Orlando pastor David Uth to be Pastors' Conf. nominee

by Art Toalston

Monday, May 20, 2019

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) -- David Uth, senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Orlando, will be nominated for president of the Southern Baptist Pastors' Conference in June, Georgia pastor James Merritt has announced.

"David is a pastor's pastor, a spiritual statesman, and is universally respected in his state and across our convention," Merritt, pastor of the Atlanta-area Cross Pointe Church in Duluth, said in a May 17 announcement to Baptist Press.

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SBC exhibits: new leaders, conversation & fun

by BP Staff

Friday, May 17, 2019

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) -- Southern Baptist leaders once again will have much to talk about at this year's Cooperative Program exhibit hall booth during the 2019 SBC Annual Meeting in Birmingham, Ala.

Southern Baptist entity leaders (left to right) Jon Akin, Danny Akin, Jarvis Williams and Dhati Lewis discuss race relations in the SBC during a panel discussion at the Cooperative Program stage in the exhibit hall of the 2018 SBC annual meeting in Dallas.
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Among the topics at the CP Stage and Platform are everything from adoption, the sexual abuse crisis and church revitalization to the new movie, "Overcomer." The exhibit hall area of the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex will be open June 10-12.

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N.C. pastor Eddie Eaton to be recording sec. nominee

by David Roach

Thursday, May 16, 2019

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) -- North Carolina pastor Eddie Eaton will be nominated for recording secretary of the Southern Baptist Convention, Florida pastor Mike Orr announced today (May 16).

Eddie Eaton
Eaton is "a proven leader," "Kingdom minded," and "administratively gifted," Orr, pastor of First Baptist Church in Chipley, Fla., told Baptist Press in relaying his intent to nominate Eaton at the June 11-12 SBC annual meeting in Birmingham, Ala.

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Currence to be renominated as SBC registration sec.

by BP Staff

Monday, May 13, 2019

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) -- Don Currence, a Missouri administrative pastor, will be nominated for a third term as Southern Baptist Convention registration secretary, his pastor Phillip Burden announced today (May 13).

Don Currence
"Nobody in the SBC knows the registration process better than Don Currence," said Burden, pastor of First Baptist Church in Ozark, Mo., where Currence has served on staff 26 years. "Don understands the task before him and will continue to serve our co... Read More

#SBC19: A year's vision recapped toward more advance

by J.D. Greear

Thursday, May 9, 2019

J.D. Greear is president of the Southern Baptist Convention and pastor of The Summit Church in the Raleigh-Durham, N.C., area.

J.D. Greear sets forth his vision in leading Southern Baptists after his election as SBC president in Dallas last year.
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala., (BP) -- Last year, after accepting the nomination for presidency of the SBC, I laid out my prayers for our convention. One year in, as we prepare again for our annual meeting, I am just as excited to see God moving in every one of these areas:

1. Gospel Above All

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Acteens celebrates 50 years

by Drew Elizabeth Rushing

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) -- This year, Woman's Missionary Union (WMU) celebrates the 50th anniversary of Acteens, the missions education group for girls in grades 7–12.

To kick off the celebration, WMU will bring together former Acteens to reflect on the past and look to the future on Friday, June 7. The event, Acteens for Life, will take place at national WMU headquarters in Birmingham, Ala., prior to the Southern Baptist Convention's meeting, June 11-12.... Read More

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