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First Person: Paige Patterson, the SBC, and Me (too)

I remember well the first time I met Paige Patterson. He came to preach at the annual area-wide Bible conference at my home church, Glendale Baptist in Bowling Green, at the invitation of our long-time pastor, Richard Oldham (a conference where I also met Albert Mohler, Richard Land, Hershael York, and a host of other SBC personalities for the first time). I even remember what he preached on (four views of the Lord's Supper). This was in January of 2000. I was 15. I went up to him afterward and had him sign my Scofield Reference Bible, which I proudly carried for everyone to see. I knew of his legendary status in Southern Baptist life even at that young age.

Patterson appointed pres. emeritus by SWBTS trustees

FORT WORTH, Texas—In a meeting that began at 1:30 p.m. May 22 and ended just after 3 a.m. May 23, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary's trustees appointed Paige Patterson president emeritus effective immediately. They also named as interim president of the seminary Jeffrey Bingham, dean of Southwestern's School of Theology, pending his acceptance.

GuideStone marks 100th anniversary

DALLAS—One hundred years ago, messengers at the Southern Baptist Convention in Hot Springs, Ark., created a Board of Ministerial Relief and Annuities, which today has become a $15 billion financial services organization known as GuideStone Financial Resources.

Hawaii Baptists offer help to volcano victims

PAHOA, Hawaii—With a volcanic eruption on Hawaii's Big Island in its third week, the state's Baptists are preparing to feed evacuees at area shelters and requesting prayer for the region's tourism industry.

High court ruling permits sports betting in all states

WASHINGTON—All 50 states are now free to sponsor gambling on sporting events.

Churches partner with WinShape Camps

Elizabethtown & Louisville—Kentucky Baptist churches are once again partnering with WinShape, a Gospel-driven, community-centered, Chick-Fil-A-sponsored day camp. This year, Severns Valley Baptist Church in Elizabethtown will be hosting a camp July 2-6 and Westport Road Baptist Church in Louisville will host one July 23-27.

20-something pastor, wife see foster care as calling

Hazel—For Hailey Roach and her husband Jordan, pastor of Hazel Baptist Church, foster care is a calling and has been since before she and Jordan married three years ago. The turning point for Jordan in this calling, however, came after observing the family situations he saw many of the children the couple brings to church on buses.

SBC Pastors' Conference 2018 schedule

DALLAS—This year's Southern Baptist Convention Pastors' Conference will center on the theme "Fulfill Your Ministry!" and exhort pastors and other ministers to finish strong in their callings.

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