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After fire destroys sanctuary, church finds new vision by linking arms with nearby…

After a blazing fire consumed Morningstar Baptist Church’s 60-year-old sanctuary in February, members stood…

Retired Jacksonville pastor now helping raise up army of evangelists

After sharing the gospel with two young women in an outdoor marketplace during an evangelism training event in…

First Sebring leads 373 to Christ during 12 Hours of Sebring

While cars were roaring around the world-renowned Sebring International Raceway during the Twelve Hours of Sebring,…

Older urban Jacksonville church still doing gospel work

It was the first baptism in a decade to take place at the 74-year-old East Eleventh Street Baptist Church in…

Elevate Church’s new sanctuary built to reflect its high mission

As the sun began its descent in the Miami sky on the cool, breezy Saturday before Easter Sunday, the Elevate Church…

State Board hear how Florida Baptists link arms to respond in Christ’s name

Looking back over the struggles of 2020, Brian Stowe, president of the State Board of Missions, declared, “In the…

After fire destroys sanctuary, church finds new vision by linking arms with nearby…

After a blazing fire consumed Morningstar Baptist Church’s 60-year-old sanctuary in February, members stood…

Retired Jacksonville pastor now helping raise up army of evangelists

After sharing the gospel with two young women in an outdoor marketplace during an evangelism training event in…

First Sebring leads 373 to Christ during 12 Hours of Sebring

While cars were roaring around the world-renowned Sebring International Raceway during the Twelve Hours of Sebring,…

Older urban Jacksonville church still doing gospel work

It was the first baptism in a decade to take place at the 74-year-old East Eleventh Street Baptist Church in…

Elevate Church’s new sanctuary built to reflect its high mission

As the sun began its descent in the Miami sky on the cool, breezy Saturday before Easter Sunday, the Elevate Church…

Judo Lessons at Church? Romeo Baptist Says Why Not?

As the pastor of a small rural church, Rob Hess is always looking for ways to engage his community. The church has…

World Changers Moves to Florida

David Flatt was working as a student minister in the early 1990s when his senior pastor brought him a World…

“Better Together:” new event to encourage youth leaders

Student pastor Matt Sawyer worked tirelessly to get his student ministry online in 2020 when the pandemic hit, so…

Challenge 2025 Breakouts: A Time to Sharpen and Encourage Florida Baptists

The Challenge 2025 gathering at First Baptist Church Orlando kicked off with worship and an encouraging warm…

Challenge 2025 Gathering: Florida Baptists regather, refocus and pray for movement…

While acknowledging “no one ever anticipated the challenges of this past year,” Tommy Green implored Florida…

Pastor Views Vaccine Line as a Mission Field

Pastor Shelly Chandler was on his way to Walmart to pick up groceries Jan. 5, when he came upon a line of vehicles…

Pensacola church offers hope through COVID-19 vaccines

Olive Baptist Church in Pensacola has become the site of life-sustaining hope for thousands of the most vulnerable…

Judo Lessons at Church? Romeo Baptist Says Why Not?

As the pastor of a small rural church, Rob Hess is always looking for ways to engage his community. The church has…

Robbin Kuder looks back on 45 years as Northwoods Baptist’s worship pastor

Robbin Kuder’s ministry as worship pastor at Northwoods Baptist Church in Tallahassee reflects the changing trends…

Refresh Conference big on helping pastors of smaller churches

As a bi-vocational pastor of a small church in Starke, Joey Hay has a heart for pastors like himself.

Challenge 2025 Breakouts: A Time to Sharpen and Encourage Florida Baptists

The Challenge 2025 gathering at First Baptist Church Orlando kicked off with worship and an encouraging warm…

Challenge 2025 Gathering: Florida Baptists regather, refocus and pray for movement…

While acknowledging “no one ever anticipated the challenges of this past year,” Tommy Green implored Florida…

Newly called pastors press on amid pandemic’s challenges

You can go online or watch the evening news to find out the latest numbers on the COVID-19 pandemic. What you won’t…

Retired Jacksonville pastor now helping raise up army of evangelists

After sharing the gospel with two young women in an outdoor marketplace during an evangelism training event in…

Older urban Jacksonville church still doing gospel work

It was the first baptism in a decade to take place at the 74-year-old East Eleventh Street Baptist Church in…

Church planter offers restoration and hope in downtown historic Sanford

When Arthur Gonçalves first met Adam, he was pushing a cart in downtown Sanford. When offered a meal and prayer, he…

Port St. Lucie church partners with ERLC to help women choose life

Driven by a mission “to build families by helping them discover and pursue God’s design,” Family Church Port St.…

Elkton Church adapts to needs of congregation and community during COVID

When South Woods Elementary School in Elkton closed this past April due to the pandemic, Anastasia Church Elkton…

Pastor tackles revitalization at New Smyrna Beach church

Even trials and tribulations caused by COVID-19 could not deter God’s plan to revitalize a struggling congregation…

Idlewild Baptist Church gives $38,000 to forgive student lunch debt accumulated…

During a time when families are struggling and children are going hungry, students in Hillsborough and Pasco…

Mission-minded children shine God’s light to first responders

While living in the midst of a pandemic has left many folks feeling isolated and lonely, mission-minded youngsters…

Eight-year-old proves any age can impact missions

Eight-year-old Adison Bugbee raised more than $200 for the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, proving you should never…

Challenge 2025 Breakouts: A Time to Sharpen and Encourage Florida Baptists

The Challenge 2025 gathering at First Baptist Church Orlando kicked off with worship and an encouraging warm…

Challenge 2025 Gathering: Florida Baptists regather, refocus and pray for movement…

While acknowledging “no one ever anticipated the challenges of this past year,” Tommy Green implored Florida…

Instead of usual Christmas production, Florida church releases hope-filled film

Bruce Roberts knows what it’s like to be broken. When he was 8, his father killed his mother, then committed…

After fire destroys sanctuary, church finds new vision by linking arms with nearby…

After a blazing fire consumed Morningstar Baptist Church’s 60-year-old sanctuary in February, members stood…

First Sebring leads 373 to Christ during 12 Hours of Sebring

While cars were roaring around the world-renowned Sebring International Raceway during the Twelve Hours of Sebring,…

Manatee County church thrives on mission to believe, belong, become

Nestled beside the mature palmetto trees of the region and strategically placed between US-19 and US-41 in Northern…

Challenge 2025 Breakouts: A Time to Sharpen and Encourage Florida Baptists

The Challenge 2025 gathering at First Baptist Church Orlando kicked off with worship and an encouraging warm…

Challenge 2025 Gathering: Florida Baptists regather, refocus and pray for movement…

While acknowledging “no one ever anticipated the challenges of this past year,” Tommy Green implored Florida…

Haitian church planter has heart to reach southwest Florida

Originally from a small community in southeast Haiti, Daniel Garcon has seen areas that desperately need the gospel…

Elevate Church’s new sanctuary built to reflect its high mission

As the sun began its descent in the Miami sky on the cool, breezy Saturday before Easter Sunday, the Elevate Church…

Layperson passionate about sharing Christ in word and deed

Coming to Christ was difficult for Michael Chin Quee.  Not because he lacked the desire, but because no one shared…

Challenge 2025 Breakouts: A Time to Sharpen and Encourage Florida Baptists

The Challenge 2025 gathering at First Baptist Church Orlando kicked off with worship and an encouraging warm…

Challenge 2025 Gathering: Florida Baptists regather, refocus and pray for movement…

While acknowledging “no one ever anticipated the challenges of this past year,” Tommy Green implored Florida…

Homestead church donates building to growing multicultural congregation

Grace Connection Church in South Florida with locations in Kendall and Sunrise is expanding its mission to…

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…

News

BCF receives $30,000 for bivocational ministers scholarship

A check for $30,000 for the Baptist College of Florida’s Bivocational Ministers Scholarship fund was presented to…

State Board hear how Florida Baptists link arms to respond in Christ’s name

Looking back over the struggles of 2020, Brian Stowe, president of the State Board of Missions, declared, “In the…

Delton Beall, servant leader, retires as FLDR director

For the past eight years, Delton Beall has led an army of dedicated volunteers who are ready at a moment’s notice…

State Board rejoices in God’s goodness; elects new staff

The State Board of Missions rejoiced in the blessings of God during a year of uncertainty and elected two new staff…

Challenge 2025 Breakouts: A Time to Sharpen and Encourage Florida Baptists

The Challenge 2025 gathering at First Baptist Church Orlando kicked off with worship and an encouraging warm…

Challenge 2025 Gathering: Florida Baptists regather, refocus and pray for movement…

While acknowledging “no one ever anticipated the challenges of this past year,” Tommy Green implored Florida…