Ky. team brings food to drought-stricken Lesotho

Originally published in Western Recorder – www.westernrecorder.org

Louisville—Kentucky Baptist Disaster Relief spent 10 days in October delivering food to those in need midst the drought and subsequent famine in Lesotho.

At the beginning of 2016, a two-year-long drought led to famine. The four-member team was the third team sent by Kentucky DR this year to assist IMB missionaries Jim and Teresa Flora. This trip, they reached about 11 villages.

Baptist Global Relief provided the Flora’s with funds to distribute food. The missionaries have been focusing on helping “particularly vulnerable” people, including child-headed families, the elderly, or widows, said Coy Webb, Kentucky Baptist Disaster Relief director. Continue reading “Ky. team brings food to drought-stricken Lesotho”

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Dyer: Ready to serve when KBC needed

Originally published in Western Recorder – www.westernrecorder.org

London—Kentucky Baptist Convention President Andrew Dyer came into his position under unique circumstances. Elected as the first vice president under Kevin Smith, the first African American president of the Kentucky Baptist convention, last November, Dyer assumed the role of president in June 2016 when Smith was elected executive director of the Mid-Atlantic Baptist Network.

The Kentucky Baptist Convention meeting on Nov. 15 will be the last meeting he presides over as KBC president. In addition, he has been the pastor of Corinth Baptist Church in London since 2011 and holds a Doctor of Ministry degree and Master of Divinity from Southern Seminary in Louisville. He and his wife Corrie have been married since 2000 and have five children. Continue reading “Dyer: Ready to serve when KBC needed”

Floyd joins Pulaski Baptists as DOM

Originally published in Western Recorder – www.westernrecorder.org

Somerset—Thomas Floyd has joined the Pulaski Baptist Association as their new director of missions. He began duties Nov. 7.

A 1989 graduate of Clear Creek Baptist Bible College in Pineville, Floyd brings with him more than 30 years of ministry experience in Kentucky, most recently as pastor of Oak Grove Baptist Church since 1998. Continue reading “Floyd joins Pulaski Baptists as DOM”