MPEKETONI, Kenya (SWBTS) – Kenya Baptist Theological College, a school run by the Baptist Convention of Kenya, announced on its Facebook page that its former principal, Enos Nambafu Weswah had been murdered July 5.
GEZER , Israel (SWBTS) – Tensions and conflict between Hamas and Israel—including Palestinian rocket-fire on Jerusalem and Tel Aviv and Israeli air strikes on Gaza—have increased over the past week, but Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary’s archaeological teams at Tel Gezer, which lies between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, continue to work and unearth valuable historical data about the region.
LEMGO, Germany (SWBTS) – Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary President Paige Patterson and Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) Executive Committee President Frank Page encouraged more than 900 pastors from 170 European evangelical churches during a pastors’ conference in Lemgo, Germany, June 18-19.
BALTIMORE, Md. (SWBTS) – The advancement of the Great Commission will never be accelerated without Christians engaging in personal evangelism, newly elected SBC president Ronnie Floyd said at an evangelism panel discussion at the SBC annual meeting, June 11.
BALTIMORE, Md. (SWBTS) – A team of students from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary partnered with churches from Texas and Georgia, June 2-7, to help re-launch the oldest church in the state of Maryland and to lay groundwork for one of Baltimore’s newest churches. The efforts were in conjunction with the Southern Baptist Convention’s (SBC) Crossover evangelism focus prior to its annual meeting in Baltimore, June 10-11.
BALTIMORE, Md. (SWBTS) – Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary honored Daniel L. Akin, president of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, N.C., and U.S. Rep. James Lankford of Oklahoma with distinguished alumni awards during the seminary’s alumni and friends luncheon at the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention, June 11.
FORT WORTH, Texas (SWBTS) – During his seminary report at the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention, June 11, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary President Paige Patterson gave a brief report about the work of the seminary over the past year and answered a messenger’s question regarding admission of a Muslim into the school’s archaeology program.
BALTIMORE, Md. (SWBTS) – Ronnie Floyd, senior pastor of Cross Church in Northwest Arkansas, was elected as president of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) during the annual meeting, June 10.
FORT WORTH, Texas (SWBTS) – Yandall Woodfin, emeritus professor at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, died peacefully shortly after midnight, May 28. Woodfin suffered a stroke nearly a week earlier.
At 11 o’clock today, our Lord made a visit to Cincinnati to ferry the precious soul of Larry Howell to his heavenly home. His son, Mark, pastor of First Baptist Church in Daytona Beach, Fla., was by his side together with Larry’s wife of many years, Donna. Mark’s wife, Carmen, was standing by also, along with their girls Abi and Beka. That is about all. Most of his friends were gone already, and since he was a commoner from Pennsylvania, this will not make anyone’s headlines.
FORT WORTH, Texas (SWBTS) – James W. Bryant, distinguished senior professor of pastoral theology at Criswell College and a two-time graduate of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, died June 11.