David Platt named to lead SBC's IMB
ROCKVILLE, Va. (BP) – Alabama pastor and author David Platt was elected president of the Southern Baptist International Mission Board Aug. 27 by board trustees, meeting at the IMB's International Learning Center in Rockville, Va.
Platt, 36, pastor of The Church at Brook Hills, a Southern Baptist congregation in Birmingham, Ala., will take office effective immediately as president of the 169-year-old organization, the largest denominational missionary-sending body among American evangelicals. More than 4,800 Southern Baptist international missionaries serve worldwide.
Fayetteville council approves controversial
gender, sexual orientation ordinance 6-2
FAYETTEVILLE – By a vote of 6-2, Fayetteville became the first Arkansas city to approve a controversial ordinance protecting gender identity and sexual orientation Tuesday, Aug. 19.
Listen: Hobby Lobby & Religious Freedom
Bill Bumpas, host of the ABN Podcast, discusses the recent Supreme Court decision regarding Hobby Lobby and other matters concerning religious freedom, with Richard Piles, pastor of First Baptist Church, Camden, and chairman of the board of trustees of the SBC Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission.
Related: High court rules for Hobby Lobby
Work progresses on new Ouachita stadium
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