American Baptist Churches USA no longer recognizes the ordination of a pastor charged with bilking the elderly.

Published in People

A lifelong member of an Alabama Baptist church stands accused of embezzling nearly $130,000 just months after another former staff member at the same church was convicted of child molestation.

Published in People

Clergy say the Smarter Sentencing Act, poised for vote in the Senate, would alleviate dangerous prison overcrowding and racial disparity in incarceration.

Published in Social Issues

An elderly man found murdered in a Georgia gated community and his missing wife were members of a community church with leaders well-known among moderate Baptists.

Published in Congregations
Wednesday, 07 May 2014 12:13

Pastor arrested after domestic dispute

Andy Pittman, senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Lufkin, Texas, was arrested after police responded to a 911 call from his home.

Published in People
Wednesday, 07 May 2014 14:21

Former pastor charged with abuse

Police suspect a Baptist minister charged with sex crimes at a church in Arkansas may have committed similar acts at other churches he served in the past.

Published in People

A Baptist church that made news two years ago for allowing a registered sex offender to preach is now free to allow children in worship services.

Published in People
Thursday, 24 April 2014 08:56

Former Wayland CFO pleads guilty to theft

James E. Smith, fired last year for alleged financial mismanagement at Wayland Baptist University, has pleaded guilty to misusing funds.

Published in Organizations
Wednesday, 19 March 2014 11:28

Pastor accused of bilking elderly

Police in Connecticut say “Pastor Bob” Genevicz is a con man who stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from senior adults.

Published in People
Monday, 10 March 2014 09:56

Minister sentenced for child sex abuse

While an Alabama Baptist church endures an abuse scandal, another in Mississippi accused in the past of harboring a predator will host a conference aimed at prevention.

Published in Social Issues
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