FJ 25 News


1996 YOUTH Conference

Over 320 registrants gathered at the tenth annual Southern Baptist Founders YOUTH Conference which convened in Panama City Beach in June. Pastors Bill and Tom Ascol addressed the theme of “The Holy War.” The reality, intensity and decisiveness of this spiritual conflict were in view as young people were challenged to recognize that there is no neutral ground. Reports of some who were hopefully converted during the week have been received. For 10 years this youth camp has been used of God to change the lives of many young people. It is worthy of the utmost support from those who desire to see youth challenged to be true disciples of Jesus Christ through the exposition and application of God’s Word. For information on next year’s meeting, contact:

Cindy Kemp, conference secretary
457 Mohican Lane
Shreveport, LA 71106-8311
phone 813/798-7080.

New Professors at Southern Seminary

Two new professors have been added to the faculty of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville. Dr. George Martin is a former Southern Baptist missionary to Indonesia. For the last two years he has been a professor of religion at North Greenville College in Tigerville, SC. He will be teaching missions in the Billy Graham School of Evangelism. Mr. Ben Mitchell is the new Visiting Professor of Ethics. Formerly he served as the Biomedical ethics specialist with the Christian Life Commission and now serves as a consultant for that organization while completing his Ph.D. degree. These additions greatly strengthen the faculty as the seminary continues it progress in returning to its charter and confessional heritage as expressed in the Abstract of Principles.