Unity in our Diversity as Cooperative Baptists

By Ray Higgins

When I was just stepping into the role with CBF Arkansas 12 years ago, I attended my first CBF Coordinators Meeting in Charleston, S.C.

We were eating dinner at Poogan’s Porch in the old downtown, and our host seated us right across the aisle from a table with four Catholic priests. As we were jockeying for our seats, one of the wise guys in our group blew our cover and told the priests that we were a group of Baptist preachers. While the priests were winding up their meal and we were in the middle of ours, one of the priests, Father McCaffrey, looked our direction and asked, “Would any of you happen to know Brooks Hays?”