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    Former Arkansas pastor to be Pastors' Conference nominee

    May 20, 2019

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    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – David Uth, senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Orlando, will be nominated for president of the Southern Baptist Pastors' Conference in June, Georgia pastor James Merritt has announced.

    James K. "Jamie" Dew Jr., and his wife, Tara. NOBTS photo submitted.

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    Dew nominated to lead New Orleans Seminary

    May 20, 2019

    Baptist News

    NEW ORLEANS – James K. "Jamie" Dew Jr., vice president for undergraduate studies and distance learning at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, has been nominated as the next president of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

    The...

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    Southern Baptist entity leaders (left to right) Jon Akin, Danny Akin, Jarvis Williams and Dhati Lewis discuss race relations in the SBC during a panel discussion at the Cooperative Program stage in the exhibit hall of the 2018 SBC annual meeting in Dallas. Photo by Samuelle Grove

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    SBC exhibits: new leaders, conversation & fun

    May 20, 2019

    Baptist News

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Southern Baptist leaders once again will have much to talk about at this year's Cooperative Program exhibit hall booth during the 2019 SBC Annual Meeting in Birmingham, Ala.

    Among the topics at the CP Stage and Platform are...

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    Charles Barnes speaks at the Severna Park Baptist Church's 50th anniversary in 2010.

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    Former Maryland/Delaware executive director Charles Barnes, 86, dies

    May 20, 2019

    Baptist News

    SEVERNA PARK, Md. – Charles Barnes, who served as executive director of the Baptist Convention of Maryland/Delaware (BCM/D) from 1993 to 2000, died in his home on May 11. He was 86.

    Born in Stonewall, Miss., he enjoyed gardening with his mother and...

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    J.D. Greear's new book urges gospel 'above all'

    May 16, 2019

    Baptist News

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – J.D. Greear believes the future of the church is bright because of the gospel. But the Southern Baptist Convention president also noted the church can be susceptible to placing secondary things – like programs, strategies and...

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    North Carolina pastor Eddie Eaton to be recording secretary nominee

    May 16, 2019

    Baptist News

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – North Carolina pastor Eddie Eaton will be nominated for recording secretary of the Southern Baptist Convention, Florida pastor Mike Orr announced May 16.

    Eaton is "a proven leader," "Kingdom minded," and "administratively...

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    Jim Burton, center, takes a selfie with Bill Bangham left, and Joe Westbury in 2014 during a lunch in Cumming. Several years prior Burton had been diagnosed with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis). The three friends all once served as former editors of World Mission Journal, a magazine once published by the former Southern Baptist Brotherhood Commission in Memphis, Tenn. Photo by Jim Burton

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    Longtime Baptist journalist Jim Burton dies at 63

    May 16, 2019

    Baptist News

    CUMMING, Ga. – Jim Burton, 63, Southern Baptist international photojournalist and storyteller and Baptist Press contributor, died on May 10 after living with ALS for six years.

    He was a resident of Cumming, Ga., but had been living at a skilled...

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    ERLC Academy to focus on God, gospel

    May 16, 2019

    Baptist News

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – God and the gospel will be at the heart of two days of ethics training when the fifth annual ERLC Academy begins May 20.

    About 170 pastors, students and other Christians are registered for the event hosted by the Southern Baptist...

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    Mohler says women should not occupy the pulpit

    May 16, 2019

    Baptist News

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Southern Baptist seminary president Albert Mohler said females should not preach on Sunday mornings during his "ask anything" podcast on May 10.

    “If you look at the denominations where women do the preaching, they are also the...

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    Evangelist Rick Gage leads a prayer at the Go Tell Lakeway Area Crusade at the Walters State Community College Great Smoky Mountains Expo Center in White Pine, Tenn. Photo by Brooks Gray

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    Go Tell Crusade sees 'powerful' movement

    May 16, 2019

    Baptist News

    WHITE PINE, Tenn. – During his years of ministry, pastor Dean Haun has experienced both ends of the "success spectrum" in regard to certain events and projects. He has seen some that fall flat and some that surpass all expectations.

    So, when he was...

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