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Church reaches families with new VBS twist during pandemic

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic and era of social distancing, Westside Baptist Church in Gainesville pulled off a…

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…

Giving Flight to Faith at Church at Viera

Giving wings to faith by instilling a passion for people to meet Jesus provides purpose to the mission of Church at…

With new protocols, Lake Yale Conference Center ready for guests

For more than 50 years, Lake Yale Baptist Conference Center (LYBCC) in the heart of Central Florida has served as…

Pensacola congregation embraces homeless community

Jeffrey Henry is not your coat-and-tie kind of pastor. Most often he can be found in jeans and a tee shirt serving…

Local Association Launches Pastoral Assistance Fund

Without a doubt churches, pastors and their families have shouldered an impossible task and weighty burden since…

Church reaches families with new VBS twist during pandemic

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic and era of social distancing, Westside Baptist Church in Gainesville pulled off a…

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…

Giving Flight to Faith at Church at Viera

Giving wings to faith by instilling a passion for people to meet Jesus provides purpose to the mission of Church at…

With new protocols, Lake Yale Conference Center ready for guests

For more than 50 years, Lake Yale Baptist Conference Center (LYBCC) in the heart of Central Florida has served as…

Pensacola congregation embraces homeless community

Jeffrey Henry is not your coat-and-tie kind of pastor. Most often he can be found in jeans and a tee shirt serving…

Local Association Launches Pastoral Assistance Fund

Without a doubt churches, pastors and their families have shouldered an impossible task and weighty burden since…

Pensacola congregation embraces homeless community

Jeffrey Henry is not your coat-and-tie kind of pastor. Most often he can be found in jeans and a tee shirt serving…

Churches respond after wildfire destroys portions of Walton County

For Charles Wilson, pastor of The Chapel at Crosspoint, the terrifying news came in a phone call.  The wildfire…

Panhandle churches fill aching hearts and empty stomachs

“In Covid-19 ministry days, churches are scrambling for ways to be the church,” said Brian Nall, executive director…

100,000 food meals bless Florida’s needy residents

For Dairis Pulido, the meal kit that arrived over the weekend with healthy snacks and food was a reminder of God’s…

FBDR teams respond after tornadoes rip through Panhandle

Teams of Florida Baptist Disaster Relief (FLDR) volunteers immediately responded after tornadoes hit West Florida…

Children’s ministries press on despite pandemic

With an indefinite stay-at-home order in place, children’s ministries in Florida are exploring new avenues for…

Church reaches families with new VBS twist during pandemic

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic and era of social distancing, Westside Baptist Church in Gainesville pulled off a…

Virtual VBS to unite families and kids in Tallahassee

Children and families in Tallahassee and around the globe will get to participate in Vacation Bible School this…

With Safety Measures in Place, Alachua County Churches Begin Holding Services…

Westside Baptist Church in Gainesville has begun holding services again on its campus, but those attending must…

Tallahassee churches to hold citywide virtual VBS

The vision at Bradfordville First Baptist Church is to make disciples who love upward, inward and outward. And this…

100,000 food meals bless Florida’s needy residents

For Dairis Pulido, the meal kit that arrived over the weekend with healthy snacks and food was a reminder of God’s…

FBDR teams respond after tornadoes rip through Panhandle

Teams of Florida Baptist Disaster Relief (FLDR) volunteers immediately responded after tornadoes hit West Florida…

Giving Flight to Faith at Church at Viera

Giving wings to faith by instilling a passion for people to meet Jesus provides purpose to the mission of Church at…

Chets Creek Church: Impacting the nations in Jacksonville

The mission of Chets Creek Church in Jacksonville is “to know God and be changed by Him in a way that will change…

Waves of hope and love at canaveral port ministry

“Where do we go from here?” was the question Mark Wodka, director of the Canaveral Port Ministry (CPM), asked the…

Discovery Church: Pressing Forward During Pandemic

Tim O’Carroll is a busy man these days. In addition to leading Discovery Church through its first building program…

100,000 food meals bless Florida’s needy residents

For Dairis Pulido, the meal kit that arrived over the weekend with healthy snacks and food was a reminder of God’s…

Callahan First Baptist – Supplying Medical Masks for the Frontline

As the critical shortage of medical masks surfaced during the COVID pandemic, a group of 16 women from First…

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…

Orlando’s Meals and Masks on Mondays

Near the height of the Coronavirus quarantine, two Orlando-area churches combined efforts to expand an existing…

Orlando churches merge to serve multicultural community

When Dominican Republic native Wildre Ortega, his wife and small children left New Jersey in 2008 during an…

St. Cloud mayor and pastor sees job as ‘salt and light’ during…

For St. Cloud Mayor Nathan Blackwell, prayer is an essential tool in leading his city during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lake Wales church invests in children, families with drive-thru activities

Connecting with children and families during this time of a pandemic has proven to be challenging for Florida…

Church honors local heroes on International Firefighters’ Day

More than 70 firefighters were doused with support last week as members of First Baptist Church in Winter Garden…

Local Association Launches Pastoral Assistance Fund

Without a doubt churches, pastors and their families have shouldered an impossible task and weighty burden since…

Bayshore Church pastor extends a ministry of reconciliation

“We are a church for the jacked-up people, doesn't matter their habits or hang ups,” said pastor Toney Hill, who…

Southwest Florida churches prepare for in-person services

While several Southwest Florida churches are optimistic about their recent on-campus services, others in the region…

First Naples finds avenues of service during COVID-19

To meet this growing crisis in the community, volunteers at First Baptist Church in Naples have partnered with St.…

Port Charlotte church serves as hands, feet of Jesus

Members of Murdock Baptist Church responded to the Covid-19 crisis the only way they know how—finding new avenues…

Florida Baptist churches meet escalating hunger needs in community

Florida Baptists are serving on the front lines to meet urgent hunger needs triggered by the COVID-19 virus.

New church gifted with building to reach Homestead community

The Movement Church led by Pastor Corey Sanders received an early anniversary present when King’s Way Community…

Post COVID-19: online small groups here to stay

As local and federal governments make strategic moves to re-open the state while continuing to prioritize social…

‘Digital Disciple Now’ targets Family Church students where they are

Family Church in West Palm Beach hosted a “Digital Disciple Now” during Easter weekend April 10-11 as a time of…

Southeast FL pastors consider steps to reopen churches

As Florida enters phase one of the plan ordered by Governor Ron DeSantis to reopen the state after the COVID-19…

100,000 food meals bless Florida’s needy residents

For Dairis Pulido, the meal kit that arrived over the weekend with healthy snacks and food was a reminder of God’s…

Florida Baptist churches meet escalating hunger needs in community

Florida Baptists are serving on the front lines to meet urgent hunger needs triggered by the COVID-19 virus.

News

With new protocols, Lake Yale Conference Center ready for guests

For more than 50 years, Lake Yale Baptist Conference Center (LYBCC) in the heart of Central Florida has served as…

Las Iglesias Bautistas de Florida llevan la delantera en bautismos en la…

La compilación de información de la carta anual 2019 de la Convención Bautista del Sur se hizo disponible esta…

Committee on Nominations June 2020 Report

A Committee on Nominations composed of pastors, laypersons, and church staff has been appointed by the officers of…

Florida Baptist Churches lead SBC in Baptisms

The 2019 compilation of the Annual Church Profile (ACP) of the Southern Baptist Convention was released this past…

State Board hears how Convention’s ministries flourish despite COVID-19

While many organizations have suffered serious setbacks during the COVID-19 pandemic, the State Board of Missions…

Baptist College of Florida Graduates (Florida Residents)

Congratulations to these 24 Floridians who were among the 2020 Baptist College of Florida graduates. Due to the…