Showing Neighborly Love Through Literacy

Baptist PressAll Enews, Strategies Team

Showing Neighborly Love Through Literacy

MEMPHIS (BP) — Born and raised in the “birthplace of Rock ‘N Roll,” Donna Gaines returned 25 years later armed with a background in education and a heart for the county that claims one of the highest rates of childhood poverty. Gaines is a women’s ministry leader and wife to Southern Baptist Convention president Steve Gaines, pastor of Bellevue Baptist … Read More

ACP: Churches Up in 2016; Baptisms, Membership Decline

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NASHVILLE (BP) — Southern Baptists experienced growth in the number of churches that cooperate with the SBC in 2016, according to the latest Annual Church Profile report (ACP). However, other key measures declined in 2016, including membership, baptisms, average worship attendance and total giving, according to the ACP compiled by LifeWay Christian Resources in cooperation with Baptist state conventions. The … Read More