April 29, 2004 Print Edition

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Disabled woman relies on God for happiness

MIAMI (FBW)-“Have you ever been faced with a situation so dark you wonder where God is?” Bernadette Todd asked the congregation at Stanton Memorial Baptist Church in Miami March 21.

NOBTS trustees vote to ask SBC messengers to settle debate over sole membership

NEW ORLEANS-New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (NOBTS) trustees voted April 14 to ask Southern Baptist Convention messengers meeting in 2005 in Nashville to settle a long and exhausting debate over declaring the SBC the sole member of the seminary.

Children’s ‘complete care’ includes faith, experts say

ORLANDO (BP)-In accomplishing the task set before them by Christ to minister to children in need, the Baptist Child Care Executives believe complete care includes helping children develop faith, according to a statement released recently by the organization.


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The Florida Baptist Children’s Homes receive funding through the Cooperative Program. It’s a wonderful thing to know that when your church gives through the Cooperative Program, you share in this ministry to hurting children and families.


It has been a tremendous blessing and privilege to serve as the President of the Florida Baptist Convention. Since elected in November 2002, I have been provided the opportunity of representing our Lord, First Baptist, Brandon, and Florida Baptists at over 60 different engagements. God has provided me with a healthy perspective of the ministry of the Florida Baptist Convention. Our convention sets the pace for Southern Baptist work.


When I’m introduced to speak, I’m often called a prophet. It always makes me cringe. I think it’s a little self-promoting for me to think of myself in those terms, and besides, biblical prophets got stoned or exiled or rejected. Who wants the job? Nobody really likes a prophet because he tells people things they don’t want to hear. Today, I’m going to fill that role: I’m going to tell you something you don’t want to hear.

Director of Convention’s Media Services wins grand prize

JACKSONVILLE (FBC)-Ty Wood, director of the Media Services Department of the Florida Baptist Convention, received the prestigious M.E. Dodd award presented by the Baptist Communicators Association during their 50th annual meeting April 15-18 in St. Louis, Mo.

Jacksonville native named new BCF alumni, church director

Graceville (BCF)-Tommy Smith has been named the new director of alumni affairs and church relations for the Baptist College of Florida (BCF). Smith is a native of Jacksonville, but moved to BCF in 1999 to earn a bachelor’s degree in theology.

Ted Baehr, Movieguide® founder, to speak at PBAU's graduation

WEST PALM BEACH (PBAU)-Ted Baehr, the founder and publisher of Movieguide®, a magazine that provides movie-viewing guidance to families, will be the featured speaker at Palm Beach Atlantic University’s Spring Commencement ceremonies May 1, in the University’s Greene Complex for Sports & Recreation, 1101 S. Dixie Hwy., West Palm Beach.

PBAU announces plans for Warren Library

WEST PALM BEACH (PBAU)-Palm Beach Atlantic University plans to build a $20 million library and name it after the founding chairman of the board of trustees, Donald E. Warren, and his wife, Bebe. Palm Beach residents, the Warrens are known as community leaders and volunteers who, in 1956, settled in West Palm Beach where Warren quickly built a cardiology practice.

‘Purpose-Driven’ small group conference planned in July

ST. AUGUSTINE (FBW) - This summer Anastasia Baptist Church in St. Augustine, is scheduled to host a Purpose Driven Small Group Conference July 30-31.

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