Gardner Taylor, longtime pastor of Concord Baptist Church of Christ in Brooklyn, N.Y., and a founder of the Progressive National Baptist Convention, died Easter Sunday.

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Thursday, 02 April 2015 14:22

Baptist school mourns student’s death

Wayland Baptist University confirmed the death of Rachel Bates, a 19-year-old freshman biology major, in a residence hall on the main campus in Plainview, Texas.

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Friday, 27 March 2015 13:14

Former CLC staffer David Lockard dies

Lockard worked a total of 36 years at the Southern Baptist Foreign Mission Board and Christian Life Commission until leadership changes trickling down from the SBC “Conservative Resurgence” prompted his resignation at age 62.

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Recognized as one of the 12 most effective preachers in the English-speaking world in a 1996 survey of seminary professors and editors, current leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention remember Fred Craddock as a bad influence on Baptist pulpits prior to the theological shift in the last century.

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Southern Seminary President Albert Mohler says efforts by “progressive” scholars like Marcus Borg to rescue Christianity from irrelevancy wind up watering down the fundamentals of the faith.

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

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Survivors of the longtime leader in both the Southern Baptist Convention and Cooperative Baptist Fellowship say the best way to honor her is to support causes that help women and the CBF.

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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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The former Woman’s Missionary Union head who retired early in 1989 to become a pastor’s wife continued in her dedication to Christian service until the day she died.

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Friday, 02 January 2015 16:23

Missions leader Carolyn Crumpler dies

A longtime leader in both the Southern Baptist Convention and Cooperative Baptist Fellowship has died after 18 months of complications from coronary bypass surgery.

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