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David Roach is a pastor and writer based in Louisville, Ky., and a Ph.D. graduate in church history from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

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Jun 11, 2013
FORT WORTH, Texas (BP)—Greg Tomlin will always remember the day he and his father Jerry, a Vietnam veteran, visited the site where Jerry was wounded in combat.
May 9, 2013
OVIEDO (FBW)—If the church emphasizes both social justice and the salvation of souls in the 21st century, it could help lead America into a great revival, Samuel Rodriguez told “The Awakening” conference April 19 at First Baptist Church in Oviedo.

In the 20th century, Christians were divided “between those that focus on the vertical and those that focus on the horizontal, in essence between the followers of Billy Graham—salvation through Christ alone—and those that followed the justice imperative of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,” said Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference. “And we divided the church between the vertical and the horizontal. We need a church that is both vertical and horizontal.”
May 9, 2013
OVIEDO (FBW)—Almost all Hispanics are conservative at heart and with the right messaging can be persuaded to vote for pro-life and pro-family political candidates, according to a panel discussion April 19 during “The Awakening” conference at First Baptist Church in Oviedo.
Apr 18, 2013
JACKSONVILLE (FBW)—A thriving ministry in South Asia, abortion recovery and interpreting Bible prophecy are among the subjects addressed in recent books by authors with Florida ties.
Dec 5, 2012
ORLANDO (FBW)—Relying on God’s power rather than their own is the only way for pastors to be effective in ministry, said speakers during the 2012 Florida Baptist Pastors’ Conference Nov. 11-12 at First Baptist Church in Orlando.
Nov 16, 2012
ORLANDO (FBW) – After asserting Jesus was “xenophobic” in a Nov. 12 sermon at the Florida Baptist Pastors’ Conference, a prominent African American pastor has clarified that he believes Christ was sinless and apologized for causing offense.
Oct 11, 2012
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)—He looked like the ideal youth minister—recommended by a friend of the pastor, personable, and leading a thriving ministry to teens at Wayside Baptist Church in Miami.
Sep 17, 2012
JACKSONVILLE (FBW)—Christmas along the Gulf Coast, evangelism strategies, guiding teens’ Internet use and coping with death are among the subjects addressed in recent books by authors with Florida ties.

Parents must be informed about dangers lurking on the Internet and hold their teens accountable for their phone and computer use. Otherwise youth may fall prey to pornography, the homosexual agenda, preda­tors and other online p
Dec 22, 2011
JACKSONVILLE (FBW)—Evangelism, helping the poor, 1 Peter and recovery from a heinous crime are among the subjects of recent books by authors with Florida ties. Other new releases include the meditations of a former prodigal and a novel about family life during difficult economic times.
Mar 24, 2011
JACKSONVILLE (FBW)—Despite an expanding list of moral problems in America, there is still hope for a national revival, Southern Baptist ethicist Richard Land said at Jacksonville Baptist Association’s Leadership Institute March 14.
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