Church/Association News


Church/Association News | Apr. 10 2021

Replanting season: Young churches embrace opportunities for growth and new ministry

By Meredith Flynn Illinois Baptist   Grace Family Church, Chicago, celebrated its second anniversary in early 2021 with a worship service…

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Church/Association News | Apr. 10 2021

Alabama couple prepares to plant church in Denver

When Justin McKay got married, he and his wife, Lacy, headed to Denver for their honeymoon. And on their first day there, God did something surprising…

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Church/Association News | Apr. 9 2021

Two worlds, one Savior shown with Georgia church’s new pastor

By Scott Barkley Baptist Press Winford Smith remembers when, as chairman of the pastor search team for First Baptist Church, Stockbridge, Georgia,…

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Church/Association News | Apr. 8 2021

FBC Center Point gifts charter, establishes endowment

In our March 18 issue, we shared the story of First Baptist Church, Center Point, preparing to turn over its facilities to Greater Grace Missionary…

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Church/Association News | Apr. 7 2021

Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, Gordo, celebrates Hershel Owen and Donald Latham

PICKENS ASSOCIATION Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, Gordo, has named Hershel Owen (center) as pastor emeritus and Donald Latham (second from left)…

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Church/Association News | Apr. 7 2021

Michael Adler honored for 20 years as worship pastor at Shades Mountain Baptist Church

BIRMINGHAM METRO ASSOCIATION Years ago, when Michael Adler went to lead music ministry at a church in San Antonio, he followed a minister who…

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Church/Association News | Apr. 7 2021

Brian Smith is the new pastor of First Baptist Church, Opp

COVINGTON ASSOCIATION Brian Smith is the new pastor of First Baptist Church, Opp. He previously served as associate pastor of administration…

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Church/Association News | Apr. 7 2021

Headline News from around the Southeast

Florida Coming to Christ was difficult for Jamaica-native Michael Chin Quee — not because he lacked the desire but because no one shared the…

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Church/Association News | Apr. 7 2021

Alabama Baptists provide recovery assistance following March 25 tornadoes

Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief responded quickly following the March 25 tornado outbreak that left five dead and carved a path of destruction…

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Church/Association News | Apr. 7 2021

Sheila Smith — wife of Scott Smith, pastor of Antioch Baptist Church, Oxford — dies March 29

Sheila Smith — wife of Scott Smith, pastor of Antioch Baptist Church, Oxford — died March 29 of COVID-19 complications. She was 62. She worked…

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