Florida News

Growing population centers force focus on church planting Florida associations

Baptist associations in the United States celebrated their 300th anniversary in 2007. The Florida Baptist Witness has honored Florida’s 49 associations in a series of articles that showcased each association and its ministries. This is the eleventh and final installment.

Olustee fun in the sun
Pensacola pastor baptizes mother, son on Easter
Credit union president hopes to ‘tell the story’ around state

JACKSONVILLE (FBW)—Perry Kenner, president of Florida Baptist Credit Union since April, aims to make the story of the financial institution known to Florida Baptists. He hopes to visit with individuals and groups statewide all year long to promote the 22-year-old FBCU.

Life matters, Jack Graham tells Palm Beach Atlantic graduates

WEST PALM BEACH (PBAU)—Two words. Life matters.

Florida Baptists’ 2009 Committee on Nominations named

JACKSONVILLE (FBC)—A Committee on Nominations composed of 26 pastors, 17 laypersons, three associational directors of missions and one church staff person has been appointed by the officers of the Florida Baptist State Convention.

Florida Christian Coalition honors Daniel Webster

ORLANDO (FBW)—Daniel Webster, former speaker of the Florida House of Representatives and majority leader of the Florida Senate, was honored May 9 for his 28-year legislative career marked by a strong Christian testimony and pro-family policies with a testimonial dinner organized by Florida Christian Coalition.

Pray for 2009 Florida Baptist Student Summer Missionaries
p class=bodycopy >JACKSONVILLE (FBC)— While most young people spend summer vacation at the beach or finding jobs these Florida Baptist college students will instead give of themselves and their time to serve as summer missionaries across the United States and the world. Their terms of service range from one month to ten weeks.

Spring break means missions at home for some

JACKSONVILLE (FBW)—A cadre of volunteers from Cinco Baptist Church in Fort Walton Beach, First Baptist Church in New Port Richey and Chapel Baptist Church in Tallahassee recently took “the church on the street” as one pastor said, to meet needs close to home.

Legislature Watch

‘Predatory’ gambling expansion easily passed by Legislature
Pro-life measures fail, tax exemptions retained

TALLAHASSEE (FBW)—An expansion of gambling pro-family leaders deem “predatory” easily passed May 8 as the Florida Legislature concluded its extended annual session.

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