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  • Pastor’s near-death experience intensifies gospel focus

    October 12 2017 by Robin Cornetet, Kentucky Today | with 0 comments
    Pastor’s near-death experience intensifies gospel focus

    After surviving a fiery explosion that nearly killed him, Kentucky megachurch pastor Steve Ayers said he’s a changed man, having come out of the ordeal laser-focused on Jesus and telling others about the gospel before it’s too late. “I was committed to evangelism before the accident,” said Ayers. “I’m completely committed to evangelism now.”

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  • Russia remains formidable challenge for evangelism

    September 26 2017 by Grace Thornton, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Russia remains formidable challenge for evangelism

    Thirteen photos – a wide palette of Russian faces – hang on the walls of Marc Ira Hooks’ office. One is an elderly man in Sochi. Another is a young boy more than 5,700 miles away in eastern Siberia, face wrapped in fur. And there are more faces, cities and people groups in between.

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  • Pastor sees church thrive amid corn, soybean fields

    September 15 2017 by Roger Alford, Kentucky Today | with 0 comments
    Pastor sees church thrive amid corn, soybean fields

    With fields in every direction, this rural community of 564 people is an unlikely spot for one of Kentucky’s largest churches to sprout up. Pastor Ricky Cunningham, who doubles as a farmer, has applied commonsense agricultural principles to grow Hardin Baptist Church to 2,500 total members over the past three decades.

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  • Irma Facebook page reaches 600,000 with gospel truth

    September 13 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press & Brandon Elrod, NAMB | with 0 comments
    Irma Facebook page reaches 600,000 with gospel truth

    As Hurricane Irma bore down on Florida, Vero Beach associate pastor Kyle Bailey “had a sense of peace,” he said, and “felt like God had something special in store.” But little did he know God would soon use him to share prayer, encouragement, weather updates and the gospel with more than 600,000 people.

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  • Knocking on doors sparks attendance, yields baptisms

    August 30 2017 by Robin Cornetet, Kentucky Today | with 0 comments
    Knocking on doors sparks attendance, yields baptisms

    A Louisville pastor has busted the longstanding myth in the church world that door-to-door visitation is no longer effective. Mark Bishop has knocked on about 200 doors a week since he arrived six months ago. In that time, the campus pastor has seen attendance triple to nearly 300.

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