Kinman, retired Arizona pastor, dies

Jerry Kinman, retired longtime Arizona Southern Baptist pastor, died July 17 in Missouri, where he had moved from Arizona late last year. He was 74. Kinman retired in 2014 after serving as pastor of First Baptist Church, Parker, for 17...

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Buyer cancels AZSBC office sale

The Arizona Southern Baptist Convention office and Gateway Seminary Arizona Campus in Scottsdale won't be relocating as soon as anticipated. The real estate developer, whose offer of $2.55 million for the property had been accepted earlier this year, pulled out...

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An overseas meeting for the future

By Kay Harms David Johnson, Arizona Southern Baptist Convention executive director, recently returned from what he coined "a meeting for the future" in Maputo, Mozambique. He and Pastor Bret Burnett from Mountain View Baptist Church in Tucson met with Baptist...

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GenSend team scouts for church plants

By Kay Harms Twelve college students and recent graduates from southeastern states spent six weeks of their summer scouting out the population patterns and rhythms for two potential Phoenix area church plants. GenSend is a summer collegiate program of the North...

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Pastors, wives relax, refresh, recharge

By Johanna Willett During the last weekend in July, 204 ministry couples gathered at the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson for a weekend of relaxation and inspiration. Like the waterfall cascading down a desert mountain at the resort, the Pastors...

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