CARY, N.C.—A review of this year's top stories reveals one particular topic that seems to stand out—change. And it is presented here as a call to pray for the many churches, organizations and individual Christians involved—that is to say, all of us.
RICHMOND, Va.—For the International Mission Board, 2018 proved to be a year of transitions—both beginnings and endings. They elected a new president in November. And Southern Baptists continued pushing forward in sharing the Gospel with the vision of a multitude from every language, people, tribe and nation knowing and worshiping the Lord Jesus Christ.
ALPHARETTA, Ga.—In 2018 Southern Baptists stepped up their support of North American missions while helping thousands of disaster survivors who endured devastating hurricanes, fires and floods as well as a church in Texas after a tragedy that shocked the world.
LOUISVILLE—Longtime Kentucky Baptist Convention staffer William H. "Bill" Rogers was remembered Jan. 3 as stalwart in the area of racial relations and as a mild-mannered, yet strong, Christian leader.
ELIZABETHTOWN—After more than two years, the congregation of Severns Valley Baptist Church in Elizabethtown held their first worship Sunday morning service in a new worship center on Dec. 9.
ASHLAND—Pastor Charles Stewart, who impacted not only Baptists in northeastern Kentucky but those throughout the state during a 30-year ministry at Rose Hill Missionary Baptist Church, died peacefully on Dec. 31. He was 90 years old.