FRANKFORT—Kentucky's adoption and foster care czar, Dan Dumas, has stepped down from his Gov. Matt Bevin-appointed post, the Courier Journal reported Jan. 16. Dumas, who before this appointment was a vice-president at Southern Seminary and is an elder at Crossing Church of Louisville, has not released a statement regarding the staffing change, although it came seven months into the year-long contract.
HONOLULU—Buck Run Baptist's pastor and Southern Seminary professor Hershael York's Hawaii vacation with his wife, Tanya, and 85-year-old mother became what they thought was a near-death experience in a matter of minutes.
Crossings Ministries' president since March 2016, Jeff Dalrymple, announced his resignation to its staff on Jan 18. Dalrymple intends to devote his efforts to Baptist Haiti Mission, a ministry affiliated with Crossings that provides services for children, youth and adults across Haiti, a statement from the board said. Dalrymple is also the president of BHM.
Flames were shooting through the roof of the activity center on the campus of Sunrise Children's Services in Danville when local firefighters arrived on Friday afternoon. Loss of the multi-purpose facility, which also houses a small library, a kitchen and classroom space, will significantly impact the treatment facility's ministry.
DALLAS—GuideStone Financial Resources plans to relocate in late summer 2018 to 115,000 square feet of new leased offices about 10 miles north of its current facility.
CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Many Americans are "unaware of who we are and what we're going through," Jose Ocampo, a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program recipient and a youth minister at Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Charlotte, N.C.
In the mountains of north Georgia, volunteers at Antioch Baptist Church work year-round on a unique ministry—providing firewood to those in need.
KEVIL—Even a snowstorm couldn't stop a Paducah-area church from celebrating their anniversary together.
Kentucky Baptists see active year of ministry opportunities
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