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High Springs pastor enjoys role as Abraham Lincoln

While the Rev. Greg Waltermire is not known for performing miracles, he has brought President Abraham Lincoln to…

Changing lives behind bars in Desoto County

Incredible stories of life change have been taking place in the Desoto County Jail in southwest Florida. Over the…

Jacksonville churches model kingdom-minded partnership

This Kingdom story is about two Jacksonville churches--The District Church, a seven-year-old growing congregation…

Sanders tapped as Tampa’s BCM director

Jay Sanders of Tampa will assume the position of Baptist campus ministry director at the University of South…

Florida Baptists feed their communities 6M meals, spurring 1,055 professions of…

Nearly 700 Florida Baptist churches have delivered sustenance, hope and love while distributing 6,680,015 meals…

As associational strategist, Cannington serves as pastor to pastors

For his new role as associational mission strategist for the Taylor Baptist Association in Perry, Henry Cannington…

High Springs pastor enjoys role as Abraham Lincoln

While the Rev. Greg Waltermire is not known for performing miracles, he has brought President Abraham Lincoln to…

Changing lives behind bars in Desoto County

Incredible stories of life change have been taking place in the Desoto County Jail in southwest Florida. Over the…

Jacksonville churches model kingdom-minded partnership

This Kingdom story is about two Jacksonville churches--The District Church, a seven-year-old growing congregation…

Florida Baptists feed their communities 6M meals, spurring 1,055 professions of…

Nearly 700 Florida Baptist churches have delivered sustenance, hope and love while distributing 6,680,015 meals…

As associational strategist, Cannington serves as pastor to pastors

For his new role as associational mission strategist for the Taylor Baptist Association in Perry, Henry Cannington…

Discipleship through serving others at Genesis Church

The expository preaching and teaching of God’s Word, a simple approach to congregational worship, fellowship, and…

Olive Church celebrates Traylor’s 30 years of bold ministry

Standing on the rooftop of Olive Baptist Church’s sanctuary with its iconic cross beckoning in the background,…

Baptisms offer eternal reality in uncertain times

Baptism is a special act of obedience for those who choose to follow Jesus, symbolizing the death of an old…

How Southern Baptist Disaster Relief organized its response in Pensacola

Behind a seven-foot wall of tangled tree branches on the curb that stretches the length of her property, Betty…

Free Clinic stands in gap for NW Florida’s working poor

Crossroads Center Medical and Dental Clinic is standing in the gap for its Northwest Florida neighbors who need…

‘God’s Cavalry’ shines brightly in Hurricane Sally’s aftermath

Residents in Pensacola and South Alabama are calling Hurricane Sally “Ivan’s little sister,” in memory of the Sept.…

State Board celebrates continued Kingdom ministry

Rather than a message of retreat, the State Board of Missions heard how the Florida Baptist Convention and its…

High Springs pastor enjoys role as Abraham Lincoln

While the Rev. Greg Waltermire is not known for performing miracles, he has brought President Abraham Lincoln to…

As associational strategist, Cannington serves as pastor to pastors

For his new role as associational mission strategist for the Taylor Baptist Association in Perry, Henry Cannington…

Faith Fellowship in Citrus Springs ready to reach millennials

Church planting is not for the faint of heart. It requires confidence in things hoped for and the evidence of…

Camp Connexion 2020: Temperature Checks, Baptisms and Record-Breaking Attendance

When Pastor Chad Little baptized two sisters at his church recently, it was one more reminder of the amazing Camp…

State Board celebrates continued Kingdom ministry

Rather than a message of retreat, the State Board of Missions heard how the Florida Baptist Convention and its…

Parkview’s Magruder retires: ‘We became a 24/7 church’

When Pastor Greg Magruder preached his final sermon at Parkview Baptist Church in Gainesville on Aug. 16, he…

Jacksonville churches model kingdom-minded partnership

This Kingdom story is about two Jacksonville churches--The District Church, a seven-year-old growing congregation…

Discipleship through serving others at Genesis Church

The expository preaching and teaching of God’s Word, a simple approach to congregational worship, fellowship, and…

Revitalized church recaptures mission to reach generations

When visiting Fort Pierce four years ago as a pastoral candidate for Parkview Baptist Church, Doug Saunders was…

Despite COVID obstacles, The Rock Church is planted

“The things that are hard are the things that are the most rewarding in life,” said Oscar Longoria, pastor of The…

State Board celebrates continued Kingdom ministry

Rather than a message of retreat, the State Board of Missions heard how the Florida Baptist Convention and its…

A million-dollar miracle at Promise Land Baptist Church

While acknowledging “this is the worst time you could be building a church,” Pastor Steve Whitcomb can attest, “God…

Sanders tapped as Tampa’s BCM director

Jay Sanders of Tampa will assume the position of Baptist campus ministry director at the University of South…

Florida Baptists feed their communities 6M meals, spurring 1,055 professions of…

Nearly 700 Florida Baptist churches have delivered sustenance, hope and love while distributing 6,680,015 meals…

Baptisms in the Wake of COVID-19 turn challenge into action

When FishHawk Fellowship in Lithia moved worship services completely online at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic,…

State Board celebrates continued Kingdom ministry

Rather than a message of retreat, the State Board of Missions heard how the Florida Baptist Convention and its…

First Lake Wales’ Back 2 School Bash … drive-thru style

Each year around this time First Baptist Church in Lake Wales is polishing the final details of the church’s “Back…

Partnering churches deliver boxes of food across the state

Working side-by-side as the body of Christ, volunteers from churches in the Central Florida region came together…

Changing lives behind bars in Desoto County

Incredible stories of life change have been taking place in the Desoto County Jail in southwest Florida. Over the…

SWFL pastors create team to encourage fellow pastors

During their association’s annual meeting this past year, four local pastors heard story after story of pastors who…

Naples’ New Beginning Ministries, ‘game changer’ for SWFL

With an estimated 6.6 million unchurched people calling south Florida home, Irvin Stallworth and his wife Pamela…

Vision Baptist Church sees God’s hand in conquering debt

Imagine a handful of faithful givers whose primary goal is to share the gospel and support the Kingdom of God but…

State Board celebrates continued Kingdom ministry

Rather than a message of retreat, the State Board of Missions heard how the Florida Baptist Convention and its…

Fort Myers church emerges from transition focused on mission

Following the model of the Old Testament transition of Moses to the younger Joshua that set the foundation of…

Brazilian church reports 96 salvations through food distribution

With just $40 in their bank account, no work visas and a paycheck from a remote job many weeks away from…

Florida Keys churches bring dental care and God’s love to their neighbors

Neither stormy days nor the COVID-19 pandemic deterred the Florida Baptist Mobile Dental Unit from making its…

Miami church plant celebrates new life with drive-by baptisms

Equipped with portable baptistry, pastor and musical instruments, Love Unlimited Church of Miami drove to the homes…

State Board celebrates continued Kingdom ministry

Rather than a message of retreat, the State Board of Missions heard how the Florida Baptist Convention and its…

Sarasota Baptist: evangelistic passion ripples through community

A passion and eagerness to engage people with the gospel has been poured into members of Sarasota Baptist Church,…

Churches give away essentials as ‘hands and feet of Christ’

Diapers, detergent, shampoo, razors, shaving cream, toiletries and hand soap are not readily available to needy…

News

BCF holds Seniors Honors Day and plans for graduation

As the end of the Fall semester approaches, Baptist College of Florida in Graceville recognized the academic…

Sanders tapped as Tampa’s BCM director

Jay Sanders of Tampa will assume the position of Baptist campus ministry director at the University of South…

Florida Baptists celebrate God’s provisions in 2020

In a first-of-its-kind annual meeting, the Florida Baptist State Convention celebrated all that God has done among…

Women’s mission, ministry leaders create network to foster growth, encouragement

The Florida Baptist women’s missions and ministries team is forming a leader’s network for women leading ministries…

Florida Baptist 2020 Celebration Report

Erik Cummings, Dr. Green and our Cooperating Ministries share how God has worked through the churches of the…

BCF Trustees approve scholarship partnerships, establish new programs for local…

Baptist College of Florida’s (BCF) Board of Trustees approved a partnership to impact bivocational and small church…