Tabernacle members cheer success, character of Clemson QB Lawrence

Their proximity to the University of Georgia — about 100 miles away — would naturally lend itself to Georgia football fandom. But for the members of Tabernacle Baptist Church in Cartersville, Ga., a transformation of sorts has taken place over the past couple of years. “It’s funny, we live in the heart of Bulldog country, […]

Chinese government designates Lottie Moon’s church as historical site

The name “Lottie Moon” is known by Southern Baptists far and wide. From the Woman’s Missionary Union’s Lottie Moon Christmas Offering to movies, books and documentaries detailing her life of service, Lottie Moon is often hailed as a “missionary hero.” Lottie Moon’s legacy now will be preserved beyond the Southern Baptist realm. Wulin Shenghui Church […]

S.C. volunteers reach refugees in Greece with gospel

During 2O19, South Carolina Baptist volunteers developed a greater understanding of the plight of refugees. Tom Hilliard* and Brett May*, two of the state’s volunteers, spent a month ministering to refugees crowded into a camp on the Greek island of Lesvos. Their service was arranged through South Carolina Baptist Convention’s Missions Mobilization office. Hilliard and […]

Executive Committee to expand ethnic relations, mobilization

Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee President and CEO Ronnie Floyd has announced the addition of three full-time EC staff positions focusing on increasing diverse engagement and mobilization. Building on the foundation laid by retiring vice president for convention advancement Ken Weathersby, the positions will focus on relations and mobilization for African-Americans, Hispanics, and Asian-Americans. “We […]

New SCBC president bringing focus back on missions & education

New South Carolina Baptist Convention president Josh Powell is a church historian, pastor, and overseas seminary president. He will preside over the 200th annual meeting of the SCBC in November 2020, although the 200th anniversary will be celebrated in 2021. Powell and his wife, Allison, are preacher’s kids and preacher’s grandkids. Both their dads are […]

Mohler to be nominated for SBC president

Southern Baptist Theological Seminary President R. Albert Mohler Jr. will accept a nomination in June 2020 to serve as Southern Baptist Convention president. “I am honored by the announcement by Pastor H.B. Charles, and I will accept nomination as president of the Southern Baptist Convention in June,” Mohler told Baptist Press. “All my life, I […]

IMB appoints 24 missionaries, hears abuse prevention update

International Mission Board trustees approved the appointment of 24 new full-time, fully funded personnel to take the gospel to unreached people and places during their Sept. 25-26 meeting. The meeting also included an update on an external report regarding IMB’s prevention and response to abuse and harassment; approval of a balanced budget for 2019-20, projected […]

Cooperative Program exceeds budget for 5th year in a row

For the fifth consecutive fiscal year, contributions to Southern Baptist Convention national and international missions and ministries through the Cooperative Program met and exceeded budgetary expectations. As of Sept. 30, gifts received by the Executive Committee for distribution through the CP allocation budget totaled $196,731,703. This exceeded the $194 million annual projection to support Southern […]

Lottie Moon missions offering totals $156.6 million

Southern Baptist church members gave $156.6 million to support nearly 3,700 full-time missionaries in 2018-19, the third-highest Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for international missions ever received. “Because you and your church gave through the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, you are a part of reaching the unreached in every nation,” said IMB President Paul Chitwood. “When […]

Responding to abuse resource available for women’s ministry leaders

A new resource developed for women’s ministry leaders to help them minister to victims of sexual abuse is now available through a partnership between the North Carolina and South Carolina Baptist state conventions. “Responding Well: A Guide for Women’s Ministry Leaders to Help Survivors of Sexual Abuse” is a free resource manual created by and […]