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Church Remains Hopeful Despite Hurricane Setbacks

While not noticeable to all, the communion table in front of the pulpit at First Baptist Church in Ochlockonee Bay…

Palm Bay Haitian congregation searches for lost souls

We are looking for lost souls; we focus on evangelism,” said Jnmarc Molme, pastor of Mount of Olives Evangelical…

Mark Weible Works to Encourage and Assist Pastors in Ocala-Marion County

Mark Weible is passionate about helping and encouraging pastors. That’s why he loves his new role as the…

Tower collapse brings heartbreak and ministry for FLDR vols

The tragedy of the Champlain Tower collapse in Surfside has left the South Florida community in shock.

Orlando First lay leader to be nominated as FBSC second VP

Florida Baptist layperson John Bozard will be nominated by his pastor David Uth to serve as second vice president…

Connect, grow, serve: mission of Southwest FL church

Helping families connect with God, grow in godliness, and serve the world is precisely what New Life Church is all…

Church Remains Hopeful Despite Hurricane Setbacks

While not noticeable to all, the communion table in front of the pulpit at First Baptist Church in Ochlockonee Bay…

Palm Bay Haitian congregation searches for lost souls

We are looking for lost souls; we focus on evangelism,” said Jnmarc Molme, pastor of Mount of Olives Evangelical…

Mark Weible Works to Encourage and Assist Pastors in Ocala-Marion County

Mark Weible is passionate about helping and encouraging pastors. That’s why he loves his new role as the…

Tower collapse brings heartbreak and ministry for FLDR vols

The tragedy of the Champlain Tower collapse in Surfside has left the South Florida community in shock.

Connect, grow, serve: mission of Southwest FL church

Helping families connect with God, grow in godliness, and serve the world is precisely what New Life Church is all…

A gang leader redeemed, a family radically transformed

The first time Ari Espinoza read a Bible he sat in a dark and lonely prison cell.

Panhandle pastor to be nominated as first VP when FBSC gathers

Pastor Dwight Woods will be nominated as first vice president of the 2021-22 Florida Baptist State Convention by…

Florida Baptist family to celebrate ties that bind during 2021 FBSC meeting

Florida Baptists will gather to celebrate “Blessed Be the Tie” that unites the family of believers in Christ when…

Pensacola pastor to be nominated to lead Florida pastors’ conference in 2022

Jim Locke will be nominated by fellow Pensacola pastor Ted Traylor as president of the 2022 Florida Pastors’…

13 salvations during Holmes County Association’s “Evangelism Reboot”

After noticing a decline in baptisms during the past five years, Holmes Baptist Association hosted an “Evangelism…

Dual outreach and revival event refreshes Panhandle community

After a tough year of ministry, Pastor Cody Watson of Lake Mystic Baptist Church wanted to plan a special weekend…

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…

Church Remains Hopeful Despite Hurricane Setbacks

While not noticeable to all, the communion table in front of the pulpit at First Baptist Church in Ochlockonee Bay…

Mark Weible Works to Encourage and Assist Pastors in Ocala-Marion County

Mark Weible is passionate about helping and encouraging pastors. That’s why he loves his new role as the…

Pastor credits God for ‘miraculous’ recovery from carjacking injuries

When Matt Rouse stopped to give aid to a stranded motorist, he had no idea that it would almost cost him his life.…

Florida Baptist family to celebrate ties that bind during 2021 FBSC meeting

Florida Baptists will gather to celebrate “Blessed Be the Tie” that unites the family of believers in Christ when…

Gainesville church employs simple strategy to attract millennials

Looking to attract millennials to your church? You might want to take a cue from the Southwest Campus of Westside…

A Church in a Skating Rink? Trulife Church Says Yes

A church at a skating rink might sound extreme to some. It’s definitely not what Pastor Mike Kirby originally…

Palm Bay Haitian congregation searches for lost souls

We are looking for lost souls; we focus on evangelism,” said Jnmarc Molme, pastor of Mount of Olives Evangelical…

Jacksonville pastor uses his BBQ sauce to reach souls

When stores in Northeast Florida receive a delivery of “Yulee BBQ Sauce” they’re getting more than a collection of…

Burmese pastor faithfully serves God at Jacksonville Emmanuel Baptist Church

They were a small group of Burmese believers, not yet an organized church, meeting weekly in an apartment in…

Florida Baptist family to celebrate ties that bind during 2021 FBSC meeting

Florida Baptists will gather to celebrate “Blessed Be the Tie” that unites the family of believers in Christ when…

Jacksonville church instills hope, pride in forgotten Lackawanna community

In Lackawanna, as the name sounds, so is the neighborhood,” said Tony Belle, pastor of Genesis Missionary Baptist…

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…

Orlando First lay leader to be nominated as FBSC second VP

Florida Baptist layperson John Bozard will be nominated by his pastor David Uth to serve as second vice president…

East Orlando church moves to ‘next level’ of having building to call home

CrossLife East church saw significant growth in attendance, commitment and giving during the COVID-19 pandemic--one…

Pastor of multicultural, multiethnic church to be nominated as FBSC president

Tampa pastor Paul Purvis will be nominated as the 2021-22 Florida Baptist State Convention president when the…

Florida Baptist family to celebrate ties that bind during 2021 FBSC meeting

Florida Baptists will gather to celebrate “Blessed Be the Tie” that unites the family of believers in Christ when…

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…

New Moore Haven pastor brings evangelistic fervor to community

Located on the southwest banks of Lake Okeechobee and the Caloosahatchee River, the small town of Moore Haven was…

Florida Baptist family to celebrate ties that bind during 2021 FBSC meeting

Florida Baptists will gather to celebrate “Blessed Be the Tie” that unites the family of believers in Christ when…

Naples Family Church – Committed to Being “Simple and Small”

Like many other churches across the nation, COVID-19 threw plans out the window, leaving leaders of all kinds…

First Sebring: cultivating environment of evangelism

In recent years, the city of Sebring has seen lasting ripples of the gospel wash through its community as First…

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,…

Tower collapse brings heartbreak and ministry for FLDR vols

The tragedy of the Champlain Tower collapse in Surfside has left the South Florida community in shock.

Connect, grow, serve: mission of Southwest FL church

Helping families connect with God, grow in godliness, and serve the world is precisely what New Life Church is all…

A gang leader redeemed, a family radically transformed

The first time Ari Espinoza read a Bible he sat in a dark and lonely prison cell.

Desperation, need for hope seen as chaplains arrive at Surfside condo collapse

A day after the 12-story Champlain Towers South Condo collapsed on itself, Pines Baptist Church Pastor Luis Acosta…

Florida Baptist family to celebrate ties that bind during 2021 FBSC meeting

Florida Baptists will gather to celebrate “Blessed Be the Tie” that unites the family of believers in Christ when…

Russian-speaking church plants satellite congregation in neighboring city

Boca Raton’s Russian-speaking Bible Church is just over a year old. But that has not stopped the new church from…

News

BCF Lakeland Site launches classes in August; site administrator tapped

Inaugural classes for the Baptist College of Florida’s new Lakeland Instructional Site will launch Aug. 16 at…

Orlando First lay leader to be nominated as FBSC second VP

Florida Baptist layperson John Bozard will be nominated by his pastor David Uth to serve as second vice president…

Panhandle pastor to be nominated as first VP when FBSC gathers

Pastor Dwight Woods will be nominated as first vice president of the 2021-22 Florida Baptist State Convention by…

Pastor of multicultural, multiethnic church to be nominated as FBSC president

Tampa pastor Paul Purvis will be nominated as the 2021-22 Florida Baptist State Convention president when the…

When storms strike, FL Baptist DR teams poised to bring help, healing, hope

With the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season predicted to be busier than average with a potential of 13-20 named storms,…

Florida Baptist family to celebrate ties that bind during 2021 FBSC meeting

Florida Baptists will gather to celebrate “Blessed Be the Tie” that unites the family of believers in Christ when…