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  • 7,321: SBC’s unofficial St. Louis registration

    June 16 2016 by Brian Koonce, The Pathway | with 1 comments
    7,321: SBC’s unofficial St. Louis registration

    The Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting drew 7,321 messengers to St. Louis from the nation’s 46,000-plus churches. The unofficial total is 35 percent above last year’s 5,407 messengers in Columbus, Ohio. When registered guests, exhibitors and others are included, the count of those at the SBC annual meeting rose to 11,581 as of June 15.

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  • Wells up for 15th term as registration secretary

    June 3 2016 by Baptist Press staff | with 0 comments
    Wells up for 15th term as registration secretary

    “Jim has served as registration secretary for over a decade and has proven himself to be a man who is faithful, competent and joyful in welcoming messengers to the Southern Baptist Convention,” Eddie Bumpers, pastor of Crossway Baptist Church in Springfield, Mo.

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  • Church places Marine flag at serviceman’s seat

    July 21 2015 by Scott Barkley, Georgia Christian Index | with 0 comments
    Church places Marine flag at serviceman’s seat

    A single Marine flag stood at the orchestra chair where Skip Wells had played the clarinet for years at First Baptist Church in Woodstock, Ga. Members of the church took time to pray for the families of Lance Cpl. Skip Wells, 21, and four other servicemen killed by a gunman who attacked ...

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  • Registration secretary seeks 14th term

    June 9 2015 by The Pathway staff/ Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Registration secretary seeks 14th term

    James T. Draper, formerly a pastor, Southern Baptist Convention president and president of LifeWay Christian Resources, has announced he will nominate Jim Wells, strategic partners team leader for the Missouri Baptist Convention, for his 14th term as registration secretary during the SBC’s annual meeting, June 16-17.

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  • NAAF hires Jay Wells as exec. director

    June 12 2013 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    The National African American Fellowship (NAAF) named Elgia “Jay” Wells as executive director during its business meeting Monday (June 9), creating the paid position as one of several steps to make the group more responsive to its members.

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  • Wells aims for 11th term as registration secretary

    Jim Wells, strategic partners team leader for Missouri Baptist Convention, will be nominated for an 11th term as registration secretary of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) at the June 11-12 annual meeting in Houston.

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  • Central Asia water project is saving lives

    March 7 2012 by Mark Kelly, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Central Asia water project is saving lives

    In remote areas of Central Asia, access to clean water is a matter of life and death, especially for children. One humanitarian project supported by Southern Baptists in that region is making steady progress against the deadly scourge of impure water.

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