Athletes emphasize Who’s Your One ahead of Super Bowl

Troy Sadowski was the first All-American tight end that the University of Georgia ever had, and he went on to have a 10-year career in the National Football League playing for six different teams, including the Falcons, Steelers and Jets. Despite the sterling athletic career, something was missing. “The first 31 years of my life, […]

Send Relief, churches serve Puerto Rico as needs persist

Junior Martinez’s church, Iglesia Bautista La Gracia (Grace Baptist Church) in Yauco, Puerto Rico, has served as a shelter for survivors following the Jan. 7 earthquake off the southern coast of the island. This past week, he received an invitation to meet with the town’s mayor to discuss the continued needs the community is facing. […]

Fort Jackson chaplain reaches hundreds for Christ

With a long family history of military service and after baptizing hundreds of soldiers in two years at Fort Jackson, chaplain Chris Rice’s calling to military chaplaincy sounds like an obvious fit. Since Feb. 24, Rice has baptized 519 soldiers who have come through the base in Columbia for basic training. His road to serving […]

Dorian skirts Carolinas; Baptists move to respond

Hurricane Dorian made landfall Sept. 6 in northeast North Carolina as a Category 1 storm at Cape Hatteras as first responders in the Bahamas worked to reach survivors after the storm’s devastating visit to those islands. Southern Baptists are serving on both fronts. As the storm traveled up the east coast, flash flooding occurred in […]

Dorian crawls northward, Baptists prepare response

Hurricane Dorian finally completed its pounding of the Bahamas Tuesday morning (Sept. 3). After intensifying to a Category 5 before devastating the islands, Dorian weakened to a Category 3 as it continued its slow trek toward Florida. Early reports describe the damage as historic, and five deaths had been reported in the Bahamas. Baptist Global […]

Rebuilding Communities, Planting the Gospel in Puerto Rico

When Jorge Santiago left Puerto Rico as a young man, he never thought he would return. His family sent him to the U.S. mainland in a last-ditch effort to shake him loose from a lifestyle of doing and dealing drugs. “I never thought that I was going to come back to Comerío,” recalled Santiago of […]

‘Who’s Your One?’ emphasis officially launched

The North American Mission Board (NAMB) officially launched the “Who’s Your One?” evangelism initiative Feb. 26 as part of an effort to encourage Southern Baptists to engage people with gospel conversations throughout the year. This evangelism emphasis asks believers to pray for and focus on one individual in the hope that that person may come […]

S.C. Baptist Disaster Relief official sees urgency in getting roofs patched

With many South Carolina communities still plagued by flooding, Southern Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers have been working tirelessly to help survivors of Hurricane Florence since its landfall on Sept. 14. Several flooded rivers were expected to crest Sept. 26, and as the waters started to recede, SBDR volunteers faced a pressing need to provide temporary […]

UPDATE: SBDR reports on Puerto Rico response

EDITOR’S NOTE: Story updated Sept. 25. Over the weekend (Sept. 23-24), Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (SBDR) workers learned the situation has changed in Puerto Rico. The extent of the damage has made the situation extremely volatile and has temporarily complicated SBDR’s ability to get in to Puerto Rico. SBDR reported it will be doing everything […]