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DULUTH — Georgia Baptist Executive Director W. Thomas Hammond Jr. has issued a statement reviewing the Mission Board’s long-term commitment to addressing sexual abuse. “One …

MOUNT VERNON – Nearly 300 guests gathered at First Baptist Church of Lyons on Feb. 5 for Brewton-Parker’s second annual Warren C. Crawley, Sr. Gala. Celebrating African-American History …

A crowd representing 51 grant recipients plus board members gathered Feb. 7 at the Missions and Ministry Center for the annual luncheon. Since 2006 the GBHCMF has presented approximately $40.7 …

The peer learning groups during the Associational Missions Workshop in Toccoa provided missionaries the opportunity to discuss concepts from the general sessions as well as how to apply them in their …

By Tim Ellsworth ATLANTA (BP) — About 150 volunteers from First Baptist Church in Atlanta packed 500 gift baskets on Jan. 30 that will be delivered to local children's hospitals as part of the …

By Tim Ellsworth Heather Havard leads a group of college students from Texas to participate in human trafficking awareness during the Super Bowl week. BP/Special ATLANTA (BP) — When Heather Havard …

MACON — For two days last week speakers challenged approximately 4,500 students at the Macon Coliseum to treat 2019 as a year like no other. Approximately 4,500 students, plus leaders and …

The faith of Gov.-elect Brian Kemp

ATLANTA — Maina Mwaura, Georgia Baptist churchman and freelance writer, was recently contracted by the Georgia Baptist Mission Board’s Communications Department to interview Gov.-elect Brian Kemp …

Mason Welch has more to be thankful for this Thanksgiving that she has fingers to count her blessings on, she says. JOE WESTBURY/Index This is the final installment in a …

Ronnie and Jennifer Welch could not image where the leaks were suddenly coming from through their ceilings. Then the storm peeled off sections of the room exposing them to the nighttime fury of the …

Carlos Aguilar and his wife, Nell, were unable to flee the storm due to her being bed-ridden. He stands next the roots of the massive tree which narrowly missed them when it crashed into their home. …

Surviving Michael: The faith of farmers

Jackie Frith surveys some of the hundreds of century-old pecan trees he lost overnight in the eye of the hurricane. The trees, if replanted, will take at least a decade to produce their first crop. …

This is their story; this is the time

An evangelism initiative being introduced at next week’s Georgia Baptist annual meeting may be geared toward students, but its value goes much further in reminding those of all ages the impact of a …

In this drone photography, Red Cross units, foreground, prepare to receive hot meals in red containers from the Georgia Baptist kitchen, background. A similar scenario was playing out on the other …

DULUTH — Georgia Baptist associations fortunate enough to not experience the destruction of Hurricane Michael will be crucial in the ongoing rebuilding efforts of the southwestern part of the …

The steeple of First Colquitt lays in an empty lot across from the sanctuary where 120 mph winds wretched it from the roof, background. Pastor Chad Cooper says all of the church's buildings sustained …

A 53-foot tractor trailer teeters toward a ditch as a crane attempts to lift it back into place. The trailer, located at the staging area for multiple Georgia Baptists associations' response to …

Springfield members Jerry and Cheri Harrell have begun a generator ministry to bring power to water wells throughout the Jakin Community. JOE WESTBURY/Index JAKIN — The scene outside Springfield …

By Gerald Harris ATLANTA – Kelvin Cochran, a fellow Georgia Baptist and current Chief Operating Officer of Elizabeth Baptist Church in Atlanta, has won his case with the city of Atlanta. The …

The missing steeple, which tore a nearly 8-foot-hole in the roof, only hints of the destruction inside the sanctuary.The gaping hole allowed rain and wind to enter the building, compounding the …

High winds ranging from 80 to 120 mph tore through Southwest Georgia, such as those ripping vinyl from the sides and roof shingles from the sanctuary of Hopeful Church in Hopeful. KAYLA CROSS/Special …

Ken Cloud of Bowen Association has been unable to leave his yard following the destruction of Hurricane Michael. KEN CLOUD/Special PELHAM — South Georgia Baptists are reeling today after the …

Hurricane Michael, at Category 4, is the most powerful storm to ever hit the Florida Panhandle. Bowen Association is Ground Zero for the storm. MYRADAR/Special BAINBRIDGE — “Houses are losing …

Help! There’s a deacon on the steeple

SWAINSBORO - It is not often that a deacon gets coverage for his daring exploits in the local newspaper, but the Swainsboro Forest Blade highlighted the daring misadventure of Darryl Drake last …

Camp Kaleo will host its first ever Race for Missions Congress on Nov. 2-3. Registration is now open for limited lodging and tent camping but day admission is still available. FORSYTH – For outdoor …

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