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DULUTH, Ga. – Calhoun pastor Jamey Hunt will lead the Georgia Baptist Education Commission, a panel that supports the work of Brewton-Parker College, Shorter University and Truett McConnell University while also administering a scholarship program.

Four years ago, 300 candidates waited in IMB’s missionary pipeline, considering a call to the nations. That pipeline just surpassed the 1,100 mark, the highest in decades. This means that more than 1,100 individuals have started the process to help solve the world’s greatest problem – lostness – by becoming missionaries with the IMB.

DULUTH, Ga. – Hurricane Ian, one of the most powerful storms ever recorded in the U.S., destroyed a cross-section of Florida, trapping people in flooded homes, forcing patients from nursing homes and hospitals, cutting off a popular barrier island and obliterating a historic waterfront pier. Nearly 2.7 million people lost power as rain fell and waters rose. “We’re expecting heavy damage,” said Georgia Baptist Disaster Relief Director Dwain Carter.

FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) — Following a special-called meeting of the Board of Trustees of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Chairman Danny Roberts today announced that trustees have invited O.S. Hawkins and David S. Dockery to provide joint leadership to the seminary during the interim period. Dockery will serve as interim president, while Hawkins will serve as senior advisor and ambassador-at-large.

McDONOUGH, Ga. – Four people surrendered their lives to ministry at a missions conference for Georgia college students last weekend, and three others made salvation decisions. They were among about 650 co-eds who attended Baptist Collegiate Ministries’ annual Confluence conference at Eagles Landing First Baptist Church.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Substantial majorities of evangelicals in the United States say they want an immigration solution that both secures the border and values those already in the country. In a study sponsored by the Evangelical Immigration Table and World Relief, Lifeway Research surveyed both self-identified evangelicals and those who qualify as evangelicals by belief to determine their attitudes toward immigrants and refugees as well as their opinions on potential legislative actions addressing the issues surrounding immigration.

NASHVILLE (BP) — Former Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary President Adam Greenway is joining the International Mission Board in a role that “will be focused on training missionaries to address the greatest problem in the world: spiritual lostness,” according to an entity spokesperson today.

DULUTH, Ga. – Georgia Baptist Disaster Relief crews are preparing to deploy as Hurricane Ian approaches on a track that puts the west coast of Florida in jeopardy. “I’ve put all of our Georgia volunteers on alert status,” said Dwain Carter, director of Georgia Baptist Disaster Relief.

ROME, Ga.  – Four-time World Series Champion and eight-time National League All-Star Darryl Strawberry will be the featured speaker at Shorter University’s 2022 President’s Gala on the campus in Rome on Thursday, December 1.

FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) — Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary announced Friday that President Adam W. Greenway has resigned from his post effective immediately. In the announcement, the seminary stated Greenway had accepted a position with the International Mission Board.

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