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    'Unity on the rampage' among Hispanic leaders

    June 12, 2019

    Baptist News

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Unity was at the forefront of the first national Southern Baptist Hispanic Leaders and Pastors' Celebration on June 10.

    New missionaries who will be serving around the world walk across the stage as part of the International Mission Board's Sending Celebration June 11 during the 2019 Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting in Birmingham, Ala. Photo by Matt Jones

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    26 new missionaries obey God's call to the nations

    June 12, 2019

    Baptist News

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – David and Zoey Lee know they can go as Southern Baptist missionaries today because Christian believers in the past sacrificed to get the gospel to their homeland – a truth they shared June 11 during a Sending Celebration to honor...

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    Danny Wood, president of the 2019 SBC Pastors' Conference and pastor of Shades Mountain Baptist Church in Vestavia Hills, Ala., welcomes hundreds of Southern Baptist pastors to the annual event June 9 at the opening session of the two-day conference at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex in Birmingham, Ala. A combined choir of Shades Mountain Baptist Church, Sixth Avenue Baptist Church, and Greater Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church helped lead worship. Photo by Matt Miller

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    Pastors' conference unpacks Beatitudes, elects David Uth

    June 12, 2019

    Baptist News

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – "Kingdom Character" was the theme of Monday afternoon's and evening's 2019 Southern Baptist Convention Pastors' Conference June 10. The focus, from Matthew 5, was on the last three Beatitudes and being salt and light.

    Pastors...

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    SBC President J.D. Greear said Southern Baptists must be willing to do whatever it takes to reach all people, during his president's address June 11 during the morning session of the two-day SBC Annual Meeting in Birmingham, Ala. Photo by Kathleen Murray

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    Greear: Put gospel proclamation before preferences

    June 12, 2019

    Baptist News

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Southern Baptists are at a crossroads, not regarding their doctrine or mission but regarding "what kind of gospel witnesses we will be in an age like ours," said J.D. Greear, president of the Southern Baptist Convention.

    During...

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    Ronnie Floyd, president and CEO of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) Executive Committee, addresses the convention for the first time in his new position June 11 during the morning session of the SBC Annual Meeting at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex in Birmingham, Ala. Photo by Marc Ira Hooks

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    Ronnie Floyd asks SBC, 'What do you see?'

    June 12, 2019

    Baptist News

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – "What do you see," Ronnie Floyd asked, "for the future of the Southern Baptist Convention?"

    Floyd, the new president and CEO of the SBC Executive Committee, asked the question Tuesday, June 11 to 7,500 messengers at the SBC...

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    Ronnie Floyd (left), president and CEO of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) Executive Committee, talks with Rachel* about her ministry in Southeast Asia during the Executive Committee Report June 11 at the 2019 SBC Annual Meeting in Birmingham. *Name changed Photo by Marc Ira Hooks

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    Floyd showcases God's 'amazing' work in SBC

    June 12, 2019

    Baptist News

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Ronnie Floyd celebrated June 11 "amazing things" God is doing in Southern Baptist Convention missions and ministries as messengers gathered in Birmingham, Ala.

    "God loves refugees and so do we," Floyd said in his first annual...

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    Ronnie Floyd, president and CEO of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee, thanks attendees of the Southern Baptist Hispanic gathering for praying over him during a meeting June 10 at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex in Birmingham, Ala. Photo by Van Payne

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    Floyd encourages, pledges support to Hispanic pastors

    June 12, 2019

    Baptist News

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – More than 200 Hispanic pastors and leaders came together to celebrate their diversity and unity in Christ at the first national Southern Baptist Hispanic Leaders and Pastors' Celebration on Monday, June 10, in Birmingham, Ala.

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    North Carolina pastor J.D. Greear was reelected by acclamation to a second term as president of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) during the June 11-12 SBC Annual Meeting in Birmingham, Ala. Photo by Kathleen Murray

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    Greear reelected as SBC president, leads diverse slate of officers

    June 12, 2019

    Baptist News

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – North Carolina pastor J.D. Greear was reelected by acclamation to a second term as president of the Southern Baptist Convention during the June 11-12 SBC Annual Meeting in Birmingham, Ala.

    He will lead a diverse slate of...

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    Kevin Ezell (left), president of the North American Mission Board (NAMB), plays a game called "Taylor Swift or Lamentations" with four new Southern Baptist entity leaders during the June 10 NAMB Send Luncheon in Birmingham. Other participants included (left to right): James Dew, president of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary; Adam Greenway, president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; Paul Chitwood, president of the International Mission Board; and Ronnie Floyd, president and CEO of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee. Photo by Marc Ira Hooks

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    Send Luncheon celebrates pastors and SBC leaders

    June 12, 2019

    Baptist News

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – It was an hour of laughter and tears as the North American Mission Board's (NAMB) Send Luncheon celebrated the complex and rewarding journey of life in ministry.

    "We just want to say thank you for all that you do and how you lead...

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    Carson-Newman Universitys 23rd President Charles A. Fowler addresses media during a news conference following his election. Carson-Newman University photo

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    Carson-Newman elects Charles Fowler as president

    June 12, 2019

    Baptist News

    JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Tennessee Baptist pastor Charles A. Fowler has been elected as the 23rd president of Carson-Newman University in Jefferson City, Tenn.

    Fowler, the unanimous choice of both the C-N presidential search committee and of the...

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