Oct 15, 2014
NAPLES (FBW)—For most people, maintaining their car is not a life-changing experience.
But for Mary Hickman, her life changed dramatically when she attended the car care clinic sponsored by First Baptist Church of Naples.
Before attending the car care clinic in March 2013, Hickman knew about God. She also knew she was not where God wanted her to be. With a mother addicted to crack cocaine and other family members who were physically and emotionally abusive, Hickman had lived in eight homes by the time she was 14 years old.
Oct 14, 2014
PANAMA CITY (FBW)—For years, members of Westview Baptist Church in Panama City feared for the future of their once-thriving congregation. Membership dipped to 12 and efforts by local and state Baptists could not revitalize the church. Today, the church building is full again as the West Campus of Family of God Baptist Church.
“There’s been a miracle going on here!” exclaimed Sue Gillman, a member of Westview Baptist since 1969 and church secretary for 26 years.
Oct 13, 2014
More than 600 walk the aisles at Calvary Baptist Clearwater
CLEARWATER (FBW)—Unfortunately, it’s not every week that a church invitation makes news. But that happened recently at Calvary Baptist Church in Clearwater.
About a month ago, more than 600 people came forward at the end of services preached by Senior Pastor Willy Rice. A week later, more than 100 of those people were baptized.
Oct 10, 2014
NASHVILLE (BP)—Despite negative reviews by some secular and Christian film critics, the end-times thriller "Left Behind" starring Nicolas Cage grossed nearly $7 million at the box office during its opening weekend and helped place renewed focus on the doctrine of Christ's second coming.
"It's a good film, one that doesn't preach, but does remind moviegoers that there is a time when life will end on earth, one way or another," Christian film critic Phil Boatwright told Baptist Press in written comments. "And, it subtly asks us if we are preparing for it."
Oct 8, 2014
Amber walked through the streets of Bruhl, Germany, praying for the physical and spiritual needs of the German people.
Olivia taught English classes to university students in East Asia, seeking opportunities to share the Gospel.
Oct 7, 2014
SANTIAGO, Cuba (FLBaptist)—It was mid-afternoon in mid-July when the lights went out in Eastern Cuba and stayed out for about five hours, even as the sun set.
With skies growing darker, the Cubans were undaunted by the power outage. They had been waiting so long for this week when Florida Baptists would come their way. They walked to church for the evening evangelistic service.
Oct 2, 2014
How much difference can one mission trip make in a person’s life?
Just ask Peter Vega Jr.
When he went on his first mission trip to Western Cuba in November 2011, Vega had no idea that God would use that short-term excursion to lead him on an unimaginable spiritual journey in the coming days.
Sep 30, 2014
ORLANDO (FBW)—Since 1948, the Orlando Union Rescue Mission has been dedicated to helping the homeless and needy find the path to self-sufficiency while at the same time leading them to salvation through Jesus Christ.
The success stories are as many as they are varied.
Sep 29, 2014
MIAMI (FBW)—Women and men clad in shorts, running shoes and T-shirts sit catching their breath under the shade of a tree while sweat rolls down their foreheads and their hair clings to their damp necks.
Even so, they are focused on the man who stands before them reading from the Bible. Welcome to another Pulse Miami Fitness Saturday.
Sep 28, 2014
PENSACOLA (FBW)—When members of West Pensacola Baptist Church decided to begin feeding the hungry and homeless, they looked first to the neighborhoods around their church. The ministry that grew out of their concern is the Westside Community Partnership that throws block parties for its neighbors.
Church members Tom and Sheila Edwards began the ministry after hearing of other churches feeding the homeless.