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ABCHomes announces search for exec. director Feb 21, 2018

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ABCHomes announces search for exec. director

The Arkansas Baptist Children’s Homes and Family Ministries Board of Trustees has appointed a five-member search...

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Arkansas flu outbreak impacts churches and communities Feb 21, 2018

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Arkansas flu outbreak impacts churches and communities

WHAT WOULD IT take for an Arkansas Baptist church to change its warm, “Y’all come,”greeting to...

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Cabot Wild Game Expo Feb. 17 focuses on outreach Feb 16, 2018

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Cabot Wild Game Expo Feb. 17 focuses on outreach

First Baptist Church and Mount Carmel Baptist Church, in Cabot, are teaming up for a new...

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An open door to the nations, but for how long? Feb 16, 2018

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An open door to the nations, but for how long?

Internationals are coming to our state, and Arkansas Baptists are reaching them for Christ.

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Master’Singers Ukraine Mission Trip April 16-27; Michael Gott to speak Feb 16, 2018

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Master’Singers Ukraine Mission Trip April 16-27; Michael Gott to speak

Again in 2018, Arkansas Baptists have the opportunity to be a part of another special movement...

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Fifth Inspire event set to encourage, equip Feb 8, 2018

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Fifth Inspire event set to encourage, equip

ARKANSAS Baptist women desiring to be inspired in their daily walk with Jesus should make plans...

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Williams receives $215,000 from Harty estate Feb 6, 2018

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Williams receives $215,000 from Harty estate

Williams Baptist College has received a $215,000 gift from the estate of alumnus Norman Harty.

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350 attend Super Winter Feb 2, 2018

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350 attend Super Winter

Teenagers, college students and adults from across Arkansas gathered at Spring Lake Baptist Assembly over the...

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Camp Siloam exceeds ‘Feed My Sheep’ goal Jan 24, 2018
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Harris appointed to Arkansas Heritage Committee Jan 24, 2018

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Harris appointed to Arkansas Heritage Committee

Rodney Harris, assistant professor of history at Williams Baptist College, has been appointed by the director...

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City Center Conversations aim to tackle the big questions Jan 24, 2018

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City Center Conversations aim to tackle the big questions

In a day marked by distractions and confirmation bias, a new ministry is attempting to create...

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Williams to host free photography workshop Feb. 5 Jan 22, 2018

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Williams to host free photography workshop Feb. 5

Williams Baptist College will host a free photography workshop on at 6 p.m. on Feb. 5.

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Baptist Health offers free diabetes health screening Jan 18, 2018

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Baptist Health offers free diabetes health screening

Baptist Health Community Outreach is offering free diabetes health screenings in Little Rock, North Little Rock...

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Rowe, pastor of Wedington Woods First Baptist Church, dies at age 49 Jan 12, 2018

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Rowe, pastor of Wedington Woods First Baptist Church, dies at age 49

David Shawn Rowe, age 49, of Fayetteville, died January. He was born April 19, 1968 in...

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Williams Baptist College employees honored for years of service Jan 11, 2018

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Williams Baptist College employees honored for years of service

Williams Baptist College recently recognized employees who have reached milestones in their service to the institution.

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Nelson to give Vaughn Lecture Jan. 16 at Williams Baptist College Jan 10, 2018

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Nelson to give Vaughn Lecture Jan. 16 at Williams Baptist College

Rex Nelson, senior editor of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, will give Williams Baptist College’s Vaughn Lecture at...

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Stanley Kelly dies at age 97 Jan 8, 2018

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Stanley Kelly dies at age 97

Stanley Kelly, 97, of North Little Rock died Jan. 3, 2018.

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Floyd to speak at MLK inaugural ceremony Jan. 14 Jan 5, 2018

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Floyd to speak at MLK inaugural ceremony Jan. 14

Arkansas Baptist Ronnie Floyd is keynote minister for Arkansas’ inaugural Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Exclusive...

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Hunt family makes $500K gift to Camp Siloam dining hall project Dec 26, 2017

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Hunt family makes $500K gift to Camp Siloam dining hall project

A $500,000 gift has been made by the J.B. and Johnelle Hunt family of northwest Arkansas...

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Support ongoing development efforts of the Arkansas Baptist News! Dec 22, 2017

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Support ongoing development efforts of the Arkansas Baptist News!

Over the course of the year, we’ve continually asked ourselves about the impact the Arkansas Baptist...

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Williams Baptist College updates web addresses to represent name change Dec 18, 2017

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Williams Baptist College updates web addresses to represent name change

Williams Baptist College (WBC) is getting its Internet addresses set for the school’s transition to its...

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Baptist Health volunteers bring Christmas cheer to patients Dec 15, 2017

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Baptist Health volunteers bring Christmas cheer to patients

Some local hospice and home health patients are receiving Christmas cheer thanks to volunteers at Baptist...

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Williams Baptist launches presidential search process Dec 11, 2017

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Williams Baptist launches presidential search process

Williams Baptist College has officially launched its search for a new president.

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Eagle Heights in Harrison suffers extensive fire damage; still holds services on Sunday Dec 9, 2017

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Eagle Heights in Harrison suffers extensive fire damage; still holds services on Sunday

The Harrison Fire Department responded to a structure fire at the Eagle Heights Baptist Church early...

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Ouachita receives $1.4 million gift from McCuin estate for student scholarships Dec 8, 2017

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Ouachita receives $1.4 million gift from McCuin estate for student scholarships

Ouachita Baptist University recently received a gift of nearly $1.4 million to fund student scholarships.

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Williams Baptist College dedicates $2.3 million Belle Hall Dec 5, 2017

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Williams Baptist College dedicates $2.3 million Belle Hall

The ribbon has been cut and Belle Hall, the newest residential facility at Williams Baptist College,...

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Arkansas Baptist Foundation new distribution record Dec 1, 2017

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Arkansas Baptist Foundation new distribution record

The Arkansas Baptist Foundation (ABF) announced a record $26.8 million in distributions for 2017 during its...

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Arkansas Baptist churches plan Christmas events Dec 1, 2017

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Arkansas Baptist churches plan Christmas events

ARKANSAS BAPTISTS across the Natural State are gearing up to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ...

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Safety training addresses important matters on church security Nov 21, 2017

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Safety training addresses important matters on church security

Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) training will be held from 6-9 p.m. Dec. 7...

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1,500 attend fall carnival Nov 15, 2017
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Obituaries Nov 15, 2017
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Camp Siloam Awarded A $20,000 Grant from The Walmart Foundation Nov 2, 2017

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Camp Siloam Awarded A $20,000 Grant from The Walmart Foundation

Camp Siloam announced Nov. 1 that it has been awarded a $20,000 grant from the Walmart...

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2017 ABSC Annual Meeting coverage Oct 26, 2017

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2017 ABSC Annual Meeting coverage

Comprehensive coverage by the Arkansas Baptist News staff of the 2017 Arkansas Baptist State Convention Annual...

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12 saved during Connect mission event in Jonesboro Oct 25, 2017

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12 saved during Connect mission event in Jonesboro

Nearly 200 seventh to 12th grade students shared the gospel through word and deed during Connect...

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FBC, Russellville, builds legacy of faith' based on Acts 1:8 Oct 20, 2017

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FBC, Russellville, builds legacy of faith' based on Acts 1:8

A deep-seated part of the River Valley for more than 142 years, First Baptist Church, Russellville,...

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Williams launches online criminal justice program Oct 20, 2017

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Williams launches online criminal justice program

Williams Baptist College (WBC) is making it possible for law enforcement professionals to complete a bachelor’s...

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Church passes on building, follows God’s plan Oct 20, 2017

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Church passes on building, follows God’s plan

After years of service in the community, Forrest Park Baptist Church has decided to dissolve and...

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Mitchell retires from Bartholomew Baptist Association after 48 years of ministry Oct 20, 2017

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Mitchell retires from Bartholomew Baptist Association after 48 years of ministry

If you were to retire after 50 years of work, what would your life look like?

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Arkansas Baptist college students help Hurricane Harvey victims Oct 20, 2017

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Arkansas Baptist college students help Hurricane Harvey victims

LAST YEAR, Adam Venters remembers making his way through eight feet of flood damage in his...

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Businessperson of Year deadline Nov. 1 Oct 18, 2017

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Businessperson of Year deadline Nov. 1

The Arkansas Baptist News (ABN) is planning to hold its annual Arkansas Baptist Businessperson of the...

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17 saved at Bucks, Ducks and Faith event Sept. 30 in Black Rock Oct 2, 2017
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Arkansas students pray during SYATP Sep 29, 2017

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Arkansas students pray during SYATP

Tens of thousands of students across Arkansas and the country gathered for See You at the...

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Master’Singers to perform at Williams Baptist College Oct. 12 Sep 29, 2017

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Master’Singers to perform at Williams Baptist College Oct. 12

Williams Baptist College will host the Arkansas Master’Singers for a free concert of worship on at...

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344 Arkansas Baptist DR volunteers serve following Hurricane Harvey Sep 28, 2017

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344 Arkansas Baptist DR volunteers serve following Hurricane Harvey

In the first 26 days of Arkansas Baptist DR deployment in Houston, 344 volunteers have stepped...

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Delta church planter and partnering church see fruit of hard labor Sep 21, 2017

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Delta church planter and partnering church see fruit of hard labor

Rogers is also pastor of Fordyce Community Baptist Church, a church plant that first began having...

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Williams Baptist College to be renamed Williams Baptist University Sep 20, 2017

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Williams Baptist College to be renamed Williams Baptist University

Williams Baptist College (WBC) in Walnut Ridge announced Sept. 20 that starting next fall it will...

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125 attend 2nd Women's Leadership University Sep 18, 2017

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125 attend 2nd Women's Leadership University

About 125 women’s ministry leaders representing nearly 50 Arkansas Baptist churches gathered at the second annual...

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Central Baptist Church in Conway to celebrate 65th anniversary Oct. 8 Sep 8, 2017

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Central Baptist Church in Conway to celebrate 65th anniversary Oct. 8

Central Baptist Church will celebrate 65 years of ministry to the people of Conway, Arkansas and...

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Nominations being accepted for Arkansas Baptist Businessperson of Year Sep 8, 2017

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Nominations being accepted for Arkansas Baptist Businessperson of Year

The Arkansas Baptist News (ABN) is planning to hold its second annual Arkansas Baptist Businessperson of...

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Dixie Jackson Offering impacts Arkansas, reaches the world Sep 6, 2017

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Dixie Jackson Offering impacts Arkansas, reaches the world

WHEN Lydia* came to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2011 to study physics,...

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Long term recovery expected in Texas following devastation from Hurricane Harvey Sep 1, 2017

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Long term recovery expected in Texas following devastation from Hurricane Harvey

Arkansas Baptist disaster relief (DR) units began deploying to areas of Texas devastated by Hurricane Harvey...

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Arkansas Baptist pastors, ministers gather to pray for Kingdom Advance Aug 29, 2017

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Arkansas Baptist pastors, ministers gather to pray for Kingdom Advance

More than 300 pastors and ministers gathered Aug. 28-29 around the theme, Thy Kingdom Come! Kingdom...

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Paragould pastor killed in accident Aug 25, 2017

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Paragould pastor killed in accident

Thomas Hood, 70, the pastor of Clarks Chapel Baptist Church in Paragould, was killed Aug. 21...

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Camp Siloam breaks ground on new dining hall Aug 24, 2017

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Camp Siloam breaks ground on new dining hall

Camp Siloam kicked off construction of its new $3.4 million dining hall Aug. 22, with numerous...

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Floyd to lead National Day of Prayer Aug 22, 2017

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Floyd to lead National Day of Prayer

Ronnie Floyd, senior pastor of Cross Church in northwest Arkansas, has been named president of the...

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Camp Siloam to break ground on new dining hall Aug. 22 Aug 15, 2017

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Camp Siloam to break ground on new dining hall Aug. 22

Camp Siloam will break ground on a new dining hall Aug. 22.

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Crosses from Ark. Right to Life trailer found Aug 14, 2017

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Crosses from Ark. Right to Life trailer found

An anonymous tip to the offices of Arkansas Right to Life on Aug. 11 led to...

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5,000-plus campers fill Camp Siloam in 2017 Aug 7, 2017

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5,000-plus campers fill Camp Siloam in 2017

At Camp Siloam, children and youth come with the expectation of God moving in big ways....

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2nd Leadership University for women set for Sept. 9 Aug 2, 2017

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2nd Leadership University for women set for Sept. 9

Arkansas Baptist women will gather for the second annual Women’s Leadership University (WLU) 9 a.m.-3 p.m.,...

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Foster, Perkins named department chairs at Williams Baptist College Jul 25, 2017

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Foster, Perkins named department chairs at Williams Baptist College

Williams Baptist College has named Robert Foster chair of the Department of Christian Ministries and Blake...

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Ouachita Riley-Hickingbotham Library’s Special Collections earns national award Jun 30, 2017

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Ouachita Riley-Hickingbotham Library’s Special Collections earns national award

The Arkansas Baptist History Collection of Ouachita Baptist University's Riley-Hickingbotham Library has been honored with the...

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Phelps to perform at FBC, Benton, July 28 Jun 29, 2017

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Phelps to perform at FBC, Benton, July 28

David Phelps, Dove and Grammy award-winning recording artist, will perform in his Journey of Faith tour...

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Deer damages Fayetteville Baptist church in surprise break-in Jun 27, 2017

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Deer damages Fayetteville Baptist church in surprise break-in

Churches can sometimes be the target of unwanted intruders of the humankind, but it's not all...

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Ruby Jewell Higgs of Beebe dies at age 93 Jun 6, 2017

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Ruby Jewell Higgs of Beebe dies at age 93

Ruby Jewell Higgs, 93, of Beebe dies June 2.

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‘We welcome those who come’: FBC, Jonesboro, becomes HUB partner May 31, 2017

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‘We welcome those who come’: FBC, Jonesboro, becomes HUB partner

Recently, First Baptist became the home to Helping Underserved Belong (HUB), in partnership with the City...

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Central Baptist, Conway, children’s area excites families; tool for ministry May 30, 2017

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Central Baptist, Conway, children’s area excites families; tool for ministry

The new children’s area at Central Baptist Church, Conway, opened in February. Its themes are Central...

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Roy Richmond Griffin, WWII hero, dies at 99 May 27, 2017

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Roy Richmond Griffin, WWII hero, dies at 99

Roy Richmond Griffin, 99, of Little Rock, died May 18.

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Williams Baptist College announces 2017 graduates; Senator Boozman speaks at commencement May 18, 2017

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Williams Baptist College announces 2017 graduates; Senator Boozman speaks at commencement

Williams Baptist College (WBC) awarded degrees to 102 graduates during its 2017 commencement exercises May 13....

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Churches called out for northeast Arkansas flood recovery May 20 May 16, 2017

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Churches called out for northeast Arkansas flood recovery May 20

Arkansas Baptists are being called out for flood recovery mass response is planned for Pocahontas May...

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Ouachita Baptist University spring commencement set for May 13 May 3, 2017

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Ouachita Baptist University spring commencement set for May 13

Ouachita Baptist University (OBU) will hold its 130th spring commencement exercises May 13, at 9:30 a.m....

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Williams Baptist College commencement set for May 13 May 3, 2017

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Williams Baptist College commencement set for May 13

An estimated 100 graduates will receive their diplomas May 13 during Williams Baptist College's (WBC) 2017...

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Storms cause 'state of emergency' in northern Arkansas May 2, 2017

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Storms cause 'state of emergency' in northern Arkansas

ARKANSAS Baptist disaster relief teams have been deployed to northeast Arkansas in response to recent storms...

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Farmer dies at 91 Apr 27, 2017

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Farmer dies at 91

Johnny T. Farmer, 91, of Little Rock, died April 24.

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Arkansas students seek to ‘change lives in a week’ over spring break Apr 25, 2017

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Arkansas students seek to ‘change lives in a week’ over spring break

FROM TEXAS to Utah to Louisiana and Kentucky, college students from throughout Arkansas set aside this...

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3 congregations worship together under one roof Apr 18, 2017

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3 congregations worship together under one roof

What might be described as “a little taste of heaven on earth” happens every Sunday at...

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Gore leaving Arkansas for Dallas Baptist post Apr 11, 2017

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Gore leaving Arkansas for Dallas Baptist post

Ken Gore, professor of religion and chair of the Christian ministries department at Williams Baptist College...

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Little Rock pastor appreciation event to feature Jack Graham Apr 8, 2017

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Little Rock pastor appreciation event to feature Jack Graham

Jack Graham, a Conway native and pastor of one of the largest churches in the Southern...

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Boozman to speak at WBC commencement Apr 5, 2017

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Boozman to speak at WBC commencement

U.S. Senator John Boozman will serve as keynote speaker during William Baptist College's (WBC) commencement May...

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Christian counseling conference explores adolescent issues Apr 3, 2017

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Christian counseling conference explores adolescent issues

Ouachita Baptist University’s Pruet School of Christian Studies hosted the seventh annual Conference on Issues in...

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London First Baptist calls Cottrell as new pastor Mar 9, 2017

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London First Baptist calls Cottrell as new pastor

London First Baptist Church, London, has called Brett Cottrell as pastor, according to Bo Parker, the...

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Williams sustains damage in thunderstorm Mar 7, 2017

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Williams sustains damage in thunderstorm

For the second time in less than a week, a severe thunderstorm has left damage in...

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Williams Baptist College weathers overnight storm that crossed state; various DR teams deployed across Ark. to clear debris Mar 1, 2017

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Williams Baptist College weathers overnight storm that crossed state; various DR teams deployed across Ark. to clear debris

A thunderstorm packing high winds raked across Lawrence County overnight, resulting in downed trees and power...

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Williams Baptist business students hold hunger awareness event Feb 27, 2017

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Williams Baptist business students hold hunger awareness event

Students attending the Hunger Awareness Dinner at Williams Baptist College (WBC) Tuesday, Feb. 21 got a...

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ABN seeks summer intern applications Feb 27, 2017

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ABN seeks summer intern applications

The Arkansas Baptist News (ABN) is accepting summer intern applications for individuals to serve between May...

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Annual 5-to-1 Student Ministry Conference Feb. 23 at WBC Feb 8, 2017

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Annual 5-to-1 Student Ministry Conference Feb. 23 at WBC

Williams Baptist College (WBC) will host its annual 5-to-1 Student Ministry Conference from 9 a.m. to...

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Williams to launch graduate degree program in teaching Feb 6, 2017

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Williams to launch graduate degree program in teaching

Williams Baptist College (WBC) has received approval from its accrediting agency to begin offering a Master...

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Christian counseling conf. to address “Adolescent Issues” Feb. 24 at OBU Feb 6, 2017

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Christian counseling conf. to address “Adolescent Issues” Feb. 24 at OBU

Ouachita Baptist University (OBU) will host the seventh annual Conference on Issues in Christian Counseling Feb....

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