Bill Stone, Clark Johnson, Raymond Wilson obituaries

Bill Stone, a retired Arizona Southern Baptist pastor and chaplain, died Aug. 24 in Phoenix. He was 88. The founding pastor of First Baptist Church, Litchfield Park, in the early 1980s, Stone worked alongside volunteers who constructed the church’s building....

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Revitalize West: Words of hope, help

By Rik Danielsen Pastors and members of small churches heard words of encouragement and help at Revitalize West 2018, held Aug. 24-25 at First Southern Baptist Church, Avondale. “Pastoring a small church is not a penalty for doing something wrong,” said...

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AZSBC office sale is back on

The sale of the Arizona Southern Baptist Convention office and Gateway Seminary Arizona Campus in Scottsdale and purchase of an office complex in northwest Phoenix are back on, said AZSBC Executive Director David Johnson. A real estate developer backed...

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Arizona Pastors Conference inspires ministry leaders

By Noah Jaeger Photos by Kim Ahern Pastors from all over Arizona attended the Arizona Pastors Conference at Foothills Baptist Church in Ahwatukee Sept. 18-19. The event offered pastors the opportunity to improve their pastoral care and experience encouragement. Brian Bowman, lead...

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Beth Moore holds second Chinle event

Story and photos by Sandy De Jesús It is unusual for a well-known conference speaker to choose a remote Native American location over a city that could draw a large audience. In Chinle, Living Proof Live with Beth Moore became more...

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North Phoenix Baptist Church hosts McCain memorial

By Kay Harms North Phoenix Baptist Church and Pastor Noe Garcia hosted a memorial service for Senator John McCain, Thursday, Aug. 30, in the church’s worship center. The Arizona senator, 81, died Saturday, Aug. 25. According to news reports, Senator McCain...

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