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Tony Lankford preaches in an Atlanta park. (Park Avenue Baptist photo)
Tony Lankford preaches in an Atlanta park. (Park Avenue Baptist photo)

Missional ethic propels Baptist pastor from inner-city pulpit to seaside resort

Tony Lankford is leaving Park Avenue Baptist, in urban Atlanta, for First Baptist Church in St. Simons Island, Ga. While very different congregations, they face similar challenges that Lankford will address.

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Christian leaders voice support for Ukraine

Baptists in Great Britain co-convened a summit meeting in London to discuss the global Christian response to unrest in the Ukraine.

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Bible translator, teacher Roger Omanson dies

Omanson, who taught New Testament at Southern Seminary in the 1980s, spent most of his career working out problems with translating thoughts from ancient Hebrew and Greek into modern languages around the world.

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Missy Ward-Angalla (front row, second from right) celebrates with new graduates of Amani Sasa’s vocational training program. Women in the program discover a support system and leave empowered to help others. (Photo courtesy of CBF)
Missy Ward-Angalla (front row, second from right) celebrates with new graduates of Amani Sasa’s vocational training program. Women in the program discover a support system and leave empowered to help others. (Photo courtesy of CBF)

Seeing injustice, Baptist launches ministry for refugee women in Uganda

After seeing the plight of refugee women in Uganda, Missy Ward-Angalla has returned to the country to start her own ministry to them.

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Northminster Baptist Church youth perform home repair work in Jackson, Miss. (Northminster BC photo)
Northminster Baptist Church youth perform home repair work in Jackson, Miss. (Northminster BC photo)

Being ‘in friendship,’ not ‘on mission,’ boosts Baptist church in Jackson, Miss.

The Wider Net ministry at Northminster Baptist Church is transforming the faith of members, ministers and residents of a nearby troubled community.

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Some Baptists killed in Nepal quake, while others search for survivors

A church collapse killed a group worshiping at time of the quake. The Baptist World Alliance and others are reporting scores of Christians died on April 27.

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Simmons College recognized as HCBU

A historically African-American college rebuilding with help from the Kentucky Baptist Fellowship cleared an important hurdle when the U.S. Department of Education officially designated it a historically black college or university.

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Ministers who serve Englewood Baptist Church in Gladstone, Mo., take a break for a photo on their first Sunday as the three-pastor team. Cynthia Saddler (left) is coordinating pastor of congregational relationships, with Robin Sandbothe as coordinating pastor of spiritual relationships and Mark Buhlig as coordinating pastor of community relationships. (Englewood BC photo)
Ministers who serve Englewood Baptist Church in Gladstone, Mo., take a break for a photo on their first Sunday as the three-pastor team. Cynthia Saddler (left) is coordinating pastor of congregational relationships, with Robin Sandbothe as coordinating pastor of spiritual relationships and Mark Buhlig as coordinating pastor of community relationships. (Englewood BC photo)

Two women, one man make up Baptist church's pastoral team

Entrepreneurial ministry team at Missouri church brings a variety of backgrounds and experiences to the pastoral offerings at Englewood Baptist Church.

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Indonesia executes Australian members of Bali 9

The duo’s spiritual adviser says all they wanted was to spend the rest of their lives in prison so they could minister to other inmates.

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Baltimore Southern Baptists respond to unrest with prayer, service

NAMB church planters see service opportunities in Baltimore as their moment to shine.

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Supreme Court hears challenges to state gay-marriage bans

Supreme Court hears challenges to state gay-marriage bans

Justices heard arguments Tuesday in what is expected to be a landmark decision settling a question that has divided lower courts: Is same-sex marriage a constitutional right?

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Julie Pennington-Russell resigns as pastor of FBC Decatur

After 30 years of “running errands” for God in three different congregations, a pioneer Baptist woman in ministry is stepping out of the pulpit.

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PNBC head says anger OK, violence not

The president of the Progressive National Baptist Convention says violence like that on the streets of Baltimore isn’t the way to achieve social justice.

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Troops and other rescuers carry an injured quake victim from rubble in Kathmandu. (United Nations photo)
Troops and other rescuers carry an injured quake victim from rubble in Kathmandu. (United Nations photo)

Baptists join growing army of relief headed to Nepal

Groups are either raising money or sending assessment teams to Nepal — and some are doing both. 

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