Latest Articles by CAROLYN NICHOLS
Jun 12, 2013
LAKE WALES (FBW)—Jerry Brown describes himself as “a faith-driven fire chief.” Every day as a leader of Lake Wales’ firefighters is a step of faith–with prayer, he says.
Jun 7, 2013
ORANGE PARK (FBW)—A long-standing partnership between First Baptist Church in Orange Park and nearby Grove Park Elementary School deepened May 19 when 15 new picnic tables were delivered to the school.
The tables are the products of a team assembled by First Baptist Deacon Sam Pruitt and tangible evidence of the church’s commitment to the school, he said.
May 28, 2013
PANAMA CITY (FBW)—Pastors from the Panhandle gathered May 6 in Panama City to become “Battle Ready” in leading their churches in evangelism.
Troy Varnum, director of missions of the Northwest Coast Baptist Association which hosted the three-hour event, said the meeting was a boost for those discouraged in the constant effort to “develop evangelism DNA” in their churches
May 22, 2013
LIVE OAK (FBW)—As graduation approached for Anda Scott at Baptist College of Florida last December her family began asking what she wanted for graduation. Her answer surprised them.
Anda requested each member of her family—her parents, grandparents and six siblings—join her on a mission trip from Live Oak to the Orphan’s Heart malnutrition center in San Juan, Guatemala—a ministry of Florida Baptist Children’s Homes.
May 22, 2013
JACKSONVILLE (FBW)—Buryl Red, Baptist composer and hymn writer, died April 1 in New York City at age 76. He is credited with moving Baptists to modern worship styles during the 1960s and 1970’s.
May 15, 2013
JACKSONVILLE (FBW)—Harper Bumpers has spent 40 years cultivating St. Augustine Road Baptist Church by “staying with the old-fashioned stuff,” he says. The Jacksonville congregation celebrated its pastor’s anniversary April 20-21.
May 10, 2013
HIGH SPRINGS (FBW)—In Kenya for 28 years Jenny Musen learned to be flexible and willing to move about at the Baptist High School in Mombasa and as a volunteer coordinator in Nairobi.
The former IMB missionary and member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in High Springs, said in the 11 years in Florida since retiring in 2002, she and her husband Jim have continued to travel light since they spend many weeks of the year traveling to speak at missions conferences and camps.
May 10, 2013
SOUTH AFRICA (FBW)—Beth Chin, a member of Chets Creek Baptist Church in Jacksonville, recently moved to South Africa with her family to work with the children of the Mzamomhle Township at Living Hope Community Center.
May 8, 2013
APOPKA (FBW)—Students from Pensacola to Miami gathered for the 2013 Florida Bible Drills and Speakers’ Tournament finals April 20 in Apopka. The event marked the culmination of dozens of church and associational events during March and April. Teens who took top honors will again showcase their skills at the National Invitational Tournament in Atlanta in June.
May 1, 2013
JACKSONVILLE (FBW)—Chets Creek Church in Jacksonville recently raised more than $70,000 to adopt a village in southern India. It is the ninth international mission sponsored by the church that calls itself “a church for the unchurched here and around the world.”
Pastor Stephen “Spike” Hogan said the church’s commitment to missions stems from the genesis of the congregation. Fifteen years ago a group of men from another Jacksonville church planted Chets Creek Church after studying Experiencing God by Henry Blackaby.