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Florida Baptist Convention Accredited by National Financial Accountability Organization

The Florida Baptist Convention has earned accreditation with the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability.
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2023 Cooperative Program Giving: Thank you Florida Baptists

The compassion and generosity of Florida Baptist churches to the Cooperative Program has enabled us to propel missions throughout our state, our nation and our world! Thank you for…
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State Board celebrates/looks ahead in virtual meeting

JACKSONVILLE–Members of the Florida Baptist Convention’s State Board of Missions gathered in a virtual meeting Feb. 1 to celebrate what God has done through Florida Baptists and to…
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Church prays for ‘God to move, and He did’

A small church in a rural community, Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Baker baptized 56 new believers in 2023. “Overall, I attribute this to prayer,” said Geoff Prows, pastor. “Our…
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Florida Baptist pastor uses cancer treatment as gospel-sharing opportunity

Six-hour sessions of chemotherapy, four dozen radiation appointments and countless medical procedures. This has been Larry Brister’s new normal for two years.
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Thomas Kinchen, president emeritus of Baptist University of Florida, dies

Thomas A. Kinchen, president emeritus of the Baptist University of Florida (formerly Baptist College of Florida), died Thursday, Jan. 11, of pancreatic cancer. He retired from the…
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Panhandle Churches Unite to Help after Winter Storm

As a winter storm wreaked havoc throughout the Florida Panhandle in the early morning hours of Jan. 9, families braced themselves when tornadoes blew through neighborhoods,…
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Florida Baptists’ Most-Read Stories of 2023

Planting and revitalizing churches, reaching unreached people groups, baptizing new believers, ministering and witnessing during times of crisis–these are just a few of the Florida…
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Florida Baptist Partnership with Ohio Baptists sets stage for ‘something bigger’

As Florida Baptists’ partnership with Ohio Baptists begins to take shape, leaders from both state conventions are realizing the opportunities for God to do “something bigger” in…
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Mission:Dignity® recipients in Florida receive additional blessing — a 13th check

DALLAS-- Mission:Dignity recipients in Florida received an extra check — a 13th check — in 2023 thanks to the establishment of the Florida Baptist Retired Shepherd’s Fund last…
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‘Right Beside You’ Testimonies: Celebrating Church Planting, Missions, and Next-Generation…

During Florida Baptists' 2023 annual meeting, church leaders shared stories in three distinct “Right Beside You” testimony sessions, highlighting their churches' roles in planting…
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Florida Baptist Diversity Celebrated During Florida Baptist State Convention

The 161st annual Florida Baptist State Convention at Idlewild Baptist Church in Lutz showcased a vivid tapestry of the diverse Baptist family in Florida.
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