The February feature for Baptist Press was Woodland Baptist Church.  Baptist Press is the communications domain for the Southern Baptist Convention; and Karen Willoughby, a reporter for Baptist Press, contacted us and put together a story about Woodland.  The story featured our “Prayer Partner” initiative as well as our involvement in missions locally, around the country, and around the world.  The article was picked up by the Illinois Baptist, the state newspaper for Southern Baptists, in their mid-February edition and was again featured in the Mission Illinois bulletin inserts distributed throughout the state.

To read the article, click here.


If you are not currently receiving the Illinois Baptist, I strongly encourage you to let us know.  Subscriptions are free, and it will be mailed directly to your home.  The Illinois Baptist was awarded best religious newspaper by two national organizations in 2016 and is by far the best source of information about the work of the Illinois Baptist State Association and its great staff. – Mark