Missouri pastor excited about expanded role at Metro Baptist in NYC

St. Louis pastor Scott Stearman will take the helm of Metro Baptist Church in New York on Feb. 1. The church’s reputation for missional ministry and interaction with the United Nations are among the reasons Stearman said he took the job.

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Baptist minister’s case for gay marriage going to Supreme Court

One of the four gay marriage cases accepted by the nation’s highest court has a Baptist angle.

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Baptist minister to lead progressive Christian advocacy group

Lindsay Andreolli-Comstock, an ordained Baptist minister and human-trafficking specialist, has been named executive director of The Beatitudes Society, effective Feb. 6.

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Ergun Caner steps down as president of Brewton-Parker

Six months after losing his son to suicide, a college president whose election sparked controversy is stepping down after one year on the job.

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A study found that spiritual as well as physical tools can be used to counter obesity in clergy. (Allan Foster/Creative Commons)
A study found that spiritual as well as physical tools can be used to counter obesity in clergy. (Allan Foster/Creative Commons)

Once among the healthiest of professions, clergy seeing spike in obesity

Too many hours on the job and too little pay are contributing factors to the stress that leads to obesity in clergy, a Baylor University study shows.

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Veteran Baptist communicator Orville Scott dies

The longtime Baptist communicator earned a reputation as the informal “poet laureate” of the Baptist General Convention of Texas.

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Chaouki Boulos prays and shares the gospel with a participant at a women’s prayer meeting in Lebanon, often attended by Syrian civil war refugees. (CBF photo)
Chaouki Boulos prays and shares the gospel with a participant at a women’s prayer meeting in Lebanon, often attended by Syrian civil war refugees. (CBF photo)

In thick of Syrian refugee crisis, couple learns to ‘love the enemy’

Chaouki and Maha Boulos are serving Syrian civil war refugees in their native Lebanon not only an act of ministry but also as an exercise in living Jesus’ command to love your enemy.

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Former international seminary head John David Hopper dies

John David Hopper, commissioned in 1992 as one of the first Cooperative Baptist Fellowship field personnel, has died at the age of 80.

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Lobbyist’s wife still missing after six months

Six months after searching full time for his missing wife, Missouri Baptist lobbyist Kerry Messer is re-engaging in politics for the 2015 legislative session getting underway in Jefferson City.

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Elmo Johnson, pastor of Rose of Sharon Baptist Church in inner-city Houston, talks with neighbors on the street. (Ken Camp/Baptist Standard)
Elmo Johnson, pastor of Rose of Sharon Baptist Church in inner-city Houston, talks with neighbors on the street. (Ken Camp/Baptist Standard)

Pastor credits God for transforming once-seedy neighborhood

Once rife with drug dealers and addicts, Houston’s Midtown secton was adopted and transformed by the care of a Baptist congregation and its nonprofit community development agency. 

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