Tuesday, 21 January 2014 15:45

Richard Shahan released on bond

A former children’s pastor at First Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., charged with murdering his wife in July won release from jail late Friday after posting $100,000 bond.

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Tuesday, 21 January 2014 14:23

Florida Baptists to appeal abuse award

An attorney for the Florida Baptist Convention says he is confident that a $12.5 million award to a man sexually abused as a child by a Baptist church planter will be overturned on appeal.

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Prosecutors claimed in court Thursday that Alabama Baptist minister Richard Shahan was on his way to Europe to marry his boyfriend when police arrested him in Nashville, Tenn.

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Tuesday, 14 January 2014 10:15

Richard Shahan seeks $30,000 bond

A veteran Southern Baptist children’s minister and facilities director accused of murdering his wife is asking a judge to allow him to post bail.

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“Our hearts are broken,” the interim pastor of First Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., said in a sermon the Sunday after a former minister on staff returned to Alabama to face charges of murdering his wife.

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Thursday, 17 October 2013 12:05

Former assn. secretary sentenced for theft

An Alabama women must repay $117,000 she stole from a Baptist association and serve 12 months in a work-release alternative to prison.

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Thursday, 29 August 2013 11:25

Woman admits to embezzling church funds

A woman charged with stealing $130,000 from a Baptist association reportedly told police “the devil made her do it.”

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The interim pastor at First Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., said in his Sunday sermon that the senseless murder of a beloved church member and staff member’s wife holds lessons that are timeless and unchangeable.

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Thursday, 25 July 2013 15:38

Service set for slain minister’s wife

First Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., released a statement Thursday afternoon about a staff member’s wife found dead Tuesday in her home.

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Wednesday, 24 July 2013 15:14

Ala. minister’s wife slain in home

Police in Birmingham, Ala., are investigating the apparent murder of the wife of a staff member at the city’s First Baptist Church.

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