Brandon church sees election forum as part of ‘main thing’
Bell Shoals hosts political candidates as community service

BRANDON (FBW)—George Thomasson says the “main thing” for Bell Shoals Baptist Church in Brandon is reaching his Brandon community with the Gospel of Jesus Christ—and he sees no conflict with that in the church’s hosting of a forum to expose members and the community to political candidates.

Baxley leads Christian Coalition to ‘awaken’ believers
Huckabee says much ‘on the line’ in 2008 elections

ORLANDO (FBW)—Two Southern Baptists—one a lifelong layman, the other a pastor-turned politician—played prominent roles in Christian Coalition of Florida’s annual “God & Country” awards dinner Aug. 16 in Orlando.

Cloer to rally pastors for marriage amendment
Conference call host sites sought

ORLANDO (FBW)—The pastor of one of the largest Southern Baptist churches in Florida has been named to lead a new effort to rally pastors to pass the Florida Marriage Protection Amendment in November.

Cocoa Beach pastor campaigns for State House

COCOA BEACH (FBW)—Few Florida Baptists could have forgotten the haunting image of a steeple piercing the roof of an east-coast church after Hurricane Frances in 2004.