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State Board prepares for 2023 in Jan. 26 virtual meeting

During a Florida Baptist State Board of Missions virtual meeting Jan. 26, board members heard a brief message from Aaron Burgner, newly elected board president, and celebrated the…
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Florida Baptists’ most-read stories of 2022 offer inspiration and challenge

nspirational stories about the naming of a new president for The Baptist College of Florida, churches using creative strategies to reach their communities with the gospel, pastors…
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Thomas A. Kinchen retires as BCF president

After more than 32 years serving as president of The Baptist College of Florida, where he “influenced multiple generations of pastors and church leaders,” Thomas A. Kinchen is…
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Baptist College Of Florida Graduates (Florida Residents)

GRACEVILLE–Congratulations to these 10 Floridians who were among the 2022 Baptist College of Florida graduates.
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Rice: ‘Keep the kingdom in view’

In the closing sermon of the 2022 gathering of the Florida Baptist State Convention, Willy Rice, senior pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Clearwater, urged messengers to “keep…
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Ministers’ wives encouraged to ‘shine brightly’ for Christ

Approximately 225 Florida Baptist ministers’ wives, gathering for a luncheon during the 2022 Florida Baptist State Convention, were encouraged to not “hold back in shining bright…
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Whitten: ‘Gospel of grace is for all people’

The kingdom of God focuses on grace, loves authenticity and sees your possibility, said Ken Whitten, senior pastor of Idlewild Baptist Church in Tampa.
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Burgner: ‘I want to be a man that smells like his community’

In a message titled Hope for the Hopeless, Aaron Burgner, senior pastor of Lakes Church in Lakeland, reminded messengers at the 2022 Florida Baptist State Convention meeting at…
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Florida Baptists approve 2023 budget/policy revisions/special sexual abuse committee report during…

Florida Baptists celebrated churches working together to expand God’s kingdom during the 2022 Florida Baptist State Convention held Nov. 14-15 at Olive Baptist Church in Pensacola.
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Charles: ‘How you walk matters more than where you sit’

H.B. Charles closed the Tuesday morning session of the annual Florida Baptist State Convention meeting with a biblical message from Mark 10:35-45, where “Jesus teaches us this: How…
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President’s Message: ‘Living and leading for the kingdom’

Focusing on Matthew 6:33, Florida Baptist State Convention President Paul Purvis urged Florida Baptists not to build a bridge to nowhere, like the Choluteca Bridge in Honduras, but…
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Four leaders elected to serve as Florida Baptist officers

Four Florida Baptist leaders were elected to serve as 2022-23 officers of the Florida Baptist State Convention during its annual meeting Nov. 14-15 in Pensacola.
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