Clyde Besson, pastor, author, counselor, dies in Scottsdale

Clyde Besson, pastor, author, counselor and seminar leader, died Dec. 9 in Scottsdale. He was 81. Besson founded and directed Christian Growth Ministries, a nonprofit organization providing family counseling, personal growth seminars and video series for single adults, couples and...

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Bill Hunke, Baptist leader in the West, dies in Sun Lakes

E.W. "Bill" Hunke Jr., whose handprints are all over the history of Arizona Southern Baptists, as well as Southern Baptists in the West, died Oct. 31 in Sun Lakes. He was 92. Hunke first came to Arizona in 1954 as...

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Elliff: Seek God for revival, awakening

By Rik Danielsen America is in a state of national spiritual emergency, and the only hope we have is to seek God for a great spiritual revival of the churches and an awakening in the land, said Bill Elliff at...

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Crossover America to feature Harvest America

By Tobin Perry As Phoenix-area Southern Baptists prepare for next summer's SBC annual meeting, they are praying that a new addition to Crossover activities could lead to long-lasting spiritual fruit. At the invitation of the North American Mission Board, Southern California...

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Riders take on 2-day bike trek for CP

By Lainee Pegelow Why would six men ride their bicycles 165 miles in two days? A love of the Cooperative Program. "We want to raise awareness of what the Cooperative Program is doing all around Arizona and all around the world,...

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Arizona Baptists focus on CP, Centennial Vision

By Elizabeth Young During their 88th annual meeting, Arizona Southern Baptists celebrated what God is doing in their state, heard how the Cooperative Program undergirds that work and adopted a 2017 budget sending more to Southern Baptist Convention causes. "For God...

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