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By Tom Strode JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (BP) — Missouri has joined the list of states that have acted in 2019 to protect unborn children early in their development, and Louisiana has now done the same. …

By Diana Chandler AUSTIN, Texas (BP) — A religious freedom initiative dubbed the "Save Chick-fil-A bill" jumped its last hurdle in the Texas Legislature May 23 and is headed for Gov. Greg Abbott's …

By Tobin Perry WASHINGTON, D.C. (BP) — Earlier this month FBI Director Christopher Wray presented the Baptist Friendship House of New Orleans with its distinguished 2018 Director's Community …

By Brandon Elrod he new First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas, worship facility includes a memorial to the 26 people who lost their lives during the tragic Nov. 5, 2017 shooting. BRANDON …

By Tom Strode MONTGOMERY, Ala. (BP) — The Alabama Legislature has approved the strongest abortion prohibition yet in this year's state battles over the issue. GETTY IMAGES The Alabama Senate passed …

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (BP) — The ordination process of Southern Baptist churches is a weak spot when it comes to protecting congregations from sexual predators, according to a report released May 9. GETTY …

By Art Toalston GALVESTON, Texas (BP) — A San Antonio church has been removed from the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention for retaining a pastor listed on the Texas Public Sex Offender Registry. …

By Tom Strode WASHINGTON (BP) — Religious liberty and pro-life advocates have commended the Trump administration's new rule protecting freedom of conscience for health care providers. President …

By Tim Tune Pastor and bookstore owner Jon Speed protested New York’s expanded abortion law by closing his business the day after the law was signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. BP/Special SYRACUSE, N.Y. …

By Art Toalston ABERDEEN, Miss. (BP) — First Amendment legal precedent has been cited in a federal court's dismissal of a lawsuit against the North American Mission Board by a former …

By Diana Chandler From the 2018 National Day of Prayer: David Franklin, director for Bartow Baptist Association and Georgia coordinator for the National Day of Prayer, called upon those at the prayer …

By Gary D. Myers NEW ORLEANS (BP) — Frank Cox, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary trustee board chairman, updated the board on the status of the presidential search during their spring …

Texas Values President Jonathan Saenz urged the public to attend a "Save Chick-fil-A Day" rally at the Texas Capitol as the legislature considered two bills that would strengthen religious liberty …

By Kiley Crossland/WORLD ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BP) — The number of foreign children adopted by U.S. families plunged again last year, according to data the U.S. State Department released last month. …

ALPHARETTA (BP) — The North American Mission Board (NAMB) announced Wednesday (April 17) that its next Send Conference will happen through a series of local and regional conferences that will take …

By Diana Chandler Gerald Toussaint, pastor of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church destroyed in a string of Louisiana church burnings, offered comfort and encouragement at a press conference announcing the …

By Ben Hawkins & Brian Koonce/Missouri Pathway JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (BP) — "A new day" and "a new beginning" are among the ways newly-seated trustees described meetings at two institutions that …

By Diana Chandler NASHVILLE (BP) – The newly launched SBC Women's Leadership Network will empower Southern Baptist women while concurrently embracing theological complementarianism, two network …

Dr. Alan Hix, Associate Professor of Christian Studies at Shorter University (back left) led a missions group of students from Shorter to Alaska during Spring Break. Here, the group poses for a photo …

By Brandon Elrod Jorge Santiago, an Annie Armstrong Easter Offering 2019 Week of Prayer missionary, arrived in his hometown of Comerío, Puerto Rico in the summer of 2017 to become a church planting …

By Brandon Elrod OMAHA, Neb. (BP) — Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (SBDR) leaders have established several sites in the Midwest to respond to historic flooding that has created at least $3 …

By Karen L. Willoughby RAPID CITY, S.D. (BP) — The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in August will be the final time the Dakota Baptist Convention will host its annual evangelism thrust that began at the …

Former IMB missionary leader Steve Smith, 57, dies RICHMOND (IMB) — Steve Smith, who filled key leadership roles in Asia with the Southern Baptist International Mission Board, died March 13 after a …

LifeWay stores like the one in Albany, pictured, will close down by the end of 2019, a statement by the organization confirmed today through its company blog. SCREEN GRAB/Google Maps NASHVILLE, Tenn. …

By Diana Chandler AUSTIN, Texas (BP) — Southern Baptist pastors and leaders have initiated a Texas bill to allow nonprofits including churches to disclose credible but unproven …

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