2018 SBC Annual Meeting

Dallas, TX | June 12-13, 2018

NAMB, Send Relief's exhibit: Sending hope

by Josie Rabbitt Bingham

Monday, June 25, 2018

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Hispanics talk discipleship at LifeWay luncheon

by Keila Diaz

Friday, June 22, 2018

DALLAS (BP) -- Nearly 60 Hispanic pastors and leaders gained discipleship insights and resources during a LifeWay Leadership luncheon June 12 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas.

Craig Featherstone, LifeWay Global vice president, welcomed the group and noted LifeWay's new centers in Colombia, Peru, Ecuador and Brazil in addition to short-term Bible studies in Spanish.

These developments, he said, were steps toward creating resources to help ... Read More

Native American spiritual needs weigh on FoNAC

by Karen L. Willoughby

Friday, June 22, 2018


DALLAS (BP) -- Native Americans balance life in both the Native and white culture and too often lose to both, Gary Hawkins said in his executive director's report during the Fellowship of Native American Christians sixth annual gathering in Dallas.

"Spiritual needs are tremendous among Native people," Hawkins said during FoNAC's June 10-11 meeting in conjunction with the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting in the Kay Bailey Hutchison Conv... Read More

Ruba Abbassi named O'Brien Award recipient

by Grace Thornton

Friday, June 22, 2018

DALLAS, Texas (BP) -- Ruba Abbassi, CEO of the Jordan-based ministry Arab Woman Today (AWT), is the recipient of this year's Dellanna West O'Brien Award for Women's Leadership Development.

Abbassi was honored during national Woman's Missionary Union's annual missions celebration June 10 in Dallas. The meeting was held in conjunction with the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting, June 12-13.

The O'Brien Award, named in honor of fo... Read More

Pawnee chief gives Native rendering of Gospel truth

by Karen L. Willoughby

Friday, June 22, 2018

DALLAS (BP) -- "We use the culture of the American Indian to draw a crowd," said Warren "Junior" Pratt, a Pawnee chief.

"We use Scripture to share God's truth."

Pratt spoke -- and with his family performed -- during the June 10-11 Fellowship of Native American Christians annual meeting June 10-11 in conjunction with the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting in Dallas.

Pratt and his family, known as the Trib... Read More

Platt 'challenged everybody' at Korean gathering

by Karen L. Willoughby

Friday, June 22, 2018

CARROLLTON, Texas (BP) -- More than 900 Korean leaders and their families heard International Mission Board President David Platt's challenge to reach the world during the annual gathering of the Council of Korean Southern Baptist Churches in America.

The fellowship, known informally as the Korean Council and encompassing 850 Korean-language churches, meets for three days each year in the same city and same week as the SBC annual meeting. Tuesday afternoon is left free and b... Read More