Seven years ago, a Kentucky Baptist pastor joined with an organization that aligned perfectly with his skillset and spiritual passion.
Disasters are part of living in a fallen world. Jesus taught us, "He makes his sun rise on the evil and the good and sends rain on the just and unjust" (Matthew 5:45). Disasters come without warning and are no respecter of position, status, age, economic status or belief system. Disasters have an equalizing effect on those affected. Disaster survivors share the same overwhelming helplessness.
Thursday, March 14, 2019 was a WPSD Weather Authority Alert day, not an uncommon thing for Paducah, Ky. in the spring. It had issued a tornado watch for all of far western Kentucky and surrounding areas, but by 9 a.m. the watch had quickly escalated to a warning.
God, in His perfect wisdom, created people for relationship with Him and to live and work in relationship with each other. In response to a question about success, Henry Ford stated, "Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success." When I contemplate this quote, I see many ways Southern Baptists have lived this statement through thousands of Baptist churches and millions of Baptist members, by choosing to voluntarily cooperate and combine their efforts for the building of God's Kingdom.
Every Clear Creek graduate who walks across that graduation stage each year has a story of how God has worked in their lives to get them to this specific place and time in their lives. I always like to be able to share some of those comments from our graduates as to how God has worked in their lives during their time at Clear Creek.
LOUISVILLE—A Kentucky native with experience as a pastor and administrator is the candidate to guide the state's largest religious organization that serves 2,400 churches.