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  • CP panelists tackle race, state of SBC, Calvinism

    June 25 2018 by Karen L. Willoughby, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    CP panelists tackle race, state of SBC, Calvinism

    Panelists on the Cooperative Program (CP) Stage in the exhibit hall prior to the Southern Baptist Convention’s (SBC) annual meeting in Dallas, discussed a variety of cultural and denominational issues during 20-minute segments live-streamed at talkcp.com. Among topics on the stage were the state of the SBC, abuse in the church, racism …

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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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  • Gaines: Supernatural God can lift Southern Baptists

    June 15 2018 by David Dawson, Tennessee Baptist Mission Board | with 0 comments
    Gaines: Supernatural God can lift Southern Baptists

    Amid the perplexing and potentially divisive issues facing the denomination, Southern Baptist Convention President Steve Gaines said the formula for unity and restoration is surprisingly uncomplicated. “Stop talking about how big your problems are, and start talking about how big your God is,” Gaines said in his presidential address Tuesday morning (June 12) at the …

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  • Gaines, others see God at work amid SBC’s trials

    June 5 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Gaines, others see God at work amid SBC’s trials

    Despite turmoil related to terminations and resignations of “several” Southern Baptists “from key positions of leadership,” Southern Baptist Convention President Steve Gaines says, there are signs “the Lord is going to come upon us powerfully in Dallas” at next week’s SBC annual meeting. Meanwhile, prayer strategist Ted Elmore said he is seeing “more emphasis on prayer …

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  • SBC evangelism task force finalizes recommendations

    May 17 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    SBC evangelism task force finalizes recommendations

    With hopes of catalyzing “a fresh wave of evangelistic passion,” the Southern Baptist Convention’s (SBC) evangelism task force has finalized its recommendations to the convention and will release them a week before the SBC annual meeting in Dallas. The task force held its final meeting May 14-15 at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

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  • Gaines addresses Patterson, racial diversity, SBC

    May 14 2018 by Baptist Press staff | with 0 comments
    Gaines addresses Patterson, racial diversity, SBC

    Responding to questions about his committee appointments and controversy involving a Southern Baptist seminary leader, Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) President Steve Gaines released a statement May 11. Gaines specifically addresses the controversy involving past statements by Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary President Paige Patterson on women, divorce and domestic violence.

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  • Ethnic breakdown of Gaines’ appointments released

    May 11 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Ethnic breakdown of Gaines’ appointments released

    This year’s Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) Committee on Resolutions may be “one of the most ethnically diverse committees in the history of the SBC,” convention president Steve Gaines said in a statement announcing the ethnic breakdown of his presidential appointments.

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  • Q&A: Steve Gaines reflects on SBC

    April 27 2018 by Shawn Hendricks, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Q&A: Steve Gaines reflects on SBC

    Leading up to this year’s Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) annual meeting in Dallas, SBC president Steve Gaines answered questions from Baptist Press regarding this year’s gathering and lessons and rewarding moments he’s encountered during the past two years.

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  • Gaines names SBC Committee on Committees

    April 9 2018 by BP staff | with 0 comments
    Gaines names SBC Committee on Committees

    Appointments to the Southern Baptist Convention’s (SBC) Committee on Committees have been announced by SBC President Steve Gaines, pastor of the Memphis-area Bellevue Baptist Church in Cordova, Tenn. The Committee on Committees has 68 members, two from each of the 34 states and regions qualified for representation on boards of SBC entities.

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  • Committee on Resolutions named for 2018 SBC

    March 29 2018 by Baptist Press staff | with 0 comments
    Committee on Resolutions named for 2018 SBC

    Southern Baptist Convention President Steve Gaines has named members of the Committee on Resolutions for the June 12-13 SBC annual meeting in Dallas. Jason Duesing of Missouri was named as the committee’s chairman by Gaines. Duesing is provost and associate professor of historical theology at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

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  • Donna Gaines fields questions on racism, ministry

    March 8 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Donna Gaines fields questions on racism, ministry

    Loving your neighbor as yourself is a sure path to overcoming racial prejudice, Southern Baptist women’s minister Donna Gaines said in the March cover article of Today’s Christian Living magazine. Donna Gaines, wife of Southern Baptist Convention president Steve Gaines, was featured on the March cover of Today’s Christian Living magazine.

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  • ‘In the Lord we have protection,’ Gaines tells EC

    February 21 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘In the Lord we have protection,’ Gaines tells EC

    God protects Christians facing contemporary turmoil and troubles just as He protected the apostle Paul in the first century, Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) President Steve Gaines said in his address to the SBC Executive Committee Feb. 19 in Nashville.

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  • Gaines reflects on IMB search, SBC presidency

    February 16 2018 by Lonnie Wilkey, Baptist and Reflector | with 0 comments
    Gaines reflects on IMB search, SBC presidency

    The next president of the International Mission Board needs to be someone who is in love with and in tune with Jesus and “has a love for the world,” said Steve Gaines, president of the Southern Baptist Convention. Gaines addressed editors of Baptist state publications during their annual meeting in Galveston, Texas.

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  • Gaines, Greear united in nomination announcement

    January 31 2018 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 0 comments
    Gaines, Greear united in nomination announcement

    Steve Gaines, current president of the Southern Baptist Convention, and J.D. Greear, whose forthcoming nomination for the office was announced Jan. 29, came to a mutual agreement in recent weeks that Gaines should not nominate Greear, as he offered to do in 2016, because of potentially negative influences on future elections.

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  • Confederate statues removed from Memphis parks

    December 26 2017 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Confederate statues removed from Memphis parks

    Two controversial Confederate statues were removed from Memphis parks Dec. 20 shortly after the city council approved sale of the public land to a nonprofit organization. The sudden developments came after the city met roadblocks in its lengthy effort to take down statues of Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest and President Jefferson Davis.

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