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EASTER: Because of the Empty Tomb

Jesus had risen from the dead. On this fact rests every other aspect of the Christian faith. If the resurrection of…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

BCF Hosts West Region Evangelism Conference

With the registered trademark of “Changing the World Through the Unchanging Word®,” it should come as no surprise…

Regional Evangelism Conferences 2019

Who's Your One | Regional Evangelism Conferences West Regional Evangelism Conference DATE: Monday, March 11, 2019…

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…

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…

Regional Evangelism Conferences 2019

Who's Your One | Regional Evangelism Conferences West Regional Evangelism Conference DATE: Monday, March 11, 2019…

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…

Florida Baptist Association celebrates 175 years

With a genesis that predates the Southern Baptist Convention and the Florida Baptist State Convention, the Florida…

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…

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…

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…

Regional Evangelism Conferences 2019

Who's Your One | Regional Evangelism Conferences West Regional Evangelism Conference DATE: Monday, March 11, 2019…

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…

Sharper Ministry Conference 2019

February 23, 28 & March 7, 14  Sharper! offered at multiple sites throughout Florida. Staying honed and…

One More Child helping kids in Guatemala

One of the longest-serving ministries supported by the Florida Baptist Convention recently welcomed the First Lady…

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…

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…

Essentials Training – Guiding Christian Educators of all Ethnicities

Jeffery Singletary, Regional Catalyst for the Central Region of the Florida Baptist Convention, is excited to…

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…

Regional Evangelism Conferences 2019

Who's Your One | Regional Evangelism Conferences West Regional Evangelism Conference DATE: Monday, March 11, 2019…

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…

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…

Right Beside FBC Nokomis

Tucked away in a small beach community along the Gulf Coast of Florida, is Pastor Paul Warriner of FBC Nokomis.…

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 Evangelism Conferences 2019

Who's Your One | Regional Evangelism Conferences West Regional Evangelism Conference DATE: Monday, March 11, 2019…

New Building Brings New Growth

First Baptist Church Fort Ogden, originally tucked away a few curvy miles down Hull Avenue, now boasts a new…

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,…

Historic Meeting of Hispanic Pastors at Baptist Building

Florida Baptist Hispanic pastors and leaders of ministries and fellowships came together in what was a historic…

700+ Aim for Excellence at Haitian Sunday School and Leadership Conference

The Haitian Sunday School and Leadership Conference at the South East Regional Center on March 2nd drew more than…

Next Gen Leaders Gather in Miami

Reaching the next generation - and there always will be a next generation - with the Gospel is vital to the health…

Regional Evangelism Conferences 2019

Who's Your One | Regional Evangelism Conferences West Regional Evangelism Conference DATE: Monday, March 11, 2019…

WEEK OF PRAYER: Sending the Gospel into a Complex Culture

Starting Sunday churches across the country will be participating in the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering Week of…

#Sharper2019 Multicultural Highlights

#Sharper2019 kicked into gear Saturday morning in southeast Florida as pastors, staff and lay leaders came together…

News

EASTER: Because of the Empty Tomb

Jesus had risen from the dead. On this fact rests every other aspect of the Christian faith. If the resurrection of…

Florida Baptists Honored for Communication Achievements

Florida Baptists were honored with four Wilmer C. Fields communication awards in three categories at the 55th…

Equipping Leaders to Engage a Changing Culture

This year’s Refocus Conference, with the theme of “Equipping Leaders to Engage a Changing Culture”, was held on…

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…

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…

Be Prepared – Be Trained – Be Involved (Disaster Relief)

The Florida Baptist Disaster Relief (FLDR) ministry is in full swing with upcoming Disaster Relief Training…