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