Jack B. Johnson, former AZSBC executive director, dies at 82

Jack B. Johnson, Arizona Southern Baptist Convention executive director-treasurer from 1979-1990, died March 5 in Henderson, Nev. He was 82. David Johnson, the Arizona convention's current executive director, said, "Arizona Southern Baptists are grateful for the leadership of Jack Johnson...

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WinterFresh: Students encouraged to listen to God’s voice

By Sarah Kenney "Whenever we open our hearts, it is crazy how we open our ears," Joe Smith said to the 475 students and leaders at WinterFresh, held Feb. 17-19 at Camp Pinerock in Prescott. The goal of WinterFresh is to...

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By All Means: Arizona WMU celebrates missions

By Tim Kenney Baptists from across Arizona gathered Feb. 17-18 at CrossPoinTempe Church for the annual meeting of Arizona Woman's Missionary Union (WMU). Pastor Bob Dodridge greeted the attendees with thanksgiving for the important work of WMU in keeping churches...

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Three graduate from Leadership School

Three people received diplomas at the graduation ceremony of Escuela Bíblica de Liderazgo (Bible School of Leadership) Jan. 28 at First Southern, Phoenix. Yolanda Ramirez and Gabriela Rivera, members of Centro Cristiano de Alabanza y Adoración in Phoenix, and Yesenia...

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Arizonans attend Send Conference

By Josie Rabbitt "Redefine" was the charge and challenge at the Send Conference — a joint event of the North American Mission Board and the International Mission Board. The sold-out conference in Long Beach, Calif., Feb. 3-4 drew nearly 4,000 attendees,...

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Gateway Arizona adds locations

The Arizona Campus of Gateway Seminary began 2017 tallying up several encouraging steps of progress. There are 96 students enrolled for the spring semester. Some classrooms have been enlarged to accommodate increasing enrollment, and some administrative space has been enlarged...

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Phoenix set to host SBC meeting

"Pray! For Such a Time as This" is the theme for the 2017 Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting June 13-14 at the Phoenix Convention Center, SBC President Steve Gaines has announced. The theme is based on Esther 4:14 and...

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CP giving posts three-year increase

Arizona Southern Baptists' giving through the Cooperative Program increased for the third straight year, and the Arizona Mission Offering goal was surpassed in 2016. "Arizona Southern Baptists continue to demonstrate generous giving and a heart for missions through the Cooperative...

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VBS Equipping events set for April

By Sarah Kenney How does Vacation Bible School remain an effective tool for sharing the gospel with communities across the state? The answer, said Cheri Dempsay, state VBS director, is “training helps motivate, prepare and energize church leaders to go...

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