Churches Damaged in Easter Storms

Lawler Baptist Church, near Dora, and Shoal Creek Baptist Church, Priceville, are two churches with reported damage from today’s Easter storms moving through the state. Lawler Baptist’s building “took a beating” by the storm pounding Walker County, according to Birmingham’s ABC 33/40. Shoal Creek Baptist was struck by lightning mid-day and suffered steeple and roof damage, according […]

Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief Donating 2,000 Masks to Law Enforcement, Healthcare Workers

Rick Lance, executive director of the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions (SBOM), announced today (March 26) that Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief (ABDR) is donating 2,000 N95 masks to  local law enforcement agencies and hospitals in the state. “We are using current supplies to meet specific requests,” Lance wrote in a tweet. Mark Wakefield, SBOM […]

TAB Staff Member Part of Disaster Relief Efforts in Southern Tennessee

After being trained by Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief officials earlier this year, I donned my yellow shirt and yellow hat for the first time Nov. 3–4 in Adamsville, Tennessee. The area had sustained 75–100 mph winds from Tropical Storm Olga the previous weekend leaving portions of the town a war zone and I joined a […]

Children’s Honor Choir Brings Message of Hope During Recent Tour

The Alabama Baptist Children’s Honor Choir returned from its annual tour energized about the significant ministry opportunities it experienced, even beyond the music performed during two concerts in Lynn Haven, Fla. The March 1-3 tour by the auditioned choir, which included 151 students in grades 4-6, took it to an area that had been ravaged […]

Alabama reeling after devastating tornado in Lee County

As volunteers and donations poured into Lee County following a deadly tornado outbreak on March 3, Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief (ABDR) teams joined volunteers from several agencies in the recovery effort. “I’ve seen a tremendous number of volunteers out here helping from the community and from far away,” said Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief strategist Mark […]

Disaster relief efforts wrapping up in Lee County as Community Turns to Long Term Recovery

As volunteers and donations poured into Lee County following a deadly tornado outbreak on March 3, Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief teams joined volunteers from several agencies in the cleanup and recovery effort. “I’ve seen a tremendous number of volunteers out here helping from the community and from far away,” said Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief strategist […]

23 Confirmed Dead Following Tornadoes in Beauregard

At least 23 people are dead following tornadoes that struck the Beauregard community south of Auburn-Opelika in Lee County March 3. In a press conference this morning (March 4), Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones described the damage as “catastrophic” and said search and rescue teams are working in the areas hit hardest by the storms. […]