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Student Ministers Get a Day of Encouragement and Sharpening

Student ministers in southeast Florida had the opportunity to be refreshed and encouraged during a one-day student…

Pastor recalls five decades of serving rural lighthouse

When Danny Lundy accepted the call to serve as pastor of Oakland Baptist Church in Perry, the men and women in this…

A struggling church in St. Augustine moves toward health

Located just south of St. Augustine on U.S. 1, Moultrie Baptist Church has shared the gospel faithfully in their…

Orlando’s Downtown Church set to reclaim glory days

Some would say the glory days of a bustling, downtown campus are over – but Downtown Baptist Church in Orlando is…

FLDR vols bring hope, help and the gospel to Bayou State, reporting 32 professions…

Within days after Hurricane Ida struck the Gulf Coast of Louisiana on Aug. 29, Florida Baptist Disaster Relief…

Four professions of faith highlight FLDR’s response in Louisiana

On the 16th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Ida made landfall along the Gulf Coast of Louisiana leaving…

Student Ministers Get a Day of Encouragement and Sharpening

Student ministers in southeast Florida had the opportunity to be refreshed and encouraged during a one-day student…

Pastor recalls five decades of serving rural lighthouse

When Danny Lundy accepted the call to serve as pastor of Oakland Baptist Church in Perry, the men and women in this…

A struggling church in St. Augustine moves toward health

Located just south of St. Augustine on U.S. 1, Moultrie Baptist Church has shared the gospel faithfully in their…

Orlando’s Downtown Church set to reclaim glory days

Some would say the glory days of a bustling, downtown campus are over – but Downtown Baptist Church in Orlando is…

FLDR vols bring hope, help and the gospel to Bayou State, reporting 32 professions…

Within days after Hurricane Ida struck the Gulf Coast of Louisiana on Aug. 29, Florida Baptist Disaster Relief…

Four professions of faith highlight FLDR’s response in Louisiana

On the 16th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Ida made landfall along the Gulf Coast of Louisiana leaving…

Panhandle churches mobilize to help after Hurricane Ida

After Hurricane Ida slammed into the U.S. mainland, leaving devastation in its wake from Louisiana to the…

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…

Pastor recalls five decades of serving rural lighthouse

When Danny Lundy accepted the call to serve as pastor of Oakland Baptist Church in Perry, the men and women in this…

FLDR assists with cleanup after historic flooding in state’s Big Bend area

Before heading to Louisiana to help residents of New Orleans impacted by Hurricane Ida, members of the Florida…

New podcast targets North Florida pastors

Two pastors, hanging out, just talking about ministry. That’s how Pastor Chuck Scott describes the new podcast…

WinShape Camp a big win for Quincy church and community

When Connie McClendon first learned about Chick-fil-A’s WinShape Camps, she knew she wanted to bring the dynamic…

Bowden saw his players as more than a jersey, says longtime FSU chaplain

Clint Purvis walked the sidelines with Bobby Bowden for 21 years and was his friend for 33. In that time, he…

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…

A struggling church in St. Augustine moves toward health

Located just south of St. Augustine on U.S. 1, Moultrie Baptist Church has shared the gospel faithfully in their…

Joel Kobosh: young pastor leads First Baptist Oak Hill to look to the future

Special banners were hung in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church in Oak Hill on May 16, announcing the 132nd…

Lacking youth, First Baptist Cocoa steps out in faith to reach next gen

“We want our youth group to reflect the demographics of our community, a picture of heaven proclaiming the name of…

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…

Orlando’s Downtown Church set to reclaim glory days

Some would say the glory days of a bustling, downtown campus are over – but Downtown Baptist Church in Orlando is…

Bell Shoals Church: #ForOurTeachers–a church-wide mission

“#ForOurTeachers” isn’t a catchy hashtag that Bell Shoals Church attached to a social media post – it’s their…

Trusting God central to revitalizing Sweetwater Church

Leading a declining church through change and revitalization takes a sense of humor and lots of patience according…

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…

Southwest FL churches teach missions, discipleship, giving during VBS

After Lifeway’s popular Vacation Bible School (VBS) programs were canceled across the nation in 2020, due to the…

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…

Student Ministers Get a Day of Encouragement and Sharpening

Student ministers in southeast Florida had the opportunity to be refreshed and encouraged during a one-day student…

Key West pastor offers strategic marketing data to churches

Although he serves as a pastor at the southernmost tip of Florida, Josh Dryer has a passion for helping pastors in…

Florida Baptists collecting relief supplies for Cuban brothers and sisters through…

In demonstration of their love and compassion for their Cuban brothers and sisters in Christ, Florida Baptist…

Grace Connection Celebrates Launch of Naranja Campus

A rainy afternoon did not deter families from arriving in their Sunday best to the official launch of the Grace…

GenSend students immerse themselves in North Miami’s culture, lostness

Sandy beaches and warm temperatures make Miami a summertime paradise and international tourist destination.  But…

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.

News

Haitian American pastors mobilize to help migrants, end expulsions

Southern Baptist Haitian American pastors in Florida are mobilizing across state and denominational lines to help…

Attack at First Baptist Port-au-Prince latest in string of violence in Haiti

Local media is reporting that a deacon at First Baptist Church Port-au-Prince was killed and his wife kidnapped as…

FLDR teams deploying to New Orleans to bring help, hope, healing in Ida’s wake

As one of the strongest storms to hit the United States mainland, Hurricane Ida has left a path of destruction…

Florida Baptist Haitian churches to spearhead Convention’s relief effort to…

Florida Baptists have launched a relief effort to help survivors and communities devastated when a magnitude 7.2…

Florida Baptist State Convention Annual Meeting Free Meals

Fellowship over a meal has become the tradition in recent years at the Florida Baptist State Convention annual…

State Board hears response to Haiti and Cuba disasters; approves $29.15 million CP…

Florida Baptists’ planned responses to the Aug. 14 earthquake in Haiti and ongoing economic struggles in Cuba were…