VBS leaders take on the universe

April 24, 2017

By Irene A. Harkleroad If children who attend VBS have half the fun and learn half as much as the trainees did during the state’s two equipping events, VBS will…

Durham joins AZSBC in revitalization

April 24, 2017

By Elizabeth Young Keith Durham, pastor of First Baptist Church, Arizona City, joined the Arizona Southern Baptist Convention staff in a newly created, part-time position as church revitalization specialist, effective…

Jack B. Johnson, former AZSBC executive director, dies at 82

March 13, 2017

Jack B. Johnson, Arizona Southern Baptist Convention executive director-treasurer from 1979-1990, died March 5 in Henderson, Nev. He was 82. David Johnson, the Arizona convention’s current executive director, said, “Arizona…

WinterFresh: Students encouraged to listen to God’s voice

March 13, 2017

By Sarah Kenney “Whenever we open our hearts, it is crazy how we open our ears,” Joe Smith said to the 475 students and leaders at WinterFresh, held Feb. 17-19…

By All Means: Arizona WMU celebrates missions

March 13, 2017

By Tim Kenney Baptists from across Arizona gathered Feb. 17-18 at CrossPoinTempe Church for the annual meeting of Arizona Woman’s Missionary Union (WMU). Pastor Bob Dodridge greeted the attendees with…

Three graduate from Leadership School

February 27, 2017

Three people received diplomas at the graduation ceremony of Escuela Bíblica de Liderazgo (Bible School of Leadership) Jan. 28 at First Southern, Phoenix. Yolanda Ramirez and Gabriela Rivera, members of…

Arizonans attend Send Conference

February 27, 2017

By Josie Rabbitt “Redefine” was the charge and challenge at the Send Conference — a joint event of the North American Mission Board and the International Mission Board. The sold-out…

Gateway Arizona adds locations

February 27, 2017

The Arizona Campus of Gateway Seminary began 2017 tallying up several encouraging steps of progress. There are 96 students enrolled for the spring semester. Some classrooms have been enlarged to…

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