Confession and repentance on the 400th anniversary of slavery in America
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Confession and repentance on the 400th anniversary of slavery in America

By Paul Baxley Tomorrow I will be present with religious and community leaders at a worship service at St. Stephen Church in Louisville, Kentucky. The service will include readings and prayers as we mark the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans in what is now the United States. In the service, … Continue reading

What the 400th anniversary of slavery in America requires of us
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What the 400th anniversary of slavery in America requires of us

By Paul Baxley Tuesday, August 20, will mark the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first enslaved persons in what was to become the United States of America. In 1619, about 20 Africans arrived on the Virginia coast at the end of a grueling, dehumanizing trans-Atlantic voyage. Unlike so many before and after who … Continue reading

CBF’s Baxley issues statement following New Zealand mosque shootings
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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

New CBF Executive Coordinator Paul Baxley introduced at press conference
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New CBF Executive Coordinator Paul Baxley introduced at press conference

Rev. Dr. Paul Baxley was formally introduced Feb. 1 as the new Executive Coordinator of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship at a press conference in Atlanta held in conjunction with the winter meeting of the CBF Governing Board. Learn more about Baxley at http://www.cbf.net/baxley and watch a video introduction below.  As I have prepared for this … Continue reading

Baxley unanimously selected to lead CBF
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Baxley unanimously selected to lead CBF

January 16, 2019 By Aaron Weaver and Jeff Huett DECATUR, Ga.— The Governing Board voted unanimously Jan. 15 to elect a pastor of “theologically profound leadership,” the Rev. Dr. Paul Baxley, as the fourth executive coordinator of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. Baxley, who has served since 2010 as senior minister of First Baptist Church, Athens, … Continue reading