Up close with Kyle Reese: Friday he’ll become CBF’s new moderator
Assembly 2019 / Newsroom

Up close with Kyle Reese: Friday he’ll become CBF’s new moderator

By Aaron Weaver Just a year ago, Cooperative Baptists voted to elect Kyle Reese, then senior pastor of Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Fla., to serve as Moderator-Elect for the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship in 2018-2019. Later this week, Reese will assume the role of Moderator, the Fellowship’s highest-ranking officer, succeeding Gary Dollar in the role. I … Continue reading

CBF’s Baxley issues statement following New Zealand mosque shootings
Newsroom / Paul Baxley

CBF’s Baxley issues statement following New Zealand mosque shootings

March 15, 2019 By CBF Communications Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Executive Coordinator Paul Baxley released the following statement after the death of 49 Muslim worshipers in a terrorist attack during Friday prayers at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. While details are still unfolding about this tragic event, we have been stopped in our tracks by … Continue reading

CBF honors two ministers for outstanding leadership at ChurchWorks conference
Newsroom

CBF honors two ministers for outstanding leadership at ChurchWorks conference

February 26, 2019 By Aaron Weaver ST. LOUIS — Two CBF ministers were honored Tuesday for their outstanding leadership during the second day of ChurchWorks, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship’s annual conference for Christian educators meeting Feb. 25-27 at the historic Third Baptist Church in St. Louis. Churchworks is a three-day event for all practitioners of … Continue reading

CBF continues ‘daily bread’ ministry to Central American migrants
Featured / General CBF

CBF continues ‘daily bread’ ministry to Central American migrants

  By Blake Tommey On November 14, the “caravan” of Central American migrants arrived at the United States’ southern border in Tijuana, Mexico. Most sought to file an asylum claim, which the U.S. is legally obligated to hear from migrants fleeing violence. Some intended to cross the border by any means necessary. Few wished to … Continue reading

‘Sexual abuse can happen in your church, too’: A Response by Suzii Paynter, Stephen Reeves and Pam Durso
Clergy Sexual Abuse

‘Sexual abuse can happen in your church, too’: A Response by Suzii Paynter, Stephen Reeves and Pam Durso

We read yesterday with deep sadness the article in the Houston Chronicle and San Antonio Express-News reporting on their investigation of sexual abuse in Southern Baptist churches. Our hearts break for the victims and survivors of this abuse and for the trauma that has been inflicted.  We are grateful for the bravery of survivors coming … Continue reading