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Southern Baptists to meet in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS – When Southern Baptists depart St. Louis after their annual meeting June 14-16, convention president and Arkansas Pastor Ronnie Floyd said he will be praying they do so with a "deep burden for our nation, a new commitment to racial unity and an extraordinary commitment to evangelize America." The annual meeting will be held at America's Center, 701 Convention Plaza, in St. Louis.

The theme of this year's is Awaken America: Reach the World - Agree, Unite, Pray. Floyd, pastor of Cross Church in northwest Arkansas, points to passionate prayer as a critical tool for a "nationwide and global spiritual awakening."

"I pray that our SBC messengers encounter the living God through moments of worship, preaching, challenge and prayer," Floyd said.

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Sells named Ouachita's 16th president

SellsARKADELPHIA – Ben Sells was named Ouachita Baptist University's 16th president April 7, succeeding Rex Horne who resigned as president in 2015. Sells, who has extensive leadership experience in higher education, fundraising and missions involvement, recently served more than nine years as vice president for university advancement at Taylor University in Upland, Ind.

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Unconditional love brings atheist to Christ

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP) – ARKANSAS BAPTISTS are making a difference in one of America's most unchurched areas through their service and the financial support of the Cooperative Program (CP). 

Kim Menon was a staunch, outspoken atheist. As a child, her parents brought her to church, but no one could satisfy her with the answers she sought.

"I thought believers just weren't intelligent enough," Menon said. 


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