First Baptist Church of Nashville: Deep roots, deep commitment to community

First Baptist Church of Nashville’s history is long, and its roots in the city, deep. The church struggled through a number of theological –isms in the mid-1800s, according to its website: Campbellism, which opposed many Baptist practices and viewed baptism as essential to salvation; antimissionism, which opposed organized missions, Sunday school, education ministry and conventions; […]

Castle Rock Community Church: At the ‘messy’ intersection of loving God and loving people

Castle Rock Community Church is located in the Central City neighborhood of New Orleans. Specifically, Pastor John Gerhardt said, the church is located at the intersection of “loving God and loving people.” “If I live at that intersection – loving God with all I got and loving people ‘til I drop – then I need […]