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

    October 21, 2019

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    TYRONZA – Volunteers are responding 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.

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    IMB worker Andy Leininger dies at 56

    October 21, 2019

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    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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    Students and leaders ‘Connect’ in North Little Rock

    October 12, 2019

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    NORTH LITTLE ROCK – Students and leaders from across Arkansas converged on North Little Rock and other area communities Oct. 11-13 to assist churches in outreach as a part of Connect 2019.

    Connect is an event designed to train and equip...

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    O'Rourke says churches that oppose same-sex marriage should lose tax-exempt status

    October 11, 2019

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    LOS ANGELES (BP) – Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke's declaration churches should lose their tax-exempt status if they do not agree with same-sex marriage drew quick rebuttals from Southern Baptist leaders and others.

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    Pastor-staff appreciation: ‘Thank you’ goes a long way

    October 11, 2019

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    NORTH LITTLE ROCK – Thank you! There is nothing like a heartfelt “thank you.” It warms the heart, and it lets individuals know that they’re doing a good job and are appreciated for the work being done. However, it’s not uncommon for us to overlook...

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    Mike Lefler (left), associate pastor of ministries at Central Baptist Church in Conway, Ark., prepares to baptize Brenton Winn during a Wednesday night service in September. The baptism came six months after Lefler did $100,000 in damage to the church during a burglary. Photo courtesy of Central Baptist Church

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    Arkansas man baptized at church he vandalized 6 months earlier

    October 9, 2019

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    CONWAY – Feb. 28, 2019 was one of the worst days of 23-year-old Brenton Winn's life. But it paved the way for one of the best.

    Angry at God after he relapsed from an addiction to methamphetamines despite spending time at a faith-based recovery...

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    Dale Noe (right), pastor of First Baptist Church, Marked Tree, chats with Marked Tree Mayor Danny Johnson in Johnson’s office. Johnson is a member of First Baptist. Photo by Caleb Yarbrough

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    Noe embraces community, revitalization

    October 7, 2019

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    MARKED TREE – One of the great ironies of today’s world is that while we are more connected than ever – through the Web and social media – many people struggle to experience the face-to-face relationships that were common to the front porches and...

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    ‘Williams Works’ to make higher education affordable while building Christian character

    September 26, 2019

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    WALNUT RIDGE – With the cost of higher education on the rise, graduating debt-free has become increasingly difficult for many students. But a new initiative announced by Williams Baptist University (WBU) could provide students an affordable path to...

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    The 7,000-square-foot, two-story John Ross Ministry Building on the campus of the Arkansas Baptist Ranch will house  administration offices, a conference room, a large arena room overlooking the Ranch riding arena, a kitchen, three guest suites, and meeting rooms.

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    Baptist Ranch administration building named after ‘kids’ champion’ John Ross

    September 26, 2019

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    HARRISON – Spend just five minutes with John Ross, and he’ll likely tell you about his grandchildren and great-granddaughters. Stick around a minute longer, and you are likely to hear him talk about his other “kids” and how you can help these...

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    See You at the Pole events held across Arkansas, nation Sept. 25

    September 25, 2019

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    Thousands of students in Arkansas and across the nation gathered at their school's flag pole as part of the 29th annual See You at the Pole (SYATP) Sept. 25. 

    SYATP encourages students to gather at their school flagpoles for prayer at 7 a.m. on the...

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