Browning: From Barnwell to Los Angeles

For Barnwell native Will Browning, the relocation of him and his family to Los Angeles, Calif., is more than just a move — it is like moving to another country. Browning grew up working on the family farm, moved to Statesboro, Ga., to attend Georgia Southern University, and met his future wife, Tarah, from Miami, […]

Annie Offering tops $66 million for new record high

After a pandemic-influenced decline in 2020, Southern Baptists rallied to give $66.5 million to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering in 2021, the highest amount ever given to the offering that supports missions in North America. North American Mission Board President Kevin Ezell announced the total during the entity’s fall trustee meeting in Pittsburgh. “The hard […]

Annie Armstrong Offering surpasses cumulative $2 billion

Southern Baptist sacrifice and generosity has pushed cumulative giving to the annual Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for North American Missions past the $2 billion mark. The milestone was announced by North American Mission Board President Kevin Ezell as he shared a report with members of the SBC Executive Committee Sept. 20. “What an amazing testimony […]

Churches encouraged to #FillTheTank on Sept. 12

The annual Southern Baptist emphasis on baptism is coming up Sept. 12, and the North American Mission Board is encouraging churches to celebrate by baptizing new believers who have recently made professions of faith. “Our theme for Baptism Sunday is ‘Fill the Tank,’” said Johnny Hunt, NAMB’s senior vice president for evangelism and leadership. “We […]

Bowden, Richt headline NAMB event with compassion, evangelism on display

Bobby Bowden, the legendary Florida State University football coach, made a surprise appearance at this year’s Send Luncheon hosted by the North American Mission Board. The unannounced visit came as Mark Richt, a longtime assistant to Bowden at Florida State, shared how his former boss led him to the Lord. “What would you say to […]

South Carolina teenager lives as gospel catalyst

Eden Benton, a 16-year-old high school student from South Carolina, is proof of the adage, “God can use you no matter your age.” She’ll be the first to tell you that she has had a great upbringing. Eden grew up in a Christian home and was raised in a healthy church. She surrendered her life […]

WMU hosting virtual celebration for Week of Prayer 

National WMU is providing a virtual experience leading into the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering Week of Prayer, which is March 7-14. The offering supports missions and ministry through the North American Mission Board. With the theme “The Mission Moves Forward,” the goal for this year’s Annie Armstrong Easter Offering is $70 million to support thousands […]