The First Baptist Church was formed in 1776 by free and enslaved Black people. They initially met secretly in fields and under trees in defiance of laws that prevented African Americans from congregating. By 1818, the church had its first building in the former colonial capital.
Pope Francis has joined the chorus of people calling on Missouri Gov. Mike Parson to grant clemency to a death row inmate who is set to be executed for killing three people during a 1994 convenience store robbery.
U.S. Catholic bishops approved the drafting of a “teaching document” that many of them hope will rebuke Catholic politicians, including President Joe Biden, for receiving Communion despite their support for abortion rights.
The Southern Baptist Convention has tamped down a push from the right at its largest meeting in decades, electing a new president who has worked to bridge racial divides in the church and defeating an effort to make an issue of critical race theory.
Amidst a pandemic and a winter storm that dropped several inches of snow on Northeast Arkansas, several churches have abandoned their typical Ash Wednesday services in lieu of online services designed to keep their congregants safe at home.
The pandemic has taken a toll on most, making purchasing necessities more difficult. The St. Paul A.M.E. Church of Jonesboro had a Community Giveaway event on Saturday to help out during difficult times.
Central Baptist Church in Paragould is getting creative and adapting to meet COVID-19 guidelines. The past few Sundays have looked a little different for Central Baptist Church in Paragould. Church services were moved to the Greene County Fairgrounds to accommodate more people.
Millions of dollars in taxpayer-funded loans that were meant to help small businesses stay afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic have been distributed to dozens of churches, private schools, and charter schools across the Mid-South.
Saying large gatherings pose a risk for COVID-19 transmission, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention linked Arkansas’s outbreak to a church gathering that left dozens of people sick and four others dead.