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Alabama News | Feb. 11 2019

Investigation into sexual abuse at SBC churches names 17 with Alabama Baptist church connections

Seventeen men who served as pastors, music ministers, youth ministers or volunteers at Alabama Baptist churches are listed in a database of sex... [READ MORE]

Latest News | Feb. 8 2019

National Prayer Breakfast brings political, religious leaders together for annual event

President Donald Trump, Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.), Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.), Vice President Mike Pence and a host of other political leaders... [READ MORE]

Administration Issues | Feb. 8 2019

Churches continue to have questions about IRS’ ‘church parking tax’

An obscure provision in the 2017 tax overhaul bill continues to be of concern to churches and nonprofits who typically haven’t had to worry... [READ MORE]

National News | Sep. 6 2018

‘I Can Only Imagine’ nominated for People’s Choice Award, voting for finalists is underway

  “I Can Only Imagine,” the movie based on the real story behind Mercy Me’s hit song of the same name, has been nominated for an E!... [READ MORE]

Gambling | May. 14 2018

Supreme Court decision opens door to state-sanctioned gambling on sports

By Carrie Brown McWhorter The Alabama Baptist A landmark ruling by the Supreme Court today (May 14) clears the way for all 50 states to legalize... [READ MORE]

National News | Apr. 25 2018

Pastor stayed silent on abuse, arrested

MESQUITE, Texas — The pastor of an independent Baptist congregation was arrested April 10 for failing to report child abuse. Fort Worth’s... [READ MORE]

National News | Apr. 11 2018

Missouri Baptist church treasurer indicted

NEW LONDON, Mo. — A longtime deacon and church treasurer has been charged with two federal counts of wire fraud in connection with the theft... [READ MORE]

National News | Oct. 8 2017

‘Godless society’ is to blame for mass shootings, father says

A Las Vegas shooting victim with ties to Alabama is expected to make a full recovery. Danae Gibbs, the niece of Charles Gibbs, pastor of West... [READ MORE]

National News | Oct. 4 2017

MTM names new executive director

The Ministering to Ministers (MTM) foundation board named Catherine M. Ralcewicz executive director Sept. 1. Key to her new position was her... [READ MORE]

National News | Jul. 27 2017

Perdue commissioned as ‘missionary’ to D.C.

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue was commissioned July 9 as a “missionary” to Washington by Second Baptist... [READ MORE]