Testimonials

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Julie Pennington-Russell
Pastor, First Baptist DC
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In the News

Baptist News Global

Baptist-Amish singalong takes bite out of toxic charity

By JEFF BRUMLEY
If Amish and Baptists singing hymns together in rural Appalachia isn’t an expression of Christian unity, Joshua Hearne says, nothing is. And it demonstrates the embrace of relevance and change churches need in their increasing struggles to survive, said Hearne, a founder and leader of Grace and Main, an intentional Christian … [Read More]

Cooperative Baptist Fellowship

Baptists, Amish and the Holy Spirit in Appalachia

By CARRIE HARRIS
On the western and tree-covered slopes of the Appalachian Mountains, rain has a way of bearing down on you with a soft inevitability. If the turning of the poplar leaves toward the skies does not tell you, then the first cool gust of the stormfront clearly promises thunder. The wind whistles faintly as it tugs at the leaves and pine needles of the … [Read More]

Flourish

Episode 1: Appalachian Immersion

By FLOURISH PODCAST
Hear the story of the Appalachian Immersion ministry of the First Baptist Church of Middlesboro, Kentucky. Pastor Zach Bay and John Parker, chair of the Applachian Immersion Committee at the church, share how the idea for this ministry took shape and form. We also explore the unexpected connections and results that have arisen from this creative work. [Listen Now]

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