Javier Chavez, pastor of Amistad Cristiana in Gainesville, baptizes a young girl in May of last year in Lake Lanier near Flowery Branch. The joint baptism service with two other churches was so heavily attended that more than 80 people were unable to witness it for lack of parking. AMISTAD CRISTIANA/Special
Americans have a surprising openness to Christian churches, even those who are supposedly turned off to religion, a new survey from LifeWay Research shows.
JACKSONVILLE, FL — J. Thomas Green, who served as pastor of Georgia’s First Baptist Church of Buford from 1988-96, has been elected to lead the one million-member Florida Baptist State Convention as executive director-treasurer. The current pastor of First Baptist Church in Brandon was tapped by the State Board of Missions during its May 29 meeting […]