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Excitement and service mark Crossover Baltimore

By Adam Miller, Tobin Perry and Joe Conway

BALTIMORE, Md. - Dante Carter has compassion for the broken lives he sees around him. Brokenness would be a fair description for Baltimore's Armistead Gardens.

Carter, youth pastor at Northeast Baptist Church (NBC) in the heart of the Armistead Gardens community, says he wanted 
Crossover Baltimore to communicate to the hurting people he encounters.

"There's a lot of hurt and pain in Armistead Gardens," said Carter. "We want to give people an opportunity to hear the gospel preached and to experience the love of Christ through the people of our church."

Southeastern encounters God's power at Crossover Baltimore

Approximately 130 students and four professors from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) attended this year’s Crossover mission trip in Baltimore, the largest group from one seminary in the event’s 26-year history.

Crossover is a weeklong mission trip of intense personal witnessing located each year in the city where the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting will be held the following week. The 2014 Crossover Baltimore event took place on June 1-7.

Crossover Baltimore participants seek power

Over 130 students and four faculty members from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) are preparing to go serve the city of Baltimore.

Crossover Baltimore is a weeklong mission (June 1-7) of intense personal witnessing in Baltimore the week prior to the Southern Baptist Convention meeting (June 10-11).


Crossover Baltimore to bring hope through partnerships

by Sara Shelton

BALTIMORE (BP)—Less than a year ago Bob Mackey spent a Saturday traveling around Houston. On that day, during Crossover 2013, the executive director of the Baltimore Baptist Association witnessed partnership in action.

He saw visiting Southern Baptists working alongside the local association, churches of Houston and hundreds of other Southern Baptists from across the nation. All were gathering together for the citywide service and outreach initiative preceding the SBC annual meeting. 


Baltimore Oriole’s Superstar Chris Davis finds victory through surrender

By Sharon Mager, BCM/D Staff Correspondent

CHICAGO, Ill.—Baltimore Oriole’s First Baseman Chris “Crush” Davis is turning out to be Charm City’s man of steel. He’s big. He’s strong. And he’s setting records. As of this writing, Davis delivered 32 home runs before the All-Star Break, breaking Brady Anderson’s record set in 1996. Davis leads the league in home runs and has 83 RBI’s, second only to Miguel Cabrera (as of this writing). He is the first player in major league history to have at least 30 homers and 25 doubles before July.

Davis happily admits he’s in a good place now, but he acknowledges if God asked him to step away from baseball, he would lay down his bat and walk away.