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Mike Stone  is the pastor of the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Blackshear, the immediate past chairman of the Executive Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention, and the immediate past …

By David Roach/California Baptist SAN JOSE, Calif. (BP) – Two San Jose churches have filed a federal lawsuit claiming a coronavirus-related ban of indoor worship violates their …

By Tom Strode WASHINGTON (BP) — The U.S. Supreme Court narrowly upheld Tuesday (June 30) a state tax credit scholarship program that includes religious schools, thereby maintaining …

In 1995 the SBC adopted a resolution apologizing for its racist past at the annual meeting in Atlanta, asking African Americans for forgiveness. SBC second vice president Gary Frost (left), …

Left to right, Robby Gallaty, Tyrone Barnette, and Paul Chitwood are the three keynote speakers for the Spark Conference, which will be available online Aug. 28. DULUTH …

By Roy Hayhurst DALLAS — Mission:Dignity ®  Sunday, set each year by the Southern Baptist Convention for the fourth Sunday in June, is moving for 2020 only to the last Sunday in …

Rolland Slade, pastor of Meridian Baptist Church in El Cajon, Calif., was unopposed as EC chair and unanimously elected by ballot vote. Outgoing chair and Georgia Baptist pastor Mike Stone called for …

DULUTH — A move to fully online won’t be the only change for Go Georgia, the annual church leadership training event sponsored by the Georgia Baptist Mission Board. “We are very …

I couldn’t be more proud of Teresa Royall, our Baptist campus minister at Georgia State University in downtown Atlanta. She ministers in the midst of one of our most culturally-diverse BCMs and …

NASHVILLE (BP) – Gifts to the national Cooperative Program Allocation Budget for May 2020 were below budget by more than $1.5 million as the COVID-19 global pandemic continues to impact churches …

By Tom Strode WASHINGTON (BP) — Southern Baptist leaders are urging government officials to treat churches and other religious groups more justly in their reopening policies …

Flooding from the Tittabawassee River breached two dams and covered rooftops in Edenville, Midland and Sanford, small towns about 150 miles northwest of Detroit. Screen capture from CBS News By Diana …

By Tess Schoonhoven ALPHARETTA (BP) — Ravi Zacharias, the renowned Christian apologist, evangelist, and author, died Tuesday, May 19 after a brief battle with cancer. He was 74. His death, which …

By Tom Strode WASHINGTON (BP) — Churches that received small loans as part of a coronavirus (COVID-19) relief program learned May 13 they will not face the risk of a federal …

By Diana Chandler BRUNSWICK (BP) — Nearly three months after his death, a graphic video of the moment a young black man was shot while jogging on a quiet street in a small town has inflamed …

DULUTH — Thursday’s annual National Day of Prayer (NDP) comes at a point like no other in our country, says Marcus Merritt, prayer coordinator for the Georgia Baptist Mission Board. “During …

FORT WORTH, Texas —Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary plans to resume on-campus instruction on its Fort Worth campus this fall after thorough preparations have been completed to “make our …

SBCAL President Ray Gentry, who also serves as associational missions strategist for the Southside Baptist Network based in McDonough, addresses SBCAL meeting attendees at last year's gathering held …

Riders prepare to embark on the Unholy Tour last year. Content Editor Myriah Snyder's coverage of the event was recognized with the Frank Burkhalter Award for Exceptional Achievement in Religious …

Ashland Avenue Baptist Church in Lexington, Ky., was one of many around the U.S. to hold "drive-in" services on Easter Sunday, where worshipers remained in their cars and tuned in to the service on …

Pastor Rick Warren preaches during a February 2020 worship service at Saddleback Church. The church, celebrating its 40th anniversary this month, averages more than 30,000 attendees each weekend. …

By Karen L. Willoughby ROY, Utah — Two youngsters, 5 and 11, were hospitalized April 3 after eating candy their grandmother had picked up that morning from the food pantry ministry of First Baptist …

By Diana Chandler SEATTLE (BP) — As pastor of Epic Life Church in Seattle with only five employees, Keith Carpenter sees the Paycheck Protection Plan loan as a godsend during a devastating economic …

By Diana Chandler FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) — Pieces of papyrus sold as rare fragments of Dead Sea Scrolls to Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary a decade ago are "likely fraudulent" and the …

Lt. Col. Yorlondo "Lonny" Wortham, a Southern Baptist and the Joint Forces chaplain for the state of Maryland, helped to pack and distribute produce items to those in need in Baltimore. Maryland Army …

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