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Influx of Spanish-speaking families inspires church plant in Naples

Recognizing that the tide is shifting in Naples, with more and more Spanish-speaking families moving to Florida’s…

La entrada de familias de habla hispana inspira la plantación de iglesias en…

Reconociendo que la marea está cambiando en Naples, con cada vez más familias de habla hispana mudándose a la…

Florida Baptist Convention Accredited by National Financial Accountability…

The Florida Baptist Convention has earned accreditation with the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability.

‘Beacon of hope for community’: Radiant City Church marks third year with 13…

The new year at Radiant City Church in Boca Raton brought with it a wave of renewal and celebration as the…

Florida Baptist Disaster Relief volunteer recognized for lifetime of service

Pictured above: Dusty Gregory (right) accepts the Robert E. Dixon Award for a lifetime of service on behalf of his…

Fruit Cove Baptist expands missions outreach to all seven continents

With its recent mission trip to Australia, Fruit Cove Baptist Church in North Florida has reached its goal of…

Influx of Spanish-speaking families inspires church plant in Naples

Recognizing that the tide is shifting in Naples, with more and more Spanish-speaking families moving to Florida’s…

La entrada de familias de habla hispana inspira la plantación de iglesias en…

Reconociendo que la marea está cambiando en Naples, con cada vez más familias de habla hispana mudándose a la…

‘Beacon of hope for community’: Radiant City Church marks third year with 13…

The new year at Radiant City Church in Boca Raton brought with it a wave of renewal and celebration as the…

Florida Baptist Disaster Relief volunteer recognized for lifetime of service

Pictured above: Dusty Gregory (right) accepts the Robert E. Dixon Award for a lifetime of service on behalf of his…

Fruit Cove Baptist expands missions outreach to all seven continents

With its recent mission trip to Australia, Fruit Cove Baptist Church in North Florida has reached its goal of…

East Central Baptist Network celebrates first Hispanic pastors/wives retreat

Hispanic church leaders and their wives from Daytona, DeLand, Deltona, Oviedo and Sanford gathered Jan. 18-20 at…

Churches, runners unite for women/unborn children

Nearly 500 runners gathered in below-freezing temperatures to participate in Run for Life, an annual 5K run to…

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.…

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…

Bi-vocational pastors ‘do good’ in diverse roles

Half of the 40 churches in Santa Rosa Baptist Association are led by bi-vocational pastors, men who serve not only…

Military and Snowbirds Influence Partnership Between Florida and Ohio Baptists

Two states, roughly 800 miles apart, are joining forces to spread the gospel through beneficial relationships…

Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church helps train, evangelize and plant churches in Uganda

Serving as Pilgrim Rest student pastor for six years, Justin Douglas and his wife Charla sensed a call to…

Fruit Cove Baptist expands missions outreach to all seven continents

With its recent mission trip to Australia, Fruit Cove Baptist Church in North Florida has reached its goal of…

New Church Plant, The Bridge, Seeks to Unite and Serve Diverse Community

When The Bridge hosted its opening celebration service in January, Pastor Charles Matlock was excited about the…

Madison’s Fellowship Baptist uses Love Loud Sunday to serve community

When members of Fellowship Baptist Church in Madison hold their Love Loud Sundays, that’s exactly what they try to…

New Vietnamese Baptist Church Holds First Dental Mission

A man who came to Aspire Vietnamese Baptist Church’s first dental mission to see about a filling for his tooth was…

We will reach the lost through partnerships

Prison ministry. Sports ministry. Developing national missionaries. The dreams discussed around the table were big.…

Northwest Baptist Caps 50th Anniversary Celebration with News About New Pastor

For a church that has been without a full-time pastor for almost three years, the news from its pastoral search…

East Central Baptist Network celebrates first Hispanic pastors/wives retreat

Hispanic church leaders and their wives from Daytona, DeLand, Deltona, Oviedo and Sanford gathered Jan. 18-20 at…

Red Bautista del Este Central celebra el primer retiro de pastores y esposas…

Líderes de iglesias hispanas y sus esposas de Daytona, DeLand, Deltona, Oviedo y Sanford se reunieron del 18 al 20…

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…

Prison ministry sees more openness, needs at Christmas, chaplain says

According to prison chaplain Paul Davis, the concepts that led to more than 85 decisions to follow Christ are not…

United in Christ Across Cultural Differences

The seven-man mission team from Hillcrest Baptist Church faced some challenges in Quito, Ecuador.

Lightning strike claims life of teen, sparks revival

One lightning strike that claimed the life of a beloved teen girl has sparked a spiritual revival throughout an…

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…

Family Focus Leads Central Baptist to Serve Community

Home to mangroves, lush botanical gardens, and world-renowned golf clubs is the seventh-largest city in…

Florida Baptist women serve seafarers: ‘An overseas mission field right in our…

Thirteen women—from all corners of the Sunshine State—traveled from their Florida Baptist churches to the Canaveral…

Ministry leaders focus on reimagining small groups in church

Small Groups Reimagine, a shift from how we “do church” in post-pandemic church culture, was the focus of the…

‘Kingdom partnership’ results in ‘doing more together than we can apart’

Years ago, two Florida Baptist pastors became acquainted and began to cultivate a relationship. The two pastors…

Diverse populations unified in Christ at Crestview Baptist Church

Celebration focuses on the more than 1,500 baptized individuals­–representing dramatically diverse walks of…

Influx of Spanish-speaking families inspires church plant in Naples

Recognizing that the tide is shifting in Naples, with more and more Spanish-speaking families moving to Florida’s…

La entrada de familias de habla hispana inspira la plantación de iglesias en…

Reconociendo que la marea está cambiando en Naples, con cada vez más familias de habla hispana mudándose a la…

Arcadia church maintains strength through two hurricanes/now ‘reaching forward’

After enduring 150-mph winds and dangerous flooding from two of the most intense hurricanes to ever make landfall…

Happy Birthday Jesus Parties reach thousands of children with gospel

LEHIGH ACRES—Whether it’s on the side of a mountain, in a remote village or in a neighborhood park, Misión Hispana…

Fellowship Church honors deacon for 40 years of service

Pictured above: Bill coaching his 4-5 year old flag football team. IMMOKALEE— For 40 years, he has loved. He has…

‘Incredibly gracious and big God’ fuels partnerships between churches/regions

The long, scenic miles across Alligator Alley could not hinder southwest Florida Baptist pastors from coming “right…

‘Beacon of hope for community’: Radiant City Church marks third year with 13…

The new year at Radiant City Church in Boca Raton brought with it a wave of renewal and celebration as the…

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…

Saint Andrew Missionary Baptist Church will be ‘home’ for Christmas

For members of Saint Andrew Missionary Baptist Church in Miami, the Christmas song, “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,”…

Revival of Union Femenil Misionera Bautista in Florida: A New Chapter Begins

Under the leadership of Claudia Rojas, the once-dormant Union Femenil Misionera Bautista is experiencing a…

‘The River of Evangelism’: A Call for Church Multiplication in Miami

MIAMI–Approximately 50 Florida Baptist pastors and church leaders gathered recently at the Southeast Regional…

‘El Rio del Evangelio”: un llamado a la multiplicación de iglesias en Miami

MIAMI–Aproximadamente 50 pastores y líderes de iglesias bautistas de Florida se reunieron recientemente en el…

News

Florida Baptist Convention Accredited by National Financial Accountability…

The Florida Baptist Convention has earned accreditation with the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability.

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…

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.…

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.…

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…

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),…