Send Relief names Francis Horton as vice president over international operations

Ann Lovell, IMB
April 02 2020

Send Relief announced Francis K. Horton III as its new vice president overseeing operations outside North America on April 2. Horton brings more than 20 years of international missions and relief experience to the role... read more


IMB postpones volunteer trips through June 30; personnel 'shelter in place'

Julie McGowan, IMB
March 26 2020

International Mission Board (IMB) senior leaders have directed IMB missionary personnel around the world to postpone hosting any ministry volunteer groups through June 30, leaders announced March 25. Consideration of missionaries hosting volunteer teams beyond June 30 will be reviewed on May 1, leaders reported... read more


Pastors across Europe prepare members to face grief, share hope

Grace Thornton, Southern Baptist TEXAN
March 26 2020

Tim Melton said COVID-19 hasn't made it into the living room of his family's two-bedroom apartment yet or inside the virtual walls of his church. But as the congregation of International Baptist Church in Madrid is spread out all over the city in lockdown, he watches the COVID-19 numbers climb, and he knows it could happen soon... read more


COVID-19: NAMB spending changes aimed at keeping missionaries on field

Mike Ebert, NAMB
March 20 2020

The North American Mission Board (NAMB) is implementing a series of budgetary freezes and cutbacks designed to keep missionaries on the field during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. NAMB president Kevin Ezell shared information March 19 with staff and missionaries on a video conference call and in emails to state convention leaders and other mission partners... read more


Southern Baptist military chaplains minister in the face of COVID-19

Brandon Elrod, NAMB
March 16 2020

On the front lines of the global COVID-19 outbreak, Southern Baptist military chaplains serving in South Korea and Italy are faced with significant challenges but also increasing ministry opportunities... read more