Georgia Baptist Mission Board staffer Ovidio Cabrera speaks during a Hispanic church strengthening conference in Savannah on Saturday. By ROGER ALFORDThe Christian Index VIENNA, Ga. – Large numbers of Hispanics arriving in the Bible Belt in search of jobs and better lives are embracing evangelical Christianity with a zeal that is sparking spiritual revival. The […]
Georgia Baptist Mission Board Executive Director Thomas Hammond speaks to church leaders in this file photo. By ROGER ALFORDThe Christian Index DULUTH, Ga. – Churches shouldn’t allow the public relations crisis facing the Southern Baptist Convention to detract from their central mission of taking the gospel to the nations, the head of the Georgia Baptist […]
By ROGER ALFORDThe Christian Index HEPHZIBAH, Ga. – A Georgia community is trying to come to grips with the loss of a father, mother and daughter who died from COVID-19 within 48 hours of one another. “It’s difficult enough to lose someone you love, but to lose three at one time is really tough,” said […]
Vacation Bible School is one of the many outreaches of Sandy Valley Baptist Church. By Karen L. Willoughby WARNER ROBINS, Georgia (BP) – “We receive peace, contentment and joy from being able to see the results of our giving around the world,” says Phil Bryant, pastor for 23 years of Sandy Valley Baptist Church. About […]
Gladys Walker holds the plaque given to her for 32 years of service as pianist and organist. MANCHESTER, Ga. – Members of Trinity Baptist Church in Manchester are showing their appreciation to Gladys Walker who has served as t heir pianist and organist for more than three decades. The church presented her with a plaque […]
International missionaries Edward Abiel Stevens and his wife Elizabeth Lincoln Haven Stevens. By Charles Jones . . . present your bodies as a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. (Romans 12:1) It was called a “living funeral,” a rare occurrence not to be easily forgotten. People had gathered on the docks at […]
Georgia Baptist Convention President Kevin Williams, First Baptist Church, Villa Rica, announces that the following persons will serve on the 2021 Committee on Nominations: (Chairman) Darey Kittle, Salem Baptist Church, Dalton; *Brian Hatchett, Spring Creek Baptist, Bainbridge; Barry Snapp, Victory Baptist Church, Rockmart; *Reuben Torres, First Baptist, Jonesboro; David Tew, Morningside Baptist, Valdosta; *Kevin […]
“The wonderful people of First Baptist have experienced what the Lord can do when the church begins to look at the heart of God.”
Emmanuel King Love (1850-1900): State missionary, pastor, editor, denominational leader, & Civil Rights pioneer
A southern city stopped to mourn his death because E.K. Love was recognized, even by those who opposed him, for the courage and grace of God exemplified through his life.
Tony Evans, Ben Mandrell, Charles Lowery, and David Kinnaman will be the keynote speakers for the conference that will be held completely online.