Vandals hurl rock through Valley church window

...Indiana. Swofford said it doesn't have a denomination per se but has characteristics similar to the Nazarene or Baptist churches.? Contact reporter Emily Russo Miller at 523-2263 or at
Boy Scout board approves end to blanket ban on gay adults

...Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission."In recent years I have seen a definite cooling on the part of Baptist churches toward the Scouts," Moore said. "This will probably bring that cooling to a freeze."Under the BSA's new...
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Death toll rises to five in Chattanooga

...she said.Ali and Brewer were among more than 1,000 people who attended a memorial service Friday night at a Baptist church for the victims. Ali, one of the speakers, railed against alleged shooter Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez as a "murderer...
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Riots erupt after funeral of man injured in custody to bid him farewell and press for more accountability among law enforcement.The 2,500-capacity New Shiloh Baptist church was filled with mourners. But even the funeral could not ease mounting tensions.Police said in a news release sent...
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Kenai Christian academy graduates sole senior

KENAI - Wings Christian Academy, based in Kenai's Immanuel Baptist Church, held a graduation ceremony for Tyler Ophus, its sole departing senior.The May 15 ceremony opened with pledges to the Bible...
Family is sweaty business for Lauwers, Karlberg, Sims

ANCHORAGE - Keith and Lillian Lauwers came to Anchorage nearly 50 years ago when Keith became pastor at Sand Lake Baptist Church. Since then they've spent much of their time sitting down.The couple responsible for one of Anchorage's most...
Scouts' leader: Ban on gays not sustainable

...the end of us as a national movement," he said.But some churches may be alienated nonetheless. Some Southern Baptist churches stopped sponsoring troops after gay scouts were allowed, and letting in gay adults will likely prompt even more...
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Sharpton praises response to police shooting of man

...demonstrations from people in Ferguson, Missouri after Michael Brown's death.Sharpton preached at the Charity Missionary Baptist Church and commended Mayor Keith Summey and Police Chief Eddie Driggers - both of whom were in the congregation and at a...
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My turn: Anchorage: A community of friends

...choir exchange between First Presbyterian Church (where Mayor Mystrom and we were members) and Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church. Bill and I never learned how it went over at Shiloh but we do remember how we normally reserved Presbyterians rocked...
Harlem-based gospel musicians train local choir for 4th year in a row

...Johnson are both based in Harlem but travel frequently to perform and teach. Lewis is senior pastor of the New Light Baptist Church of greater New York. Originally from Virginia, he received his degree in music education and vocal performance...
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