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Catch The Vision Tour Encourages Pastors, Sparks Partnerships

Six pastors from the west region of Florida had the opportunity to see the diversity and complexity of doing ministry in South Florida this May 20-22 through the North American…
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Fueled Sports Ministry Provides Significant Outreach in Glen St. Mary

“I need some help with my life and marriage. Would you come talk to me and my husband?” This question was posed to Pastor Chas Rowland at the close of a soccer game on the grounds…
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Crossroads Baptist Church Reaches Outside Their Four Walls

Summer Back Yard Bible clubs, Good News clubs, partnering with public schools, Friends in the Park (weekly Bible study and meal for the homeless), FCA, Midwestern Food Bank, Ride…
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Iglesia Real Hosts First Spanish NAMB Church Planter Assessment

For the first time ever the North American Mission Board (NAMB) offered its SEND Church Planter Assessment Retreat completely in Spanish and South Florida was the first region to…
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Spring Break Offers College Missions Opportunities

Spring break is often a time when college students from around the country descend on warmer climates, like our great state, to take advantage of its many tourist destinations. But…
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Official Notice: Nominations for State Convention Committees Open

A Committee on Nominations composed of pastors, laypersons, and church staff has been appointed by the officers of the Florida Baptist State Convention. Phillip Herrington, pastor…
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Miami Church Called To Serve Wynwood’s Needy

Forward Fellowship church launched 9 years ago in a movie theater in Hialeah serving the first- and second-generation Hispanics and families in their community. Today, God has…
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Southwest Evangelism Conference Encourages Many

The Southwest Region of the Florida Baptist Convention (FBC) is one of the most diverse regions in all of Florida. It varies in ethnicities, religion, and financial makeup. These…
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Easter Baptism Brings Life Change

When Morgan McQueen rose up from the waters of the baptismal pool on Easter Sunday at Faith Baptist Church in Old Town, she was a changed person.“I can’t explain it,” she said. “I…
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Once a Church Plant, Trinity Baptist Celebrates 75th Anniversary

This month Trinity Baptist Church celebrated their 75th anniversary. Located in the heart of Mariana, Florida TBC began as a mission of First Baptist Church Mariana in 1942. This…
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Acts 2:41 Baptisms Celebrated Coast to Coast

Hundreds of new believers made public professions of their faith in Jesus this May 5th, Acts 2:41 Baptism weekend. From coast to coast, Florida Baptist Churches celebrated life…
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In the Wild, Central Region VBS Training

“I love the VBS Trainings. It’s amazing to connect with other churches throughout the state. We had the chance to encourage and pray for each other as we get ready for the summer.…
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Fueled Sports Ministry Provides Significant Outreach in Glen St. Mary

“I need some help with my life and marriage. Would you come talk to me and my husband?” This question was posed to Pastor Chas Rowland at the close of a soccer game on the grounds…
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Crossroads Baptist Church Reaches Outside Their Four Walls

Summer Back Yard Bible clubs, Good News clubs, partnering with public schools, Friends in the Park (weekly Bible study and meal for the homeless), FCA, Midwestern Food Bank, Ride…
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Iglesia Real Hosts First Spanish NAMB Church Planter Assessment

For the first time ever the North American Mission Board (NAMB) offered its SEND Church Planter Assessment Retreat completely in Spanish and South Florida was the first region to…
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Spring Break Offers College Missions Opportunities

Spring break is often a time when college students from around the country descend on warmer climates, like our great state, to take advantage of its many tourist destinations. But…
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Miami Church Called To Serve Wynwood’s Needy

Forward Fellowship church launched 9 years ago in a movie theater in Hialeah serving the first- and second-generation Hispanics and families in their community. Today, God has…
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Southwest Evangelism Conference Encourages Many

The Southwest Region of the Florida Baptist Convention (FBC) is one of the most diverse regions in all of Florida. It varies in ethnicities, religion, and financial makeup. These…
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Easter Baptism Brings Life Change

When Morgan McQueen rose up from the waters of the baptismal pool on Easter Sunday at Faith Baptist Church in Old Town, she was a changed person.“I can’t explain it,” she said. “I…
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Once a Church Plant, Trinity Baptist Celebrates 75th Anniversary

This month Trinity Baptist Church celebrated their 75th anniversary. Located in the heart of Mariana, Florida TBC began as a mission of First Baptist Church Mariana in 1942. This…
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Acts 2:41 Baptisms Celebrated Coast to Coast

Hundreds of new believers made public professions of their faith in Jesus this May 5th, Acts 2:41 Baptism weekend. From coast to coast, Florida Baptist Churches celebrated life…
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In the Wild, Central Region VBS Training

“I love the VBS Trainings. It’s amazing to connect with other churches throughout the state. We had the chance to encourage and pray for each other as we get ready for the summer.…
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Acts 2:41 Beach Baptisms—This is what’s happening!

Hundreds have been baptized during this Acts 2:41 Beach Baptism emphasis and stories, photos and social media posts continue coming in.
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First Baptist Pensacola Celebrates Holy Week

With hearts prepared for Resurrection Day, 1,700 people came to celebrate the resurrection of the Risen Lord on Sunday at First Baptist Pensacola. Pastor Snyder said, “I do not…
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Catch The Vision Tour Encourages Pastors, Sparks Partnerships

Six pastors from the west region of Florida had the opportunity to see the diversity and complexity of doing ministry in South Florida this May 20-22 through the North American…
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Official Notice: Nominations for State Convention Committees Open

A Committee on Nominations composed of pastors, laypersons, and church staff has been appointed by the officers of the Florida Baptist State Convention. Phillip Herrington, pastor…
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Once a Church Plant, Trinity Baptist Celebrates 75th Anniversary

This month Trinity Baptist Church celebrated their 75th anniversary. Located in the heart of Mariana, Florida TBC began as a mission of First Baptist Church Mariana in 1942. This…
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First Baptist Pensacola Celebrates Holy Week

With hearts prepared for Resurrection Day, 1,700 people came to celebrate the resurrection of the Risen Lord on Sunday at First Baptist Pensacola. Pastor Snyder said, “I do not…
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Panhandle readies for Easter 6 months into Michael recovery

Six months have passed since Hurricane Michael hit the Florida Gulf Coast leaving in its path destruction and despair, especially for the Panhandle communities. Much rebuilding and…
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The Best Excuse for Standing Up Your Pastor

Being inspired by the passion this deacon had for evangelism, Traylor was reminded that this deacon was not hindered by the day to day plans that consume many of our schedules.…
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Florida Baptists Represented in SBC’s Teller Committee

Stephanie Orr, member of First Baptist Church in Chipley and board member of the Florida Baptist Children’s Home will be representing Florida Baptists at the national level this…
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VBS Training Brings Hope During Rebuild

On October 10th Hurricane Michael made landfall with wind speeds sustained at 155 miles an hour. Over 5 months later and Panama City and the surrounding areas are still living in…
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BCF Hosts West Region Evangelism Conference

With the registered trademark of “Changing the World Through the Unchanging Word®,” it should come as no surprise that The Baptist College of Florida (BCF) in Graceville places a…
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Regional Evangelism Conferences 2019

Who's Your One | Regional Evangelism Conferences West Regional Evangelism Conference DATE: Monday, March 11, 2019 TIME: 4pm – 8pm LOCATION: Baptist College of Florida, R.G. Lee…
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Sharper Ministry Conference 2019

February 23, 28 & March 7, 14  Sharper! offered at multiple sites throughout Florida. Staying honed and always ready to be used by God can be difficult as the challenges…
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Florida Baptist Disaster Relief: Help, Healing, and Hope

Whether it’s a hurricane, tornado, flood or a neighbor needing assistance with a storm damaged roof repair, the Florida Baptist Disaster Relief (FBDR) is willing to answer the call…
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Official Notice: Nominations for State Convention Committees Open

A Committee on Nominations composed of pastors, laypersons, and church staff has been appointed by the officers of the Florida Baptist State Convention. Phillip Herrington, pastor…
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Easter Baptism Brings Life Change

When Morgan McQueen rose up from the waters of the baptismal pool on Easter Sunday at Faith Baptist Church in Old Town, she was a changed person.“I can’t explain it,” she said. “I…
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Meet Dale Wiseman – Pastor, Mayor and Sheriff’s Deputy

Twelve to 16 hour days are not too uncommon for Dale Wiseman, the bi-vocational senior pastor at Bayless Highway Baptist Church in Starke. Wiseman works full time as a school…
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Starke Replant Off To a Great Start

Cornerstone Baptist Church in Starke held its first service on March 17 with some 87 people in attendance, a very encouraging number for this church replant. “We are pretty excited…
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Regional Evangelism Conferences 2019

Who's Your One | Regional Evangelism Conferences West Regional Evangelism Conference DATE: Monday, March 11, 2019 TIME: 4pm – 8pm LOCATION: Baptist College of Florida, R.G. Lee…
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Proactive protection key for church staff and members

As the #MeToo movement sweeps the country bringing evil acts to light, church leaders need to be aware that the Church is not immune. Harassment and abuse can be devastating to a…
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Florida Baptist Association celebrates 175 years

With a genesis that predates the Southern Baptist Convention and the Florida Baptist State Convention, the Florida Baptist Association is celebrating its 175th anniversary this…
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Food trucks open doors for ministry opportunities

Thomasville Road Baptist Church in Tallahassee is using food trucks on Wednesday night as a way of engaging and building relationships with their community. “You meet a lot of…
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Life change behind bars

An incredible moving of the Spirit has been taking place in the Madison Correctional Institute in north Florida. Jay Hartranft, the prison chaplain for the facility, has witnessed…
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Florida Baptists strive toward racial unity

In a climate of extreme unrest in most arenas of society, Florida Baptists are keenly aware of the role racial unity plays in the message of the Gospel and the advancement of the…
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Lafayette churches impact students at camp

As the school year ends and the camp season begins, children and student pastors will be handing out packing lists and parents will be buying sunscreen as they prepare to send…
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North Florida Evangelism Conference encourages church leaders

Pastors and church leaders were blessed earlier this week as they gathered at Westside Baptist Church in Gainesville for the North Florida Evangelism Conference. Special guest…
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Fueled Sports Ministry Provides Significant Outreach in Glen St. Mary

“I need some help with my life and marriage. Would you come talk to me and my husband?” This question was posed to Pastor Chas Rowland at the close of a soccer game on the grounds…
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Official Notice: Nominations for State Convention Committees Open

A Committee on Nominations composed of pastors, laypersons, and church staff has been appointed by the officers of the Florida Baptist State Convention. Phillip Herrington, pastor…
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Revitalization is Happening at Oceanway Church NSB!

Pastor Daniel Deig describes New Smyrna Beach as your “classic beach town.” And located three miles from the beach is Oceanway NSB, a church that has recently undergone transition…
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Church Replant is Starting Over, Refocusing, Narrowing In

Pastor Garry Taylor Jr. has a history with this church; he previously served at Tabernacle as youth pastor for 10 years, left for six years, and was called back as lead pastor in…
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Daytona Bike Week: There’s Joy in Sharing!

The 78thannual Daytona Bike Week took place March 8-17, 2019 in Daytona Beach.  Touted as the world’s largest motorcycle event, about 300,000 bikers gathered for a week of…
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Regional Evangelism Conferences 2019

Who's Your One | Regional Evangelism Conferences West Regional Evangelism Conference DATE: Monday, March 11, 2019 TIME: 4pm – 8pm LOCATION: Baptist College of Florida, R.G. Lee…
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Mount Horeb BC becomes Norwood Community Church

One Florida Baptist church that has been a bastion of faith in its community for almost 95 years will continue its journey under a new name. Mount Horeb Baptist Church in…
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Sharper Ministry Conference 2019

February 23, 28 & March 7, 14  Sharper! offered at multiple sites throughout Florida. Staying honed and always ready to be used by God can be difficult as the challenges…
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One More Child helping kids in Guatemala

One of the longest-serving ministries supported by the Florida Baptist Convention recently welcomed the First Lady of Guatemala, Patricia Marroquín de Morales, to Florida to share…
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Church partnerships beginning to thrive in wake of Hurricane Michael

While Hurricane Michael brought our state the devastation that so often comes with a storm of its magnitude, Florida Baptists are discovering some unexpected blessings in its wake.…
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FBC Jacksonville to Host Prayer Service at The Jacksonville Landing

First Baptist Church Jacksonville will hold a prayer service at The Jacksonville Landing for all members of the community, Wednesday, August 29 at 6:30 pm ET. The service…
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“More than a hashtag” – Florida Baptists pray for Jacksonville

The city of Jacksonville is the latest to be added to a list of U.S. cities reeling from violence after two people were shot and killed and 13 people injured at a national video…
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Official Notice: Nominations for State Convention Committees Open

A Committee on Nominations composed of pastors, laypersons, and church staff has been appointed by the officers of the Florida Baptist State Convention. Phillip Herrington, pastor…
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In the Wild, Central Region VBS Training

“I love the VBS Trainings. It’s amazing to connect with other churches throughout the state. We had the chance to encourage and pray for each other as we get ready for the summer.…
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USVI Men’s Conference and Marriage Seminar, It Begins with Healing

Strengthening men and strengthening marriage were the focuses of the recent USVI Men’s Conference and Marriage Seminar, both held March 22-24 at  Cruz Bay Baptist Churchin St.…
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Spiritual Evening of Inspired Preaching at Evangelism Conference

The Central Florida Regional Evangelism Conference was held on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at Calvary Baptist Church of Winter Haven. The event theme ‘Who’s Your One?’, sparked raw and…
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Honoring Church Leaders in Local Ministry and Beyond

The North American Mission Board (NAMB) recently sponsored two luncheons for pastors, staff and missions leaders in the Central Region of the Florida Baptist Convention. These…
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Essentials Training – Guiding Christian Educators of all Ethnicities

Jeffery Singletary, Regional Catalyst for the Central Region of the Florida Baptist Convention, is excited to announce the Central Florida Region’s multicultural initiative to…
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Pastor Date Night Supports and Encourages Ministry Couples

To ensure the health of the church by going straight to its foundation, LifeWay Christian Recourses held a Pastor Date Night on Thursday, January 31st for the Central Region of the…
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Regional Evangelism Conferences 2019

Who's Your One | Regional Evangelism Conferences West Regional Evangelism Conference DATE: Monday, March 11, 2019 TIME: 4pm – 8pm LOCATION: Baptist College of Florida, R.G. Lee…
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Stephen Rummage To Pastor Oklahoma City Church

Pastor Stephen Rummage of Bell Shoals Baptist Church in Tampa preached at Quail Springs Baptist Church in Oklahoma City in view of a call to that church. Members of the church…
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Sharper Ministry Conference 2019

February 23, 28 & March 7, 14  Sharper! offered at multiple sites throughout Florida. Staying honed and always ready to be used by God can be difficult as the challenges…
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Ardella Baptist saying “yes” to what God has next

Ardella Baptist Church in Lakeland reached an important milestone two months ago by becoming a debt-free church. The 96-year-old church paid off $540,000 in debt on Sept. 25 in…
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Historic day at FBC Umatilla

Sunday, November 18, 2018, will forever be a historical day for First Baptist Church Umatilla. “It will be a day that I will never forget,” said pastor Brooks Braswell. “Life…
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Crossroads Baptist Church Reaches Outside Their Four Walls

Summer Back Yard Bible clubs, Good News clubs, partnering with public schools, Friends in the Park (weekly Bible study and meal for the homeless), FCA, Midwestern Food Bank, Ride…
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Official Notice: Nominations for State Convention Committees Open

A Committee on Nominations composed of pastors, laypersons, and church staff has been appointed by the officers of the Florida Baptist State Convention. Phillip Herrington, pastor…
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Southwest Evangelism Conference Encourages Many

The Southwest Region of the Florida Baptist Convention (FBC) is one of the most diverse regions in all of Florida. It varies in ethnicities, religion, and financial makeup. These…
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Calvary Baptist Baptizes 86 on Acts 2:41 Sunday

Baptism stories are pouring in from all across our Sunshine state from churches who baptized new believers to faith in Christ on Acts 2:41 Baptism Sunday. For Acts 2:41 Baptism…
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Putting Faith into Action on LOVE NAPLES Saturday

For over 700 people, March 30th was no ordinary Saturday. This large number wasn’t the amount of people that showed up for a Children’s ministry event or a concert at First Baptist…
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Sarasota Church Has a New Home

“We are seeing God move. People being saved and baptized,” said Want. Due to the growth and the desire to have their own space and freedom to serve more people, they began praying…
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Right Beside FBC Nokomis

Tucked away in a small beach community along the Gulf Coast of Florida, is Pastor Paul Warriner of FBC Nokomis. Because of some unfortunate events, Warriner knows first-hand how…
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Sharper Ministry Conference | Southwest Florida

Over 30 pastors, wives, and staff gathered at First Baptist Church Naples on Thursday, March 7th for the Southwest Regional Sharper Ministry Conference. The smell of coffee and…
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Regional Evangelism Conferences 2019

Who's Your One | Regional Evangelism Conferences West Regional Evangelism Conference DATE: Monday, March 11, 2019 TIME: 4pm – 8pm LOCATION: Baptist College of Florida, R.G. Lee…
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New Building Brings New Growth

First Baptist Church Fort Ogden, originally tucked away a few curvy miles down Hull Avenue, now boasts a new building right on Highway 17 in Arcadia. On their Celebration Sunday,…
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Adopting a Mission Changes Immokalee Church

The small, migrant town of Immokalee, located about 40 miles east of Naples, is mostly known for farming. However, for Fellowship Church (formerly known as FBC Immokalee), small…
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Seminary Graduation for inmates at Hardee Correctional

The New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (NOBTS) extension center at Hardee Correctional Institute in Bowling Green celebrated it’s first graduation as forty student inmates…
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Catch The Vision Tour Encourages Pastors, Sparks Partnerships

Six pastors from the west region of Florida had the opportunity to see the diversity and complexity of doing ministry in South Florida this May 20-22 through the North American…
Read More...

Fueled Sports Ministry Provides Significant Outreach in Glen St. Mary

“I need some help with my life and marriage. Would you come talk to me and my husband?” This question was posed to Pastor Chas Rowland at the close of a soccer game on the grounds…
Read More...

Crossroads Baptist Church Reaches Outside Their Four Walls

Summer Back Yard Bible clubs, Good News clubs, partnering with public schools, Friends in the Park (weekly Bible study and meal for the homeless), FCA, Midwestern Food Bank, Ride…
Read More...

Iglesia Real Hosts First Spanish NAMB Church Planter Assessment

For the first time ever the North American Mission Board (NAMB) offered its SEND Church Planter Assessment Retreat completely in Spanish and South Florida was the first region to…
Read More...

Spring Break Offers College Missions Opportunities

Spring break is often a time when college students from around the country descend on warmer climates, like our great state, to take advantage of its many tourist destinations. But…
Read More...

Official Notice: Nominations for State Convention Committees Open

A Committee on Nominations composed of pastors, laypersons, and church staff has been appointed by the officers of the Florida Baptist State Convention. Phillip Herrington, pastor…
Read More...

Miami Church Called To Serve Wynwood’s Needy

Forward Fellowship church launched 9 years ago in a movie theater in Hialeah serving the first- and second-generation Hispanics and families in their community. Today, God has…
Read More...

Southwest Evangelism Conference Encourages Many

The Southwest Region of the Florida Baptist Convention (FBC) is one of the most diverse regions in all of Florida. It varies in ethnicities, religion, and financial makeup. These…
Read More...

Easter Baptism Brings Life Change

When Morgan McQueen rose up from the waters of the baptismal pool on Easter Sunday at Faith Baptist Church in Old Town, she was a changed person.“I can’t explain it,” she said. “I…
Read More...

Once a Church Plant, Trinity Baptist Celebrates 75th Anniversary

This month Trinity Baptist Church celebrated their 75th anniversary. Located in the heart of Mariana, Florida TBC began as a mission of First Baptist Church Mariana in 1942. This…
Read More...

Acts 2:41 Baptisms Celebrated Coast to Coast

Hundreds of new believers made public professions of their faith in Jesus this May 5th, Acts 2:41 Baptism weekend. From coast to coast, Florida Baptist Churches celebrated life…
Read More...

In the Wild, Central Region VBS Training

“I love the VBS Trainings. It’s amazing to connect with other churches throughout the state. We had the chance to encourage and pray for each other as we get ready for the summer.…
Read More...