September 2, 2015
A rock slides quietly into the placid waters of the lake, with the silence interrupted only by the delighted laughter of the young teen who threw the rock. Ripples begin to spread across sun-drenched Lake Yale.
September 2, 2015
While most Florida college students could be found on the beach soaking up the first warm rays of the year, Madeline Rogers spent her Spring Break shivering in a mildewed and moldy basement in temperatures that barely reached 20 degrees.
September 2, 2015
“Today, we have already seen miracles,” said Velma Walter-Hamilton, a registered nurse serving at the Palm Springs Baptist Church Medical Clinic. “Two patients walked through this door with life-threatening situations and we were able to provide them with life-saving medications. It’s been a good day.”
August 31, 2015
For more than a quarter of a century, Michael Daily has planted his life in Miami as a missionary fueled by a vision to serve the needy, the downtrodden and poor in this city of contrasts.
August 26, 2015
Saying “we can impact the world” by sending 51 percent of Florida’s Cooperative Program receipts to the Southern Baptist Convention while simultaneously increasing funds “to reach Florida,” newly elected Executive Director-Treasurer Tommy Green presented a $29 million budget for 2016 to the State Board of Missions’ Budget-Allocations Committee.
August 19, 2015
Every Sunday a 15-passenger van arrives at Lake City’s Work Release Center to gather inmates serving the last days of their sentences.
Within months—or even days—they will be released to the community as free men—having paid their debt to society.
August 12, 2015
Responding to the truths found in 1 Peter 2:9, a total of 63 students were called into His “Marvelous Light” as they trusted in Christ for the first time during Super Summer ‘15
August 7, 2015
Nearly 400 campers had the opportunity to “Take Heart” in missions focusing on evangelistic needs in Africa, the United States and Florida during four weeks of Camp WorldLight.
August 3, 2015
For the first time since 2007, Cooperative Program giving from Florida Baptist churches through June is ahead of the previous year’s receipts.
July 24, 2015
Informal meetings across our state where I will share my strategy and vision for the Florida Baptist Convention and seek to answer any questions you may have.
July 8, 2015
She was an elementary school teacher for more than two decades—until a disability forced her into early retirement and a reduced pension. She soon discovered that she couldn’t stretch her income enough to meet her monthly financial obligations. She was in need for the first time in her life.
July 1, 2015
A word from Tommy Green on the Supreme Court’s Same-Sex Marriage ruling – Dear Pastor and Church Leader, I have requested Gary Yeldell, legal counsel to the Florida Baptist Convention, to make available steps for churches to consider for protection in light of the recent Supreme Court decision on same sex marriage.
June 22, 2015
KEYSTONE HEIGHTS—As a sign of unity with the current and former Southern Baptist Convention presidents, 17 former and the current presidents of the Florida Baptist State Convention have affirmed a statement on biblical marriage and the national implications of same-sex marriage.
June 15, 2015
Leon Sanchez looked out over the migrant laborers working the luscious, green fields symmetrically divided by rows yielding bountiful vegetables for Florida’s dinner tables. And he prayed.
May 31, 2015
LEESBURG—J. Thomas Green of Brandon has been elected to lead the one million-member Florida Baptist State Convention as executive director-treasurer of the Florida Baptist Convention.
May 12, 2015
ISLIP, NY—Braving temperatures that barely reached 20 degrees, a dozen Florida Baptist Campus Ministry students huddled in Caren FitzPatrick’s cramped basement forming a human chain to haul out her moldy and mildewed personal belongings.
May 6, 2015
JACKSONVILLE—Florida Baptists are asked to pray for the Florida Baptist college students who will serve as their missionaries advancing God’s Kingdom across the globe.
May 4, 2015
JACKSONVILLE—Even as Florida Baptists are being called to a Day of Prayer for the 2015 Hurricane Season Sunday, June 7, disaster relief specialists are urging them to be prepared and ready for potential storms that may hit the state.
April 27, 2015
JACKSONVILLE—Florida Baptists have several opportunities to join together in prayer as individuals, churches and associations during the month of May, beginning with the National Day of Prayer emphasis, Thursday, May 7.
April 24, 2015
JACKSONVILLE—For the past 27 years John Boone has been a friend and mentor to Florida Baptist churches and leaders, helping them establish, improve and enlarge their Bible teaching and outreach programs.
March 17, 2015
MIAMI (BP)—Three 40-foot containers packed with 83,723 Spanish-speaking Bibles to be distributed among Baptist churches in both Western and Eastern Cuba are expected to arrive in Havana March 25.
March 9, 2015
GRACEVILLE–A collection of at least 6,000 books, including rare Bibles, numerous Biblical commentaries, sermon series by various distinguished Biblical expositors and volumes on the pastoral ministry and Christian life was donated to the Baptist College of Florida in Graceville by John Sullivan upon his retirement as executive director-treasurer of the Florida Baptist Convention.
March 5, 2015
Fleming Island—Stressing an urgency for sharing the gospel and audacious prayer, speakers at three regional evangelism conferences decried the rise of worldwide terrorism, the brutality of terrorist groups and declining Biblical morals as indicators the world is in trouble.
February 16, 2015
JACKSONVILLE—Florida Baptist churches gave $29,643,195 through the Cooperative Program in 2014, representing a 1.84 percent decrease from the previous year and the lowest amount given in 15 years.
February 12, 2015
LEESBURG—Closing the chapter on his 26-year tenure, the State Board of Missions said farewell to John Sullivan in his final Board meeting as executive director-treasurer and named his closest associate, Glen Owens, as interim EDT during its Feb. 6 meeting at Lake Yale Baptist Conference Center.