Baptist – Pentecostal Talks Postponed

A meeting that was to take place between major Pentecostal and Baptist denominational groups has been postponed. The reason given was due to conflicts in scheduling for necessary participants.

The talks are the beginning of an effort to reconcile both Pentecostals and Baptists so that they might work closer together. The first round of meetings between the Baptist World Alliance and Pentecostal World Fellowship was to have taken place Aug. 4-11 in Quito, Ecuador. The announcement was made by BWA General Secretary Neville Callam and Cecil Robeck of the Pentecostals.

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Linda Hyles Murphrey Speaks out about Her Father – Jack Hyles

The video has been made private – anyone who was able to download it please email us at

Note: We have been informed that the video will be made available soon after some format changes are made due to TED requirements.

Here are a couple links to the audio only version and a transcript.

Mississippi Church Apologizes for Racism

The following apology was posted on the First Baptist Church of Crystal Springs, MS today after denying a black couple the ability to marry in their church after it was discovered the were black.

First Baptist Church Crystal Springs, Mississippi
August 5, 2012
A Statement of Restoration and Reconciliation

We the members of the body of Christ known as First Baptist Church Crystal Springs do this day affirm our unchanging belief that Jesus Christ is Lord of the church. Our church is indeed His church. We recognize that He, the Savior, died for all people. Our desire is that our church be open to all who desire to come and know Him, meet with Him, and grow with others who seek to follow Him. We also recognize that our church like any other church is made up of sinful, redeemed, but flawed saints who intentionally at times choose not to follow the Lord’s will.

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