Louisville Rescue Mission rebrands, expands ministry

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LOUISVILLE—Louisville Rescue Mission, one of the five oldest Gospel rescue missions in the United States and Louisville’s oldest, is rebranding, restructuring some aspects of their ministry, and expanding its ministry across the Ohio River into Indiana.

During a press conference and open house Sept. 18, LRM officials shared the new name for the ministry, Re: Center Ministries.

The branding change came for a number of reasons, Cory Bledsoe, Re:Center’s executive director, shared. Part of it, he said, is just helping the ministry understand, “our philosophy of ministry, where we’re trying to go, what our focus is, and marrying that with our brand.” Continue reading “Louisville Rescue Mission rebrands, expands ministry”


Car crashes into South Louisville church, but ‘cornerstone’ remains

Originally published in Western Recorder – www.westernrecorder.org

LOUISVILLE—Around 10 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 21, a joy-riding young man and his friends crashed his mom’s car into the corner of Temple of Faith Baptist Church in South Louisville.

During the church’s Wednesday night service the next day, the mother of the young man was part of the prayer circle surrounding the wreckage, and the man apologized directly to the pastor and confessed to the police.

“What started out as a bad day for the Temple of Faith ended up being a great day of praise to the Lord,” Temple of Faith Pastor Joel Bowman said.

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Pastors encourages to ‘refocus’ on evangelistic sermons

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LOUISVILLE—Something must be done to reverse of the steep decline in baptisms within Southern Baptist Convention churches in America since 2000, the evangelism director for the North American Mission Board, Joel Southerland, encouraged attenders at Refocus: Evangelistic Preaching and Invitations.

The Refocus event, hosted and organized by the Kentucky Baptist Convention’s evangelism department, was held in six different locations across the state, including, Owensboro, Paducah, Louisville, Elizabethtown, Pikeville, and Manchester, from Aug. 20-23. Continue reading “Pastors encourages to ‘refocus’ on evangelistic sermons”