COURTESY/Diane Blocker Reverend William (Billy) I. Long passed away peacefully on November 10, 2020, at age 88. A native of Bainbridge, GA, “Brother Bill” served in the ministry almost all of his life in Georgia, first as a pastor and then with the Georgia Baptist Convention and finally the Home Mission Board. Brother Bill married […]
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SPECIAL/Baptist Press By Scott BarkleyNational Correspondent, Baptist Press ALBANY – Citing a desire not to stay one day too long or leave one day too soon, Michael Catt announced his retirement on Sunday, March 14, to the Sherwood Baptist Church congregation he has led as the senior pastor since 1989. Known in its southwest Georgia community […]
Bill (who generally resisted being photographed) and Kay McCamon on the occasion of his 80th birthday at Blackjack Baptist Church. COURTESY/Tim Vanlandingham By Tim VanlandinghamAssociational Mission Strategist, Bowen Association BAINBRIDGE – Rev. Bill McCamon, age 82, of Worth County, Georgia went on to be with Christ from his home on Monday, Feb. 1, 2021. He had been […]
In the coming months, The Christian Index will be highlighting some Georgia Baptist pastors who have become heroes to their churches and communities. The Apostle Paul wrote, “The elders (pastors) who direct the affairs of the church well are worthy of double honor, especially those whose work is preaching and teaching” (Timothy 5:17, NIV). COLUMBUS […]
Evelyn and Bob Bagley shake hands with well-wishers at Salem Baptist Church upon the occasion of his retirement after 32 years as an Associational Missions Strategist. GERALD HARRIS/Special CHATSWORTH – Bob Bagley, one of Georgia Baptists’ most beloved and respected ministers passed away Tuesday, January 19, 2021, at AdventHealth Murray, formerly Murray Medical Center, in […]
Mike Stone, pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Blackshear, Georgia, will be nominated as the next president of the Southern Baptist Convention.
“…there was never a doubt he was sold out to the Lord.”
Jimmy Blanton smiles during a celebration Oct. 19 honoring his 25 years leading Columbus Baptist Association. CBA/Special COLUMBUS — Jimmy Blanton’s 25 years leading Columbus Baptist Association has been transformational, say friends and pastors. And as far as they are concerned, he can stay for 25 more. Twenty-two years as a pastor in the area […]
Barnette also served as an interim pastor for numerous churches…
Hunter was pastor of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church at the time of his death and continued to serve at the UGA BCM as cook and in maintenance until very recently.