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

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

Disaster Response

“Pam’s Story” – A CBF Disaster Response reflection

This post reflecting on the CBF Disaster Response tornado clean-up efforts in Hattiesburg, Mississippi is from Charles Ray, special projects coordinator for Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Arkansas. Blessings Sunday on Peach Street in Hattiesburg. Three hours before services a few blocks over. Time to start the Bobcats and bulldozer. Do a 360 turn and see … Continue reading