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Obituaries | Sep. 11 2019

Evangelist, former Alabama Baptist pastor Larry Draper dies at 75

Larry W. Draper, longtime evangelist and former pastor of Roebuck Park Baptist Church, Birmingham, died Aug. 21. He was 75. A graduate of Samford... [READ MORE]

Obituaries | Sep. 4 2019

Johnny Reese Huey, longtime pastor in Walker Association, dies at 79

Johnny Reese Huey, interim pastor of Barton Chapel Baptist Church, Cordova, died Aug. 11 following heart surgery. He was 79. In his later years... [READ MORE]

Alabama News | Sep. 3 2019

Independent Christian book retailers fill gap left by LifeWay store closings

By Lanell Downs Smith Correspondent, The Alabama Baptist Following the closing of all LifeWay Christian Resources brick-and-mortar stores earlier... [READ MORE]

Someone You Should Know | Aug. 28 2019

Someone You Should Know — Scott Swedenburg

By Leigh Pritchett Correspondent, The Alabama Baptist Scott Swedenburg left a corporate job in New York to co-found a business that assists faith-based... [READ MORE]

Addictions | Aug. 27 2019

Each Harvest Evangelism graduate has unique story

By Lanell Downs Smith Correspondent, The Alabama Baptist Fourteen graduates of Harvest Evangelism’s recovery program celebrated one year free... [READ MORE]

Obituaries | Aug. 14 2019

FBC Piedmont senior adult director Rhonda Ledbetter dies at 61

Rhonda Ledbetter, director of senior adults at First Baptist Church, Piedmont, died July 31 at the age of 61. A retired educator, Ledbetter held... [READ MORE]

Obituaries | Aug. 7 2019

Former Alabama music and youth minister Raymond Ball dies at 81

Raymond Arnold Ball, a former Alabama Baptist minister of music and youth, died July 17. He was 81. A Mississippi native, Ball earned his music... [READ MORE]

Someone You Should Know | Jul. 31 2019

Someone You Should Know — Morris Murray Jr.

By Leigh Pritchett Correspondent, The Alabama Baptist Morris Murray Jr., of Jasper, has been in ministry 40 years, serving as pastor or associate... [READ MORE]

Obituaries | Jul. 17 2019

Roberson, R.F. “Bob”

Former Alabama Baptist pastor, R.F. ‘Bob’ Roberson, dies at 90 R.F. “Bob” Roberson, a former Alabama Baptist pastor, died June 26. He... [READ MORE]

Obituaries | Jul. 10 2019

State, international missions advocate Ann Cushing dies at 88

Ann Claire Weed Cushing, wife of retired state missionary Harrell Cushing, died June 12. She was 88. A Florida native, Ann Cushing graduated... [READ MORE]

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