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Anastasia Church helps community while facing loss

By | March 14th, 2017|Categories: Stories|Tags: , , , |

When Hurricane Matthew unleashed its furious floodwaters on St. Augustine in October 2016, members of  Anastasia Baptist Church took it personally. After all, St. Augustine is their home. And Hurricane Matthew, the uninvited guest, left

Pastor’s unlikely path leads to growing church

By | February 28th, 2017|Categories: Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Curtis Forbes’ path to becoming a Florida Baptist pastor is anything but ordinary. At 22 years old, he was a high school dropout; he used illegal drugs; he had never set foot in a church.

Revitalization helps churches reach communities

By | January 18th, 2017|Categories: Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Parkwood Baptist Church, located in the Arlington area of Jacksonville, had a choice. It could move, close and lock its doors, give its property and facility to another congregation or … revitalize. The church chose

From hospital to church: bivocational pastor points others to Great Physician

By | December 21st, 2016|Categories: Stories|Tags: , , , , |

It’s 5 a.m. on Sunday morning, and the day is just starting for Marino Martinez. The physician rises and travels to the hospital to makes rounds, relying on the Great Physician as he visits with

Church’s Christmas story undaunted by hurricane

By | December 8th, 2016|Categories: Stories|Tags: , , , |

Michael Arnold and his family were among hundreds of St. Augustine residents who fled their homes two months ago as Hurricane Matthew trailed close behind. And while St. Augustine, known as the nation's oldest city,

Florida Baptists share ‘Right beside you’ testimonies

By | November 22nd, 2016|Categories: Stories|Tags: , , , , , , |

Highlighting the Florida Baptist Convention’s guiding principle to be “Right Beside You,” Florida Baptist Executive Director-Treasurer Tommy Green interviewed 16 church leaders during the 2016 state convention annual meeting held at Calvary Baptist Church, Clearwater.