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Pastor Josh Schmidt, front and center, with some of the members of First Baptist Grayson, Ky., as they begin knocking on doors through a project where they will try to reach 1,201 homes within a mile of the church. View Story | Download Photo
Kelly Miller Smith Jr., pastor of First Baptist Church Capitol Hill in Nashville, with his mother Alice Smith Risby attended the December 2019 unveiling of a historical marker recognizing Nelson Merry, a formerly enslaved man Nashville First Baptist Church ordained as the first black pastor in Nashville in 1853 to lead what was then the First Baptist Colored Mission. View Story | Download Photo
Kelly Miller Smith, Jr., preaching Sunday (Feb. 16) during a yearlong bicentennial celebration at Nashville First Baptist Church, exhorted Christians to love with the compassion characteristic of Jesus. View Story | Download Photo
Nashville First Baptist Church Senior Pastor Frank Lewis, right, sings during Sunday (Feb. 16) morning worship with First Baptist Church Capitol Hill Senior Pastor Kelly Miller Smith, Jr., during a yearlong celebration marking Nashville First’s bicentennial. View Story | Download Photo
The current Nashville First Baptist Church building retains the tower from an earlier building constructed in 1886. The congregation in downtown Nashville is marking its bicentennial with a yearlong series of guest preachers and mission emphases. View Story | Download Photo
Nashville First Baptist Church Capitol Hill pastor Kelly Miller Smith Jr. and member Sharon Gentry lead a question and answer luncheon on race relations as Nashville First Baptist Church holds an event Sunday (Feb. 16) in a yearlong bicentennial celebration. View Story | Download Photo
Downtown Middlesboro, Ky., was partly underwater earlier this month from severe flooding. Kentucky disaster relief teams are preparing to deploy Tuesday (Feb. 18) to perform cleanup and mud-out throughout the southeastern part of the state. View Story | Download Photo
SBC Executive Committee President Ronnie Floyd announced a new five-year initiative in conjunction with multiple entities to reach every person with the Gospel in every town, every city, every state and every nation. View Story | Download Photo
In his plenary address during the SBC Executive Committee meeting Feb. 17, Southern Baptist Convention president J.D. Greear called EC members to unity in order to continue to focus on "Gospel Above All," his choice of theme for the 2020 SBC Annual Meeting in June -- just as it was for the 2019 SBC Annual Meeting. View Story | Download Photo
Ronnie Floyd (center), president and CEO of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee, announced to EC members a new working relationship between the International Mission Board and the North American Mission Board to combine compassion ministry efforts under the Send Relief umbrella. Floyd was joined in the announcement by IMB president Paul Chitwood (left) and NAMB president Kevin Ezell. View Story | Download Photo
Stacy Bramlett, chairman of the SBC Credentials Committee, addressed SBC Executive Committee members before the EC voted to disfellowship Ranchland Heights Baptist Church of Midland, Texas, from the SBC because of its employment of a lifetime registered sex offender as pastor. View Story | Download Photo
SBC Executive Committee chairman Mike Stone presides over the EC's plenary session Tuesday (Feb. 18). One of the actions coming from the meeting was the formation of a task force to "review the past and present activities" of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission. View Story | Download Photo
SBC Executive Committee members dealt with several difficult issues at their Feb. 17-18 meeting in Nashville and showed enthusiastic unity on the Gospel. View Story | Download Photo
Lake Victoria View Story | Download Photo
Joel Williams View Story | Download Photo
Ed Stetzer preached at SWBTS Feb. 13 on the need for Christians to see through "Gospel lenses." View Story | Download Photo
D. Jeffrey Bingham, dean of the school of theology at SWBTS, delivered three lectures titled "The Soul of a Leader: Acuity from Antiquity" at SBTS. View Story | Download Photo
Freed slave George Liele is increasingly recognized among Southern Baptists for his pioneering church planting and missions efforts. View Story | Download Photo
Celebrating the SBC Executive Committee's Feb. 18 vote to add George Liele Church Planting, Evangelism and Missions Day to the SBC calendar are (from left) Ken Weathersby, retired EC vice president for convention advancement; pastor Robert Anderson, who initiated the motion at the 2019 SBC Annual Meeting; and Marshal Ausberry, president of the National African American Fellowship of the SBC. View Story | Download Photo
Southern Baptists' outreach during the 1980 Winter Olympics was the beginning of Lake Placid Baptist Church, which is still serving the community of Lake Placid, N.Y., 40 years later. View Story | Download Photo
"It's pretty amazing what God has done over the years just to continue the ministry," says Jim Koenig, pastor of Lake Placid Baptist Church. "God continues to build our influence." View Story | Download Photo