Co-Pastor Kat Kimmel shepherds Mississippi congregation toward a change in perspective
immigration / women in ministry

Co-Pastor Kat Kimmel shepherds Mississippi congregation toward a change in perspective

By Jennifer Colosimo In 2013, Kathryn Kimmel visited Mississippi for the first time. That same year, she joined the staff at University Baptist Church, answering a call that she knew would help her stretch her pastoral wings. Little did she know that she would soon co-pastor a congregation that would push, challenge and encourage her … Continue reading

Protecting & Providing—Fellowship Southwest supports churches along the U.S.-Mexico border to aid migrant tidal wave
Featured / Fellowship! Magazine / immigration

Protecting & Providing—Fellowship Southwest supports churches along the U.S.-Mexico border to aid migrant tidal wave

By Blake Tommey When thousands of Central American migrants flooded into Tijuana in November 2018, a team of leaders from across Fellowship Southwest hit the ground with them, including Jorge Zapata, associate coordinator of Missions and Hispanic Ministries for CBF Texas. Zapata and his team—Marv Knox, coordinator of Fellowship Southwest; Rubén Ortiz, CBF Latino field … Continue reading

CBF coordinates ecumenical, nonpartisan ministry to immigrant caravan
immigration / Newsroom / refugees

CBF coordinates ecumenical, nonpartisan ministry to immigrant caravan

By Marv Knox  Pastors and ministry leaders on both sides of the Mexico-United States border are gearing up to meet the physical and spiritual needs of the immigrant caravan that began in Latin America and now is marching through Mexico toward the United States. A coalition of churches on both sides of the border, including … Continue reading

CBF Advocacy Action Team statement of values and principles for immigration reform
advocacy / immigration

CBF Advocacy Action Team statement of values and principles for immigration reform

The following is a statement of values and principles in support of immigration reform developed by the CBF Advocacy Action Team for Immigrants and Refugees. Click here to learn more about the Advocacy Team and see a list of its members. For additional background on the statement, read this July 3 column by Stephen Reeves, CBF’s … Continue reading

Reeves: Join CBF Advocacy to support broad immigration reform
advocacy / immigration

Reeves: Join CBF Advocacy to support broad immigration reform

By Stephen Reeves In recent weeks, many Americans have been shocked by the practice of separating children from their parents as part of the Trump Administration’s “zero tolerance” policy. The tactic was implemented and then rescinded in part to deter other migrants from making the trip north. Many believe it was enacted also to strengthen … Continue reading

CBF Podcast: Responding to inhumane treatment of immigrant children, featuring Suzii Paynter
immigration / Newsroom / Podcast

CBF Podcast: Responding to inhumane treatment of immigrant children, featuring Suzii Paynter

CBF Executive Coordinator recently spent a week at the United States-Mexico border where she joined Cooperative Baptist leaders June 24 in Brownsville, Texas, at a prayer vigil hosted by Fellowship Southwest. Paynter was also part of a 11-member delegation of prominent Christian women clergy June 26-28 in cities along the border to advocate on behalf … Continue reading