Category: SBC

“Remember son, you can’t make nothing grow!
Only the good Lord can do that!”

SOUTHERN BAPTIST CONVENTION PRESIDENT’S ADDRESS, 1971, part I By Carl E. Bates   Carl E. Bates (d.) was born on a farm in Amite County outside of Liberty, Miss. Though raised in a Christian home, Bates was not converted until he was 19. Bates graduated from Mississippi College, and later from Southern Seminary. Bates served […]

Mandate to Minister, Part II

Cont’d from last Sunday   PRESIDENT’S ADDRESS SOUTHERN BAPTIST CONVENTION MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA, 1967   H. FRANKLIN PASCHALL, was pastor of  First Baptist Church of Nashville, Tenn. A native of Kentucky, Paschall was pastor of the First Baptist Church of Bowling Green, Ky., from 1951-55, before coming to Nashville. Previously he was pastor of the […]

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Mandate to Minister

PRESIDENT’S ADDRESS SOUTHERN BAPTIST CONVENTION MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA, 1967 H. FRANKLIN PASCHALL, was pastor of  First Baptist Church of Nashville, Tenn. A native of Kentucky, Paschall was pastor of the First Baptist Church of Bowling Green, Ky., from 1951-55, before coming to Nashville. Previously he was pastor of the Hazel Baptist Church in Hazel, Ky.  […]

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Is there such a thing as “the Baptist belief”?

SBC PRESIDENT’S ADDRESS SOUTHERN BAPTIST CONVENTION San Francisco, California, 1962 HERSCHEL H. HOBBS (d.) served two terms, from 1961 to 1963, as president of the Southern Baptist Convention. Considered one of the most influential Southern Baptists of the 20th Century, Hobbs chaired the committee that wrote the 1963 Baptist Faith and Message Statement. A prolific […]

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We’re on a big business for the Lord Jesus Christ,
and it’s no time for compromise.

PRESIDENT’S ADDRESS, SOUTHERN BAPTIST CONVENTION, 1961, St. Louis, Missouri.  Speaker:  Ramsey Pollard, Memphis, Tennessee. I wish to read from the sixteenth chapter of the book of Matthew:  When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples saying, “Whom do men say that I, the Son of Man, am?”  And they said, […]

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