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Hispanic pastors gather for Challenge 2025 vision

The Tour de Florida stop in the southeast region of the state culminated with an evening of worship and a paella…

Pastores hispanos se reúnen para la visión del Desafío 2025

El Tour de Florida paró en la región sureste del estado culminando con una noche de adoración y una cena de paella…

‘Tour de Florida’ brings Challenge 2025 to Southeast Florida

"Tour de Florida” arrived in the state’s Southeast region where nearly 80 pastors gathered to learn more about the…

Immokalee First Seminole Church displays heart for all people

Tucked away on a Seminole Indian Reservation, sits Immokalee First Seminole Baptist Church that seeks to reach…

Mt. Dora Hispanic youth refresh their connection with God

Nearly 100 teens and young adults unplugged from their daily lives and refreshed their connection with God during…

Ocala church–17th oldest in state–celebrates 175th anniversary

Back in 1844 when Fellowship Baptist Church first opened its doors, Ocala was not yet a city, Florida was not yet a…

Hispanic pastors gather for Challenge 2025 vision

The Tour de Florida stop in the southeast region of the state culminated with an evening of worship and a paella…

Pastores hispanos se reúnen para la visión del Desafío 2025

El Tour de Florida paró en la región sureste del estado culminando con una noche de adoración y una cena de paella…

Immokalee First Seminole Church displays heart for all people

Tucked away on a Seminole Indian Reservation, sits Immokalee First Seminole Baptist Church that seeks to reach…

Mt. Dora Hispanic youth refresh their connection with God

Nearly 100 teens and young adults unplugged from their daily lives and refreshed their connection with God during…

Ocala church–17th oldest in state–celebrates 175th anniversary

Back in 1844 when Fellowship Baptist Church first opened its doors, Ocala was not yet a city, Florida was not yet a…

First Baptist Church at the Mall prepares for future as Lakes Church

One of Florida Baptists’ leading congregations has changed its name to respond to its rapidly changing community.…

Pensacola churches grieve, respond after deadly shooting

Pensacola Baptist churches are grieving as they bring comfort, hope and love to their community after a gunman…

Addicts find recovery and salvation in local churches

At age 15, Kelly Hancock was hitting bars regularly in the South Florida’s Southwest Ranches community where she…

Pastors encouraged to ‘Stay at It’

Barbecue, baked beans, coleslaw and encouragement were on the menu for the “Stay at It” luncheon sponsored by the…

Despite widespread destruction, Mexico Beach church sees God at work

Riding out Hurricane Michael’s 161 mph winds at their Mexico Beach home, Barbara and Bubba Harmon watched as the…

Hurricane Michael: One year later

Two days after Category 5 Hurricane Michael made landfall on Florida’s Panhandle on Oct. 10, 2018, Florida…

Hurricane Michael: One year later

PANAMA CITY--Joshua Fidler walked across a field that had been covered for almost ten months by massive debris—“a…

Ocala church–17th oldest in state–celebrates 175th anniversary

Back in 1844 when Fellowship Baptist Church first opened its doors, Ocala was not yet a city, Florida was not yet a…

FBC Bradfordville fast-ramps its CP giving

Bradfordville First Baptist Church voted unanimously Dec. 8 to increase its Cooperative Program giving to 10…

Gospel Singer, Musician Enjoys New Role As Church Pastor

Bryant Thigpen has toured the country playing piano for southern gospel legend Naomi and The Segos. He’s won awards…

Missions conference connects Great Commission work around globe

Those attending the recent Global Missions Conference in Ocala got to learn about 16 organizations working…

Quincy church plant impacts community with ‘Hallelujah Night’

Food, music, games, and candy--plus plenty of families--equal a great night of community outreach for New Destiny…

Crawfordville church celebrates 150 Years with week of serving Community

For a big anniversary like its 150th, Lake Ellen Baptist Church in Crawfordville celebrated in a big way with a…

Church Helps Make Christmas Dreams Come True

“It’s so good to see my kid be a kid again” was a recent comment from a parent as she watched her seriously ill…

Church Experiences the Providence of God

Less than 10 years ago, 35 committed believers planting a new church in a clubhouse could never have imagined the…

Sanford church works to develop prayer culture

While on a mission trip to Wales in 2018, Alan Brumback, pastor of Central Sanford Church, spent an entire day…

Church perseveres to share True Life in Melbourne

It’s been a journey that has taken them through four moves, two renovations and many Sundays as a portable church…

New pastor brings hope and a future to Vero Beach Congregation

VERO BEACH--While some locals have an expression that those who move to Vero Beach are either “newlywed or nearly…

Florida Baptist Financial Services welcomes new president

Florida Baptist Financial Services will welcome Rick Wheeler as the new president and chief executive officer…

Mt. Dora Hispanic youth refresh their connection with God

Nearly 100 teens and young adults unplugged from their daily lives and refreshed their connection with God during…

First Baptist Church at the Mall prepares for future as Lakes Church

One of Florida Baptists’ leading congregations has changed its name to respond to its rapidly changing community.…

Lake Wales church stresses the importance of group retreats

The opportunity to fellowship and receive guidance in the name of the Lord is priceless. Just ask the attendees of…

Gift of Hope | Giving and Receiving the Gifts of Christ

More than 700 needy families with 1,600 children were able to celebrate the Christmas experience while hearing the…

Freeport, Grand Bahamas | Front and Center

Two months after Hurricane Dorian, devastation is still a present-day reality in Freeport, Grand Bahamas. The…

Bell Shoals Baptist Church calls Corey Abney as lead pastor

Corey Abney has accepted the call as senior pastor of Bell Shoals Baptist Church, an 8,000-member congregation with…

Immokalee First Seminole Church displays heart for all people

Tucked away on a Seminole Indian Reservation, sits Immokalee First Seminole Baptist Church that seeks to reach…

Christmas surprise: SW Florida churches pay families’ medical debt

Over the next couple weeks, many southwest Florida residents will not only receive wrapped gifts from friends and…

New Pastor Brings New Life to Caloosa

Known as the “city under the oaks,” the charming, quaint town of LaBelle has a new pastor who is dedicated to…

Coffee, new churches and community ministry highlight Royal Palm’s annual meeting

The smell of SON Coast Coffee and sounds of laughter filled the worship center of Crossroads Baptist Church in Fort…

Hispanic pastor dispels darkness in SW Florida

LEHIGH ACRES—More than half of all residents in Ft. Myers-Naples claim that they do not read the Bible, pray or…

Bradenton Church commits to help dying churches

The number is staggering. Experts estimate that approximately 1,000 local Southern Baptist churches close their…

Hispanic pastors gather for Challenge 2025 vision

The Tour de Florida stop in the southeast region of the state culminated with an evening of worship and a paella…

Pastores hispanos se reúnen para la visión del Desafío 2025

El Tour de Florida paró en la región sureste del estado culminando con una noche de adoración y una cena de paella…

‘Tour de Florida’ brings Challenge 2025 to Southeast Florida

"Tour de Florida” arrived in the state’s Southeast region where nearly 80 pastors gathered to learn more about the…

Tragedy offers church planter ministry opportunities

Fire alarms began sounding in the three-floor Le Club Apartments building in South Miami on Wednesday night, Dec.…

Addicts find recovery and salvation in local churches

At age 15, Kelly Hancock was hitting bars regularly in the South Florida’s Southwest Ranches community where she…

Florida churches ready to fight human trafficking at Super Bowl LIV

More than one million people will descend upon downtown Miami and its famous beaches for Super Bowl LIV, presenting…

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‘Tour de Florida’ brings Challenge 2025 to Southeast Florida

"Tour de Florida” arrived in the state’s Southeast region where nearly 80 pastors gathered to learn more about the…

BCF Annual Day of Prayer set for Jan. 26

Over the years, Florida Baptists observed the last Sunday in January as the Annual Day of Prayer for The Baptist…

Yant elected as new exec of Lake Yale Conference Center

Jeff Yant of Leesburg has been named as executive director of Lake Yale Baptist Conference Center, effective Jan.…

Gospel Singer, Musician Enjoys New Role As Church Pastor

Bryant Thigpen has toured the country playing piano for southern gospel legend Naomi and The Segos. He’s won awards…

BCF Holds Fall 2019 Graduation

The Baptist College of Florida (BCF) held its Fall 2019 Commencement Ceremony for 44 graduates Dec. 6 at its…

SBC Credentials Committee establishes online submission portal

The Southern Baptist Convention Credentials Committee has established an online submission portal for reports of a…