Baptist Life

Fred Stokes, former NFL player and a Vidalia native, poses with Steve Echols, president of Brewton-Parker College, at the Warren C. Crawley Sr. Celebration of Heritage Banquet on Feb. 3. Stokes's …

Beginning in the 1950s, African American churches began to cooperate with the SBC once again. The 28th Street Baptist Church of Louisville, KY was not Southern Baptist, but its pastor, Emmanuel …

DOUGLAS — People of faith in America should never take their religious freedom for granted, because there are sinister forces chipping away at it on a daily basis. The Washington Free Beacon …

Tonya Shellnutt was one of the presenters at the recent Pastors’ Day at the Capitol . She serves as Church Alliance Regional Director at Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), the largest religious …

So far the Georgia General Assembly passed an adoption overhaul bill without religious freedom protection for faith based adoption and foster care agencies. This past week a new bill was heard in a …

Cindy Evers speaks at a candlelight vigil for Domestic Violence Awareness Month last October. The event was held by Ruth's Cottage and The Patticake House. TIFTON GAZETTE/Special TIFTON — Cindy …

Mission Board Executive Director J. Robert White, center, visits with Cindy Little, seated, and Tommy Fountain, left, before the banquet. Little was receiving a grant on behalf of Fish MD, a …

Members of the Pauline Baptist Church, near Quitman, stand together after completing a community missions project. PBC/Special What do parents expect of their church’s student ministry? In …

SendMeNow volunteer Anna Bennett poses with a Brazilian child during her 2016 assignment. ANNA BENNETT/Special McDONOUGH — What the Lord wants above all is obedience to His call. In the first …

Bible Study for Feb. 11: I am a priest

1 Peter 2:4-10 Jeff Overton, lead pastor Beulah Baptist Church, Douglasville Most of us, when we hear the word "priest," have certain images that come to mind. We can think of the …

For fourteen years, Mary Cox has been doing an outstanding job preparing and leading the Ministers’ Wives Annual Retreat. She was thrilled this year to report the largest response she has seen in …

By Bob Smietana NASHVILLE, TN  — The Bible has a lot to say about caring for orphans. Protestant churches in the United States appear to be listening. About 4 in 10 Protestant …

Each week Georgia Baptists sacrificially give to the Cooperative Program and Missions Georgia Offering through their tithes and offering, such as this collection at Clarkston International Bible …

Getting adoption right in Georgia

By J. Robert White Executive Director Georgia Baptist Mission Board and Mike Griffin Public Affairs Representative Georgia Baptist Mission Board Rep. Bert Reeves is to be commended for his work to …

Larry Wynn, state missioanry with Georgia Baptist Mission Board Church Revitalization and Evangelism, gives an altar call at the evangelism conference held at Central Baptist Church in Warner Robins. …

Ken Hemphill to be SBC president nominee

By David Roach DALLAS (BP) — Ken Hemphill, an administrator at North Greenville University and a former Southern Baptist Convention seminary president, will be nominated for SBC president, a …

Gates Hall was once the main school building for Union Baptist Institute. It now houses the administrative offices of Brewton-Parker College. BPC/Archives By Caitlyn Parrish BPC Staff Writer …

Pennington is back in the pulpit again

John Pennington, recently called as pastor at Corinth Baptist Church in Bremen, stands with his wife, Carol. BREMEN — You simply can’t keep a good man down. Dr. John Pennington “retired” …

WINSTON — Four miles west of Douglasville on I-20 travelers will come to exit # 30, which is Post Road and the community of Winston. Winston is a small, unincorporated town, but the home of a …

Deaths Mary Wade Bell, who served alongside her husband, Bob, at several churches throughout Alabama and Georgia as well as at Hephzibah / Kilpatrick Baptist associations, died Jan. 8. She was …

Bible Study for Feb. 4: I am a minister

2 Corinthians 3:4-12 Jeff Overton, lead pastor Beulah Baptist Church, Douglasville It has been my joy to have been blessed by the ministry of many people who have served in the …

Diana Brown pauses from cleaning out her office in late December as she looks toward retirement. But she will remain as a volunteer when needed, she says. JOE WESTBURY/Index JASPER — Diana Brown …

It was a great joy and privilege to bring the Sunday morning sermon for the 25th anniversary celebration of Dr. Billy Godwin. Billy has served faithfully as pastor at Ephesus Baptist Church, …

BREMEN — Herman and Fay Parker were honored for 25 years of service at First Baptist Church Bremen recently and the occasion not only marked the church’s recognition of a significant anniversary, …

QUITMAN — As a counselor for Penfield Christian Homes for 25 years, Dallas Bennett saw the legacy of "playing church." "I talked to a lot of guys who said they grew up in church. They went to …

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