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Q&A with Send Relief’s Jonathan Santiago
A Q&A with Send Relief’s Jonathan Santiago (in English and Spanish).
Pillar Church of 29 Palms, California, is a new Southern Baptist church plant specifically reaching out to Marines.
Through Birchwood Behavioral Health, Alaska Baptists are providing a source of help for traumatized children and teens.
With eight months until Crossover 2019, Birmingham-area Southern Baptists are looking to build upon a record number of faith commitments last year.
In May of 2016, a fire ravaged the storefront offices that Life Community Church in Owensboro, Kentucky, had hoped to turn into a space for local student ministry efforts.
At Refuge, immigrants and refugees find a caring community of Christians who help to welcome them into life in the United States.
The goal of this year’s Crossover is to “Engage Phoenix with the Gospel” through a partnership with Harvest America.
The North American Mission Board will launch Send Relief, its new compassion ministry, during Monday’s Send Luncheon held during the SBC Pastors’ Conference.
Paul Kim

Paul Kim introduces the motion during the 2009 SBC Annual Meeting in Louisville, Kentucky, that resulted in the SBC-adopted Ethnic Study Committee Report of 2011. Photo by Morris Abernathy.

From his unique vantage point—as a Korean pastor of a multi-ethnic church for more than two decades in Boston, the historic "cradle of the American Revolution"—Paul Kim sees an America that has clearly gone adrift.

"This isn't the America the Pilgrims founded in 1620 near Boston where I live," Kim said, citing the growing movement to legalize same-sex marriage and the drift from the nation's Christian origins. "This isn't the country our forefathers dreamed of. There's no question that our country has changed. Sin has so influenced our country. We need salvation from God."

Born in Korea, Kim came to the United States fifty years ago, became a US citizen, and eventually became a reserve chaplain for the ...

Connecticut pastor Bryan Sims understands the potential when Southern Baptists respond together. He has seen it firsthand since the December 14 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in nearby Newtown, Connecticut, through prayer, counseling services, and material help.

“It has been invaluable to receive support from Southern Baptist Disaster Relief and the BCNE [Baptist Convention of New England],” said Sims, pastor of Southbury Baptist Church in Southbury, Connecticut. “Though the Newtown tragedy is somewhat different than a natural disaster, the team adds a wealth of experience in ministering to a hurting community, particularly first responders. Also, our team meetings have generated helpful ideas of potential service to the area.”

Sims and other Southern Baptists in the region have come together to form a Newtown SBC response team to help the community recover. Local churches had already been strivin...