What else could go wrong? Yet he saw God prevail

Dusty Marshall learned an important lesson during a spring break preaching assignment: When Satan is up to something, God is up to something greater. Marshall was one of 87 students and faculty from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary who participated in the annual “Revive This Nation” initiative, leading revival services in churches from New York to […]

The Story Behind Billy Graham’s Casket

Billy Graham, perhaps the world’s most renowned evangelist, was buried in a simple pine plywood casket made by inmates at the Louisiana state prison known as Angola. Caskets were built for both Ruth and Billy Graham in 2006. Angola is not in the casket-making business, but there is a small woodworking shop inside the prison […]

Billy Graham, ‘America’s pastor,’ laid to rest

William Franklin “Billy” Graham, 99, a dairy farmer’s son and a preacher of the gospel of Jesus Christ, died Feb. 21 at his home in Montreat, N.C. He was laid to rest March 2 in Charlotte. Saved as a young man under the preaching of a traveling evangelist, Graham felt called by God to become […]

Pastors from S.C. train Taiwan pastors in relational discipleship

Editor’s note: Last names have been omitted for reasons relating to security. A team of three South Carolina Baptist pastors returned Feb. 10 from Taiwan, where they led an eight-day relational discipleship training for native pastors. With the help of translators, the team trained 61 people from 14 churches using Immersion materials. It is the […]

Free church security training offered through May 1

As public shootings continue to make headlines, many churches are evaluating where their facilities stand on security. LifeWay Christian Resources is helping churches make safety a priority by providing free security training through its Ministry Grid platform. “In light of current circumstances, we’ve offered this training to churches to make sure they’re prepared for the […]

Hemphill: No CP funds used for SBC candidate website

A Louisiana Baptist Convention-hosted website promoting Kenneth Hemphill’s candidacy for Southern Baptist Convention president was not funded by any Cooperative Program money, Hemphill told Baptist Press today (March 19). Nonetheless, the site is being moved to an independent server this week to avoid “any impression that it was inappropriate.” “I’m working for the Cooperative Program […]

Billy Graham’s pastor reflects on a ‘God-forged’ friendship

Preparing to speak at the March 2 interment of the preeminent preacher of the 20th century, Don Wilton admitted a few days before the service he wasn’t sure what he would say. “I’ve prepared many messages in my life, and I’ve had numerous conversations with Mr. Graham about this moment, but I would be less […]

Guest Viewpoint: Billy Graham’s Motorcade

When I heard that Billy Graham had died, my first thought was purely selfish. “I never got to meet him.” For more than 40 years, Billy Graham has been my spiritual hero. My dream was to one day shake his hand and thank him for the impact he had on my life. Since that dream […]