Youth pastor gets 3 years for child porn

With credit for time already served, a former youth minister found with images of violent child pornography depicting victims as young as 5 could be out of prison in three years.

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Old abuse accusations resurface with recent arrest

An Alabama Baptist director of missions says accusations that he mishandled reporting of sexual abuse in the 1990s are untrue, and they are nothing new.

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Stephen Ministry provides presence, comfort and healing.
Stephen Ministry provides presence, comfort and healing.

Lay callings confirmed through Stephen Ministry

Leaders say the Christian ministry provides a full experience of the "priesthood of believers" for participants and profound, loving care for those in need. 

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Search for lobbyist’s wife in second week

A Thursday press conference asked the public for help in the search for the wife of a conservative lobbyist missing from the family’s farm for more than a week.

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Former church secretary indicted for theft

A lifelong member of an Alabama Baptist church stands accused of embezzling nearly $130,000 just months after another former staff member at the same church was convicted of child molestation.

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Baptist finds ‘heart’s desire’ in preaching gospel to detained immigrant children

Preacher Dan Trevino regularly hears nightmare stories from young people detained along the border — many of whom have found Christ in services held at a U.S. Air Force base where they’re being held.

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Passport’s founders spearheaded quiet shift in how youth hear God’s call

Passport’s founders spearheaded quiet shift in how youth hear God’s call

Over a two decades Passport Inc. has become a leadership incubator, nurturing a new kind of Baptist minister. That’s no surprise to the organization’s founders.

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“I didn’t write this book; it wrote me,” says Merritt. (Photo/Dan Bigelow)
“I didn’t write this book; it wrote me,” says Merritt. (Photo/Dan Bigelow)

Jonathan Merritt explores how he took hold of ‘a thread called grace’

The faith and culture writer talks about the journey to revitalize his faith, the relevance of denominations, the debate over Calvinism and why a Southern Baptist preacher’s kid is living in Brooklyn.

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Union University murder case headed to grand jury

If indicted this fall, former Christian ministry major Charlie Pittman will stand trial for murder sometime next year.

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Pastor pleads guilty to domestic violence

A CBF pastor in Texas will serve 12 months of probation for misdemeanor assault during a family argument two months ago.

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