Half the man he used to be: Pastor drops 240 pounds

There’s a good reason for the spring in Jeremy Atwood’s step. The Glasgow, Ky., pastor has lost 240 pounds over the past two years on a quest to restore his physical and spiritual health. For Atwood, food had become a vice that was sapping his energy and hindering his ministry. Years of unchecked eating had […]

Survey weighs value of Baptist associations

Most church leaders believe their financial contributions to local Baptist associations are “a good kingdom investment” while others are struggling to see their relevancy, according to findings from a national survey released July 31. “When asked to describe the most exciting aspect of their local Baptist association, the most popular answer among church leaders was […]

Marathoner and mother keeps ministry focus

A Baptist marathon runner who has raised more than $50,000 during the past year for an African mission has set an ambitious new goal. She plans to run eight marathons in eight months in eight states in what promises to be a grueling fundraising initiative. Amy Compston, a member of Unity Baptist Church in Ashland, […]