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Published on April 25th, 2012 | by ABCUSA


ABHMS to Launch New Podcast Series

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/25/12)—Today American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) launches its new weekly podcast series, “Faces and Places of Hope.” The debut marks two years since ABHMS reclaimed its historic name and is timed two days before the April 27 Founder’s Day, which celebrates 180 years since the establishment of The American Baptist Home Mission Society.

The series will offer good-news stories that showcase discipleship, community-building and social justice ministries across the United States and Puerto Rico.

Susan Gottshall, associate executive director of Communications for ABHMS, and Susan Gillies, retired executive minister of American Baptist Churches of Nebraska, will interview notable figures who discuss important contemporary ministries. Interviews will include:

  • Lucky Ray, president of American Baptist Men-USA, on the Arizona Hopi Mission Project;
  • The Rev. David Lundholm, retired associate executive minister of American Baptist Churches of Nebraska, on The Penny Project; and
  • Dr. Molly Marshall, president of Central Baptist Theological Seminary, on training leaders to engage in discipleship, community and justice.

The podcasts will be accessible 24/7 by clicking the “Podcasts” link at To subscribe to the RSS feed at no cost, visit and click the “RSS Feed” link.

For more information about ABHMS, visit or phone 1-800-ABC-3USA, x2394.

ABHMS—the domestic mission arm of American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA)—ministers as the caring heart and serving hands of Jesus Christ across the United States and Puerto Rico through a multitude of initiatives that focus on discipleship, community and justice.

American Baptist Churches USA is one of the most diverse Christian denominations today, with 5,500 local congregations comprised of 1.3 million members, across the United States and Puerto Rico, all engaged in God’s mission around the world.

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