What Will the Hammond Era Mean for the BGAV?

The trustees of the North American Mission Board took an unprecedented step March 19 when they unanimously elected Geoff Hammond to be NAMB’s new president. What makes his election interesting to Virginia Baptists is that he comes to the position from the...

Author Describes Culture of Waste at Baptist Agency

A radio interviewer Sunday dubbed it “Branson’s Law:” The extent of misuse of mission dollars is directly proportional to the distance between the giver and the spender. Mary Kinney Branson, author of Spending God’s Money: Extravagance and...

Insider Book Details Waste at NAMB

Former North American Mission Board President Robert Reccord’s books, media appearances and exotic hobbies like scuba diving earned him the nickname “Hollywood Bob,” according to a new insider book written by a former employee. In Spending...

NAMB President Resigns Amid Leadership Questions

Bob Reccord resigned Monday as president of the Southern Baptist Convention North American Mission Board, citing reaction to a critical Baptist newspaper story two months ago, which he said had “created an environment which makes it difficult to lead the...