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ABN Archive By Year

The list below is a summary of content from the years 2012-2017. For earlier archives of the Arkansas Baptist News visit special collections at Ouachita Baptist University.


January 12 – ABCHomes announces $1.2M in gifts; 2016’s top stories: what a year it was; ‘Recharge, refocus’ aim of Evangelism Conf.; Moore under fire after Trump win; Susie Everett Hall dedicated; Arkansans to speak at SBC pastors’ conf.: Focus on ethnic, smaller churches; College City merger benefits WBC; Page: ‘Post-truth’ 2016 word of year; Mary Turner dies after cancer battle; States boost CP sent to SBC causes.

January 26 – Williams gift of $2.9 million ‘unprecedented’; From ‘Big Bosnia’ to ‘Little Bosnia’; Churches look to future after paying off debt; Congress more Catholic, less Protestant since ‘61; AUL: Arkansas 4th most pro-life state; Trump transition team listening to evangelicals; ABCHomes launches new ministry to foster care community in Sebastian Co.; Ark. couple continues fight against Glorieta sale; U.S. abortion rates at all-time low; Union celebrates Reformation’s 500th.

February 9 – Baptists ‘recharge, refocus’ around evangelism; Tenn. pastor resigns IMB over mosque flap; SBC leaders praise Trump pick: Gorsuch ‘a strong constitutionalist’; Satanic statue at Capitol clears committee hurdle; Tornado damages William Carey Univ.; ‘Life is winning,’ Pence tells marchers; Rally for life at State Capitol; Pressing On: Common sense comes to Washington; SBC president speaks on prayer.

February 23 – Cover: Baptist universities invest in students' spiritual growth; Rallies call for defunding of Planned Parenthood; Churches in U.S. becoming more conservative; Gaines shares thoughts on prayer, SBC, nation; Prestonwood escrows CP over SBC concerns; Platt apologizes for IMB amicus brief; Arkansas DR volunteers deploy to Louisiana; Letter claims ban ‘deeply’ concerning; Baptist florist to appeal case to SCOTUS.

March 9 – Cover: Sharing the gospel, one sign at a time; CP escrowing by churches draws attention of SBC; Arkansas Supreme Court strikes down Fayetteville’s LGBT gender ordinance; Williams largely escapes storm damage; Jeff Thompson named AM of the year; 22 positions eliminated in IMB tech department; Pressing On: Technology and the sin of distraction; 600-plus students learn to defend faith.

March 23 – Cover: 'A joyous ring' resounds at 43rd Handbell Festival; Bellevue Baptist reaches $1 million in CP gifts; ‘Inspire’ challenge: ‘Be more like Jesus’; Former Baptist camp faces zoning violations; Russell Moore: ‘The conscience of the SBC?’; House makes the Bible Arkansas’ ‘official book’; Arkansas DR to assist hay transport to Okla.; Pressing On: The Church and the rise of modern liberalism; Who is a ‘Minister for Tax Purposes?’.

April 6 – Cover: Combatting bullying takes courage, Baptist Prep students told; NCOSE names‘Dirty Dozen’ sex exploiters; 3 congregations worship together under one roof; 2 Arkansas school boards to cease praying; Arkansas natives aim to plant ‘relational church’ in Wyoming; NTSB probes church bus, truck crash that killed 13; Pressing On: Why many want to die ‘doing life their way’; Former Ark. DOM, Atchison, dies at 89; McCarley joins ABCHomes staff.

April 20 – Cover: Into the streets ... for service (Tiger Serve); Demand for hotel rooms up for SBC Phoenix; ABCHomes offers multifaceted ministry reach across Arkansas; Ark. law changes on guns in churches; Muslims outpacing Christians in births; Gaines: Prayer key to unity in the SBC; Pressing On: Capital punishment and the Bible; Special section: Student and youth ministry; Faith & Culture: A closer look at ‘Truth’.

May 4 – Cover: Retired Baptist workers fellowship and worship; former Maryland/Delaware state exec. sues NAMB; Intentional interim ministry helps churches refocus ministry; SBC Phoenix: 'Pray! For such a time as this'; Prestonwood announces it won't escrow CP funds; Pressing On: Why you should pray for the SBC Annual Meeting; ABN Day of Prayer: Pray for God's work across Arkansas; Death penalty cases scrutinized, complex; Seth Tucker joins ABSC staff as youth consultant; Mother's Day offering promotion underway; Ark. associations to host Five Principles of Unity training events May 8-11; Bonus Content: Black River levee fails, NE Ark. under flash flood emergency.

May 18 – Cover: Ministering to the needy holistically; Rogers named dean of students at Ouachita; Volunteers respond: Widespread flooding hits churches across Ark.; FBC, Jonesboro, becomes HUB partner; Americans are fond of Bible, don’t read it; Pressing On: The SBC and the crisis of identity; Review: ‘Spiritual Prepper’; Faith & Ethics: How Trump’s order impacts the pulpit; Religious reaction to Trump executive order mixed; Prayer Gathering Aug. 28-29; Pastor drowns in Little Red River; Baptists lead during National Day of Prayer.

June 1 – Central Baptist, Conway, children’s area excites families, tool for ministry; Grady Cothen, president of two SBC entities, dies; 2018 budget OK’d by ABSC Finance Comm.; Ark. Baptists named to committees, boards; Send challenge: ‘Play a part in God’s mission’; NAMB responds to suit by former state exec.; Pressing On: When floodwaters rise, we look to God ... and DR; Letter to the Editor: Articles contradict; Ten Commandments monument coming to Arkansas Capitol in June; Trump’s Israel trip renews calls for Jerusalem embassy.

June 15 – Cover: Uncommon Arkansans: Ouachita’s Ben Elrod; CBF cuts missionaries, staff after offering drop; SBC reports more churches, fewer church members; LMCO, AAEO offerings in line with trends; ‘Annie’s church’ in threat of foreclosure; NY mosque that led to SBC rift a go-ahead; Pressing On: Advocacy journalism in an era of ‘fake news’; Racial unity in SBC life focus of new book; Nominations for Baptist Businessperson of Year; Secular education leads to career in missions; Children ‘spring’ into ‘Sproing’ at Camp Siloam.

June 29 – Cover: Arkansas Baptists worship ‘Son’ at SBC in Phoenix; Pastors’ wives urged to be brave, engage culture; Native Americans celebrate church growth; Students change world by sharing the gospel; Martin retires after 25 years with convention; Ark. Baptists brave heat at SBC Phoenix; CP panels celebrate Southern Bapt. Missions; Pressing On: July Fourth and the fading ‘American Miracle’; Faith & Ethics: Arkansas problem gambling helpline data: 2005-15; ABSC building to close at noon Fridays starting July 7; ‘Alt-right’ vote & evangelism draw SBC focus; SBC messengers approve 10 resolutions; Ark. Baptists lead at SBC Pastors’ Conference; Motion for soul-winning task force affirmed; SBC editors ask for greater ERLC cooperation; Camp Joshua equips students to be pro-life advocates; Davis serving as ABN intern; McCoy elected Ark. ministry coordinator; Photo page: Arkansas Baptists at SBC in Phoenix.

July 13 – Cover: ‘Micro-church’ network leads to nine salvations; Large Spurgeon collection launched online by MBTS; Deer makes surprise visit to FBC, Fayetteville; Re-visioned South Side now Family Church; National SBC CP giving 5.96% above projection; Pressing On: Why don’t we take the time to read the Bible?; Call & Respond: Christianity and patriotism; Super Summer 2017 a ‘catalyst for change’; ‘Chaplain of Bourbon Street’ dies at 89; Ark. Ten Commandments monument destroyed; Special Section: Back to Campus; Three new faces join ABSC team in LR; Ouachita’s Arkansas Baptist collection earns national Woolley library award; Allen named wrestling head coach at Williams Baptist; Faith & Culture: Pastor confident he’ll redeem ‘Annie’s Church’; Hobby Lobby to forfeit Bible artifacts, pay $3M fine.

July 27 – Cover: Former addicts get ‘second chance’ in Jesus Christ; ERLC parenting conf. Aug. 24-26 in Nashville; Ark. Baptists partner with Send City missionaries across North America; Statewide Prayer Gathering set for Aug. 28-29; Former addict now on divine mission; Federal court upholds N.C. religious liberty law; Pressing On: Light a bonfire in your church around Acts 1:8; Faith & Ethics: The sad, simple case of Eugene Peterson; Snakes found in Baptist building; 2nd Leadership University for women set for Sept. 9; Floyd: Oval Office prayer gathering ‘humbling’; Ouachita Baptist adopts budget, enrollment goals during meeting.

August 10 – Cover: Sarah Huckabee Sanders: From Ouachita to the White House; Freeze resigns amid scandal at Ole Miss; 5,000 campers fill Camp Siloam; Sanders 3rd woman WH press secretary; National CP receipts 5.08% above projection; Ark. governor hosts Restore Hope Summit; Pressing On: Whatever happened to the Brotherhood Commission?; Faith & Ethics: The road to normalizing same-sex marriage; From Our Churches: God is doing a mighty work!; Send Orlando: 4,000 exhorted to ‘redefine life’; Gallup: Non-denominational Protestants on rise; Baptist youth engage God and community; Summer camp creates ‘worshipful’ church leaders; E4Call internship helps students discern calling; Foster, Perkins named Williams Baptist College dept. chairs.

August 24 – Cover: ABSC board approves budget, celebrates work; Baptists minister after Charlottesville violence; 2018 budget reaches Arkansas, world; Acts 1:8 event to draw thousands; Evangelism task force holds first meeting; Pressing On: Racism – in all its forms – is evil; Letters to the Editor: Gambling and Too Political; Arkansas church helps take gospel to Ethiopia; Arkansas plans to appeal judge’s abortion ban ruling; Blackwood to direct WBC police; National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children Sept. 9; Right to Life crosses found, not trailer.

September 7 – Pastors pray for Kingdom Advance; Thousands of students gather for prayer Sept. 27; 300-plus pastors gather for prayer; Floyd named president of National Day of Prayer; Photo: Camp Siloam breaks ground on new dining hall; Ark. DR deploys following Texas floods; Paragould pastor killed in auto accident; Pressing On: Your state paper: An anchor in our community; What is Pastor/Staff Appreciation Month?; Letter to the Editor: ‘Shoddily executed’ editorial; Churches join together to ‘Impact Fordyce’; Above and Beyond 2017 Dixie offering theme; ABSC messenger registration online in 2017; Statement on biblical sexuality issued.

September 21 – Cover: Annual meeting theme ‘Encourage to Engage’ Nov. 7-8 in Russellville; Ark. Baptist colleges see enrollment gains; 125 attend 2nd ‘Leadership Univ.’; 5 languages, 1 church: Elmdale Baptist; Pressing On: The mark of a champion; Faith & Ethics: Atheists must be smarter than you and me; Crossgate ministry: A ‘hospital for marriages’; Pastor appreciation: Shhhh... Don’t tell the pastor; 2017 ABSC Annual Meeting Schedule; ABSC Executive Board offers budget, ministry recommendations for 2018; Resolutions and committee information; Ark. Baptists to be nominated for service in Russellville.

October 5 – Cover: Preserving Baptist history; Ouachita library official archive for Ark. Baptists; 344 DR vols serve following Harvey; Gaines: Move Memphis Confederate war statue; Pastors’ Conference aims to encourage, inspire; Pressing On: Why don’t we kneel for the unborn?; Letter to the Editor: Church T-shirts; Williams Baptist College to become university; ABCHomes’ Perry to retire from agency; Ouachita announces $1 million gift, renovation.

October 19 – Volunteers share gospel in central Ark.; ACLU sues for abortion pills in pharmacies; Williams name change helps define university ‘s future; Ark. WMU restructures at annual meeting; 2,500 volunteers from 190 churches witness during Acts 1:8 One Day event; ERLC, GuideStone defend clergy housing allowance; Pressing On: When prayer comes to Las Vegas; Letter to the Editor: ‘Emotionally charged’ cartoon; Baptist cooperation brings gospel to Montréal; Building & Facilities section: FBC, El Dorado, adds form, function with sanctuary update; Students pray for schools, leaders at See You at the Pole; 17 saved at Bucks, Ducks and Faith Sept. 30 in Black Rock; ‘Golden Age’ event features encouragement, music; Bonus Content: Congress should end IRS oversight of sermons; Preschooler raises $400 for disaster relief.

November 2 – Cover: Rocky Bayou celebrates 175 years; Congress prayer tradition upheld by federal judge; Jones leaving WBC for Calif. Post; One of the oldest associations west of the Mississippi: Rocky Bayou celebrates 175 years; 188 bikers find Jesus at annual BBB rally in NWA; Former President Bush speaks at Union University; Annual meeting officer candidates announced; Pressing On: Russellville FBC: A special place in my heart; Faith & Ethics: Cases of religious discrimination increase; Letters to the Editor: Gore column disappointing and Baptist education a blessing; Trumann church organist celebrates 100th birthday; Students serve following Harvey; Russellville First continues ‘legacy of faith’ beyond the River Valley; Religious freedom memo draws praise/criticism; Subscriber Feature: Thank you, Arkansas Baptist churches!; Mitchell retires from AM post after five decades of ministry; Students discern God’s plan through Explore Your Call.

November 16 – Arkansas Baptists called to ‘Engage’; send out planters; Pew: Transgender views follow partisan divide; Ross: ‘Be a positive advocate for CP’; Museum of the Bible a ‘celebration of Scripture’; God understands tragedy, pastor says; LifeWay Stores conduct national Bible drive; Southwestern Seminary cuts staff by 30 positions; Pressing On: When an angry heart can destroy your soul; Pro-life centers win fight against Calif. abortion law; Letter to the Editor: ‘Where did Cain get his wife?’; Speakers challenge Ark. Baptists to share gospel; Agencies highlight God’s work across Arkansas; Pastors’ Conf. speakers share passion for the gospel; Gathright wins ABN watch; ABSC messengers approve six resolutions; Across Arkansas: 1,500 attend fall carnival; ‘Glass-house living at best is hard,’ ministers’ wives told; Photo Page: ‘Encourage to Engage’ in Russellville.

November 30 – Cover: Baptist Businessperson of the Year: J.D. Neeley; Puerto Rico relief needs more volunteers, funding; Church safety: Myths dispelled, critical tips shared; Free safety training Dec. 7 at FBC, Mountain Pine; J.D. Neeley of FBC Camden named ABN Businessperson of the Year; Church with woman pastor declined by TBC; Pressing On: Seasons change; God’s faithfulness endures; Union settles lawsuit over HHS abortion mandate; Letter to the Editor: Thanks, Sam Roberts!; Sharing Christ through couponing and toys; WoP/Lottie Moon Offering undergird missionaries; What Arkansas law says about guns in churches; Ark. Baptist communicators honored at inaugural ARcom Awards ceremony; Bonus Content: Amid RVers in the Arizona desert, church offers faith.

December 14 – Cover: Merry Christmas from the staff of the Arkansas Baptist News; National CP 5.67% below projection; ABSC Executive Board has final ‘17 meeting, conducts orientation; Trump officially recognizes Jerusalem as capital; Security seminars draw large crowds; LifeWay dedicates new Nashville offices; ABN to resume publication Jan. 11; Pressing On: Football and fractured church ministry; Faith & Ethics: Football and fractured church ministry; Letters the Editor: Alt-right confusion and Women pastors; Book review: Sons of the 43rd; Survey seeks qualities of effective associational leaders; Miller new DOM of Faulkner Assoc.; Building & Facilities section: Williams Baptist dedicates $2.3 million Belle Hall; Church passes on building/property ‘for God’s purpose’; Massey named Williams Baptist band director; Clear Creek volunteers minister to Clarksville.


January 14 – Floodwaters activate Ark. DR vols; ABN recaps top stories of 2015; Central Baptist grows campus near Newport; 2,000 blessed at 'Christmas is for Caring' event; Renewed gay marriage ban in Ala. debated; Congress sends PPFA defunding bill to Obama; Workshops a part of evangelism conference; Ex-chaplain at McPherson faces charges.

January 28 – Communicators fall amid IMB cutbacks; Thousands 'March for Life' in LR; Hollingsworth to lead South Carolina Baptists; Ark. mission giving increases; Self, moderate SBC nominee, dies; Man finds Christ after shooting; Activist group targets colleges; DR vols share Christ during cleanup; Sam Roberts new ABSC president.

February 11 – ABSC evangelism conference: Thousands gather to focus on growth; Pastor takes 'steps' to pay debt; LifeWay trustees OK building relocation; Christian entertainment: 'Risen' tells of Crucifixion; Prayer workshop: Smith to attendees: 'Just worship Him'; Hundreds of voices 'ring' at PraizFest; Paron to offer programmed camp; Pressing On: What does the IMB have to hide?; When the sheep feed the shepherd.

February 25 – Orphan finds God, serves in Arkansas; 'Apologetic Cafe' opens Bible dialogue over radio airwaves; Platt asks state media to encourage unity; Christian Education edition; New cowboy church in Pope County; 200-plus saved during Honduras trip; Moore mobilizes seniors to pray; OBU dedicates Bill Vining Legacy Wall; Holman center to host Stuttgart clinic.

March 10 – 1,132 leave IMB in historic 'reset'; Arkansas missionary reacts to force reduction; Hunters seek fowl, but find God; Photo: Watoto Children's Choir; Church Building & Facilities edition; Toon named 'Missionary of the Year'; Bi-vocational challenges explored; 600 seek answers for their generation; Pressing On: The nasty turn of political discourse; Women & Faith page.

March 24 – Bellevue's Gaines to be SBC nominee; Cowboy churches reach NM Indians; Viloa church's heart breaks for community Easter; 650 'Inspired' to stand against darkness; ABN Day of Prayer across state May 15; DR to aid south Arkansas flood victims; Arkansas Baptist wins 4A basketball title; Baylor settles dispute with alumni association.

April 7 – IMB responds to baptism report; Arkansas DR volunteers bringing relief; Armed man arrested at Bellevue Baptist Easter service; Mission Siloam promotes 'life vision'; Some storms know no season; Baptists await contraceptive ruling; Nick Burt joins ABSC staff; Carey association celebrates 100 years; Unconditional love brings atheist to Christ.

April 21 – 'America is in trouble,' Graham tells Arkansans; Ben Sells named 16th president of Ouachita Baptist; Video endorsing candidate for SBC president of little concern to leaders; LifeWay breaks ground on new location; 'Mr. Disaster Relief' honored; Tiger Serve impacts Arkadelphia; Church gets tech help from children.

May 5 – Southern Baptists to meet in St. Louis; Target in bullseye for boycott; Crystal Hill members recovering from horrific wreck; SBC president candidates interviewed; Files named 'Mother of Year'; 12 saved during N. Pulaski outreach; Floyd challenges child care providers; Tingle shares story with retirees.

May 19 – Moore and Trump tangle on Twitter; Student revival erupts in Walnut Ridge; Williams mourns loss of student athlete; Montalvo: ‘Team up’ to reach lost; Facebook liberal bias questioned; Object lessons teach Jesus at ‘Sproing’; ABCHomes fashion show raises $40K; Vols key to Camp Paron ministry.

June 2 – ABSC CP budget set at $21 million; ‘Foreign missions’ in Jonesboro; Floyd, evangelicals to meet with Trump; Page: Bi-vocational pastors ‘not alone’; Students experience ministry through E4Call; Rising health care costs a concern for churches; Cooperation Agreements stir petition; Transgender bathroom controversy.

June 16 – SBC loses members, increases churches; ‘Gospel video’ seeks to reach culture; Tops $165.8 million: Record giving to LMCO; Sports camp opens door to church’s community; Baylor fires coach Briles, demotes president Starr; Bobby Bowen named ABN ‘Father of the Year’ for 2016; Graham statue moving to N.C.; MBC wins appeals court ruling in Foundation case; Williams Baptist sells Ridge Center; Questions linger for IMB leaders.

June 30 – SBC: Baptists call for prayer, end to racism; Evangelicals meet with candidate: Floyd a Trump ‘advisor’; Ouachita campaign exceeds $48M; World Changers ‘dive’ into Little Rock service; B21 panelists call for ‘gospel intentionality’; Overstreet to serve as ABN intern; NAMB says Md./Del. investigation ‘concluded’; Debbie Moore retires from ABSC after 15 years; SBC repudiates Confederate flag; Arkansas Baptists at SBC St. Louis.

July 14 – ‘Handyman missionaries’ serve at Paron; Court’s order ‘great concern’ for religious liberty; Camp Siloam campaign reaches $1 million; Trump ‘born-again’, according to Dobson; Former McPherson chaplain pleads guilty; Ark. Baptists share gospel in St. Louis; Pressing On: ‘Two Kinds Of Justice’; Super Summer a student favorite.

July 28 – Ark. disaster relief: Partner in the storm; Designed ‘mobile first’: ABN revamps website; ‘Intensive’ prayer meeting Aug. 29-30; FBC, Hatfield, shares Christ through hoops; Arkansas Baptist News announces staff changes; Obama transgender order challenged by 10 more states; Expository Preaching Conference trains pastors; Severe storm closes Baptist building; Tucker: ‘Our responsibility in crisis’; Smaller churches to lead Pastors’ Conf.

August 11 – UrbanPromise takes gospel to neighborhood; Seeking the Messiah in Israel; Alcohol-church debate erupts after pastor fired; For now, Supreme Court blocks transgender ruling; Former ABSC staffer to lead WMU; FBC, Rogers, aims gospel at young marksmen; ‘Faith’ reconciliation in the Delta; Missionary family dies in W. Nebraska wreck; ‘Mentorship’ key to E4Call program; 218 saved on FBC, Beebe, mission.

August 25 – ABSC to move closer to historic 50-50 CP split; Statewide prayer meeting August 29-30 in Little Rock; La. flooding activates Ark. DR teams; 3,202 decisions made during Brazil Olympics; Injuries teach OBU athlete what’s ‘really important’; The eternal impact of VBS in Arkansas; Pressing On: A five-year strategic plan bears fruit; Inaugural RECHARGE held at Camp Paron; OBU tops in #MyTopCollege competition.

September 8 – Prayer rally calls for racial and spiritual unity; It’s missions here, there, everywhere; Ark. DR responds to historic La. flooding; Ken Starr cuts ties with Baylor University; Ark. Dems add medical pot to platform; ‘The Grind’ Podcast brings church planting talk to Web; Delta pastor sees ministry vision met; Dixie Jackson: ‘Living the Gospel’ 2016 offering theme; LGBT claims unsupported by science, report says; Pressing On: Of Big Macs and men; Christ of the Ozarks marks 50 years; Youth ‘clamor’ for worship at Siloam.

September 22 – Ark. Baptists to ‘Engage’ at 163rd annual meeting; ‘Medical marijuana’ debate takes center stage in Ark. Nov. 8 election; Tim Kaine says the Bible supports gay marriage; La. floods: Stories of loss, redemption; Students serve La. flood victims; Thousands to gather at SYATP Sept. 28; Williams moves up in U.S. News rankings; Pressing On: How to respond to ‘taking a knee’; Christians, be alert; the battle rages; Knowledge a key to safe ministry.

October 6 – Religion’s impact $1.2 trillion in US; Students pray for schools, nation; Ark. Baptists respond to call across globe; Missouri Supreme Court returns MBC Foundation; Women ‘Engage’ in missions experience; ABSC Pastors’ Conference to address church issues; ABN announces 2016 Christmas card contest; Pressing On: Stand up and vote your faith in November; Parsons wows at Golden Age event.

October 20 – Acts 1:8 One Day volunteers share Christ in Ft. Smith; From Cobras to Christ: 14 ex-gang members make professions of faith; Ark. DR to North Carolina; One of top 3 churches in SBC: Cross Church ups CP gifts to $1.1 million; Annie Armstrong giving reported 2nd highest; Faith Riders take gospel to biker haven; Pressing On: Is the 2016 election God’s judgment on America?; Monette churches join to help veteran; Nailbenders help church in Missouri.

November 3 – Siloam receives $1M gift; ‘Engage’ draws Baptists to LR; Apologetics ed critical to reaching culture; American history museum to examine U.S. religion; Smith, who led Brotherhood, dies at 95; Pressing On: Here she is ... 115 years strong; Key ballot measures for Nov. 8 election; Election exposes Evangelical divide; Speakers to attendees: ‘Engage Arkansas with gospel’; ABSC agency reports highlight God’s work in Ark.

November 17 – Williams celebrates homecoming; Trump elected; Ark. voters approve ‘medical marijuana’; Ark. churches among fastest growing; Death penalty affirmed in Calif., Neb., Okla.; USPS issues Nativity stamp for Christmas season; Physician-assisted suicide approved in Colo.; 300 gather at Siloam for Replicate; Remains of Baptist lobbyist’s wife found; ‘You are!’ theme of ABCHomes offering; Lottie Moon offering goal $155 million; Special Section: Williams turns 75.

December 1 – New app supports giving; Tucker says: ABSC reflecting growing diversity; Businessman Gillis recognized for service; In same week: Hunter bags record buck, gets baptized; Sheffield recognized for 60 years of ministry; ABSC Evangelism Conf. Jan. 30-31; Graham crusades’ Cli Barrows dies at 93; Physician-assisted suicide grows in U.S.; Florist, bakers await court decision; Girls stand for faith at Radiant; Ivory Coast missionaries mark 50th.

December 15 – Nativity ban results in flood of displays; Ark. Baptists celebrate Christmas through outreach, special events; One door closes; another opens: Church plant gifted with new facility; Trump picks Baptist to lead EPA department; Charitable donations up overall in 2015; Ark. 4th in rate of divorce nationwide; Former ABSC staffer Bob Holley dies at 83; Pressing On: How a funeral helps us consider life.


January 15 – LGBT fight not over in Fayetteville; Top 10 stories of 2014; Sanctity of Life: Dumas family blessed through adoption; ABN Digest; WMU leader Carolyn Weatherford Crumpler dies at 84; Southern Baptist prayer advocate T.W. Hunt dies at age 85; First Baptist Church, Almyra, gives 30% through CP; Glorieta ordered to cease pumping water; new judge in case.

January 29 – Prayer meetings usher in Hutchinson's tenure; Thousands flood Capitol for 37th March for Life; BeOne Conference to teach students apologetics; ABN Digest; Ergun Caner steps down as Brewton-Parker president; 'Nailbender' Larry Gray dies at age 71; Supporters rally for fired Atlanta fire chief.

February 12 – Church Revitalization theme of ABSC conf.; Ark. House bans 'webcam abortions'; Detra Thomas shares 'Heart for Home' via radio; ABNDigest; Reid uses history to explain importance of revival; Arkansas Baptist News announces new advertising sections; Gaines to Arkansas pastors: 'Serve your community'; OBU's Powell to lead Ark. Department of Higher Education.

February 26 – Seminar helps churches prepare against violence; Black History Month: Race and the ABSC; Cross Church donates land to ABCHomes; ABNDigest; Bryant HS student leads teammates in Bible study; Ouachita alum Jason Tolbert named university's CFO.

March 12 – The 'many faces' of church planting in Arkansas; Wild game dinner reaches unchurched for Jesus Christ; David Mitchell 2015 AM of the Year; ABN Digest; 400-plus gather for Lead/Defend Conference; Bjorkman, former secretary to ABSC executive director, dies; Second senior prayer gathering March 27-28 in Arkadelphia.

March 26 – Tingle after accident: 'God, I'm totally in Your hands'; Warren addresses mental health issues in Hot Springs; City of Refuge reaches homeless to PhDs; ABN Digest; David Platt unveils 'reset' of IMB strategy, structure; Floyd names SBC Committee on Committees; Ark. Baptist NewsDay of Prayer set for May 17.

April 9 – ‘Religious freedom bill’ draws protests in Ark.; Preparing for the 2015 tornado season; 350 churches sign up for ‘Revitalization’; ABN Digest; Kisors survive accident, see God at work; Glorieta suit dismissed, notice of appeal filed.

April 23 – Cuba trip confirms SBC president’s call to prayer; Dan Jordan announces retirement; ‘He has risen!’ Arkansas Baptists celebrate Easter;ABN Digest; Tanton named Ark. Baptist News field strategist; Ark. OKs 10 Commandments on Capitol grounds; DR volunteers assist in boys ranch cleanup; Mother of Year deadline extended to April 26.

May 7 – Praying for awakening; Impact Little Rock makes impact for kingdom; Eureka Springs LGBT ordinance vote May 12; ABN Digest; Nation awaits same-sex marriage ruling; Day of Remembrance at Mayflower FBC; Rodgers named Mother of Year; Ark. Baptists win BCA awards in San Francisco.

May 21 – IMB opens door to new pathways for service; DR responds in Arkansas and Oklahoma; Horne leaves Ouachita for AICU post; ABN Digest; Eureka Springs affirms LGBT ordinance; IMB Policy 200-1; Yvonne Rodgers ‘born to be Mother of Year’; Little Red River debuts DR feeding unit.

June 4 – CP budget approved for fall meeting vote; ABSC adopts new branding: ‘Arkansas Baptists’; Ark. Baptists provide pure water in Nepal; ABNDigest; Foundation to relocate to ABSC building; KASMA students train for summer of service; DR teams serve in Ark., Texas after storms.

June 18 – South Side celebrates The Refuge; Changes to IMB key to reaching lost world; ABCHomes launches foster ministry; ABN Digest; Jay Jones named ABN Father of Year; Immanuel Baptist purchases former Kroger; Federal court blocks Arkansas abortion ban; Student-led event draws 800 to Harrison.

July 2 – SBC prays for awakening, supports marriage; Floyd: ‘Let’s lead holding onto the Word of God’; Arkansas Baptists in Columbus; ABN Digest; Hispanic event reaches 46 people for Christ; Ark. Baptist reflects on chat with Elisabeth Elliot; Jones family celebrates ‘special dad’ June 14; Fulton retires from ABSC; Breaking News: Supreme Court OKs same-sex marriage.

July 16 – Baptist leaders react to SC ruling; Camp Siloam goes ‘MulleTopia’; ‘Civil rights’ ordinance again before Fayetteville residents; ABN Digest; Sutton: Razorback, Baptist dies at 84; ‘Firebrand Baptist’ Dunn dies on 4th of July; Community garden plants ‘seeds of faith’; Wright named interim Ouachita president.

July 30 – Ark. Baptists to gather for prayer, revival; Arkansas pastor witnesses at PP; Hutchinson announces ‘faith summit’; Planned Parenthood caught pricing body parts in video; ABN Digest; Scouts continue to shift on LGBT issue; ‘Gospel’ the focus of 2015 YEC gathering.

August 13 – 13,500 embrace mission cause at Send NA; Churches urged to ‘be proactive’; Cross Church NWA gives $1 million to CP in 2015; ABN Digest; Fight to defund PPFA ‘far from over’; From Satan follower to disciple of Jesus.

August 27 – ‘Let’s plow ahead,’ ABSC’s Tucker says; 900 attendees challenged at YEC; Oregon bakers join hundreds at University Baptist rally; ABN Digest; Summer of service impacts interns; ABSC prayer gathering set for Aug. 31-Sept. 1; Levy Baptist embraces rich tradition.

September 10 – IMB to eliminate 600-800 positions; 350-plus appeal for great revival; Ark. WMU now foundation; Parker named exec. director; ABNDigest; Hutchinson calls faith community to action; Catching fish, men on the Norfork River.

September 24 – ABSC Annual Meeting Nov. 3-4 in Hot Springs; 80 saved, 1,500 participate in Acts 1:8 One Day mission; Pastors’ Conference seeks to encourage; ABN Digest; IMB announces retirement incentive details; Fayetteville act ‘incompatible’ with state law; ABSC’s Tingle has portion of leg amputated.

October 8 – Old-style tent revivals touch Arkansas towns; Planned new dining hall key to Siloam’s growth; Baptists reach bikers at BBB; ABN Digest; Mohler: ‘Reasonable faith’ important today; Baptist Businessperson of Year nominations being accepted; Barrett Baber wows judges on ‘The Voice’; WBC thoroughfare repaired.

October 22 – IMB financial crisis draws broad debate; Eternity House witnesses with drama; ABCHomes Thanksgiving Offering: Memories Made Here!; ABN Digest; Salvations scored at Paragould Fields of Faith; 5-year-old accepts gift, finds mentor for life; 81 salvations at Greene Co. Acts 1:8 event.

November 5 – Arkansans help provide ‘water on dry ground’; New churches added, net giving declines; IMB missionaries offered housing upon return; ABN Digest; Students seek to ‘Connect’ in Monticello; Bostick, wife of ABSC team leader, dies at age 48; Collegians pray for awakening, share gospel; New magazine features Cross Church’s Nick Floyd.

November 19 – Messengers gather for 162nd meeting; GuideStone wins appeal in contraceptive care suit; 1st revival in two decades sees 139 saved;ABN Digest; Arkansans still oppose same-sex unions; Bulger named winner of 2015 card contest; Davis named NAMB pastor ambassador.

December 3 – ABSC website to broaden reach; 'Persecution normal,' Ripken tells Baptists; Belview Baptists packs 1,200-plus shoe boxes; ABN Digest; Urban outreach critical, IMB missionary says; ABSC Evangelism Conf. Jan. 25-26 in Little Rock; 2016 Holy Land tour to bring Bible to life; Multimillion gift largest in Williams Baptist history.

December 17 – 'Strength through unity,' Tucker says; Churches celebrate Christ's birth; Foundation sells building, distributes part of proceeds; Baptist minister saves weekly newspaper; WMU Foundation helps Syrian refugees in Jordan; ABCHomes dedicates Family Care Home in LR, ABN Digest.


January 9 – 2013 top 10 stories chosen by ABN staff; LR couple requests trial in Glorieta suit; NOBTS prof. says to resolve church conflict ‘early’; Ouachita unveils plans for Cliff Harris Stadium; OBU, New Life Church partner; Huckabee to Ark. pastors: ‘Proclaim Christ’; Joe Garner joins ABSC staff; ABN Digest

January 23 – Eric Ramsey, ‘Indiana Jones’ of Ark. Baptists; North Korea leads world in persecution; First Baptist Church, Eagle Mills, experiences revival; Church has ‘polar bear plunge’ for Lottie Moon; Ark. ministers to gather at evangelism conference; ABN Digest

February 6 – ABSC conf. encourages Ark. Baptists; Flu season hits Arkansas, churches hard; Ruth Maynard teaches Christ for half a century; Blackaby tells Ark. Baptists: ‘Live the Lord’s Prayer’; Stockert new campus minister at Arkansas State University; Article in ABN leads donor to Ark. Baptist Foundation; Ministers’ wives gather for laughter, love; ABN Digest

February 20 – Arkansan shares Christ at Olympics; Ministry helps women turn lives around; First Baptist, England, ups giving, sees God at work; Family Care Home in Jonesboro nears completion; Group helps heal scars from abortion; ABN Digest

March 6 – Ronnie Floyd nominated for SBC pres.; ABSC announces restructuring Feb. 27; Jerry Gay named Associational Missionary of Year; ‘Beautiful’ girls conference lights up Camp Siloam; Tingle recovering from car accident; ABN Digest

March 20 – Restoration, revival, prayer SBC ‘14 focus; Ark. Baptist shares Holocaust story; Otter Creek Community Church merges, launches; First fashion show raises $39,000 for ABCHomes; Galatians 6:6 retreat strengthens pastors’ marriages; Conference ‘inspires’ Ark. Baptist women;ABN Digest

April 3 – 'Called to prayer' issued by ABSC; 'Common Ground' service helps churches break racial barriers; Young man's death inspires salvation decisions; Cooperative Program explained in new 'rant' video; Spring/summer 2014 Ark. Christian Parent available; Seniors called to pray for awakening;ABN Digest

April 17 – DR teams aid Camden victims; Camp gives missions experience; Moore returns to Africa, sees God still at work; David Perry marks 35 years at ABCHomes; Steps to involving students in missions; Mo. Baptists lose to Windermere appeal; ABN Digest

May 1 – 300-plus pastors pray for revival, renewal; Crowds greet Master'Singers in Ukraine; Floyd:'Let's complete the Great Commission'; Mother's Day 2014: Mother, daughter live and minister together; Tracy Hooks named ABN Mother of Year; Day of ministry 'impacts' Little Rock; ABN Digest

May 15 – Baptists respond folowing twister; 'The Church is not a building'; Thousands respond during Master'Singer tour; Page applauds Supreme Court decision on prayer; Connect 2014 reaches communities; 29 salvations recorded at Acts 1:8 One Day events; ABN Digest

May 29 – 2015 budget forwarded by ABSC comm.; Same-sex ruling appealed; Ronnie Floyd:'We've got to make a difference'; Muslim student at SWBTS draws criticism; Caner loses second 'fair use' copyright claim; Addison new ABSC assoc. exec. director; ABN Digest

June 12 – Hispanic event touches Gurdon; Ark. alcohol amendment draws fire; Outdoor Church reaches Arkansas sportsmen; New Hope brings life back to Black Oak after tornado; Pot ballot title gets approval; Williams seleced Father of the Year; New Life-OBU holds dedication June 10; ABN Digest

June 26 – Ronnie Floyd wins SBC presidency in Baltimore; 5,294 messengers attend SBC meeting; 'All the blessings are truly from Him': Rugged Cross experiences God's faithfulness; Tucker at MABTS lunch: 'Reach the unreached'; Missouri convention acquires 970 Windermere acres; ERLC honors heroic Christians at SBC; ABN Digest

July 10 – High court rules for Hobby Lobby; WBC ministers through 'aquaponics'; 'Two D.O.G.' aims to reach men with gospel; 440 seniors answer call to prayer for revival; Children donate to Baptist Collegiate Ministry; JoyWorks instills 'passion about worship'; ABN Digest

July 24 – Homebound woman reaches around world; Ark. to vote on alcohol, min. wage; Youth Evangelism Conference Aug. 8-9; WC serves in Arkansas; Russ Harrington retires from Baptist Health after 40 years; 'Arms Around' marks 11th year; Baptist Health begins work on new hospital in Conway; 'Discover the Difference' video wins Telly; ABCHomes houseparent dies; Jerry Gay inducted; ABN Digest

August 7 – Floyd tours US border; Baptists, Methodists drive Antioch mission; Friend form bond through World Changers; Central Baptist, Jonesboro, opens new Journey campus; Denny Wright leaves ABSC to pastor Balboa Baptist; Joe Garner leaves ABSC to pastor Brinkley Baptist

August 21 – ABSC approves 2015 budget, welcomes Floyd; 1,500 worship, learn at YEC; Trip to Nebraska 'opens eyes' to those in need; Floyd addressed ABSC Executive Board Aug. 12; Harper to lead missions team; Mt. Bethel holds 'old school' revival; Arkansas pastor shares Christ at Sturgis rally; ABNDigest

September 4 – ABSC AM Oct. 28-29 in Texarkana; David Platt to lead SBC's IMB; Fayetteville council votes 6-2 on controversial law; ABSC previews Church Revitalization strategy; New faces join ranks of Ark. associational missionaries; Foundation raises spending plan rate; ABN Digest

September 18 – Historic church renovation 'a labor of love'; BSU icon Jamie Jones dies at 91; 2014 Fishers of Men retreat nets salvation; Wilson appointed to FEMA council; Alcohol ballot measure challenged; Truett Cathy, faith-rooted entrepreneur, dies; ABN Digest

October 2 – 300 attend revitalization conference; ASU reverses decision, allows crosses; Teen achieves dream, ministers through music; Billie Harty Dining Room dedicated at Williams; ABN Digest

October 16 – ABSC president grows northeast Ark. church; Fayetteville to vote on gender ordinance; 1,800 serve during Acts 1:8 On Day Mission Trip; FBC, Hot Springs, addresses space issues, sees growth; ABN Digest; Christ shared at BBB; Dance to help LifeWay become 'best friend to pastors'; Ouachita unveils new initiatives to enhance tuition affordability; Miller to be nominated at Pastors' Conf.; Ark. Baptist volunteers needed

October 30 – Alcohol measure to be included on Nov. ballot; Floyd: Stand with Houston pastors; Seniors gather to pray for revival and awakening; Thanksgiving Offering benefits Children's Home; ABN Digest; Cross Church college ministry in yearlong revival; Mason encouraged by God's work in Arkansas

November 13 – Arkansas Baptists: 'Every One Matters'; Alcohol proposal fails, GOPs sweeps offices; Ark. church accepts call to impact African city; ABNDigest; Abedini shares at Cross Church about struggles, God's peace; Sparkman First Baptist Church: 'Beautiful Past, Bright Future'; Frank Page: 'Cooperative Program levels the playing field'

November 27 – Ark. high court takes up same-sex marriage ban; SBC president releases e-book, 'pleads with Southern Baptists'; OBU finishes undefeated for first time; Jacksonville revivals planned in 2015; ABN Digest; Engage the Nations draws 175 to Conway Nov. 7-8; ABCHomes get $65,000 from Brotherhood Mutual; 32 ABCHomes residents baptized

December 11 – Forum highlights Church role in mental health; SBC ethicist: Arkansas LGBT ordinance 'troubling'; Arkansas Baptist News to resume publication Jan. 15; Ark. Baptists celebrate Christmas; ABN Digest; ABSC evangelism conference set for Jan. 26-27; Fed. judges overturn Arkansas, Mississippi gay marriage bans; Bible museum construction nears in Washington


January 10 – 2012 top 10 stories chosen by ABN staff; Camp Siloam gets 96K donation; Evangelism Section; Farmington church uses ‘biometrics’ technology; Ouachita elects trustees, honors Ark. Baptists; Ross gives official papers to Ouachita; ABN Digest

January 24 – The Church at Argenta returns ‘church’ to city; Dramatic changes seen in 101 years; Stacy Bearden wins ABN reader drawing; Ill pastor’s ‘flyover’ touches congregation; Cafe with a mission; Jeff Crawford joins Cross Church; WBC’s Jackie Burton dies Jan. 8; Hawkins Fayetteville ABCHomes director; ABN Digest

February 7 – Speakers urge Baptists to ‘reach across Arkansas’; Thousands protest Roe v. Wade; ‘Passion Play’ restructures; ‘Faithful servant’ Charles Thompson dies at 93; Internet safety seminar held in NLR; Stolz joins Williams Baptist PR office; Steed resigns ABF to take Texas post; ABN Digest

February 21 – Come all ye … ‘whoever’; Churches left to decide rules for concealed guns; Christian Education Guide; Annie Armstrong offering up 1.9 percent; Pro-life law strengthened; ABN Digest

March 7 – Hundreds of students worship at PraizFest; Settles named AM of Year; Roten: In God’s plan ‘results may vary’; ‘My Hope’ to share Christ through relationships; 2012 Annie giving down slightly in Arkansas;ABN Digest

March 21 – Arkansas leads pro-life charge; Hispanic offering started; ‘Families on Mission’ gather at zoo; Slavery: modern issue takes center stage; Second, Arkadelphia, approves $2.3 million project; New Hope Mission reaches trailer park; Modern slavery facts; ABN Digest

April 4 – Ethnic churches gain focus in Ark.; Churches partner to break racial barriers; Illinois Chapel to occupy new building after arson; Russell Moore elected next ERLC president; ABN Day of Prayer set for May 19; Campers give back with ‘Mission Siloam’; ABN Digest

April 18 – Mayflower FBC aids spill victims, workers; Sheriff combines faith, work ‘by divine appointment’; Storms damage church; volunteers, DR respond; Seminary extension supports Ark. ministers; Buryl Red, Arkansas native and composer, dies at 76; Nat’l Day of prayer May 2; Vanndale Baptist sees results of prayer; ABN Father of the Year contest announced; Seventh CWJC ministry opens in Arkansas; IMB missionary service at Cross Church;ABN Digest

May 2 – Churches reach 3,700, share Christ at 'Impact'; Brunson named Mother of Year; Browns Chapel destroyed by fire – again; Churches join to reach bull riding community; Arkansas Baptist entites win BCA awards; George Beverly Shea dies at 104; Pucik leaves ABSC for Wynne pastorate;ABN Digest

May 16 – Religious liberty attached; Sharing clothing and Christ under the Broadway Bridge; Thomas named ABF president-elect; FBC Stuttgart ministers through med. clinic; Bostick to lead ABSC evangelism team; ABNFather of Year contest; ends May 31; Clinic helps teen mothers; Ag goat project helps Haiti; ABN Digest

May 30 – DR responds in Oklahoma; SBC 2013 in Houston June 11-12; Churches pitch in to rebuild lives in Sparkman; Four Arkansans among IMB appointees; Literacy Missions partnership established; ABN Digest

June 13 – Baptist laymen die in Ark. floods; 'Bro. Nick' preaches last sermon; Russell, 'Father of Year'; Ark. churches debate Scouting directions; Burned churches sees 'revival' and growth; DR volunteers busy after storm;ABN Digest

June 27 – Luter re-elected, messengers pass BSA resolution; Central Baptist team sees 42 saved; Ark. pastor says churches must address ethics; Meeting attendance drops 35% from 2012; WMU addresses human exploitation, porn;ABN Digest

July 11 – U.S. Supreme Court strikes down DOMA; 'Passion Play' crowds up; large debt remains; TV anchor shares life and testimony; Ark. bi-vocational pastor serves God and country; Hundreds make decisions at Super Summer camps; Mitchell elected to serve new SBCAL; ABN Digest

July 25 – Ark. faces same-sex suits; YEC Aug. 9-10 in Little Rock; 400 vols reach thousands at Mission Hot Springs; Cocklebur Baptist, Ward, 'Reaches the Rock'; 2013 ABN student ministry resources directory; Mugs Café opens in heart of Argenta; ABN Digest

August 8 – NAMB church planting conf. attracts 4,200-plus; VBS has major impact across Arkansas; Pine Bluff pastor shares story of his ‘special life’; William D. Downs tells Ark. ‘Stories of Survival’; Ark., Ga. churches find partnership; Blackaby to speak at ABSC prayer workshop Jan. 27; ABN Digest

August 22 – ABSC board recommends $22 million 2014 budget; 1,700-plus worship, learn at YEC; Mosaic trains worship leaders; Almyra pastor contributes to popular SBC Voices blog; Bowman receives ABNCommunications Scholarship; ABSC to hold Autism Spectrum Disorder Workshop; Christmas in Aug. aids Ark. missionaries; Hall announces retirement from ABSC; ABN Digest

September 5 – ABSC Annual Meeting at Cross Church, Rogers; Mission team sees God at work in Alaska; Students explore ministry call through KALEO; Church bus, van regulations often ignored in Ark.; Sold Out teaches ‘Marvelous Grace’; ABN Digest

September 19 – Ark. couple sues over Glorieta sale; Condren in pursuit of Noah's Ark; ACP benefits ABSC churches in numerous ways; Ouachita Baptist Univ. fall enrollment up 9 percent; WBC updates logo, enrollment grows; Inside Out uses music, art to minister; ABN Digest

October 3 – Blackaby undergoes surgery; Schools OK to arm staff; Delta Connection teaches theology; Relationships focus of FBC, Marmaduke; 82 baptized at Mount Carmel revival Sept. 18; OBU approves 4% tuition increase;ABN Digest

October 17 – Ark. DR serves in Colorado; 36 saved at Acts 1:8 One Day; Hospitality House ministers to former prisoners; Glorieta leaseholders seek $12 mil. in damages; Stake rejoins ABSC counseling efforts; ABN card contest announced; ABN Digest

October 31 – GuideStone challenges mandate; Don Moore, 60 years of gospel ministry; Baptists help children in need through annual offering; CWJC graduate goes from homeless to helping others; Pastor helps meet long-term needs of storm victims; Children meet needs of Kansas students; ABN Digest

November 14 – Churches damaged by tornado; Baptists ‘Together’ in Rogers; Block party reaches community; drug dealers saved; Bella Vista: one church’s 40-year impact; ABN Digest

November 28 – DR to Philippines, upper Midwest; Pickles Gap Baptist: ‘Standing in the Gap’; 15:11 Project connects needy with volunteers; ‘Renewal Project’ to host first Arkansas event; Thomas new campus minister at ATU-Ozark

December 12 – Evangelism Conference Jan. 27-28; Missions, new plants top priorites; Across the ‘ravine,’ Henderson BCM thrives; Church aims to build home for mother and son; Gasaway, Uzoigwe join ABSC staff; ABN Digest


January 12 – ABN Top 10 stories for 2011; 'Life House reaches out in Ark., Texas; NLR pastor authors new book: A call to ‘reclaim regenerate church membership’.             

January 26 – ABSC up nearly 2 percent: Conventions face budget challenges; Evangelism edition; Age 97 and focused on Christ’s mission; Monticello’s Calvary defined by evangelism.             

February 9 – New church plants make gains: Arkansas baptisms up 3 percent in 2011; Prayer and revival the focus: Conference draws 1,200; Church Financial Section; Kelley: Return to ‘discipleship foundation’; Thompson marks 20 years at FBC, Fort Smith.             

February 23 – Seek to ‘maximize cooperation’: State Baptist execs to study NAMB relations; Send NA ‘strategic,’ says Ezell; Kids Clubs impact Haitian children; Christian Education Guide; Victory reaches diverse Clarksville population.             

March 8 – CSBC report contends: Changes at NAMB impact Calif. mission; ‘Great Commission Baptists’ suggested moniker for SBC; Ark. Baptists respond to ‘Great Commission Baptists’; Glasgow AM of Year; Kaleo Arkansas conference set for April.

March 22 – Ark. Baptist at White House; International ministry; New work states hurt most: NAMB impact in Ark. minimal, says Turner; Ala. evaluates partnership; Bible project underway; Calvary serves in LR Heights area 75 years.

April 5 – Easter celebrations; Online ministry; Jones to lead Williams Baptist; ABN Day of Prayer set; Nailbenders ‘blessed’ to give; ‘Urban coalition’ reaches out in urban centers, Delta.             

April 19 – Mother of the year; ‘Fireproof’outreach; 1,200-plus gather for 2012 YEC event; ‘Mission road trip’ planned; Inmates begin ‘new life’: ‘God doesn’t discriminate’; First Stephens hosts 5K run for missions.             

May 3 –Friendly family travel; Students ‘CONNECT’; Arsonist strikes rural Prairie Grove church; Vanderpool reports on Mission Haiti; Frue Tate named ABN Mother of Year; ABN wins Baptist communicator awards.

May 17 – ABN honors Godly fathers; ‘Coke-aholic’ turns 100; Arkansas’ religious landscape changing: Mormons gain in state, Baptists largest group; The ‘funny business’ of Baptist cartooning; ABN Day of Prayer May 20; Brazil mission trip first-ever for ABCHomes.

May 31 – ‘Descriptor,’ historic election set for SBC; Arkansas Baptist team serves in Haiti, witnesses to women’s prison inmates; 47th Street reaches out to community; Intentional interim ministry benefits churches; Loyd named BCM missions consultant; ERLC trustees to be led by Arkansas pastor; Ark. Baptist Foundation expands relationship with PhilanthroCorp.

June 14 – Pastors preach in ‘open air’; Father of the Year; Religious liberty advocates debate: Religious freedoms face ‘unprecedented attacks’; Summer months huge for children’s outreach; Joseph fulfills God’s call in Haiti; Gore tackles biblical issues in monthly ‘Baptists Ask’ column.

June 28 – Father of the Year protects Arkansas Supreme Court; Union Ave. Marks 50; 2012 Southern Baptist Convention: Luter election, ‘descriptor’ mark meeting; Ark. Baptists descend on New Orleans; Cherry Valley Baptist feeds thousands through food pantry.             

July 12 – Mt. Zion Breaks Ground; World Changers: Arkansas Baptists serve with 300-plus in Fort Smith; Baptists respond after fires, storms; Super Summer 2012; Back to Campus; The story lives on ... Legacy of Woman’s Missionary Union in Arkansas.             

July 26 – Ministers gather at ABSC; ABCHomes visits Brazil; Students work to serve others: Batesville encounters Collision outreach; Church Building & Facilities; Jones takes helm as WBC president; Magnet Cove Southern Baptist continues to grow.

August 9 – Calling an interim pastor; ABN reader survey; Turner announces plans to retire; Benton church serves in Peru: Wild goose chases or divine appointments?; What's the Cooperative Program?; Dentist going strong after 60 years.

August 23 – Arms Around Arkadelphia; Ouachita renovations; HuntFest set for August 25; New Hope Baptist extends mission to Texarkana, Kansas; Children’s book ‘inspired by God’; ‘Bible storying’ reaches culture; New technology for Arkansas churches: Barcelona Road Baptist installs ‘hearing loop’.

September 6 – Volunteers rebuild church; HuntFest draws 1,350; Set for Oct. 30-31: ABSC Annual Meeting at First Baptist, Cabot; Dixie Jackson Arkansas Missions Offering 2012; Ark. volunteers respond following Isaac; Brockinton youngest music minister in Ark.

September 20 – Pastor appreciation; Card design contest; Longtime evangelism prof Roy Fish dies at 82; Sparkman pastor leads ‘Never Thirst’ charge; Lawsuit challenges marijuana proposal; Dixie Jackson ministries reach thousands.

October 4 – NAMB, state execs ‘unify’; World Hunger Day Oct. 14; Fla. judgment raises questions; Associational missionary pens devotion book; Lightning strikes FBC, Heber Springs.

October 18 – Acts 1:8 One Day sees more than 100 saved; Campus revival nets 39 salvations; Church Building & Facilities; Bouillon honored for 50 years of RA service; Arkansas Baptist TV anchor dies in car crash October 6; Baptist Foundation offers stewardship Bible study; Churches share Christ at Bikes, Blues and BBQ Festival; Addison embraces ministry in Ark.; Parent magazine, iPad giveaway.

November 1 – Navigating holiday grief; Lottie Moon offering; Due to ‘tough economy’: The Great Passion Play faces uncertain future; Bubbus family serves up burgers, values; ‘Little brown church’ celebrates 140 years; 2012 offering theme: ‘Impacting Lives’ through BCHomes ministry.

November 15 – Turner honored for service; Launch a ‘huge success’; Ark. vols begin DR feeding in NY; Meet at FBC, Cabot: Messengers focus ‘NOW’ at annual meeting.

November 29 – Ark. DR service huge in New York; Sharing Jesus in multihousing; Cowboy church reaches Western culture; Students equipped to live on mission; Pastors, missionary giveaway winners; Foundation funds near $200M; Bapt. Health opens counseling center.

December 13 – Sonny Tucker new ABSC exec. director; Ark., Kan. churches on mission together; Montgomery: Dennard church a real ‘zoo’; Tucker: a passion for evangelism, growth; MeKency Shepard, 12, Christmas card contest winner.