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    Tornado rips through Tyronza Oct. 21; pastor's home damaged

    October 21, 2019

    Featured

    TYRONZA – Arkansas Baptist volunteers continue to respond following a confirmed EF1 tornado that ripped through Tyronza early Monday, Oct. 21. Tyronza is a town of about 800 people located in Poinsett County.

    Church planter John Lizarazo stands with four new believers who were baptized during the launch of Celebration Baptist Church en Español, a church plant of Celebration Baptist Church in Tallahassee, Fla., in partnership with the Florida Baptist Association, Oct. 6. Submitted photo

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    Local associations: meeting needs for Kingdom gains

    October 21, 2019

    ABN Digest

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Associational leader is the most fulfilling role that Sean McMahon has held in nearly 40 years of ministry.

    "I absolutely love my job. I love what I have the opportunity to do," said McMahon, executive director of the Florida...

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    Five days after Hurricane Michael hit, Mexico Beach residents gather together for prayer and worship in parking lot of First Baptist church of where Eddie LaFountain is pastor. Submitted photo

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    Hurricane Michael: Year later, God still at work

    October 21, 2019

    ABN Digest

    MEXICO BEACH, Fla. — Riding out Hurricane Michael's 161-mph winds at home in Mexico Beach, Fla., Barbara and Bubba Harmon watched as the storm's nine-foot tidal wave rushed toward them, pieces of broken lives, debris and garbage in its wake.

    As the...

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    Beck Dunn was among 53 attendees at an IMB missionary Journeymen reunion among nearly 100 who were commissioned in 1978 for two-year terms, serving in 43 countries. Photo by Art Toalston

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    Combatting abuse: Victims' advocates save lives

    October 21, 2019

    ABN Digest

    ORLANDO, Fla. — Domestic violence suffered by the wives of a police officer and a disc jockey became Beck Dunn's first foray into summoning churches for a response.

    At age 27, Dunn had taken a job to open the third domestic violence shelter...

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    World Series umpire Lance Barksdale's pivotal moment

    October 21, 2019

    ABN Digest

    HOUSTON — Lance Barksdale was a 13-year-old pitcher in a baseball game in Jackson, Miss., and he wasn't happy with the home plate umpire.

    The young pitcher thought pretty highly of himself, by Barksdale's own admission. But the balls and strikes...

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    Rachel Scott, flown by Mediflight to Little Axe, Okla., presented the game ball prior to kickoff of her homecoming football game. Photo from Baptist Messenger.

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    'Rachel's Courage' evident at Little Axe homecoming

    October 21, 2019

    ABN Digest

    LITTLE AXE, Okla. — Under the Friday night lights, members of the school and community of Little Axe rallied to cheer on a star 30 miles southeast of Oklahoma City.

    The star of this homecoming game on Sept. 20 wasn't a football player, but a young...

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    Andy Leininger in Moscow. IMB photo

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    IMB worker Andy Leininger dies at 56

    October 21, 2019

    Baptist News | Featured

    RICHMOND — Andrew (Andy) N. Leininger, who served as a Christian worker in the former Soviet Union for 22 years, died in his home state of Missouri on October 13, 2019. He was 56.

    In November 2016, Leininger was diagnosed with Glioblastoma...

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    Florida Baptist Financial Services names Wheeler as president and CEO

    October 17, 2019

    Baptist News

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Florida Baptist Financial Services will welcome Rick Wheeler as its new president and chief executive officer in January 2020. Wheeler has served the Jacksonville Baptist Association (JBA) network of churches as its lead...

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    Judge's ruling on health-care conscience rights praised

    October 17, 2019

    Nation

    WICHITA FALLS, Texas – Religious freedom and pro-life advocates commended a new federal court decision that protects freedom of conscience for health-care professionals.

    In an Oct. 15 ruling, federal judge Reed O'Connor annulled a 2016 Obama-era...

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    Trustees and donors gather, celebrate 25th anniversary of CASE

    October 17, 2019

    Baptist News

    WAKE FOREST, N.C. – Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) donors and trustees gathered together to celebrate the 25th anniversary of The College at Southeastern (The College) during their biannual meetings Oct. 13-15.

    "The days are...

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