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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…

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…

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…

Challenge 2025 Gathering – General Sessions

View the Challenge 2025 Gathering General Sessions with Paul Chitwood, Kevin Ezell, Tommy Green, and Erik Cummings.

Socially distance chapel not a problem at BCF

Inspirational chapel services are among the many things that make The Baptist College of Florida (BCF) in…

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…

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…

Socially distance chapel not a problem at BCF

Inspirational chapel services are among the many things that make The Baptist College of Florida (BCF) in…

Well done, faithful servants. Florida Baptists remember those we’ve lost.

They were pastors, pastors’ wives, worship leaders and committed ministers. Since COVID-19 began its deadly rampage…

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…

Kingdom minded pastors serve two congregations simultaneously

While most pastors find it challenging to shepherd one congregation, Eugene Gregory and Jeff Burnsed are each being…

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…

Mentoring the called: Pensacola pastor equips next generation church leaders

During Ted Traylor’s 30 years as pastor of Olive Baptist Church in Pensacola, his leadership has not only impacted…

Hunger rises as pandemic lingers; FL churches rise to meet the need

When Pastor Derrick Gerber delivered backpacks filled with food to children at a local elementary school over fall…

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…

Black Creek Association’s ongoing renewal critical to the mission

Five years ago, Black Creek Baptist Association in Orange Park was without leadership and needed direction.

Pastor O.E. Boals, 107, leaves legacy of faith, commitment to FL Baptist churches

During his 86 years of ministry at Southern Baptist churches in Florida, the Rev. Oliver Everett Boals led many to…

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…

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…

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…

Kingdom minded pastors serve two congregations simultaneously

While most pastors find it challenging to shepherd one congregation, Eugene Gregory and Jeff Burnsed are each being…

Church planter Robbie Neiman heralds the gospel in Ft. Pierce

When church planter Robbie Neiman launched Grace Church in Ft. Pierce three years ago, it was not his first venture…

Holiday Hill Baptist Church engages world at its doorsteps

With a stated mission “to intentionally engage the world with the love of Christ,” Holiday Hill Baptist Church is…

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…

Churches adjust to a very COVID Christmas

Undoubtedly the pandemic has changed the way Florida Baptist churches worship, but it has not stopped them from…

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…

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…

Summit Church puts care for the vulnerable at forefront

Every man, woman, and child. This is not just another catchy tagline, it is the mission of Summit Church.

Murdock Church brings Journey to Bethlehem safely to Port Charlotte

Year after year, Murdock Baptist Church looks for ways to share the message of Christ with their community of Port…

Immokalee layperson looks for ways to bless others

Domingo Gaspar remembers what it was like to be in need during the holiday season. Though a Fort Myers native,…

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…

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…

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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…

Challenge 2025 Gathering – General Sessions

View the Challenge 2025 Gathering General Sessions with Paul Chitwood, Kevin Ezell, Tommy Green, and Erik Cummings.

2020 Cooperative Program Giving: Thank you Florida Baptists

The compassion and generosity of Florida Baptist churches to the Cooperative Program has enabled us to propel…

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…

Unity in our family

I am speaking from my heart to our Florida Baptist family. I thank you for your commitment and demonstration of the…