Ramer, former West Phoenix Baptist pastor, dies

Stephen (Steve) Ernest Ramer, former pastor of West Phoenix Baptist Church, died Nov. 27 after a lengthy illness. He was 59. Ramer graduated from Grand Canyon University in 1996 after answering God’s call to full-time ministry. Prior to that, he...

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Faith in Action News Briefs

With the help of Arizona Southern Baptist churches and others, Arizona Baptist Children’s Services Community Resource Centers provided holiday food boxes and Thanksgiving dinners for thousands of needy families. From November through December, Caring Ministries in Tucson distributed 1,000 holiday...

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IMB missionaries open their Mesa home to other missionaries

While Joe and Wanda Kord* are serving a three-year term in Niger with the International Mission Board, their house in Mesa is serving missionaries visiting Arizona. The Kords sensed God’s call to full-time missions service while on the first of...

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Proclaim conference challenges college students

By Lainee Pegelow As Christian Challenge AZ pursues its mission of engaging college students with the gospel, a team of campus missionary staff was tasked to organize and host a collegiate evangelism conference. On Oct. 21, 2017, an evangelism event...

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Arizona Pastors Featured at Pastors Conference

Arizona pastors headlined the Pastors Conference prior to the Arizona Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting Nov. 17 in Tucson. Speakers included Jackie Allen, Mark Martin and Brian Bowman, who led a panel discussion on multiplication. “I get it. Life and...

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AZ Baptists bring special delivery to Supai

By Lainee Pegelow Thanks to the generous giving of Zona campers last summer, a team of Arizona Southern Baptists made a special delivery to the Grand Canyon village of Supai late last year. Each summer, the Arizona Southern Baptist Convention hosts...

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AZSBC Annual Meeting held in Tucson

By Elizabeth Young During their 89th annual meeting, Arizona Southern Baptists were challenged to multiply disciples, leaders and churches for the sake of the lost in their cities. Looking beyond Arizona, messengers adopted a 2018 budget that will send more...

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