Let’s Pray

Let’s pray. Let’s really pray for the SBC Meeting in Dallas in just a matter of days. Let’s begin by praying for the president of the Southern Baptist Convention and other presiding officers as they do their presiding over the convention. There’ll be a lot of potential matters that they’ll have to consider with the [...]

Taylor Road hosts State Bible Drill, Speakers Tournament

Taylor Road Baptist Church, Montgomery, hosted the 2018 State Bible Drill and Speakers Tournament on April 28. Pictured are the participants. The winners of the Youth Bible Drill are first place, Gabriel Taunton (Santuck Baptist Church, Elmore Association); second place, Samuel Hopkins (Whitesburg Baptist Church, Madison Association); and third place, Katie Boyd (Lakeside Baptist Church, [...]

Senior adults challenged to self-evaluate, serve Lord ‘wholeheartedly’

There are seven things every church in Alabama needs and that hell has, said Joel Carwile, pastor of First Baptist Church, Athens, at the 2018 Senior Adult Evangelism Conference on May 7. Drawing from Luke 16:19–31, Carwile recounted the story of the rich man and the beggar. When both men died, the beggar went to [...]

McIntosh celebrates 15 years as executive director of Alabama WMU

Candace McIntosh said it seems like it was just yesterday that she was asked to step into the role of executive director of Alabama Woman’s Missionary Union (WMU) in 2003. She didn’t take it lightly. And she knew that it wouldn’t be about her — it would be about God and what He’s doing through [...]

Silent Heroes

As our friends in Jacksonville and other areas around the state continue along the road to recovery after the most recent round of tornadoes, I have been reminded of the truly heroic efforts of our Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers. The Yellow Shirt Army, as they are known, responds quickly, efficiently and effectively every time [...]

Prayer Driving

Prayerwalking is an exercise of obedience to Christ. It is an act of intercession on behalf of others. Prayerwalking is an attempt to saturate an area where people live with prayer, praying that they might come to the love of Christ. I have experienced firsthand the joy of prayerwalking. Most memorably, I have joined others [...]

DOM Long expands role, serves regionally

Terry Long, director of missions (DOM) for Choctaw Baptist Association, was named an associate in the office of evangelism for the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions recently. In this role, he serves part-time as the evangelism strategist for the state’s southern region while continuing to serve Choctaw Association. “I feel so humbled by the [...]

Celebration and Sadness

Easter is a time for celebration for Christians. On this holy occasion, we join in a unique sense of worship in order to have a refreshing reminder that Jesus Christ overcame death through His resurrection power over death itself. That is a cause worthy of celebration. Rarely does Easter fall on the silly holiday called [...]

AUM athletics, BCM team up for hurricane relief

Spring break often means a chance to travel but for many Baptist Campus Ministries (BCM) students, the travel is tied to a chance to serve and do missions. Reports from BCM groups across the state are beginning to surface while one story from a trip leading into the current spring semester is still on the [...]

Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief teams fan out across state after March 19 tornadoes

Alabamians woke up March 20 to images of their tornado-tracked state, a scene all too familiar. But Roger Willmore said there’s a sight he wishes everyone could see — how Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief (ABDR) teams have descended on his part of the state. “This operation is working like a well-oiled machine,” said Willmore, director [...]