Q&A Interview: Baptist World Alliance General Secretary Elijah Brown

Elijah Brown, originally from Texas, started in January as the ninth general secretary of the Baptist World Alliance. Word&Way Editor Brian Kaylor sat down with Brown in March in the BWA offices in Falls Church, Va.

Uploading Religious Liberty

“Free speech is under assault in America,” Jerry Johnson, president of the National Religious Broadcasters, declared at a press conference in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 7. “And this is happening on the internet.” Thus, Johnson announced the NRB’s new initiative, Internet Freedom Watch, to monitor and expose internet censorship. Johnson said the NRB was founded in 1944 “in response to corporate censorship of evangelical radio ministries” and would use the…Keep Reading

BWA General Secretary Nomination

BWA General Secretary Nomination Nominations are now open for the position of Baptist World Alliance General Secretary. Self nominations are acceptable. General Secretary position profile General Secretary nomination form Nominations must be completed and sent by April 30, 2017, to: Rev. Dr. John Upton Baptist General Association of Virginia 2828 Emerywood Parkway Richmond, Virginia 23294 USA Email: John.Upton@bgav.org

Day 1: Planting and Encouraging

Today, the Ghana mission team from the Appomattox Baptist Association started our ministry work in partnership with Emmanuel Mustapha and the Ghana Baptist Convention.  One team member, Rev. Scott Curtis of Providence Baptist Church in Red House, taught 1 Corinthians for a group of 24 pastors.  Meanwhile, the other seven team members went out with drivers and interpreters to help plant two churches and encourage another. At the end of…Keep Reading

CBF inks partnership with African-American denomination

The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship announced a new partnership Oct. 5 with the National Baptist Convention of America International, Inc., seeking to build new bridges between predominantly black and white Baptist churches in the United States. Sam Tolbert and Suzii Paytner sign partnership agreement. (Photo/Simmons College of Kentucky) CBF Executive Coordinator Suzii Paynter and NBCA President Samuel C. Tolbert Jr. signed a memorandum of understanding at Simmons College in Louisville, Ky.,…Keep Reading

BWA Connect September 2016

GBC features in BWA connect for this Week under Member Bodies in Action The Ghana Baptist Convention (GBC) is experiencing rapid church growth. In 2005, it reported 1,000 congregations and 75,000 members. Today it has more than 2,000 churches and close to 500,000 baptized believers. This is the result of an aggressive mission program undertaken by Ghanaian Baptists. Over the past few years, GBC established five mission fields in different…Keep Reading

Ghana to host All Africa Baptist Fellowship

The Ghana Baptist Convention, the largest Baptist denomination in Ghana, will between the 22nd to 27th August 2016 host the All Africa Baptist Fellowship (AABF) General Assembly in Accra. This is the first time the Ghana Baptist Church is hosting a gathering of all Baptists from across every region in Africa. The AABF General Assembly will held at the Trinity Baptist Church in Accra from the 24th to 27th August…Keep Reading

NBCA and Ghana Baptist Convention Reach A Tentative Agreement

Over the past couple of days historic meetings have taken place in Houston, Texas between the National Baptist Convention of America (NBCA) President, Rev. Samuel C. Tolbert, Jr., Rev. Dennis Jones (Secretary/Treasurer of the Foreign Mission Board) and Rev. Ernest Adu-Gyamfi, President of the Ghana Baptist Convention. In this meeting, discussions were had surrounding the development of a unique partnership that would allow for the re-opening of the E. Edward…Keep Reading

Buhari charged to fight against corruption and Boko Haram insurgency

The Head pastor of the Baptist church of the Nigeria Rev. Dr. Sampson Ayoknule has tasked the President-Elect Muhammadu Buhari on the fight against corruption and Boko Haram insurgency in the country. Speaking in Owerri at the weekend during the annual church convention. Rev. Ayokunle said annual convention was organized to tackle some salient issues concerning the church and stop arising corrupt issues that may endanger the growth of the…Keep Reading

Alliance celebrates 25 years of partnership missions

Cuban Baptist leaders believe normalizing relations between the United States and Cuba results in part from seeds planted a quarter century ago building church-to-church relationships between Baptists in the two countries. The Alliance of Baptists applauded attempts by the U.S. government to normalize relations with Cuba at the group’s 28th annual gathering April 17-19 in Atlanta. “We anticipate eagerly the day when negotiations well underway between the governments of the…Keep Reading

Elgin volunteers Impact Ghana with their work

A team of volunteers from Elgin just returned from a 10-day visit to Ghana where they helped start a school lunch program and library, and visited an orphanage they built. The projects are supported largely through the fundraising efforts of fifth-graders at Sycamore Trails Elementary School in Bartlett and members of First Baptist Church in Elgin. “We raised a total of $8,200 for the lunch program between my church and…Keep Reading

Ikeja Baptist Church dedicates new building

FIRST Baptist Church, Ikeja has dedicated its new church building. At an event to mark the occasion, Senior Pastor Kayode Opadeji, charged Chrstian leaders not to allow themselves to be polluted by corrupt politicians who may want to use money and other worldly things to compromise them and their faith. While urging Christian leaders to always preach the true word of God to their congregations, the Pastor noted that the…Keep Reading