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Obituaries | Jan. 23 2021

Dell Griggs, wife of longtime Alabaster pastor, died Jan. 19

Dell Elizabeth Griggs — wife of deceased Pastor Roy Carlton Griggs — died Jan. 19. She was 86. For 50 years, she ministered alongside her... [READ MORE]

Obituaries | Jan. 23 2021

Longtime Buhl Baptist pastor, Southern Gospel singer Alfred Banks dies

Alfred Manly Banks — longtime pastor of Buhl Baptist Church and Southern Gospel singer — died Oct. 6, 2020. He was 65. Known for his love... [READ MORE]

Alabama News | Jan. 22 2021

Mobile native and baseball legend Hank Aaron dead at 86

Henry Louis “Hank” Aaron — a Mobile native who overcame racism and discrimination to become one of the greatest professional... [READ MORE]

Alabama News | Jan. 20 2021

Charles “Chip” Freeman Jr., pastor of Poplar Springs Baptist Church, Brookwood, dies Dec. 5

Charles “Chip” Freeman Jr., pastor of Poplar Springs Baptist Church, Brookwood, died Dec. 5. He was 51. Freeman previously served as pastor... [READ MORE]

Alabama News | Jan. 20 2021

Carl P. Wells, who served on staff at First Baptist Church, Tuscaloosa, dies Dec. 23

Carl P. Wells, who served on staff at First Baptist Church, Tuscaloosa, for nearly 40 years, died Dec. 23. He was 86. Wells served at churches... [READ MORE]

Alabama News | Jan. 19 2021

Mobile-area pastor Ed Litton to be nominated for SBC president at 2021 annual meeting

Mobile-area pastor Ed Litton will be nominated for president of the Southern Baptist Convention at the 2021 SBC annual meeting in June. Former... [READ MORE]

Baptist News | Jan. 16 2021

WMU volunteers serve disaster recovery area in North Carolina

Washing piles of muddy clothes and cleaning bathrooms may not sound like the most glamorous missions project available — but it’s a labor... [READ MORE]

Asia | Jan. 14 2021

Each year 1,000 Pakistani girls forcibly converted to Islam

Neha loved the hymns that filled her church with music. But she lost the chance to sing them last year when, at the age of 14, she was forcibly... [READ MORE]

Obituaries | Jan. 13 2021

Larry Hicks, associate pastor for pastoral care at FBC Athens, dies Dec. 11

Larry Hicks, associate pastor for pastoral care at First Baptist Church, Athens, died Dec. 11. He was 74. Before becoming part of the church’s... [READ MORE]

Alabama News | Jan. 7 2021

WMU ministry reaches ministers’ wives online

As the COVID-19 pandemic stretched on in 2020, people began to be concerned about the stress pastors were facing — and rightly so, said Candace... [READ MORE]