Gwen Newman receives Trudy Price Award

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WARNER ROBINS — The 2018 recipient for the Trudy Price Award, recognized at the 2018 Ministers’ Wives Annual Luncheon at Second Baptist Church in Warner Robins, is Gwen Newman.

Gwen, wife of Ray Newman, pastor and longtime Georgia Baptist Convention state missionary who passed away in 2013, was undergoing cataract surgery during this year’s annual meeting and not able to attend the luncheon. Mary Cox, GBMB state missionary to ministers’ wives, will deliver the award to her home personally. Continue reading “Gwen Newman receives Trudy Price Award”


Pianist plays for same church for 75 years

Originally published at Western Recorder –

McKEE—She’s been attending the same church, Gray Hawk Baptist Church in McKee, since she was a little girl. But now at 86 years old, Jacqueline “Jackie” Brumback has officially been one of their church pianists for nearly 75 years.

Although the health of her husband, who is an inactive deacon because of his Alzheimers, has kept her from being the main pianist for a while now, just last month she showed up for revival meetings on three nights to fill in and serve as the pianist.

But, according to her retired pastor’s wife of 31 years and friend of nearly 45 years, Brenda Rose, that level of faithfulness is just her character. Continue reading “Pianist plays for same church for 75 years”


Originally published in Southern Seminary’s Towers –

When Kristen Wanamaker started at the Baptist College of Florida, she promised her pastor and herself one thing: She would never become Baptist.

Growing up in the Presbyterian Church of the United States of America (PCUSA), Wanamaker was baptized as a baby and became a believer at 14, but it wasn’t the custom in her church to make a public profession, so she never did.

In high school, she felt a call to ministry, and she’d heard that even if she attended the Baptist college, she wouldn’t be pressured into joining the denomination. She knew there were some differences in theology between Baptists and Presbyterians, but she hadn’t taken time to think through their significance. Continue reading “Surprised by Schreiner: ONE STUDENT’S JOURNEY ACROSS THE THEOLOGICAL SPECTRUM”