Bob Allen

Bob Allen

Bob Allen is news editor of ABPnews/Herald.

Trial date set for accused molester

More than a year after his arrest on charges of taking indecent liberties with boys, a former Baptist church camp chaperone is getting his day in court.

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Al Sharpton opens voter-rights center with rally at historic Baptist church

Wednesday marked the opening of the National Action Network’s Freedom Sunday national headquarters in Birmingham, Ala., and a keynote address at a community rally by Al Sharpton at the city’s 16th Street Baptist Church.

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Baptist school mourns loss of president’s son

The community at Brewton-Parker College in Mount Vernon, Ga., is rallying around President Ergun Caner and his family after the sudden loss of 15-year-old Braxton Caner in Texas.

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American Baptist region defrocks minister charged with larceny

American Baptist Churches USA no longer recognizes the ordination of a pastor charged with bilking the elderly.

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Same-sex couple makes ‘journey of faith’ to wed

A Baptist minister in Kentucky joined other faith leaders to organize a symbolic bus ride July 28 in support of same-sex couples denied the right to legally wed.

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Golden Gate campus fetches $85 million

The deal includes a two-year lease-back, giving the school time to move its main campus from the San Francisco Bay Area to Southern California.

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Candidate’s church-state stance worries religious freedom blogger

A conservative Southern Baptist preacher running for Congress in Georgia is being described as the next Todd Akin.

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Once a bright hope, Arkansas Baptist College now faces fiscal challenges, lawsuits

This story has been edited to correct factual errors in the fifth and the next-to-final paragraph.

Once the feel-good story in moderate Baptist life, these days a historically black college reborn in Arkansas is best known for its mounting financial woes.

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Rubio talks values at speech co-sponsored by ERLC

Southern Baptist official Russell Moore says the left mistakenly believes supporters of traditional marriage are simply going to disappear.

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Sex abuse victim sues Alabama Baptist church

A week after the arrest of a trusted financial secretary on charges of theft, an Alabama Baptist church is being slapped with a lawsuit claiming negligent hiring and supervision of a convicted child molester.

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