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  • Baptists stepping up efforts to help Appalachia

    March 13 2018 by Mark Maynard, Kentucky Today | with 0 comments
    Baptists stepping up efforts to help Appalachia

    In the Appalachians, unemployment, poverty and drug abuse remain rampant. But Southern Baptists are stepping up their efforts to help residents impacted by the stark conditions. They are opening an Appalachia Ministry Center that will distribute food and other supplies throughout the central Appalachian region of eastern Kentucky, West Virginia and southern Ohio.

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  • West Virginia Baptists ‘all in,’ tackle opioid crisis

    November 16 2017 by Cleve Persinger, WVCSB | with 0 comments
    West Virginia Baptists ‘all in,’ tackle opioid crisis

    During their annual meeting, West Virginia Baptists were urged to be “all in” through seeking to grow as a convention united in generosity in response to the gospel. Messengers also pledged to battle the state’s drug epidemic during the convention’s 47th annual meeting.

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  • Bible course in public elementary school under fire

    January 25 2017 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Bible course in public elementary school under fire

    Bible courses offered as electives in U.S. public schools are being tested after the parent of a kindergarten student filed suit to halt such classes in Mercer County, W.Va. The Freedom From Religion Foundation lawsuit on behalf of an atheist seeks to block Mercer County Public Schools from offering the course.

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  • West Virginia Baptists set goals for 2020

    November 22 2016 by Cleve Persinger, WVCSB | with 0 comments
    West Virginia Baptists set goals for 2020

    Gathering around the theme “a new day,” West Virginia Southern Baptists were introduced to three new convention strategists and presented with four-year goals for church planting and baptisms. Meeting in Triadelphia, W.Va., 155 messengers and 48 guests marked a 120 percent increase in total attendance over last year’s annual meeting.

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  • Volunteers continue serving West Virginia flood survivors

    Three weeks after historic flooding in West Virginia, Southern Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers continue to serve survivors as they begin the long process of recovery. Southern Baptists are serving in the Charleston, W.Va., area in Kanawha County along the Elk River. Volunteers manned one of three feeding kitchens in the state.

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  • West Virginia flooding prompts Southern Baptist response

    June 28 2016 by Mike Ebert and Joe Conway, NAMB | with 0 comments
    West Virginia flooding prompts Southern Baptist response

    Heavy rains brought historic flooding to West Va., claiming at least 24 lives and 100 homes. Search and rescue continued where state and federal officials declared disaster areas. Southern Baptist Disaster Relief leaders and volunteers have been working in the wake of the storm to aid survivors and comfort those facing the loss of loved ones.

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  • Child abuse prevention among Southern Baptist aims

    May 9 2016 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Child abuse prevention among Southern Baptist aims

    Southern Baptists were represented among many groups planting pinwheels in gardens across America this spring to spotlight child abuse prevention and spread awareness of the 700,000 children in the U.S. who are maltreated each year. Prevent Child Abuse America adopted the symbol in 2008.

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  • West Virginia increases CP, decries Planned Parenthood

    November 18 2015 by Baptist Press & West Virginia Convention of Southern Baptists | with 0 comments
    West Virginia increases CP, decries Planned Parenthood

    On Nov. 5-6, 163 Messengers to the West Virginia Convention of Southern Baptists called for an end to public funding of Planned Parenthood and increased Cooperative Program giving. They celebrated the convention’s 45th annual meeting by welcoming executive director William Henard …

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  • Drug threat draws renewed Christian response

    November 11 2015 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Drug threat draws renewed Christian response

    With drug overdose deaths surpassing automobile accident fatalities and firearm-related killings as the leading cause of injury death in the U.S., some Christians are taking a closer look at how they can help combat America’s drug problem. The Drug Enforcement Administration’s 2015 National Drug Threat Assessment Summary reported 120 people die ...

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  • W.Va. exec Terry Harper to retire

    October 2 2014 by Art Toalston, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    Terry Harper, lead missionary and executive director of the West Virginia Convention of Southern Baptists, has announced his retirement, effective at the conclusion of the convention’s Nov. 6-7 annual meeting. Harper, 66, has led West Virginia Baptists 13 years, longer than any other executive director since the state convention.

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