Strength to Carry: Friday nights light up brother-sister relationship

On a football field, there’s little Sacovie White cannot do. At 5’9” 170 lbs. of fast-twitch muscle, the wide receiver/defensive back for Cass High School in White, Ga., has been dropping jaws of fans, opponents and recruiters for years. It brought a 2022 commitment to play for the two-time defending champion Georgia Bulldogs. Those skills […]

The closing of one door opens many more for David Pollack

This college football season is unlike any other in David Pollack’s life. For as long as he can remember, the sport dominated his Saturdays in ways most people haven’t experienced. First, it was as a star defensive end for the University of Georgia in a college career that brought three-time All-SEC and three-time All-American honors. […]

Adkins to lead GCR Evaluation Task Force study

Louisiana pastor and SBC First Vice President Jay Adkins will chair a task force that will study the impact of recommendations brought about by the Great Commission Resurgence Report and adopted by Southern Baptists in 2010. The task force was called for in a motion at the 2023 SBC Annual Meeting in New Orleans to […]

Three South Carolinians to serve on Cooperation Group named by Barber

Addressing “things we have never done before” in the history of the Southern Baptist Convention will permeate discussions of those who will present a report next June that could reassert or redefine what constitutes a church to be in friendly cooperation with the SBC, said President Bart Barber. “These declarations that churches are not in […]

Southern Baptist Disaster Relief assessing Idalia response

With the arrival of Hurricane Idalia in Florida’s Big Bend area, Southern Baptist Disaster Relief teams began assessing the damage in preparation for a response. “We have been in touch with SBDR leaders in the storm’s path and been involved in preparations,” Coy Webb, Crisis Response director for Send Relief, told Baptist Press Aug. 30. […]

Want to reach college students? Build connection points that last

Chris Craighead Jr. has been in college ministry for 12 years. But in that relatively short period of time, he’s seen a shift in how students see the Church. More to the point, there’s a difference in how much they trust it. “Students are leery of the Church,” said Craighead, college pastor at North Monroe […]

McLaurin resigns as interim EC president, removed from search consideration

Willie McLaurin has stepped down as interim president and CEO of the SBC Executive Committee and is no longer considered to be a candidate for that position by the presidential search team. McLaurin confessed to EC Chairman Phillip Robertson and EC Presidential Search Committee Chairman Neal Hughes Aug. 17 that his education credentials were forgeries. […]

Disaster Relief establishes work sites in Vermont, S.C. volunteers involved in flood recovery efforts

Southern Baptist Disaster Relief teams from three states are joining those in New England to assist cleanup after flooding that damaged homes and at times isolated entire towns in Vermont. Two coordination sites have been established. New England Baptists are leading efforts in Barre, Vt., alongside Disaster Relief volunteers from Kentucky and South Carolina. Forty-five […]

Historic flooding damages Vermont churches, prompts DR response

A generational rainstorm that put downtown streets under two feet of water stopped inches short of the steps to Enough Ministries. “We were just high enough to avoid it,” Pastor Dan Molind told Baptist Press. Many others weren’t as fortunate. At least 10 Southern Baptist churches have sustained damage, said Molind, who is also the […]