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SATF releases final update before report

NASHVILLE (BP) – The SBC Sex Abuse Task Force issued the fifth update on its work with Guidepost Solutions in the investigation of the SBC Executive Committee’s (EC) alleged mishandling of sex abuse claims. The group said it would be its last update before Guidepost’s full report is made public in mid-May.

‘Exalt the Lord,’ Rolland Slade exhorts on 2022 National Day of Prayer

WASHINGTON (BP) – As America observed National Day of Prayer May 5, Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee Chairman Rolland Slade exalted church and community leaders in San Diego at one of tens of thousands of local prayer events across the U.S.

Angola inmate pastor granted parole

ANGOLA, La. (LBM) – Robert Hyde, the immediate past pastor of Grace Baptist Church in the Louisiana State Penitentiary, is now a free man after being granted parole a few weeks ago.

SBC presidential candidates discuss CRT, financial transparency in forum

KELLER, Texas (BP) – Critical Race Theory and financial transparency were among topics addressed by the three known candidates to be nominated at the 2022 SBC Annual Meeting in Anaheim. The candidates participated in a forum hosted by FBC Keller on May 4 and moderated by Joe Wooddell, a member of FBC Keller, and Tony Richmond, FBC Keller associate pastor.

FIRST-PERSON: The Supreme Court, human life and the way of Christ

ATLANTA (BP) – In December of 2010, my wife Paige and I learned that we were having a baby and I was so excited! We told our families, and it being around Christmastime, Paige’s mom even bought a small toy as a Christmas present for our new child. Now, there is a general rule that […]

Longtime Southern Baptist student ministry leader Dave Paxton dies in motorcycle crash

ORANGE PARK, Fla. (BP) – Dave Paxton, a student ministry veteran who served in several Southern Baptist churches, died May 3 after his motorcycle collided with a logging truck in Warren County, Miss., southeast of Vicksburg.

Pivotal moment for America’s first Korean Southern Baptist church

LOS ANGELES (BP) – Berendo Street Baptist Church (BSBC) is known as the “mother church” of all 970 churches that worship in a Korean context in the United States, and it’s changing its name. Not officially. Not legally. But it will now be known as Saenuri.

TRUSTEES: Gateway hires new faculty, approve 22-23 budget

ONTARIO, Calif. (BP) – Trustees approved Gateway’s 2022-2023 budget of $12.275 million and hired two new faculty members at their May 3 board meeting.

Death doesn’t stop persecuted churches from multiplying in South Asia

It’s the stuff inspirational movies are made of, but this is the real-life story of a man and his lasting influence in his South Asian village. Kahan went from practicing Hinduism to testifying for Jesus.