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Louisiana Baptist pastors employed social media to reach out to congregations they had urged stay home out of safety concerns in the face of Hurricane Barry— with dining room tables, home offices and vacant worship centers serving as pulpits.
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Since U.S. Customs and Border Protection began releasing asylum-seeking migrants in New Mexico, at least eight churches affiliated with the Baptist Convention of New Mexico have provided, or are currently providing, assistance to migrants.
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Former Southern Baptist missionary, minister and state convention worker Mark Aderholt pleaded guilty July 2 in a plea deal related to the sexual assault of a minor two decades ago.
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Four hundred evangelical witnesses, including Southern Baptists, sought to share their faith with Mormons who attended the “Mormon Miracle” pageant in Manti, Utah, during the pageant’s 53rd and final year.
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LifeWay Christian Resources trustees unanimously elected Ben Mandrell as the organization’s 10th president during a called meeting June 28 in Atlanta. 
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A woman who says she was stalked and repeatedly raped at gunpoint by a male student at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2014 and 2015 has filed suit in a Texas federal court against the seminary and its former president, Paige Patterson.
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Paul Baxley, executive coordinator of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, celebrated the “capacity of local congregations to serve God in their communities” while also challenging churches to increase gifts to global CBF missions causes.
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Colorado pastor Ben Mandrell unanimously was recommended as the next president and CEO of LifeWay Christian Resources by the trustees’ presidential search committee.
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Attendees at the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship general assembly honored retired Executive Coordinator Suzii Paynter and heard reports and updates on CBF missions and ministries.
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The 2019 Cooperative Baptist Fellowship general assembly included a day focused on racial justice, including a worship service featuring testimonies from pastors deeply engaged in racial justice and reconciliation.

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