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Dungy, Tampa’s adopted native son, plans ministry future

TAMPA (FBW)—Tony Dungy knows what it’s like to be the first. He was the first boy born into a family of six, the first black head coach to lead his team to a Super Bowl victory and the first NFL coach to defeat all 32 NFL teams.

‘Accidental speaker’ sees instead God’s hand in his life

TALLAHASSEE (FBW) - Rep. Larry Cretul, R-Ocala laughs at the suggestion of some that he is the "accidental speaker" of the Florida House, although he will take that high office only because of the unexpected departure of Speaker Ray Sansom.

‘Strong Marriages Florida’ campaign launched

TALLAHASSEE (FBW)—The man who last year led the successful effort to amend Florida’s constitution to protect traditional marriage says it’s

Blindness enabled clear vision of God, says retiring pastor

PANAMA CITY (FBW)—Pastor Jerry D. Moore, 78, retired late last year after a 60-year career in ministry and 31 years with Northside Baptist Church in Panama City. Of the hundreds of sermons he has preached in his long history of ministry, his personal testimony continues to be the sermon most “used by the Lord,” he said.

Outdoorsman outreach draws a crowd of more than 2,300

CALLAHAN (FBC)—On a weekend when Americans were divided along football loyalties, more than 2,300 people attending the “Beast Feast” in Callahan found common ground through sportsmanship and Christ.

Florida Baptist Disaster Relief responds to Kentucky ice storms

JACKSONVILLE (FBC)—Florida Baptists reached out with prayers and volunteers to help Kentucky recover following severe winter storms that have paralyzed much of the Midwestern United States.

The First Baptist Church in America

The oldest Baptist congregation in the United States is The First Baptist Church in America at Providence, Rhode Island. First Baptist claims 1638 as its organizational date when believers met in the home of Roger Williams for prayer, worship, and fellowship.

'The Well' draws Tallahassee's college students

TALLAHASSEE (FBW)-The lights dim, the music swells, and the doors burst open at Tallahassee's Godby High School auditorium as The Well begins another unconventional service early on a Sunday night in January.

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