Below are past editions from 2018. Click on edition date to view downloadable PDF. For earlier archives of the Arkansas Baptist News visit special collections at Ouachita Baptist University.



January 11 – Top 10 stories of 2017; fire destroys Eagle Heights; ECON set for Jan. 29-30; WBC launches presidential search; Hunt family donates $500K to Camp Siloam; March for Life Jan. 21; David James retires from ABSC; Emily Smith new preschool and children's specialist at ABSC; ABC fires president; OBU trustees adopt five-year strategic plan; OBU receives $1.4 million gift; ABF announces distribution record; ABN publishes evangelist directory.

January 25 – Ronnie Floyd calls for racial unity; LifeWay building demolished; 2016 LMCO gifts; Camp Siloam new dining hall; City Center Conversations; ECON set for Jan. 29-30; Habernicht family and international students; Trump's immigration remarks; 2018 SBC Annual Meeting; Cabot Wild Game Expo; Nature films and God's sovereignty.

February 8 – Arkansas March for Life; SBC president nominees; Arkansas Baptists encouraged at ECON; ECON prayer conference; Inspire set to encourage and equip; Siloam receives $111,000 gift; Master'Singers Ukraine mission trip; OBU to host South African exhibit; Rodney Harris appointed to Arkansas heritage committee; PraizFest 2017.

February 22 – Weaker brother honors servants; Arkansas flu epidemic; ABCHomes searches for executive director; Platt to leave IMB; Life Community Church in Owensboro, Ky.; tips for choosing the right college; Williams Baptist College becomes university; churches receive FEMA funds; S.D. Hacker suffers stroke; attempted carjacking at Immanuel in Little Rock; Super Winter weekend; GuideStone offers single-staff health care solutions; ABF announces $120K in surplus gifts; WBC receives $215K gift; Gigi Marvin unites love for hockey and God.

March 8 – Billy Graham's impact; Hacker honored as associational missionary of the year; state conventions change CBF funding; Tacos 4 Life; 100 years of LifeWay architecture; 600-plus attend Wild Game Expo; bi-vocational ministers meet.

March 22 – WBC names Stan Norman as president; Tim Yarbrough elected to lead ASBP; Inspire attendees challenged to live redeemed; 800 attend Lead>Defend; DR volunteers help Keiser after tornado; tax code changes affect Arkansas Baptists; Tom Smith retires as joint forces chaplain; Freeman Heights holds deacon-led crusade; Chris Sims plants multiplying churches.

April 5 – Frank Page resigns from SBC Executive Committee; FBC Sutherland Springs launches building project; Health care sharing ministries offer alternative to traditional insurance; learning to survive springtime allergies; 200 attend Radiant; Arkansas Right to Life advocates for the unborn; FBC Walnut Ridge baptizes 10 during baptism party; OBU approves director of nursing; ABN Day of Prayer set.

April 19 – J.D. Greear and Ken Hemphill rally prayer; IMB accepting resumes for president; Adam Venters and Teresa Stephens new BCM leaders; 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.; WBC approves new programs and budget; D. August Boto named SBC Executive Committee interim president; Delta churches see revival through cooperation; Cornerstone Transition Home; Youth Right to Life video contest; Master'Singers tour Ukraine.

May 3 – WBC chapel named after Startup; Ronnie Floyd urges prayer for unity; The Museum of the Bible opens in Washington D.C.; Arkansas Baptists awarded at Baptist Communications Association; ABSC's Conflict Reconciliation Ministry; Baptist retired workers gather; WBC graduation May 5; Arkansas DR helps Mountainburg recover; CONNECT in Stuttgart.

May 17 – Southwestern trustees gather for action on Paige Patterson; Banner Hope Center minister through new county facility; Day of Prayer event at U.S. Capitol; Creative spring break missions; Arkansas collegiate ministers gather at Summit; SBC Dallas travel help available to pastors; Sherwood medical and dental clinics; Wendy Richter new state historian.

May 31 – SBC Annual Meeting at Dallas; ABSC CP 2019 budget approved; Paige Patterson removed as Southwestern president; 3,500 decisions during Master'Singers crusade; Arkansas nominated for SBC service; Balboa Baptist builds community with Outreach Center; New Orleans surprises Arliss Dickerson with endowed chair; OBU builds Berry-Peeples Bible Building; Trennis Henderson new WMU national correspondent.

June 14 – SCOTUS affirms Ark. judgment, rules for baker; Paige Patterson's attorney claims 'misrepresentation'; Arkansas pastor calls for SWBTS board resignations; Suits filed over Arkansas Ten Commandments monument; Cowboy and Rose City churches join for outreach; Medical-dental clinic impacts Fordyce; Russell to pastor Russellville.

June 28 – Kelly Jones to direct Monticello home; Super Summer draws students to Christ; Arkansans sweat in the Texas heat to share Christ's love at SBC Crossover; Rally raises abuse awareness, encourages church response; Mike Pence affirms, encourages Baptists in Dallas; Undivided panels discuss race and the SBC; Margaret Colson elected executive secretary of editor's group. 


July 12 – SWBTS donors pull funding; Camp Siloam opens Cedar Hall; Baptist business leader submissions being sought; World Changers returns to Little Rock for 12th year of ministry; New students need to take time to organize; Five tips to staying organized in college; Evangelicals hopeful in Kennedy departure; churches join together to make impact; Davis writer-reporter for ABN; Father-son baptized; Pocahontas church unbelievably thankful.


July 26 – Kavanaugh nod nonpartisan pro-kingdom, Greear says; Former Arkansas pastor charged in assault case; Trennis Henderson travel to tell WMU story; Casinos, tort reform, Arkansas ballot issues; Suicide: A growing issue in a changing culture; A special kind of grief; Arkansas Baptist disaster relief responds to Texas flooding; WBU migrates new email domain; Prayer gathering Aug. 27-28. 


August 9 – Arkansas Baptists rally against casino initiative; David Platt initiates sexual abuse investigation; Greear announces sexual abuse study group; Baptist women serve in seats of influence; Turner new president of Southwestern; WBU new sign; Arkansas Baptist mission church burglarized in Little Rock; ABSC gathering seeks extraordinary prayers; Satanists to rally protesting Ten Commandments monument; Students make joyful sound at WorshipWorks; Arkansas Baptist business leader nominations sought; Thank you, Arkansas Baptist churches!; Super Summer Arkansas reaches China; Drop the mic: What you might not know about SBC missions work; ABF continues to invest in CP ministries; The value of being a follower; Reaching the nations among us; Cooperation the foundation for CP.


August 23 – ABSC board hires Marcus Brown; Engage to celebrate God's work through women; David James retires from ABSC; Paragould site launches attracts 1,000+; Camp Joshua trains pro-life leaders; Page: Tort reform amendment is not a pro-life issue; OBU sets fundraising record of $17.2 million; I am Dixie Jackson; Block party ministry sparked a fire in church; OBU's Ben Elrod dies at 87.


September 6 – Pastors and staff pray for revival; Passion Play: Honoring past and pressing forward; Book review: 'God in the Window'; Acts 1:8 One Day headed to Poinsett County Oct. 6; Arkansas Baptists travel the state to serve neighbors; students explore their call; Victory Car Show at Immanuel Baptist; FBC Scranton marks 50 years; Johnny McCoy shares testimony.


September 20 – ABSC Annual Meeting Oct. 23-24 in Jonesboro; WBU to inaugurate Norman Sept. 28; Arkansas amendments face court challenges; College of the Ozarks drops Nike uniforms; Johnny Hunt named to lead evangelism at NAMB; Associational annual meetings schedule; ABSC Executive Board offers budget; 2018 ABSC Annual Meeting schedule; Arkansas Baptists to be nominated for service in Jonesboro; Resolution submission and 2018 ABSC committees; WBU students capture awards; Bob Fielding speaks to law enforcement officers; ABF board meets at Camp Siloam.


October 4 – The opioid crisis hits home for Baptist family; Derek Brown to lead ABCHomes; WMU women Engage in Unshakeable Pursuit; Opioid abuse: What's you church to do?; Arkansas students take faith to school through SYATP; Bless those who bring good news; Pastors' Conference to highlight high call of ministry; Arkansas DR deployed to Carolinas and Texas; Clyde Meador named interim president of IMB; Executive Committee hears concerns about Baptist work; WBU ranks highly in new report; Golden Age Conference fills WBU's Manley Chapel; Baptist business leader nominations sought.


October 18 – Acts 1:8 One Day impacts lives for Christ; ABCHomes restructures Harrison Boys Ranch; IMB appoints missionaries with Arkansas ties; $158.9 million given to LMCO; Issue 1: Pro-life or human-life measure?; Hurricane Michael devastates Fla. coast; Arkansas woman takes on World Race; Do good to those who are of the household of faith; OBU dedicates Berry-Peeples building; Soos Stained Glass turns sunlight into divine light; 225 attend BCM Fall Retreat at Camp Siloam; Don Settles honored for 50 years as ordained minister; church hosts five sports camps in one summer.


November 1 – Arkansas Baptists fulfill calling, oppose gambling amendment; Gary Fulton leaves footprints across ABSC and Arkansas; Ministers' wives focus on total woman; Housing allowance defended in appeals courts; Convention speakers: 'Fulfill Your Calling'; ABSC agencies and institutions report to messengers; Pastors' Conference speakers share passion for the gospel; Issue 4, use of social media addressed in resolutions; FBC Hope celebrates 150 years.


November 15 – Legalizing casinos offers ministry opportunities; Journey Church and adoption: 'It is in our DNA'; Paul Chitwood, Ky. exec., tapped to lead IMB; Students 'Connect' with Christ during weekend mission trip; How to deal with grief during the holidays; Historic summer at Camp Siloam; First-grader raises $500+ for children with cancer; 'Love One Another' 2019 National Day of Prayer theme.


November 29 – Missionary to Mena: 'Church is something you do'; New employees join Camp Siloam ministry; 80 ABSC churches serve after hurricane; ABN subscription increases effective in 2019; Seniors collect 30K in quarters for children's home; Ouachita receives unrestricted gift of $1 million for 2nd year; Study estimates contributions of non-reporting SBC churches; Lottie Moon Christmas Offering to reach 'every nation'; Wrong turn in Trumann leads to professions of faith; OBU to present A Festival of Christmas Nov. 30 & Dec. 1; WBU's Massey publishes 'In a Better Place'.


December 13 – Tigers' player-led culture stands out, Knight says; Venable hired to lead collegiate team; ABSC prayer workshop to feature Kendrick; Things you remember if you grew up Baptist; ABSC debuts new DR website; Former Williams president dies at 86; LifeWay debuts new bookstore concept to 'redefine' experience; Churches use Christmas for strategic outreach; Christmastime is all about community; Nehemiah team founders challenge Arkansas students; NAMB asserts 'supporting' agency in court brief; Ark. Legislature convenes Jan. 15; W.C. Fields, Southern Baptist public relations pioneer, dies at 96.

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