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Baptist Press - 8 hours ago

NASHVILLE (BP) -- Today the trustees of our SBC International Mission Board elected my friend David Platt to serve as president, and I am radically happy. Here's why.I have been praying for a long, long time that he would be elected. Our IMB president ...more

Baptist Press - 8 hours ago

JACKSONVILLE, Ala. (BP) -- As Derek Staples prepared for a mission trip to Honduras, he was on the lookout for a visual way to express the Gospel. The church mission team, in setting up a medical clinic at a local school, would be sharing the Gospel with ...more

Baptist Press - 8 hours ago

ROCKVILLE, Va. (BP) -- Newly elected International Mission Board President David Platt wants to convince the "scores" of "totally disengaged" Southern Baptist churches that their best opportunity to reach the nations for Christ involves cooperating with f ...more

Baptist Press - 8 hours ago

RICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- Southern Baptist leaders expressed confidence, elation and prayerful support upon the International Mission Board's election of David Platt as the new IMB president.Platt's youth at 36 and passion for missions will help him lead t ...more

Baptist Press - 8 hours ago

RICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- David Platt, newly elected president of the International Mission Board, is no stranger to being in the headlines. In a search on Baptist Press, Platt's name can be found in numerous entries. Through the years, the pastor of The C ...more

Baptist Press - 8 hours ago

ROCKVILLE, Va. (BP) -- David Platt was elected president of the Southern Baptist International Mission Board today (Aug. 27) by board trustees, meeting at the IMB's International Learning Center in Rockville, Va. Platt, 36, pastor of The Church at Broo ...more

Baptist Press - Aug 26, 2014 5:22 PM

Today's From the States features items from:The Proclaimer (Virginia)Minnesota-Wisconsin BaptistBaptist New MexicanEmbracing West AfricansBy Trey HensleyThe Camp Adopts a West African People GroupSTEPHENS CITY, Va. (The Proclaimer) -- ...more

Baptist Press - Aug 26, 2014 5:22 PM

RICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- Overwhelmed by the cascade of grim global headlines, a young friend of mine announced he couldn't take it anymore -- at least until tomorrow."I don't know why I care," he wrote. "I don't know why I bother. I check the news. Bad. A ...more

Baptist Press - Aug 26, 2014 5:22 PM

WASHINGTON (BP) -- Evangelical Christians are becoming aware of the racial disparity in American culture, Southern Baptist ethicist Russell D. Moore said in the wake of unrest over the police killing of an African American teenager in suburban St. Louis.< ...more

Baptist Press - Aug 26, 2014 5:22 PM

NASHVILLE (BP) -- Joey Lankford's life was almost too perfect.He and his wife Courtney had a successful business near Nashville, Tenn., a big house, cars, money, two vacation homes, everything you could imagine."Life was good. I was making a great s ...more