Monthly Archives: March 2015

‘Hope is always close at hand’ in Pike Baptist Association

Last summer, the New York Times asked, “What’s the Matter with Eastern Kentucky?” While there are plenty of answers to that question being thrown about by reporters and politicians, on a recent trip to the mountains, I was impressed by some things that are right about Eastern Kentucky.  Preaching three times in two days in […]

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Giving credit where credit is due

We have just completed the compilation of the Annual Church Profiles submitted by Kentucky Baptist Convention churches for the most recent reporting year, and we have good news to share! Baptisms, church membership, and church financial receipts all increased over the prior reporting year. Churches reported a total of 14,223 baptisms. That’s up from 13,975 […]

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SBC agency leaders’ reports underscore importance of CP

Once a year, typically in February, I have the opportunity to attend a meeting of all of the state convention executive directors from across the Southern Baptist Convention. At this year’s meeting, we heard reports from SBC president Ronnie Floyd and several SBC agency heads, including David Platt (International Mission Board), Kevin Ezell (North American […]

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Haynes example of how contending for the faith transforms society

Guest article from Curtis Woods, associate executive director of the Kentucky Baptist Convention African-American evangelicals have been passionate about social justice and biblical reconciliation since the late 18th century. Allow me to introduce you to Lemuel Haynes (1753-1833), an American patriot and abolitionist intellectual. Haynes was born in West Hartford, Conn., to unmarried biracial parents. […]

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