20,000 homes: Crossover's goal for SBC June outreach

by Tobin Perry

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) -- As Southern Baptists from across the country make plans for the SBC annual meeting in June, they're also preparing to engage more than 20,000 homes with the Gospel through Crossover activities.

Several teams of Crossover volunteers gather for final preparations before venturing out across Phoenix to share the Gospel prior to the 2017 SBC annual meeting. This year's Crossover outreach is slated for June 8 in Birmingham, Ala.
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The North American Mission Board and Alabama State Board of Missions will mobilize 400 teams of volunteers to knock on 20,000 doors in the metro Birmingham area on Saturday, June 8, the weekend before the SBC annual meeting.

"This year we ... Read More

Stephanie Orr to chair Tellers Committee

by BP Staff

Monday, March 4, 2019

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) -- Stephanie Orr has been named chairman of the 2019 Southern Baptist Convention's Tellers Committee, SBC President J.D. Greear announced today (March 4).

Ray Carr, pastor of Baptist Center Church in Clayton, N.C., has been appointed vice chair.

Stephanie Orr
Greear, pastor of The Summit Church in the Raleigh-Durham, N.C. area, told Baptist Press, "I could not be more pleased to have Stephanie Orr as our chair for the Tellers Committee. I persona... Read More

Sky Pratt of Ga. to chair Committee on Committees

by David Roach

Monday, February 4, 2019

Sky Pratt
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) -- Georgia missions pastor Sky Pratt has been named chairman of the 2019 Southern Baptist Convention Committee on Committees, SBC President J.D. Greear announced today (Feb. 4).

Greear also announced his appointment of Ashlyn Portero, a leader at City Church in Tallahassee, Fla., as vice chair.

The Committee on Committees will assemble in Birmingham, Ala., just prior to the SBC's June 11-12 sessions to nominate members of the Commi... Read More

Committee on Resolutions named for 2019 SBC

by BP Staff

Monday, January 28, 2019

Curtis Woods and Keith Whitfield
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) -- Southern Baptist Convention President J.D. Greear has named members of the Committee on Resolutions for the June 11-12 SBC annual meeting in Birmingham, Ala.

"These committee members hail from state conventions, national entities, seminaries, local churches and local associations," said Greear, pastor of The Summit Church in the Raleigh-Durham, N.C., area. "Each was chosen because they demonstrate great commitment to the Southern Bapti... Read More

KBC's Woods to chair 2019 SBC Resolutions Committee

by David Roach

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Curtis Woods
BP file photo.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) -- Kentucky Baptist leader Curtis Woods has been named chairman of the 2019 Southern Baptist Convention Resolutions Committee, SBC President J.D. Greear announced today (Jan. 22).

Greear also announced his appointment of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary vice president Keith Whitfield as vice chairman.

Woods, who served on the 2018 SBC Resolutions Committee, will be only the second African American to chair the committee, ac... Read More

Pastors' Conf.: MacDonald out, Andrew Brunson added

by David Roach

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) -- Chicago pastor James MacDonald has withdrawn from his speaking slot at the 2019 Southern Baptist Convention Pastors' Conference in Birmingham, Ala., conference president Danny Wood announced Dec. 17.

Pastor Andrew Brunson, shown here during his two-year Turkish imprisonment, will address the 2019 SBC Pastors’ Conference on Christian persecution.
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Meanwhile, Andrew Brunson, the American pastor released this fall from imprisonment in Turkey, has been added to the June 9-10 lineup of speakers, the Pastors' Conference announced in late November. Brunson will preach from Matthew 5:10 -- ... Read More

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