Jerry Smith, who served on our faculty for 43 years, received his eternal reward late last month. He wore many hats during his tenure, but will be remembered by most students who passed through our halls as their Bible teacher.
A couple of cardboard testimonies tells the story. The first one reads, "Before Mission Hope for Kids … Depressed, Worthlessness, No Friends, Thoughts of Suicide!!" The second one, "After Mission Hope for Kids … Depression Gone, I am Worthy, Have Friends, I want to Live! Thank You Jesus."
One of my fondest memories growing up as a Kentucky Baptist was going to the yearly evangelism conference where I heard great preaching and learned how to share my faith. That opportunity still exists in the REACH Evangelism Conference that will be held at Severns Valley Baptist Church in Elizabethtown on March 18-19.
DULUTH, Ga.—Evangelist Bailey Smith, who helped sustain the Conservative Resurgence at its outset in the Southern Baptist Convention, died Monday, Jan. 14, at his home in Duluth, Ga. He was 79.
ASHLAND—Kentucky Baptist Disaster Relief is preparing for another active year beginning with a series of training opportunities for new and returning volunteers.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Kentucky Baptist leader Curtis Woods has been named chairman of the 2019 Southern Baptist Convention Resolutions Committee, SBC President J.D. Greear announced Jan. 22.