Information Related to the Termination

and Forced Resignations of SBC Missionaries

 

Steve & Kay Armstrong

Letter from Steve and Kay Armstrong

Response to Termination

ABP:  Missionaries told they can't return to field without signing 2000 BF&M

IMB missionary, Steven Armstrong, explains why he won't sign 2000 BF&M

Two more missionaries explain why they won't sign

 

Larry & Sarah Ballew

Roanoke Times:  Test of Faith

ABP:  List of Missionaries fired by IMB revealed

Biblical Recorder:  Fired missionaries had long tenures with IMB

Response to Termination

Missionaries explain reasons for not signing BF&M

Mary Katherine Campbell

ABP:  List of Missionaries fired by IMB revealed

Biblical Recorder:  Fired missionaries had long tenures with IMB

Tom & Rebecca Daniel

Standing on Convictions

Public Questions for Dr. Rankin

Rick & Nancy Dill

ABP:  List of Missionaries fired by IMB revealed

Biblical Recorder:  Fired missionaries had long tenures with IMB

Response to Letter of Termination

Western Recorder:  IMB Missionaries facing dismissal refuse to resign

Baptist Standard:  Missionaries respond 'We are not guilty of misconduct'

ABP:  All Six targeted missionaries refuse request to resign

Richmond Times Dispatch:  6 Baptist missionaries face ouster over statement of faith

ABP:  Missionary couple challenges IMB's grounds for termination

USA Today:  Baptist missionaries at odds with church

Christianity Today:  Sign faith statement, quit or face termination, says SBC

AP:  Baptist missionaries must affirm doctrine

Christianity Today:  Time to Decide

ABP:  Missionaries terminated for failure to affirm 'Baptist Faith and Message'

ABP:  Missionaries told they can't return to field without signing 2000 BF&M

David & Susan Dixon

 

ABP:  List of Missionaries fired by IMB revealed

Biblical Recorder:  Fired missionaries had long tenures with IMB

David & Susie Dixon's Response to their termination

 

Frank Dudley

ABP:  Texas Baptists aiding missionaries who refuse to sign statement

 

Don & Angie Finley

Letter of Resignation and Response to 2000 BF&M

ABP:  Resigning missionary couple says something is wrong

 

Houston & Charlotte Hallock Greenhaw

ONE WHO WON'T SIGN: Granddaughter of 'Preacher Hallock'

 

 

Ron Gunter

ABP:  Texas Baptists aiding missionaries who refuse to sign statement

 

Ron & Lydia Barrow-Hankins

Letter from Ron & Lydia Hankins

ABP:  List of Missionaries fired by IMB revealed

Biblical Recorder:  Fired missionaries had long tenures with IMB

Response to Termination

Western Recorder:  IMB Missionaries facing dismissal refuse to resign

ABP:  All Six targeted missionaries refuse request to resign

Richmond Times Dispatch:  6 Baptist missionaries face ouster over statement of faith

ABP:  Affirming faith statement creates dilemma for some missionaries

Missionary writes Georgia Association about 2000 BF&M

Church business meeting in a Baptist church

Chris & Karen Harbin

ABP:  List of Missionaries fired by IMB revealed

Biblical Recorder:  Fired missionaries had long tenures with IMB

Termination Notes

News & Advance:  Missionary Firing Spree

Western Recorder:  IMB Missionaries facing dismissal refuse to resign

Clarion Ledger:  Southern Baptist missionaries face job deadline

Christianity Today:  Time to Decide

ABP:  Former missionaries speak out on request to affirm faith statement

Missionaries in doctrinal dispute

Baptist Standard:  IMB's probe of fired missionary's text delves into Bible's most vexing issues

ABP:  Fired missionaryís teaching addressed tough Bible topics

David & Robin Johnson

Missionaries to Japan explain reasons for resigning from IMB

 

Leon & Kathy Johnson

ABP:  List of Missionaries fired by IMB revealed

Biblical Recorder:  Fired missionaries had long tenures with IMB

Response to Letter of Termination

Western Recorder:  IMB Missionaries facing dismissal refuse to resign

Baptist Standard:  Missionaries respond 'We are not guilty of misconduct'

ABP:  All Six targeted missionaries refuse request to resign

Richmond Times Dispatch:  6 Baptist missionaries face ouster over statement of faith

ABP:  Missionaries told they can't return to field without signing 2000 BF&M

Another missionary couple get the phone call

Ineko Jordan

IMB missionary, Ineko Jordan, explains why he won't sign 2000 BF&M

Two more missionaries explain why they won't sign

 

Fred Loper, MD

ABP:  Missionary joins staff of medical-dental fellowship

 

 

William "Bill" McCall

Former Togo missionaries explain why they could not sign the 2000 BF&M

ABP:  Missionary says faith statement misstates Bible's view of marriage

Scott & D'Lisa McIntosh

Texas missionary's criticism of SBC magazine factored in BF&M mandate

 

Tim & Jan Webb

 

Missionaries in doctrinal dispute

 

 

Ted & Frances York

 

ABP:  List of Missionaries fired by IMB revealed

Biblical Recorder:  Fired missionaries had long tenures with IMB

Response to Termination

 

Stan & Marlene Lee

Missionaries explain reasons for not signing BF&M

 

 

 

Roanoke Times:  Test of Faith

Joy Heaton:  Letter to the Editor

Baptists Today:  Missionary termination show sad state of SBC leadership

Letter from Ron & Lydia Hankins

Letter from Steve and Kay Armstrong

ABP:  Birmingham Association decides not to adopt BF&M 2000

Former missionary writes IMB

Ethics Daily:  Kindness lacking in missionary firings

Keith Herron:  News from the integrity battlefront

Lynchburg News & Advance:  Missionary Firing Spree

Western Recorder:  Resigning missionaries have Kentucky ties

Alabama Baptist:  Missionary Responses -- Why we couldn't sign

ABP:  Resigning missionary couple says something is wrong

Religious Herald:  May 5

E-mail from an MK

Baptist Standard:  Loss of 43 missionaries in a day called IMB record

Biblical Recorder:  Fired missionaries had long tenures with IMB

Baptist Standard:  For her birthday, Texas born missionary got a pink slip from the IMB

Western Recorder:  Resigning missionaries have Kentucky ties

Alabama Baptist:  Missionary Responses -- Why we couldn't sign

Baptist Standard:  Texas mission network adopts purpose statement

ABP:  List of Missionaries fired by IMB revealed

ABP:  Texas Baptists aiding missionaries who refuse to sign statement

ABP:  All Six targeted missionaries refuse request to resign

ABP:  Missionary couple challenges IMB's grounds for termination

USA Today:  Baptist missionaries at odds with church

Christianity Today:  Sign faith statement, quit or face termination, says SBC

KARK-TV:  Some Southern Baptists saying "No women"

Ethics Daily:  Sign faith statement or resign, Southern Baptist missionaries told

IMB Missionary:  What's wrong with SBC International Missions?

Correspondence from an IMB missionary

Christianity Today:  Time to Decide

ABP:  Mainstream Baptists find vision for missions amid Baptist strife

ABP:  Missionaries told they canít return to field without signing statement

ABP:  Missionary doctrinal statement rated top news story of 2002

ABP:  Former missionaries speak out on request to affirm faith statement

ABP:  Missionaries terminated for failure to affirm 'Baptist Faith and Message'

ABP:  Missionary joins staff of medical-dental fellowship

ABP:  Couple says IMB won't appoint missionaries with woman pastors

ABP:  Virginia Baptists endorse new missions vision

ABP:  Virginia Baptist board reorganizes for ministry (corrected)

ABP:  Texas Baptists approve new missions network  

ABP:  Texas Baptists to consider launching missions network

ABP:  Requesting missionaries to affirm faith statement averted disaster, Rankin says

ABP:  Affirming faith statement creates dilemma for some missionaries

ABP:  Convention messengers offer, but don't debate, motions

ABP:  'Overwhelming majority' of missionaries will sign BF&M affirmation, trustees told

ABP:  Missionary says his e-mail factored in Rankin request

ABP:  Missionary fears backlash for not signing faith statement

ABP:  Missionary 'transition' likely to be slow, Texas leader says

ABP:  Missionaries explain reasons they won't affirm faith statement

Baptist Standard:  BGCT beginning to distribute transition funds to resigning missionaries

ABP:  Missionary recalls Rankin pledge that missionaries wouldn't have to sign

Baptist Standard:  El Paso missionary recalls Rankin pledged no signing

ABP:  Baptists challenged to re-examine SBC ties

ABP:  Rankin expects most missionaries to affirm 'Baptist Faith and Message'

Baptist Standard:  Rankin expects most missionaries to sign; trustees commend Rankin

ABP:  Mainstream groups rally support for missionaries

ABP:  Past, present leaders disagree about impact of new IMB request

Baptist Standard:  Has IMB changed requirements?
Baptist Standard:  Missionaries express concern in e-mails

Baptist Standard:  IMB says BGCT 'manufacturing crisis'

ABP:  IMB leader shoots back at critics of Rankin letter

Baptist Standard:  Fund set up to help missionaries in BF&M crisis

ABP:  Texas Baptists establish rescue fund for disenfranchised SBC missionaries

ABP:  CBF proposing budget increase; reluctant to pick up SBC missionaries

ABP:  State WMU board requests reversal of SBC policies

ABP:  NAMB asks 'national' missionaries to affirm 'Baptist Faith and Message'

ABP:  Committee asking missionaries to share concerns about IMB policy

Baptist Standard:  No creed being imposed -- Jerry Rankin

Baptist Standard:  BF&M not litmus test, Rankin says

Baptist Standard:  Conscience vs. continuation

Baptist Standard:  Missionaries must sign

Biblical Recorder:  Historic Baptist Missions in Jeopardy

Biblical Recorder:  Two Blows against Baptistness

ABP:  Missionaries not being forced to sign creed, Rankin says

ABP:  'Mainstream' Baptists request reversal of SBC policy decisions

 

 

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