Who are you? What is your identity? Those two questions are asked often in today's culture. Pastors and church leaders face questions along this line on a regular basis. As a result, this year's Kentucky Baptist Convention Pastors' Conference will address the issue of "Identity."
I have served as a deacon and I have served with deacons. As a pastor, I appreciated the office of deacon and the men who served in that role. Here are a few of the reasons I really like deacons:
By early 1776 there were Baptist preachers in Kentucky. That spring, Thomas Tinsley and William Hickman preached the first recorded Baptist sermons in Kentucky in Harrodstown (now Harrodsburg).
The book of Nehemiah is such a powerful story of the family of faith starting over again and striving together in order to rebuild something of significance. Families rose up, alongside other families, to help rebuild Jerusalem's walls after the exile.
BARDSTOWN—Danny Haynes' childhood dream was to play professional baseball. After eight years pursuing that dream, he turned to the business world and found success. But his greatest success came when he left that profession and entered the ministry.
"Don't drop the ball, share the gospel." With these words, Steve Coleman, student pastor of Richmond First Baptist Church, challenges his students to have a Great Commission passion for their friends at school.