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  • Karen Swallow Prior hit by bus while walking in Nashville

    May 25 2018 by Baptist Press staff | with 0 comments
    Karen Swallow Prior hit by bus while walking in Nashville

    Noted author and speaker Karen Swallow Prior was hospitalized in surgery after being hit by a bus while walking in downtown Nashville May 23. “I’ve been in a serious accident in Nashville. Being admitted to the hospital,” she tweeted. “I will be OK but am unable to respond to messages. Prayers appreciated.”

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  • Toronto pastor’s hope: God will use evil for good

    April 25 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Toronto pastor’s hope: God will use evil for good

    “Just steps away” from where a driver began a carnage that killed 10 and injured 15 on a pedestrian-friendly Toronto street, Willowdale Baptist Church pastor Bruce Jones is corralling a hurting community for prayer. Jones can stand at his church and see Olive Square, where police say Alek Minassian started to weave on and off the sidewalk.

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  • Southwest’s heroic pilot known for sharing her faith

    April 20 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Southwest’s heroic pilot known for sharing her faith

    When members of First Baptist Church in Boerne, Texas, heard recordings of radio transmissions from a Southwest Airlines pilot who made a harrowing emergency landing this week in Philadelphia, they recognized the voice as one of their own. Tammie Jo Shults – the pilot who guided Flight 1380 to the ground ...

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  • Boston Marathon: Ky. Baptist recalls life-changing 2013 run

    April 17 2018 by Mark Maynard, Kentucky Today | with 0 comments
    Boston Marathon: Ky. Baptist recalls life-changing 2013 run

    It’s safe to say, marathoner and Kentucky Baptist Amy Compston will never forget April 15, 2013. It’s a clear and defining marker in her life. There’s the Amy Compston before that date and the Amy Compston after that date.

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  • Sutherland Springs expresses accountability to donors

    April 16 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Sutherland Springs expresses accountability to donors

    Donors supporting First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs after the mass murder of 26 worshippers there can be assured of the church’s integrity in handling donations, the church said in an April 12th open letter. The statement comes after concerns related to the use of funds for victim relief have been raised.

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  • Austin bombings: Pastors unite in prayer

    March 22 2018 by Grace Thornton, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Austin bombings: Pastors unite in prayer

    The spate of bombings in Austin that had everyone in the city on “high alert” may be over after suspect Mark Anthony Conditt killed himself with an explosive March 21. The latest development left many Christian leaders thankful the situation didn’t become far worse, said David Smith, executive director of Austin Baptist Association.

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  • After bridge collapse, Baptists dispatched to help

    March 21 2018 by Nicole Kalil, Florida Baptist Convention | with 0 comments
    After bridge collapse, Baptists dispatched to help

    Classes resumed March 19 after the collapse of a pedestrian bridge at Florida International University in Miami left six people dead. The 950-ton structure was undergoing final safety testing and repairs when it plummeted to the ground, crushing cars that were traveling busy SW 8th Street, also known locally as Calle Ocho.

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  • Florida church finding a way forward after school shooting

    February 21 2018 by Nicole Kalil, Florida Baptist Convention | with 0 comments
    Florida church finding a way forward after school shooting

    As church families gathered around the nation, many congregations prayed for those affected by the mass school shooting in Parkland, Fla., last week. Tommy Green had asked that Southern Baptists take time during worship to pray for the families impacted by the tragedy that took the lives of 17 staff and students.

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  • Chaplains reflect on Sutherland Springs tragedy

    February 7 2018 by Jane Rodgers, Southern Baptist TEXAN | with 0 comments
    Chaplains reflect on Sutherland Springs tragedy

    Trained in critical incident stress management, Debby Tiller Nichols heard about the church shooting in Sutherland Springs and knew she had to go. Nichols was packing her house to move when 27 people were killed at Sutherland Springs Baptist Church in November.

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  • Front Street Baptist families settle lawsuits

    February 7 2018 by From wire reports | with 0 comments
    Front Street Baptist families settle lawsuits

    Lawyers reported Jan. 30 that families of five Statesville church members killed in a 2013 crash have settled lawsuits relating to an Oct 2, 2013, accident. The lawsuits, which are for wrongful death, are against South Korean tire manufacturer Hankook Tire Co. Ltd.

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  • 2-year-old dies at NOBTS preschool center

    January 15 2018 by Gary Myers, NOBTS | with 0 comments
    2-year-old dies at NOBTS preschool center

    A 2-year-old child died Jan. 11 while eating lunch at the Early Learning Center (ELC) at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. The child lost consciousness after choking on food just after noon Thursday. Efforts to resuscitate the child by members of the ELC staff and EMS responders were unsuccessful.

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  • Healing, hope and tough decisions in Sutherland Springs

    January 15 2018 by Jane Rodgers, Southern Baptist TEXAN | with 0 comments
    Healing, hope and tough decisions in Sutherland Springs

    Six-year-old Ryland Ward, the last victim hospitalized from the Sutherland Springs massacre, returned home in style Jan. 11. He rode in a crimson Wilson County fire truck driven by volunteer firefighter Rusty Duncan, who had rescued the boy from the Nov. 5 carnage.

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  • Holiday grief confronts Sutherland Springs, Las Vegas

    December 22 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Holiday grief confronts Sutherland Springs, Las Vegas

    Some churches long have held special Christmas services to acknowledge the pain and loss many people feel surrounding the holidays. But in Sutherland Springs, Texas, and Las Vegas, sadness and grief are particularly intense this year for those impacted by two senseless tragedies.

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  • Sutherland Springs: Worship resumes with call to overcome

    November 14 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Sutherland Springs: Worship resumes with call to overcome

    Pastor Frank Pomeroy’s first message to the surviving members of First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, was that they must overcome darkness with the light of Christ. Seven days after a gunman killed 26 worship attendees, Pomeroy delivered his message at a tent worship service blocks away from the church property.

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  • Sutherland Springs community gathers to pray, heal

    November 10 2017 by Tammi Ledbetter, Jane Rogers & Bill Bumpas, Southern Baptist TEXAN | with 0 comments
    Sutherland Springs community gathers to pray, heal

    “We take care of our own,” stated Frank S. Page, formerly a Texas pastor, as he and Southern Baptist Convention President Steve Gaines and his wife Donna spent three days helping to serve families distraught over the Nov. 5 massacre of half of the congregation of First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs.

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