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Best of Southern Baptist cooperative efforts on display in disaster relief…

Any time a major storm system threatens the continental United States, the antennae of thousands of Southern…

‘Bold in the name of Christ’

Ron Tipton answers the ring on his cell phone. It’s a familiar sound that beckons his attention every 10 minutes or…

Florida Baptist Disaster Relief responds to migrant ministry opportunities to…

In times of catastrophe, the yellow hats and shirts worn by Florida Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers are a sign…

‘Sharing hope and the love of Jesus in the wake of Ian’

As Hurricane Ian’s storm surge is receding and the winds are subsiding, First Baptist Church Naples is just getting…

Picking up the pieces after Hurricane Ian

A week ago, Marta Ramirez was settling into her new home in Port Charlotte, a harborside town in southwest Florida.…

Southern Baptists at sites in six Florida counties minister to hurricane victims

As Florida residents begin the arduous and heartbreaking task of recovery from Hurricane Ian, Southern Baptist…

Best of Southern Baptist cooperative efforts on display in disaster relief…

Any time a major storm system threatens the continental United States, the antennae of thousands of Southern…

‘Bold in the name of Christ’

Ron Tipton answers the ring on his cell phone. It’s a familiar sound that beckons his attention every 10 minutes or…

Florida Baptist Disaster Relief responds to migrant ministry opportunities to…

In times of catastrophe, the yellow hats and shirts worn by Florida Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers are a sign…

‘Sharing hope and the love of Jesus in the wake of Ian’

As Hurricane Ian’s storm surge is receding and the winds are subsiding, First Baptist Church Naples is just getting…

Picking up the pieces after Hurricane Ian

A week ago, Marta Ramirez was settling into her new home in Port Charlotte, a harborside town in southwest Florida.…

Serve Tour Volunteers Make a Difference in Jacksonville

On September 16-17, more than 840 volunteers joined Send Relief for Serve Tour Jacksonville to show the love of…

Back-to-School Bash Draws a Crowd

Nearly 300 people passed through the doors of Live Oak Baptist Church in Vernon for the ninth annual Back-to-School…

With love: From Florida to West Virginia

Seventy people. Six churches. Fourteen hundred miles. The numbers just begin to tell the story of a mission of…

From tears to cheers: Church rebuilds sanctuary following Hurricane Michael…

The steeple was toppled; the roof, ripped open; windows, shattered. When Hurricane Michael unleashed its fury on…

Hillcrest Baptist Church honors disaster relief volunteers

They work long hours in heartbreaking situations. They dig through mud, use chainsaws to cut massive trees, cook…

Pensacola church putting missions first with Mission First

For First Baptist Church of Pensacola, putting missions first is more than a slogan. It’s a commitment.

Sharing the love of Christ, one student at a time

In the fall of 2006, Pamela Bristol loaded her green Ford Aerostar with Kool-Aid, a loaf of bread, peanut butter…

Community rallies to support Christian school after arsonist fire

God is making beauty of ashes from the fire set by an arsonist that destroyed the main office of Point of Grace…

Young church plant helping launch three churches in Florida

Faith Fellowship in Citrus Springs started as a church plant in 2019 and now - just three years later - this young…

First Baptist of Dunnellon prepares for future generations

Just as First Baptist Church of Dunnellon has been sinking roots in its community for close to 125 years in…

Adding it all up, Florida church member rediscovers faith while building math team…

For a guy in the 1980s, Will Frazer appeared to be living his best life now. A degree from the University of…

College ministry invests for future

As the fall semester is set to launch at colleges and universities throughout Florida, Baptist Collegiate…

Church reaching community through new middle school

Ocklawaha Bridge Baptist Church in Silver Springs is reaching its community by opening a middle school. Pastor…

Serve Tour Volunteers Make a Difference in Jacksonville

On September 16-17, more than 840 volunteers joined Send Relief for Serve Tour Jacksonville to show the love of…

All of Jesus for All of Life: FBC Jacksonville committed to community

Amid cultural and financial challenges, First Baptist Church of Jacksonville is committed to “reaching all of…

Church planter proclaims gospel through sermons/writings

Derrick West knows the power of words. The church planter proclaims the word of God through the words of both his…

Celebrating Florida Baptist history

Carolyn Calhoun, a member of Ancient City Baptist Church in St. Augustine, received the 2022 Baptist Heritage Award…

Mission pastor uses Japanese language lessons to reach community

Police officers, restaurant workers and university students are just some of the people who gather every Wednesday…

Reaching the next generation of Hispanics in Stuart

Eighty-five percent. On Florida’s Atlantic coast, that is Gonzalo Perez’ focus. Perez, pastor of Mi Iglesia in…

Redemption Orlando seeks to reach the ‘dechurched’

When Redemption Orlando launches as a new church plant in October, its goal is to reach those who have fallen away…

‘Meet people … meet needs …meet Jesus’

"We want to meet people, so that we can meet needs, with the hope that they will meet Jesus,” said Church Planter…

Missionary kid wins medals at Unicycle World Championships

The young American stood in the back of the truck as it moved slowly through the streets of Nalerigu, Ghana.…

‘Under the shadow of the steeple’ Mission Hill Church embraces Afghan refugees

They fled their homeland of Afghanistan, terrified and clinging to loved ones. The lives they had built had been…

‘New season’ for church plant

Favor Church in Wesley Chapel launched in February 2020. Just three weeks later it closed its doors. The culprit:…

First Leesburg’s ‘No Vacancy’ exhorts churches to ‘stay on mission’

The blighted motel adjacent to First Baptist Church of Leesburg attracted people who were homeless and addicted to…

Best of Southern Baptist cooperative efforts on display in disaster relief…

Any time a major storm system threatens the continental United States, the antennae of thousands of Southern…

‘Bold in the name of Christ’

Ron Tipton answers the ring on his cell phone. It’s a familiar sound that beckons his attention every 10 minutes or…

‘Sharing hope and the love of Jesus in the wake of Ian’

As Hurricane Ian’s storm surge is receding and the winds are subsiding, First Baptist Church Naples is just getting…

Picking up the pieces after Hurricane Ian

A week ago, Marta Ramirez was settling into her new home in Port Charlotte, a harborside town in southwest Florida.…

Southern Baptists at sites in six Florida counties minister to hurricane victims

As Florida residents begin the arduous and heartbreaking task of recovery from Hurricane Ian, Southern Baptist…

A hope and a future for Maria

IMMOKALEE–Maria had no clue what she was going to do. She was 16 years old, entering her sophomore year of high…

Church hosts party with kingdom purpose

What’s better than a party? A party with a kingdom purpose.

Intentional evangelism by church members leads to eight weeks of baptisms

Ms. Linda lives in a temporary homeless shelter in New Town in Key West and even though she has “a bad hip, a bad…

Rick Martinez: ‘Miami is the future today’

Rick Martinez began serving Miami Baptist Association as associational mission strategist on July 1. Here, he…

Chinese Baptist Church of Miami: Reaching a growing community with the gospel

Year by year more Chinese people choose to make South Florida their home. And, for the past 50 years, Chinese…

Scroggins to serve as professor at Southern Seminary

Florida Baptist pastor Jimmy Scroggins recently has been named as professor of Christian ministry in the Billy…

Jones challenges pastors to seek Christlikeness

Preaching from Colossians 3:1-11, Florida Baptist pastor Daryl Jones challenged his fellow Southern Baptist pastors…

News

Pray for Cuba: A message from Kurt Urbanek, International Mission Board strategy…

The Western Baptist Convention’s Disaster Relief team along with Send Relief, Florida Baptists and other partners…

First Lady Casey DeSantis serves alongside Florida Baptist Disaster Relief Team

Florida First Lady Casey DeSantis (in red jacket) visited Murdock Baptist Church in Port Charlotte Oct. 3 to thank…

Southern Baptists at sites in six Florida counties minister to hurricane victims

As Florida residents begin the arduous and heartbreaking task of recovery from Hurricane Ian, Southern Baptist…

ACTIVE: Disaster Relief teams on the road to recovery in communities devastated by…

Less than 48 hours after Hurricane Ian’s landfall on Florida’s Gulf Coast, Southern Baptist Disaster Relief teams…

Disaster Relief set to respond in Hurricane Ian aftermath

As Hurricane Ian’s storm surge is receding and the winds are subsiding, Florida Baptist Disaster Relief teams—in…

Florida Baptist Disaster Relief on ‘standby’ for Hurricane Ian

As Florida residents have bought emergency supplies, boarded up windows and evacuated in anticipation of Hurricane…