From microbiology to ministry, veteran leader retires from ABC-USA regional post

Dwight Stinnett says God must have had a sense of humor when calling him out of a life in academia to the ministry. He recently retired as executive minister of American Baptist Churches of the Great Rivers Region.

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Payday lending must be opposed with advocacy and education, CBF field personnel Scarlette Jasper says. (Creative Commons photo by Taber Andrew Bain)
Payday lending must be opposed with advocacy and education, CBF field personnel Scarlette Jasper says. (Creative Commons photo by Taber Andrew Bain)

Advocate links with CBF to combat payday lending

CBF field personnel Scarlette Jasper urges individuals and churches to become involved in advocacy and education efforts to end predatory payday lending practices that sink economically disadvantaged families further into debt.

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Baptist leaders pray for Jimmy Carter

The world’s most famous Sunday school teacher has a strong following in the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and New Baptist Covenant movements.

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Lynn Hutchinson, third from right, said she and her husband Mike have gained insights into the suffering of African immigrants to Europe. (CBF photo)
Lynn Hutchinson, third from right, said she and her husband Mike have gained insights into the suffering of African immigrants to Europe. (CBF photo)

One couple tries to ease plight of Africa-to-Europe immigrants

Missions and ministry have taken Lynn and Mike Hutchinson to the centers of immigration in Africa, and to the very heart of the pain and suffering experienced by immigrants and their families.

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Smyth & Helwys exec diagnosed with leukemia

Keith Gammons, publisher and executive vice president of a company that provides resources widely used in CBF churches, has set up shop in a hospital room in Atlanta while he undergoes chemotherapy.

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Churchgoers were left shaken during Sunday morning services after authorities say explosions occurred less than 30 minutes apart outside two Las Cruces churches. (Robin Zielinski/The Las Cruces Sun-News via AP)
Churchgoers were left shaken during Sunday morning services after authorities say explosions occurred less than 30 minutes apart outside two Las Cruces churches. (Robin Zielinski/The Las Cruces Sun-News via AP)

Civility the right response to church bombings, Baptist pastor says

Kevin Glenn, whose Calvary Baptist Church was one of two congregatons attacked Sunday in Las Cruces, N.M., says it's important to remember Christ died for the bombers, too.

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Advocate for women ministers honored for lifetime achievement

Christians for Biblical Equality honored Pam Durso with its Lifetime Achievement Award at the group’s recent meeting in California.

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Former preacher deemed fit to stand trial for triple murder

Two of the three victims were active in ministry at a Southern Baptist church.

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CBF Virginia leader takes job with BTSR

Rob Fox, a graduate and former employee at Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond, is returning to his alma mater after six years as field coordinator for the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Virginia.

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Tommy Deal, top right, attends a gathering of the North American Baptist Fellowship’s Disaster Response Network in 2014. Deal’s relationship-building skills were a big asset in his role as leader of CBF’s disaster response efforts. (BNG photo)
Tommy Deal, top right, attends a gathering of the North American Baptist Fellowship’s Disaster Response Network in 2014. Deal’s relationship-building skills were a big asset in his role as leader of CBF’s disaster response efforts. (BNG photo)

Deal, disaster response director with ‘a chaplain’s heart,’ leaving CBF

Tommy Deal’s last day as CBF disaster response director is July 31. Ron Fairley, coordinator of projects and services for CBF, will serve as interim beginning Aug. 1.

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