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Family carries on businessman's missions giving legacy in California and Texas

A devout Southern Baptist, Francis gave generously throughout his life to the International Mission Board and global missions efforts. After his death in 2010, IMB received a gift from his estate finalized in 2013 at more than $5.3 million for the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions, the largest estate gift in the organization's history.

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GGBTS announces site of new N. Calif. campus

Following the relocation of its main campus to Southern California, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary will retain a presence in the San Francisco Bay area by opening a new campus in Fremont, Calif., on land donated by a local congregation that is moving to a house church ministry model.

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CSBC annual meeting features celebration, discussion

Messengers to the 2014 California Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting weighed in on several issues including motions regarding church affiliation, a 2015 proposed budget and Cooperative Program objective, and amendments to the CSBC Constitution and Bylaws.

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First Person

"When I was diagnosed with depression, I felt as though I finally understood why I felt alone," said one man, after seeking help through his doctor. "However," he continued, "I still was afraid of telling anyone in my church about my condition because of the fear of being ostracized, which made my depression even more desperate."

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