Give     Contact     Order

Florida Baptist Witness has published stories of the Florida Baptist churches and associations since 1884.

  • Once published monthly as a paid subscription, we’re now publishing Florida Baptist stories and news as we become aware of them.
  • More great FBC content is our goal!
  • And it’s FREE here (as we transition to a more-permanent web area Spring 2018) for everyone as a non-subscription service.

Witness News is information, articles, and encouragement from the Florida Baptist Convention.
Church Stories are articles and submissions. We are governed by the FBSC Board of Directors.

Want to read Dr. Tommy Green’s Blog? Click here.

Want to submit a story to us? We may publish it. Click here.
Have a question or suggestion? Click here.

March 2018

Hundreds gather for Haitian Sunday School Conference

March 6th, 2018|Haitian, News, Region - Southeast|

More than 700 pastors, Sunday school teachers and other church leaders gathered at Emmanuel Haitian Baptist church in Miami for

#Sharper2018 leaves a lasting impact on ministry leaders

March 2nd, 2018|News|

Even though Sharper! Ministry Conferences concluded yesterday, people continue to share how they were impacted. More than 2700 individuals participated

Thanks to You: SBC Cooperative Program Leaders in 2017

March 2nd, 2018|News|

Florida Baptists are leading the way in Cooperative Program giving in our Southern Baptist Convention - we will truly #bethespark

2017 Cooperative Program Giving: Thank you Florida Baptists!

March 2nd, 2018|News|

The generosity and faithfulness of Florida Baptist churches to the Cooperative Program has enabled us to #bethespark that furthers God’s

#Sharper2018 – Here’s what’s happening around the state!

March 1st, 2018|News, Statewide|

Sharper! Ministry Conferences got into gear early Thursday morning across the state as pastors, staff and lay leaders came together

February 2018

Beth Moore brings ‘Living Water’ to grieving Florida community on conference’s 20th anniversary

February 27th, 2018|News|

As the lights dimmed in Fort Lauderdale’s Calvary Chapel sanctuary, Lisa Hitchcock didn’t know what was happening. But when 17

#Sharper2018: A Closer Look – Iglesia Bautista Northside

February 26th, 2018|News|

Iglesia Bautista Northside opened its doors bright and early on Saturday, Feb. 24 to host Sharper! ministry conference in Spanish

Research reveals impact of Billy Graham’s Legacy

February 26th, 2018|News|

Billy Graham will be laid to rest in a private memorial service and interment on March 2 at the Billy

#Sharper2018 Highlights – Here’s what happened!

February 22nd, 2018|News, Statewide, Stories|

Pastors, staff and ministry leaders gathered to sharpen their ministry skills at Sharper! conferences throughout the Sunshine State today. Attendees

Top Five Reasons You Need to attend #Sharper2018

February 21st, 2018|News, Statewide|

Have you registered for the #Sharper2018 ministry conference closest to you? Maybe you’re too busy or not sure Sharper! is

The Nation Remembers, Mourns Billy Graham 1918-2018

February 21st, 2018|News|

Evangelist Billy Graham died Feb. 21st at his home in Montreat, N.C. of natural causes. He was 99 years old.

What can you learn at Sharper! Ministry Conferences?

February 20th, 2018|News, Statewide|

On February 22nd and March 1st, Florida Baptists will have the opportunity to sharpen their ministry skills by attending one

Jacksonville church hosts Safe and Secure Church Seminar

February 16th, 2018|News|

With the tragic events in Parkland still heavy on everyone’s hearts and minds, one Florida Baptist church was already thinking

Church Partnerships help Puerto Rican Evacuees

February 14th, 2018|Hispanic, News, Region - Central, Region - Southeast|

Florida Baptist churches in Southeast Florida will partner with Central Florida churches to respond to the needs of Puerto Rican

Pastors Unite to End Racism with the Gospel

February 13th, 2018|News, Region - East|

Jacksonville Baptist Association has formed what they’re calling a Gospel Unity team to highlight how church leaders can foster racial

David Platt to leave International Mission Board

February 12th, 2018|News, SBC|

International Mission Board President David Platt announced today his plan to transition away from his role as leader of the

St. Croix Revival feeds physical and spiritual needs

February 7th, 2018|Missions, News, Partnership|

During the revival crusade in St. Croix on Jan. 31st, approximately 250 people came to Christ, said Jeffery Singletary, central

FBC holds first Church Communicators Network Retreat

February 6th, 2018|News, Statewide|

Church Communicators from around the state gathered at the Florida Baptist Convention building on Feb. 5th for the first ever

Second Generation Immigrants losing Hispanic identity

February 1st, 2018|Espanol, Hispanic, News|

Very important demographic information regarding Hispanics in the US that can lead to a more holistic and effective missiology.   

January 2018

J.D. Greear to be nominated for SBC President by Ken Whitten

January 29th, 2018|News, SBC|

Ken Whitten, senior pastor of Idlewild Baptist Church in Lutz, has announced that he will be nominating North Carolina Pastor

Jacksonville Pastor takes on new Associational role

January 25th, 2018|News|

San Jose Baptist Church Pastor Mike Reed is leaving the church he has pastored for the past 11½ years to

FBC Disaster Relief receives, distributes FEMA meal boxes

January 24th, 2018|Disaster Relief, Disaster Relief, News|

The Florida Baptist Convention’s Disaster Relief team does not just respond in times of disaster but anytime there is a

Volunteers make a difference through Mobile Dental Unit

January 23rd, 2018|Mobile Dental Unit, News|

Brenda Taylor was forever changed through her service with the Florida Baptist Convention’s Mobile Dental Unit. “It’s a good feeling

Haitian Women’s Retreat brings spiritual renewal and refreshment

January 18th, 2018|Haitian, News, Women's Ministry|

Haitian women from across the state are gearing up for what is expected to be a replenishing time of spiritual

WMM equips South Florida women and children with ministry tools

January 17th, 2018|News, Women's Ministry|

For Karla Rossi-Gonzalez, being the director of Women’s Missions and Ministry (WMM) for Dade and Broward counties is a blessing