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"You have given a banner to those who fear you, that it may be displayed because of truth."  Psalm 60:4


    Purpose:  The Baptist Banner seeks to inform its readers and in particular Virginia Baptists concerning the issues and events related to Baptist life from a biblically conservative perspective.   It is presented with the conviction that an informed Christian will be better equipped to reach Christ-honoring decisions through the leading of the Holy Spirit.  The first issue was published in February 1988.

    Relationships:  While fully and enthusiastically supportive of the Southern Baptist Conservatives of Virginia and of the Southern Baptist Convention, it is important to keep in mind that The Baptist Banner is an independent corporation with its own board of trustees.  Such independence is important to guarantee objectivity in reportage and commentary.

     Support:  We do not charge for subscriptions to The Baptist Banner because we want everyone who wants it to receive it without regard to financial considerations.  Also, we do everything possible to keep costs to a bare minimum:  no salaries are paid, no expenses reimbursed, no office rent, no costs for equipment or office supplies.  Donations pay only for printing, postage, and an annual state fee of $25.  Nevertheless, with circulation now almost 21,000 annual expenses are over $86,000.  Therefore, please make a personal contribution and also place The Banner in your church budget.  Every gift is needed and deeply appreciated. 


        If every SBCV church not yet contributing to The Banner would give even $10 a month, our finances would be in great shape.  Just $10 a month!  Can your church help?

       Mail contributions to:    The Baptist Banner
c/o IFR
                                                    10307 W. Broad St., Box 340
                                                    Glen Allen, VA  23060

Problem with the Site:  If you find that an article is not available or any other glitch with the website, please let me know by sending an email to the address below.  Please be specific and tell me which article and in which topical index.  Thanks.

To  Subscribe:  You may receive The Banner either through the mail or by email.  For email delivery send your email address and the name of the church to which you belong to our email below.   For postal delivery, send your name, postal address, and the name of the church to which you belong to:


phone and/or fax:   703-780-1566

regular mail:      T. C. Pinckney, editor 
                              The Baptist Banner
                               8601 Buckboard Drive        
                               Alexandria, VA  22308-2214

If your address changes, either email or postal, please let us know immediately.

Contacting the Editor:   Letters, comments, and general contacts may be addressed to the editor through any of the channels listed immediately above.

Current Issue                                                              The Plan of Salvation

Articles From Past Issues                                        Advertising in The Banner

Seminary in Apostasy April, 2001                           Links

Southern Baptist Differences    (Background about issues in Southern Baptist life.  If you or your church is trying to learn about issues in SBC denominational life, you will find this article and its back-up references very helpful.)

Supply & Interim Pastors      (If your church is looking for an interim or supply pastor, be sure to check this list.  Each of these pastors has assured me that he is a biblical inerrantist.)

Virginia Evangelists   (This page contains the names, postal addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of good evangelists who live in Virginia.)

Suggestions for Pastor Search Committees

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If you do, perhaps some of your friends would too, friends in your church and in other Southern Baptist churches. But if they don't get it, how will they know to ask for it? Let me make a suggestion:

Just email me their names, addresses, and indicate what church each attends, and I'll add them to our mailing list. Simple as that.  Or if you have several folks who ought to get it, take an extra copy of your church directory, circle or highlight the names of the people you want to receive The Banner, and send it to me at the address above.  We will add only the names you have marked.

Thanks for your help in getting The Baptist Banner to more readers.