By Diana Chandler NASHVILLE (BP) — The late U.S. Rep. John Lewis, an ordained preacher who studied theology at a college co-founded by the Southern Baptist Convention, is being remembered as a humble man whose faith-driven civil rights struggle endured until his death July 17 at age 80. During his studies at American Baptist Theological […]
Dr. James H. “Jim” Griffith, 89, executive director emeritus of the Georgia Baptist Convention, died early this morning at Southwest Christian Hospice in Union City. He had been admitted to the facility on Wednesday in failing health.
Longtime Georgia pastor Edward Mimbs, 75, died April 7 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Savannah after a sudden illness. Mimbs was a graduate of Georgia Baptist Bible Institute in Norman Park, earning a Master’s Degree in Pastoral Ministry in 1977. Beginning in 1959 he pastored 11 churches in Georgia, including Higgston Baptist Church, Altamaha Baptist […]
Georgia pastor Jim McDuffie died April 15 at his Tifton residence. He was 71. McDuffie was pastor of Mystic Baptist Church in Ocilla. Previously he had served as pastor of Cannonville Baptist Church in Wilcox County. He had been a livestock auctioneer since 1973. Survivors include sons Scott, of Rhine, and Josh, of Moultrie, and […]
Ben Hatfield, longtime pastor of First Baptist Church Alpharetta, died April 9. He was 90 years old. A native of Gainesville, Hatfield attended Clarke Memorial College, Mississippi College, and New Orleans Seminary. He was ordained into the ministry at Central Baptist Church in Gainesville on Dec. 17, 1943 and served pastorates in Georgia, Mississippi, and […]
Archie Slaton, senior adult minister at Unity Baptist Church in Newnan, died Jan. 21. He was 66. He is survived by his wife Ann, who serves Unity as its children’s minister; a son, Nathan; daughters Nicole Hughes and Tori Slaton; sisters Judy Northup, Rita Powell, Cheryl Young, and Debra Couch; and three grandchildren.