Former atheist shares how she became a pastor's wife

 
Pardon Tiffany Bowen for laughing when the following question was posed to her and a room full of other ministers' wives: "Did you think you would ever marry a minister?" During The Good Cup event for ministers' wives, held during the Tennessee Baptist Convention's annual meeting in November, the question served as a reminder to her of God's apparent sense of humor. At the time she met her future husband, Jason Bowen, now pastor of First Baptist Church in Trenton, ...

Tennessee pastor is proof God 'still works miracles'

 
Just looking at Ternae "T.J." Jordan Jr., one would never suspect he once was in a hospital with a bullet in his head, fighting for his life. Jordan still has the bullet in his head more than 23 years later but has no visible scars at its entry point. He now serves as assistant pastor at Mount Canaan Baptist Church in Chattanooga, Tenn., where his father, Ternae Jordan Sr., is pastor. T.J., then 15, was hit by a stray bullet ...

Bible changes Chinese scholar's life

 
Tao Lu never laid eyes on the Word of God until he came to the United States to study advanced computer engineering. That's not unusual in China where Tao grew up, even though his father taught English in a major city. The Chinese Christian movement may be growing rapidly amid periodic crackdowns, but it has yet to reach hundreds of millions of people in the vast communist nation. "Not only did my father never mention the Bible to me, but ...

In Missouri prison with her daughter, mother cries out to God

 
Sandy Harrell had been in prison for a few months when a guard told her that her daughter Casey would be there soon. And not just for a visit. Harrell's youngest child was about to join her at Missouri's Chillicothe Correctional Center. The chaotic life of using and selling methamphetamine had caught up with them—again. "I'd been in jail before, but never with my daughter. That's when reality slapped me in the face," Harrell said. "She and I ...