A Time to Break Silence: My Lived Experience
King Day 2022

A Time to Break Silence: My Lived Experience

By Rev. Aleisha A. Langhorne In June 2020, while serving as an interim pastor in Washington, D.C., I sent the following email (edited for clarity/brevity) to my congregation. This resulted in a series of Fall workshops and conversations entitled “Seeing Differences Differently” facilitated by Grace and Race Ministries, Inc. I believe that this letter reflects … Continue reading

CBF Virginia / General CBF / Suzii Paynter

Paynter meets with CBF pastors, churches on five-city tour in Virginia

By Aaron Weaver ATLANTA – Cooperative Baptist Fellowship executive coordinator Suzii Paynter kicked-off a five-city tour over the weekend of CBF churches in Virginia. First Baptist Church of Richmond hosted an intimate gathering at the historic Pusey House Saturday evening, April 20, for local pastors and supporters. Paynter shared with the group her hopes and … Continue reading

CBF Virginia / General CBF / Suzii Paynter

Fredericksburg Baptist Church presents CBF Executive Coordinator Suzii Paynter with $10,000 gift

At a lunch Monday, June 22, hosted by Fredericksburg Baptist Church, pastor Larry Haun presented CBF Executive Coordinator Suzii Paynter with a $10,000 check to support CBF missions and ministries. “We challenge everyone to join in because to do what she’s talking about doing is going to take money, more than we have given before, … Continue reading

Disaster Response / General CBF

Two communities need help for long term disaster recovery

Two communities devastated by recent disasters have begun “long term recovery” and need help. Since Hurricane Isaac inundated LaPlace, Louisiana with unprecedented flooding in August, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship has been working to help residents return to a “new normal.” After a tornado ripped through Hattiesburg, Mississippi on February 3, CBF, along with University Baptist Church … Continue reading

CBF Field Personnel / Education Ministries / General CBF / Internationals Ministries / Missions

There is a God!

Glenda Reece is the Interim Minister to Internationals at Forest Hills Baptist Church in Raleigh, NC. With multiple congregations from different cultural backgrounds, Forest Hills is accustomed to welcoming the nations who have come to Raleigh seeking their future. Reece has a long history of involvement with Internationals in the communities where she has lived … Continue reading

CBF Field Personnel

Live presentation with CBF field personnel Kim & Marc Wyatt

Meet Cooperative Baptist Fellowship field personnel Kim and Marc Wyatt.  Kim and Marc are being the presence of Christ in Ottawa, Canada where they serve refugee communities.  The Wyatts work to mobilize churches, individuals and organizations who are welcoming those who have fled the violence, persecution or devastation of their homelands. Kim and Marc are … Continue reading

Disaster Response / General CBF

UPDATED: Tornado hits Hattiesburg, Miss. – prayers needed

Dozens of people in Hattiesburg, Mississippi have been treated for injuries after a tornado ripped through the town on Sunday, February 10.  Governor Phil Bryant stated at a press conference on Monday that more than 200 homes were either damaged or destroyed.  Read more here. While not a first response organization, CBF Disaster Response Ministries … Continue reading

General CBF

Christian Churches Together adopt immigration reform statement

Christian Churches Together in the USA is a broad coalition of more than forty national Christian denominations and organizations ranging from the Coptic Orthodox Church to the Conference of Catholic Bishops to The Episcopal Church to the International Pentecostal Holiness Church.  Cooperative Baptist Fellowship is also a member. Christian Churches Together held their annual meeting … Continue reading