Category: SBC

All of us should Share the Word,
individually, collectively and cooperatively.

SBC PRESIDENT’S ANNUAL ADDRESS Owen Cooper 1973   OWEN COOPER, who retired May 1 as president of the Mississippi and Coastal Chemical Corp. in Yazoo City, Miss., is the first layman in 13 years to serve as president of the 12-million member Southern Baptist Convention.  He was elected president of the SBC in 1972 in […]

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“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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