Our Churches

RIO RANCHO (BNM) - The ever-popular Bar D Wranglers from Durango, Colorado are slated to appear at First Baptist Church, Rio Rancho, on Friday, March 22, at 6:30 p.m.

CHAPARRAL (BNM) - First Baptist Church, Chaparral, called Darryl Hunt as pastor. Hunt began his ministry in Chaparral on Jan. 27 with an installation service, led by James Underwood, director of missions for Rio Grande Baptist Association.

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ALBUQUERQUE (BNM) - SHINE, the women’s ministry at First Baptist Church, West Albuquerque, spent several months on a ministry project to benefit its Praise Factory children’s ministry, Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes, Joy Junction Homeless Shelter, Jemez Valley Baptist Church and a loca…

ALBUQUERQUE (BNM) - Eastern Hills Baptist Church, Albuquerque, will host Chonda Pierce on Sunday evening, March 10 at 7 p.m. The doors will open at 6:15 p.m. Tickets may be purchased through the church, which is located at 3100 Morris NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111, or on Pierce’s website at chonda.org.

Our Convention

ALBUQUERQUE (BNM) - Just prior to the start of the 2019 New Mexico Evangelism Conference, 26 youth leaders, representing 25 New Mexico churches, met at the Baptist Building on Monday, Feb. 25, for a time of networking, encouragement and a little fun.

Steve Parr spoke on three occasions at this year’s 2019 New Mexico Evangelism Conference, mostly on the subject of why kids don’t stay involved in church once they are young adults. Speaking to the entire audience on Tuesday morning of the conference, then afterward to children’s workers dur…

In his opening remarks of the Tuesday afternoon breakout session of the 2019 New Mexico Evangelism Conference entitled, "Revitalization: What’s Your Next Step?," Dr. Joseph Bunce, executive director of the Baptist Convention of New Mexico, said, “Revitalization is really a local church matte…

ALBUQUERQUE (BNM) - Children’s Ministry leaders from across the state gathered for a luncheon Feb. 26, during the 2019 New Mexico Evangelism Conference at Sandia Baptist Church, Albuquerque. 

“Even in all the chaos and craziness in the world today, do not forget, Jesus is Lord!” proclaimed Steve Gaines, former president of the Southern Baptist Convention and pastor of Bellevue Baptist Church in Cordova, Tenn. “I have preached this message for 35 years—I do not need notes!” His ch…

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In cooperation with the International Mission Board, the Baptist Convention of New Mexico held an IMB Connect meeting Oct. 24. The meeting took place in conjunction with the convention’s annual meeting and was hosted by the New Mexico State University Christian Challenge, Las Cruces.

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Las Cruces (BNM) - From gavel to gavel, the Baptist Convention of New Mexico’s 2018 Annual Meeting included many different items on its agenda: worship, preaching, reports and business. In business sessions, the convention’s messengers took several actions.

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During the 2018 BCNM Annual Meeting, executive director Joseph Bunce asked all new staff members and their spouses, to come to the platform and introduce themselves. Eight new staff members joined Bunce on the platform to be introduced to messengers. They are as follows:

Mesilla Park Community Church welcomed the children of pastors, staff and messengers at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Baptist Convention New Mexico in Las Cruces. Cindy VanPelt, Mesilla Park Community Church’s children's ministry co-director managed the children's program during the regular…

“This is my 13th convention,” Joseph Bunce shared during the Tuesday evening session of the Baptist Convention of New Mexico’s 2018 Annual Meeting. He continued, “In those 13 years there has been turbulence, change, disruption and reorganization. The landscape has changed significantly, but …

BCNM President John Hinze addressed messengers and guests during the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Baptist Convention of New Mexico at Mesilla Park Community Church, Las Cruces, Oct. 24. Hinze is pastor of First Baptist Church, Tucumcari. His message was titled “God's Unshakeable Kingdom.”

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Las Cruces (BNM) - Pastors and lay church leaders from across New Mexico met Oct. 23 for the annual Pastors’ and Laymen’s Conference preceding the Baptist Convention of New Mexico’s 2018 Annual Meeting at Mesilla Park Community Church, Las Cruces.

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Las Cruces (BNM) - The New Mexico Singing Churchmen gathered to rehearse on Monday evening, Oct. 22, at First Baptist Church, Las Cruces, in preparation for Tuesday night's session of the Baptist Convention of New Mexico’s 2018 Annual Meeting. The Annual Meeting was held Oct. 23-24 at Mesill…

Las Cruces (BNM) - Preaching an unintended sermon to New Mexico Baptists, Steve Gaines told pastors to seek God for six specific ministry qualities and to embrace and practice personal accountability. Gaines, pastor of Bellevue Baptist Church, Cordova, Tenn., and former Southern Baptist Conv…

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Las Cruces (BNM) - 23 exhibit booths lined two walls of the foyer and extended down a main hallway at Mesilla Park Community Church for the Baptist Convention of New Mexico’s 2018 Annual Meeting in Las Cruces. Ministry opportunities and reports abounded - from children's camps at Sivells Bap…

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Las Cruces (BNM) - 60 people attended a church-planting luncheon hosted by The Baptist Convention of New Mexico’s Mission Mobilization Team at Calvary Baptist Church, Las Cruces, on Tuesday, October 23. The team invited pastors, directors of missions and other interested individuals to hear …

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Las Cruces (BNM) - Twenty former International Mission Board missionaries gathered Oct. 22 prior to the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Baptist Convention of New Mexico at Mesilla Park Community Church, Las Cruces. 

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Las Cruces (BNM) - The Baptist Convention of New Mexico’s Information Services Team arrived at Mesilla Park Community Church, Las Cruces, on Sunday evening, Oct. 21, in preparation for the convention’s 2018 Annual Meeting, Oct. 23-24.

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Las Cruces (BNM) - The Baptist Convention of New Mexico held a registration reception on Monday evening, Oct. 22, in advance of its 2018 Annual Meeting. The reception, the Annual Meeting, and other related activities were hosted by Mesilla Park Community Church, Las Cruces.

Las Cruces (BNM) - Mesilla Park Community Church, Las Cruces, hosted the Baptist Convention of New Mexico’s 2018 Annual Meeting. The church, which relocated to a former Kmart store it remodeled less than two yeas ago, intentionally connects with its community. The church hosts large meetings…

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Las Cruces (BNM) - About 100 people gathered for New Mexico WMU’s annual mission celebration and annual meeting. The group worshipped together, listened to speakers, heard testimonies, and participated in missions activities as part of the gathering.

Las Cruces (BNM) - Rain didn't stop a group of bi-vocational pastors from enjoying each other’s company during the Baptist Convention of New Mexico’s 2018 Annual Meeting, Oct. 23. 

Las Cruces (BNM) - The Baptist Convention of New Mexico’s president, John Hinze, selected “God's Unshakeable Kingdom” as the theme for the convention’s 2018 Annual Meeting in Las Cruces, Oct. 23-24. He based the theme upon Scripture.

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With the Baptist Convention of New Mexico’s annual meeting just days away, some new activities and information are available. The convention meeting is open to members of all BCNM churches, whether or not they have been elected as messengers. Messengers can vote during business sessions, but…

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The Annual Meeting of the Baptist Convention of New Mexico will take place at Mesilla Park Community Church, Las Cruces, Oct. 21-23, 2018. All convention activities will take place at Mesilla Park unless otherwise stated. 

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The Baptist Convention of New Mexico's 2018 Pastors' and Laymen's Conference will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 23, at Mesilla Park Community Church, Las Cruces. The conference immediately precedes the BCNM's Annual Meeting, which convenes later in the day at the same location. The PLC is open to fu…

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The 2017 Woman's Missionary Union Missions Celebration took place at First Baptist Church, Bloomfield prior to the 2017 BCNM Annual Meeting. Women from around the state gathered to celebrate the work of WMU and to vote on the next year's WMU officers. The celebration also honored WMU's 2016-…

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Forty-seven people showed up to run or walk in the Missions 5K race to support the Mission New Mexico State Missions Offering. The race was one of the activities of the Baptist Convention of New Mexico's 2017 Annual Meeting in Bloomfield. Click the link under "more information" below to lear…

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The 2017 Annual Meeting of the Baptist Convention of New Mexico began with a registration reception at First Baptist Church in Bloomfield. Click the link under "more information" below to learn more about the Registration Reception.

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The initial session of the 2017 Baptist Convention of New Mexico Annual Meeting at First Baptist Church, Bloomfield, began on Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 24, with 179 messengers and 130 visitors registered since Monday afternoon. Lamar Morin, BCNM Leadership Development Team leader led messenger…

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The Baptist Convention of New Mexico’s 2017 Annual Meeting closed with an event that some called a historic moment. Hector Belmonte, pastor of Iglesia Bautista Sinai, Albuquerque, delivered the Convention Sermon in Spanish. Prior to Belmonte’s sermon, Beau Lamb, BCNM second vice president, a…

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During the Tuesday afternoon session of the Baptist Convention of New Mexico’s 2017 Annual Meeting, messengers heard reports of expanding ministry from the convention's two entities.

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Before starting his report to the 2017 Annual Meeting, Joseph Bunce, executive director of the Baptist Convention of New Mexico, asked Ricardo Rivera to come to the platform and testify about an effective model he is using with Hispanics to share the Gospel. Rivera serves the BCNM as Hispani…

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Worship kicked off the Wednesday, Oct. 25, session of the Baptist Convention of New Mexico's 2017 Annual Meeting, hosted at First Baptist Church in Bloomfield. First Baptist Church of Bloomfield's worship pastor, Daniel Elias, and the church's praise team led messengers. Elias came to the ch…

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Every Baptist Convention of New Mexico Annual meeting includes an opportunity for new church staff who are in attendance to introduce themselves. At some meetings, the line stretches off the platform and almost to the rear of the room. In other years, the line is shorter.

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Following worship led by Daniel Elias, worship pastor, First Baptist Church, Bloomfield, President John Hinze called into order the Wednesday morning business session at the BCNM's Annual Meeting. He asked Aaron Colyer, First Baptist Church, Roswell, and chairman of the Resolutions Committee…

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John Hinze, BCNM president, opened the second business session of the BCNM's 2017 Annual meeting by introducing Committee on Committees Chairman Craig Sundheimer, worship pastor at First Baptist Church, Rio Rancho, to give the committee's report. In turn, Sundheimer introduced the other memb…

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The Woman’s Missionary Union “Defining Moments” Missions Celebration launched with a breakfast of burritos, quesadillas, sweet rolls, fruit, coffee and juice provided by the New Mexico Baptist Children’s Home & Family Ministries.

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Seventy-five to eighty messengers and guests dialoged with convention leaders about the Cooperative Program at a reception during the 2017 Baptist Convention of New Mexico's Annual Meeting

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Derick Wilson, minister of worship at Emmanuel Baptist Church, Farmington, opened the Tuesday evening session of the 2017 BCNM Annual Meeting with music from Emmanuel's praise team and a combined choir from Emmanuel and First Baptist Church, Bloomfield. BCNM First Vice President Jared Bridge…

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The first of three business segments of the Baptist Convention of New Mexico's 2017 Annual Meeting took place on Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 24. John Hinze, BCNM president and pastor of First Baptist Church, Tucumcari, presided over the business. The first business session of the Annual Meeting …

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Frank Page, president and CEO of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee, preached the opening sermon of the 2017 Baptist Convention of New Mexico Annual Meeting. Jay McCollum, pastor of First Baptist Church, Gallup, introduced the SBC leader as a “faithful husband, a responsible…

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On the day before the Baptist Convention of New Mexico's 2017 Annual Meeting, State Mission Board staff hosted a Registration Reception. The event first appeared at the 2016 Annual Meeting in Taos. BCNM Executive Director Joseph Bunce said, "It was a phenomenal success."

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Alumni and friends of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary received a seminary update during the alumni luncheon at the 2017 BCNM Annual Meeting.

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The Baptist New Mexican took its new mobile office on the road to discover new stories and to report on the Baptist Convention of New Mexico’s Annual Meeting in Bloomfield.

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Eighty-eight people filled the tables at Tuesday morning's New Mexico Woman's Missionary Union Missions Celebration at First Baptist Church, Bloomfield. Melissa Lamb, who served as the 2017 vice president of New Mexico WMU, was elected during the celebration as the new 2018 president. Edna R…

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The 2017 Pastors' and Laymen's Conference met Tuesday morning in the chapel at First Baptist Church, Bloomfield. Conference President Aaron Colyer, pastor of First Baptist Church, Roswell, explained how his vision guided him through planning the conference for the past two years. Then, he as…

Numerous individuals will participate in leading the Baptist Convention of New Mexico's 2017 Annual Meeting in Bloomfield. Convention officers include John Hinze, president, pastor of First Baptist Church, Tucumcari; Jared Bridge, first vice president, pastor of Anchor Church, Albuquerque; B…

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Forty-seven people showed up to run or walk in the Missions 5K race to support the Mission New Mexico State Missions Offering. The race was one of the activities of the Baptist Convention of New Mexico's 2017 Annual Meeting in Bloomfield.

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The Baptist Convention of New Mexico's 2017 Annual Meeting begins at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 24. The convention will meet at the facilities of First Baptist Church, Bloomfield, 200 West Sycamore Ave. The church lies at the intersection of US Highways 550 and 64. The location lies in the F…

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In the next week, messengers from Southern Baptist churches across New Mexico will gather in Bloomfield for the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Baptist Convention of New Mexico.

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