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Alabama News | Feb. 24 2021

Gene Raymond Hitchcock — a longtime pastor, chaplain and Baptist worker in the state — dies Feb. 9

Gene Raymond Hitchcock — a longtime pastor, chaplain and Baptist worker in the state — died Feb. 9. He was 88. Hitchcock retired as a major…

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Alabama News | Feb. 24 2021

Rick Hinkle, pastor of Hughes Memorial Baptist Church, Pinson, dies Feb. 5

Rick Hinkle, pastor of Hughes Memorial Baptist Church, Pinson, died Feb. 5 after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 68. A Samford…

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Alabama News | Feb. 24 2021

Huntsville churches merge to reach community

Two years ago, Devins Jackson would have said things were going well for his church, but they were lacking one thing they needed — a family.…

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Alabama News | Feb. 24 2021

Ryan Whitley celebrates 25th anniversary as pastor of CrossPoint Church, Trussville

BIRMINGHAM METRO ASSOCIATION Ryan Whitley says he’s heard it said that when it comes to parenting, the days are long, but the years are short.…

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Alabama News | Feb. 24 2021

Bill Whitfield, longtime pastor in Mobile, dies at age 90

William “Bill” Whitfield, longtime pastor of Cypress Shores Baptist Church, Mobile, died Dec. 20, 2020. He was 90. Whitfield served with…

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Alabama News | Feb. 23 2021

Jim Barnette, longtime pastor and Samford professor, dies at age 59

James “Jim” Barnette, a longtime professor at Samford University and pastor of Brookwood Baptist Church, Mountain Brook, died Monday (Feb.…

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Alabama News | Feb. 23 2021

TAB’s new Stories podcast to offer audio adventures

I love stories — hearing people tell them, writing them, reading them. I’m pretty sure I always will. But over the past couple of years,…

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Alabama News | Feb. 23 2021

Annual ‘Night to Shine’ prom event adapts to pandemic concerns

Beth Anderson, known affectionately as “Miss Beth,” had been ready for this year’s Night to Shine event for months. She had her dress picked…

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Alabama News | Feb. 23 2021

Stephen Ministers struggle to help during COVID-19 pandemic

When a ministry is called to be near people who are struggling or in pain, it can be more difficult during a pandemic. “We are truly just someone…

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Alabama News | Feb. 23 2021

Stephen Ministry ‘quiet but powerful’ tool for helping the hurting

Christians are never immune to difficult times, and the trials of 2020 underscore that many believers can benefit greatly from a caring smile,…

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