Welcome the SBC to Birmingham!

For the first time since 1941, our state will soon welcome messengers to Birmingham for the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention. The meeting will be conducted at the Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center (BJCC) on June 11-12 along with other inspirational and informational meetings in the days preceding, some in other locations. I especially commend […]

Disaster Relief and Ministry Safe

In this month’s video, Executive Director Rick Lance brings an update on Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief efforts in Lee County and highlights the importance of an upcoming MinistrySafe conference. Video Transcript: Alabama Baptists, these are sad and serious times. First of all, let me talk to you about disaster relief. You know about the experience of the […]

Helping Our Churches to be Safer Places

During recent days, newspaper articles from the Houston Chronicle have focused on reports about the mishandling of sexual abuse reports among some Southern Baptist congregations. Among the SBC family with more than 47,000 local churches, more than 15 million members and our 164-year history, even one report of sexual abuse is too many, and so is any […]

February May Be Brief, But It’s Full of Opportunity

Video Transcript: Hello Alabama Baptist, and welcome to our February ministry update. I have several things I’d like to share with you, so bear with me as we consider the month of February. It may be a brief month, but it is impacted with ministry opportunities. The first I’d like to mention is we’ve moved […]

A New Leader for a New Day

Alabama Baptists have a new leader among us. Jennifer Rash has now officially assumed the role of senior leader at our state paper, The Alabama Baptist. We need to welcome her warmly as she begins her tenure at the paper. I was impressed with Jennifer the first time I met her more than 20 years […]