About Alabama Baptist SBOM

Communications and Technology Services coordinates all communications including print, on-line media, news and information, graphics, technology and multi-media. A variety of media products are produced to tell the story of what God is doing through the State Board of Missions in partnership with Alabama Baptists. This office is led by director Doug Rogers.

SBOM Holds Tax Preparation Conferences to Help Ministers

The greatest area of difficulty in a minister’s tax filing is his or her dual status, according to Lee Wright, state missionary in the office of LeaderCare and church health at the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions (SBOM). A minister is an employee for federal income tax purposes and self-employed for Social Security taxes, [...]

Christlikeness is Key to Evangelism, NOBTS President Kelley Says

Kicking off the 2017 Alabama Baptist State Evangelism Conference (SEC) with a challenge for Christlikeness, Chuck Kelley said, “Everything (in regards to the Christian life and evangelism) is based on the assumption that life with Christ is different than life without Christ.” Kelley, president of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, pulled from 2 Corinthians 3:18 [...]

Glorifying God at Heart of State Evangelism Conference Music

Music featured at the Feb. 27–28 Alabama Baptist State Evangelism Conference provided a little bit of everything — and praising God was the focus of it all. Words of worship flowed from participants’ lips as they sang, “Every praise is to our God. Every word of worship with one accord. Every praise, every praise is [...]

Gaither Vocal Band Member Hampton Says He’s Blessed To Sing Good News

For Gaither Vocal Band member Wes Hampton his calling to ministry came in an unlikely location — an anatomy and physiology class at the University of Alabama at Birmingham more than 17 years ago. “I almost audibly heard God say, ‘I don’t want you to do this.’ I was in pre-med classes at the time,” [...]

Annual Conference Focuses on Evangelism Resurgence Across State

Once you’ve been touched by the Master Creator, you’re forever changed. And that change should prompt action, Kenny Grant said. “Ordinary people come in contact with extraordinary Christ and are transformed,” said Grant, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, Savannah, Georgia, at the Feb. 27–28 Alabama Baptist State Evangelism Conference. Take the story of the demon-possessed [...]

We Need to Help World Get Ready to Meet Jesus, Overcome Intellectual Barriers

Alex McFarland has spent the past 25 years sitting down with people who don’t believe in God and asking them, “Why?” “Some are unchurched. Others are de-churched — they have grown up in church and have an evangelical background but have intellectual barriers to knowing Jesus,” he said. But McFarland, director of the Center for [...]

State Missionary Steve Stephens Retires After 37 Years

After 37 years of service with the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions, state missionary Steve Stephens retired Jan. 31. As an associate in the office of global missions, Stephens has focused on men’s ministry through the years. He directed the work of the Royal Ambassadors, Challengers and Men’s Ministry/Brotherhood and also was responsible for [...]

Annie Season Underway; Gifts Important

Clay Holcomb said if the city where he serves were in another country then “we would almost be considered an unreached people group.” Where he serves in Portland, Oregon, there’s only one Southern Baptist church to every 27,000 people, making it one of the most unchurched cities in North America. That’s why he and his [...]

Pursue Conference Aims To Help Students Understand God’s Plan, Purpose

The recent Pursue conference had a lot of great sessions, great music, and great speakers, Chris Mills said — including Olympic diver David Boudia (see story, this page). The theme — “My Place in His Purpose” — was communicated well through the messages, he said. But even so, the thing that Mills said got him [...]

US Olympic Medalist Challenges Students To Use Their Gifts, Talents To Point To Christ

David Boudia had big dreams — so big that they played themselves out on the stage of the Olympics. He’d trained for years for that dive and when he took it something happened. He came up with a handful of medals that couldn’t fill his empty heart. “Being in the Olympics was a dream of [...]