Latest Articles by JONI B. HANNIGAN
May 15, 2013
JACKSONVILLE (FBW)-James A. Smith Sr., executive editor of Florida Baptist Witness, told board members May 9 he will leave by July 31 to become the seminary executive editor and chief spokesman at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky.
May 15, 2013
JACKSONVILLE (FBW)—In over half a century of conducting choirs and congregations, James Whitmire has masterfully set tempos, executed beats, and faithfully used the gift God made him aware of when he was 15 years old.
Now, at 73, Whitmire said, “I’ve learned to slow down my tempo.”
May 10, 2013
TAMPA (FBW)—In this roadmap for how any mom can passionately parent her child, Susan Merrill, a Tampa mother of five and director of iMom, sets out to talk about what children really need.
May 8, 2013
JACKSONVILLE (FBW)—Kings Faith is an emotional, provocative movie eaturing a foster kid who grew up on the wrong side of the law.
Apr 30, 2013
VERO BEACH (FBW)-The most common individual residing in an assisted living facility is a woman in her eighties.
Apr 25, 2013
PENSACOLA (FBW)—A high ranking Naval officer confirmed Naval Air Station Pensacola is on the U.S. military’s list of bases which have cut off access to the Southern Baptist Convention’s website SBC.Net.
Ted Traylor, pastor of the Olive Baptist Church in Pensacola, told Florida Baptist Witness he learned the military has blocked access to the SBC website from a civilian employee working at Eglin Air Force Base who is a member of the church.
Apr 16, 2013
LONDON (FBW)-Even as many Americans bow their heads in prayer after Tuesday’s terrorist attack at the Boston Marathon, a Florida Baptist is preparing to lead in prayer Wednesday at the funeral of Britain’s Margaret Thatcher, the former Prime Minister, who died last week at age 87.
The funeral comes two days after two bomb blasts at the finish line of the Boston Marathon killed three and wounded 144 on Patriots Day, a holiday commemorating the American Revolution. Security plans for the funeral in London were being reviewed, as well as plans for the London Marathon on Sunday, according to news reports.
Apr 16, 2013
JACKSONVILLE (FBW)–“My Hope for America” with Billy Graham won’t hope to fill a stadium or pack a park. Instead, it hopes to energize Christians across the U.S. and Canada to invite friends and neighbors to their homes to view a 30-minute video that can change their life forever.
The week of Billy Graham’s 95th birthday—Nov. 7, 2013—is the target date for what could be Billy Graham’s final call to America to turn to God, marking the biggest evangelistic undertaking in the 60-plus year history of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.
Apr 13, 2013
PONTE VEDRA BEACH (FBW)—Joining a distinguished list of governors, legislators, philanthropists, and historic military figures, Tim Tebow, 25, may be the youngest living recipient to have the honor of being named a “Great Floridian.”
Gov. Rick Scott presented the state’s award to the former University of Florida quarterback April 12 at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, just before the start of Tebow’s charity golf tournament.
Apr 12, 2013
MIAMI (FBW)—The gold cross dangling from Ivy’s neck bounced in rythym with her feet as she ran to catch up with a trio of Hispanic Baptists making their way down a busy street in downtown Miami.