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.
Williams student dies in auto accident
WALNUT RIDGE – The Williams Baptist College (WBC) family is grieving the loss of one of its own after the tragic death of student athlete Britny Vickers.
Vickers was killed in a car accident Monday night, May 2, in southeast Walnut Ridge. According to reports, a truck crossed the center line and collided with a car driven by Vickers. The driver of the truck died as well.
Vickers, 20, was a sophomore psychology major from Homosassa, Fla., and a midfielder for the WBC Lady Eagles soccer team.
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