CBF-Endorsed Chaplain Promoted to Rear Admiral
Chaplaincy and Pastoral Counseling / Featured

CBF-Endorsed Chaplain Promoted to Rear Admiral

By Liz Andrasi Deere On February 24, the U.S. Navy announced the selection of CBF endorsed Navy reserve chaplain Terry Eddinger for promotion to the rank of Rear Admiral (Lower Half). On October 1, he will become the Deputy Chief of Chaplains for Reserve Matters for the U.S. Navy, a three-year assignment and the highest … Continue reading

From Charleston to Bali: Encouragement Travels the World
Featured / Field Personnel

From Charleston to Bali: Encouragement Travels the World

By Caleb Mynatt CBF field personnel Johnathon and Tina Bailey signed an Encourager Church covenant with Providence Baptist Church in Charleston, South Carolina, on June 7, 2020,  during their Sunday worship service. The Baileys will use the funding from and prayers of Providence to strengthen their missions in Bali, Indonesia. The signing of the Encourager … Continue reading

How to Catch a Predator: How CBF Advocates to End High-interest Loans
advocacy / Featured

How to Catch a Predator: How CBF Advocates to End High-interest Loans

By Jennifer Colosimo It’s not the most commonly known advocacy issue that people are talking about. In fact, you might not even know what payday loans are. But the scary truth is that many average, middle class Americans are just one big financial emergency away from knowing all too well what many already do—that predatory … Continue reading

Relationships are everything for CBF church starter in Florida
Church Starting and Faith Sharing Ministries / Feature / Featured

Relationships are everything for CBF church starter in Florida

By Marianna Alzoukani  In a time when much of the younger population is pushing away from the church, HeartWay Church in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is proving there is still a way for the church to connect with the younger generations and those who often shy away. Pastor Danny Prada describes his recent church start as a diverse and welcoming place of worship for “people from all walks of life, ethnicities and … Continue reading

New Friends and Answered Prayers
COVID-19 / Featured / Field Personnel

New Friends and Answered Prayers

By Ashleigh Bugg It wasn’t your typical Bible study. Six children and several adults stared into their respective webcams as they chatted, played games and asked questions about one another. Through the use of the video-call platform, Zoom, the children were able to cross cultural and geographical lines to form together, even in the midst of … Continue reading

Welcoming the Stranger in Unwelcoming Time
advocacy / Featured / Field Personnel / immigration / refugees

Welcoming the Stranger in Unwelcoming Time

By Chris Hughes  For Rev. Mark Mofield, it was a pregnant moment full of possibilities for faith and politics to collide right in the middle of his church, and for things to get messy. As senior pastor of Temple Baptist Church, a CBF-affiliated congregation in Durham, N.C., he and the church’s deacon team had just … Continue reading

Shifting focus in Fredericksburg: CBF field personnel reestablish original ministry goals amid COVID-19 crisis
COVID-19 / Featured / Field Personnel

Shifting focus in Fredericksburg: CBF field personnel reestablish original ministry goals amid COVID-19 crisis

By Ashleigh Bugg  The COVID-19 crisis has affected Cooperative Baptist Fellowship field personnel around the world. Greg and Sue Smith, who run LUCHA Ministries, Inc., in Fredericksburg, Virginia, say the crisis has caused them to reestablish their original goals. “This has brought us back to the grassroots needs of people,” Sue said. “In more recent … Continue reading

Dedicated to Death Row: Part time prison chaplain invests full-time in face-to-face ministry with inmates awaiting execution
Chaplaincy and Pastoral Counseling / Featured

Dedicated to Death Row: Part time prison chaplain invests full-time in face-to-face ministry with inmates awaiting execution

By Jennifer Colosimo   When Rev. Cari Willis started her professional career, she was climbing the corporate ladder, preparing Human Resources reports; she was not writing sermons. Little did she know then, that God was prepping her for a path toward something very different. Plenty of incarcerated men and women will tell you they’re glad God did. Twenty years into her career, an eye-opening conversation with her grandmother drove her to leave … Continue reading