Baptist Marlana VanHoose to perform at Trump's inauguration

 
Marlana VanHoose, a petite, young Kentucky Southern Baptist with a big voice, will take perhaps her grandest stage yet when she performs at President-elect Donald Trump's inaugural concert. "Whoo! I'm excited," said VanHoose, who is a member of Liberty Baptist Church near Paintsville. At little more than 4-feet-tall, VanHoose has led tens of thousands of sports fans at lots of venues in singing the national anthem since she first appeared center court at a University of Kentucky women's basketball game ...

Obama's farewell draws mixed response from Baptists

 
Following President Obama's farewell address Jan. 11 in Chicago, Southern Baptists who have met with him personally reflected on his "liberal" social policies, apparent commitment to family, and status as America's first black president. Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee President Frank S. Page said he "watched the presidential speech with great interest" and has appreciated Obama's example as a husband and father despite deep disagreements with the president on some issues. A member of Obama's Council on Faith Based and Neighborhood ...