Pastors’ Conference emphasizes biblical faithfulness, perseverance in ministry

Faithfulness in prayer, to the next generation, under pressure and to families were among the sermon topics during the SBC Pastors’ Conference at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. Benny Wong Early in his ministry, Benny Wong, Chinese-English bilingual director at Gateway Seminary, failed to intercede for his flock as he should have, Wong admitted […]

Apps launched to assist with 2024 Annual Meeting and Pastors Conference

A pair of apps have been released to aid messengers as well as those not able to make it to the 2024 SBC Annual Meeting and Pastors Conference next week. The SBC Pastors Conference App “is a one-stop location for all the information and resources pastors and others attending the conference will need, including schedules […]

Three from S.C. named to SBC registration committee

SBC President Bart Barber announced Friday, May 31, that William Maxwell, administrative director for the Tennessee Baptist Mission Board, will chair the Registration Committee for the 2024 SBC Annual Meeting in Indianapolis this month. Maxwell, a member of Brentwood Baptist Church in Brentwood, Tenn., has served with the TBMB for more than 30 years. Joining […]

Cooperation Group to release recommendations May 1

The SBC’s Cooperation Group announced Friday, April 19, that it would release its recommendations May 1. In a release on its website, the group’s chairman, Texas pastor Jared Wellman, said the release date should allow for ample discussion of the recommendations before the 2024 SBC Annual Meeting. The group, appointed by SBC President Bart Barber, […]

Books Every Prayer Leader Should Read

Frederick Douglass was born a slave to an enslaved Black mother almost 50 years before slavery ended in America. School for slaves on the plantation was out of the question, so he learned to read when others helped him understand the letters on signs and posters on barn doors. He eventually escaped from slavery and […]

Meet Quigley: Four-legged Baptist DR Volunteer

Four-legged, fluffy, bright-eyed, and sporting a yellow Arkansas Baptist Disaster Relief (ABDR) harness, Quigley could be found at Balboa Baptist Church in Hot Springs Village, Ark., over the weekend comforting volunteers and survivors. The Aussiedoodle is the first therapy dog in ABDR history. He and his owner, Deb Norris, who has volunteered with ABDR for […]

Pickens pastor arrested for ‘aiding or abetting prostitution’

A South Carolina pastor has been arrested for knowingly “aiding or abetting prostitution.” According to an arrest report obtained by Baptist Press, William Kannarney, 51, was arrested Feb. 7. The incident occurred in Seneca Oct. 28, 2023. Kannarney, a resident of Liberty, S.C., was pastor of Blue Ridge View Baptist Church in Pickens. A representative […]

N. C., Okla. pastors enter race for SBC presidency

Clint Pressley, senior pastor of Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Charlotte, and Mike Keahbone, senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Lawton, Okla., will both be nominated for president of the Southern Baptist Convention during this summer’s SBC annual meeting in Indianapolis, Ind. In a news release emailed to the Biblical Recorder on Jan. 21, […]

Three Benefits to Studying the Bible

When it comes to Bible reading, hesitation abounds for a variety of reasons. People ask questions like: What are the benefits of Bible study? What’s in it for me? If I invest my time in this manner, what’s the payoff? What difference will it make in my life? I want to suggest three benefits you […]