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By Gary D. Myers on Thursday, October 29, 2020

Hurricane Zeta raced ashore just after 4 p.m. Oct 28 near Cocodrie, La., with wind speeds of 110 mph. The fast-moving storm quickly reached the New Orleans metro area, and by 7:30 p.m., the storm had passed. The eye of the storm passed directly over New Orleans, including the New Orleans...

By Marilyn Stewart on Friday, October 16, 2020

UPDATE - Six weeks after Hurricane Laura left Lake Charles, La. reeling from damage, Hurricane Delta brought new damage and is forcing repairs already completed to be redone. Chad Gilbert, community and missions pastor for Lake Charles’ Trinity Baptist Church, described the second storm as “demoralizing” as residents now...

By Bob Bunn on Friday, October 16, 2020

Nathan Jernigan has always been a builder at heart. Raised by a single mom in Tallahassee, Florida, he began building a respectable ministry for himself by leading worship as a teenager. But playing songs on a guitar didn’t hold enough allure, so he pursued a different path toward building things. “I...

By Gary D. Myers on Wednesday, October 14, 2020

The New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary trustees approved three initiatives to bolster the work of Leavell College, elected Tyler Wittman to the faculty, and affirmed changes to the doctor of ministry program. Trustees also voted to approve a partnership agreement with the North American Mission Board to establish a church planting...

By Marilyn Stewart and Gary D. Myers on Wednesday, October 14, 2020

In a move that brings together New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary’s heart to reach the city and the North American Mission Board’s efforts for Gospel impact in New Orleans, NOBTS trustees approved a partnership with NAMB to launch a church planting center on the NOBTS campus. The impact of the new...

By Marilyn Stewart on Wednesday, October 7, 2020

After long months of COVID-19 restrictions, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary returned to a regular, in-person chapel schedule Oct. 6. Rather than a celebration, the first service was a sober moment of prayer and reflection. As the service began, all eyes were on Hurricane Delta, a storm expected to...

By Marilyn Stewart on Thursday, September 17, 2020

Phase two of the Bridge Campaign, a special scholarship fund benefiting New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and Leavell College students impacted by COVID-19, has surpassed its goal of $150,000. Mike Wetzel, vice president of development, said the “Bridge 2.0 Campaign” raised $270,000, benefitting students enrolled in the fall 2020 semester. “The fund...

By Marilyn Stewart on Thursday, September 17, 2020

After Hurricane Laura tore through Lake Charles, La. on Aug. 27 – making landfall as a category 4 storm – Chad Gilbert (MDIV ‘07) and wife Cole knew God had prepared them for that moment. Chad, associate pastor of community and missions at Trinity Baptist Church in Lake Charles, works...