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

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January 2018

Florida Baptist Convention Comes Right Beside Florida’s Multicultural Churches

January 9th, 2018|News|

Hispanic Southeast Florida pastor thankful for FBC support Pastor Alexis Estevez of Iglesia Bautista El Faro recounts the help

Island Crusade sees many come to Christ

January 4th, 2018|News|

Despite being the smallest of the U.S. Virgin Islands, the residents of St. John felt a huge Gospel impact during

The New Florida Baptist Witness

January 3rd, 2018|News|

Still waiting for the next copy of the Florida Baptist Witness to arrive? The wait is over! The Witness is

November 2017

2017 Florida Baptist State Convention Video Archive

November 21st, 2017|News, State Convention, Statewide|

2017 Florida Baptist State Convention Sermons Steve Gaines Stephen Rummage H.B. Charles Jr.

Unity in the Face of Adversity

November 14th, 2017|News|

Dr. Tommy Green addressed the 156th annual meeting of the Florida Baptist State Convention Tuesday afternoon with a message of

Florida Baptist Ministers’ Wives Luncheon

November 14th, 2017|News|

Florida Baptist Minister’s Wives gathered for lunch Tuesday at the 2017 Florida Baptist State Convention in Brandon. Under the theme,

Resolution of Appreciation | Barbara Denman

November 14th, 2017|News|

Barbara Denman was honored for serving as Communication Director for the Florida Baptist Convention for 30 years, retiring at the

Resolution of Appreciation | Glen Owens

November 14th, 2017|News|

Glen Owens was honored for his more than 27 years of service, serving many roles during that time, including Assistant

Election of Officers

November 14th, 2017|News|

Election of Officers | President, First Vice President, Second Vice President Stephen Rummage, pastor of Bell Shoals Baptist Church in

Veteran Recognition

November 14th, 2017|News|

Veterans were honored last night at the commencement of the 156th annual meeting of the Florida Baptist State Convention.  Honor

Hundreds Gather to be Challenged, Encouraged to Finish Well at 2017 Pastor’s Conference

November 13th, 2017|News|

Florida Baptist pastors gathered expectantly Sunday night to be blessed by a line-up of dynamic Southern Baptist pastors at this

Black Multicultural, Hispanic and Haitian Fellowships celebrate before FBSC gathering

November 13th, 2017|News|

Diversity was on bright display throughout the Bell Shoals Baptist Church campus as the Black Multicultural, Hispanic and Haitian church Fellowships

October 2017

Leaders Engage Students at BCF Missions Conference

October 25th, 2017|News|

Students got the chance to ask representatives from many different types of missions organizations what it’s really like to serve

Discovering Mission Opportunities at BCF Conference

October 24th, 2017|Missions, News, Next Generation|

BCF’s annual missions conference day two begins and Freshman Heather Fish can’t wait to discover the many different missions opportunities

2018 Proposed Convention Nominees

October 17th, 2017|News|

Excitement is building for the upcoming Florida Baptist State Convention. Over recent days, several nominees for office have been proposed.

September 2017

Becoming Real to second-generation Hispanics

September 5th, 2017|Hispanic, News, Stories|

Burdened by the spiritual lostness of second-and third-generation English-speaking Hispanics living in South Florida, Omar Vargas planted Real Church in

August 2017

Finding mission field where you live, work and play

August 29th, 2017|News, Stories|

It’s a typical weekday afternoon in South Florida as Mark and Kristin Schweitzer unload their four tow-headed preschool sons at

Former UM wide receiver returns with Good News

August 22nd, 2017|News, Stories|

As a speedy wide receiver wearing orange and green, Daryl Jones blazed down the gridiron to help lead the University

Directors vote unanimously to transition Witness to Convention

August 1st, 2017|News|

In action taken by the Florida Baptist Witness Board of Directors during a called meeting Aug. 1, 2017, the Witness

July 2017

Florida Baptist collegiate ministers ready to welcome new students

July 31st, 2017|News|

In August thousands of freshmen and transferring students will walk onto sun-drenched and moss-covered pathways of Florida’s college campuses looking

State Mission Offering to fund “#SENDSOUTHFLORIDA” strategy

July 26th, 2017|News|

The 2017 State Mission Offering emphasis with the theme, “#SENDSOUTHFLORIDA . . . Come Over and Help Us,” will be

June 2017

2017 FBSC relocated to Tampa-area church

June 23rd, 2017|News|

The site of  the 2017 Florida Baptist State Convention has been moved to Bell Shoals Baptist Church in Brandon, Nov.

Florida Baptists present $3,136,500 gift to SBC from sale of building

June 13th, 2017|News|

Flanked by more than two dozen Florida Baptist pastors, Tommy Green, executive director-treasurer of the Florida Baptist Convention, presented a

Communications director and campus ministers named to Convention staff

June 13th, 2017|News|

A strategic church marketing specialist and two next generation campus ministers were appointed by the Administrative-Personnel Committee of the State Board

Barbara Denman, Florida Baptist communications director, retires Aug. 31

June 7th, 2017|News|

Award-winning Southern Baptist communicator Barbara Denman has announced her retirement as Florida Baptists’ director of communications, effective Aug. 31. Her