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Former fishing guide now fisher of men

CommonCall: Former fishing guide now fisher of men

Pastor Jimmy Brown, a former professional fishing guide, sees numerous parallels between fishing for fish and fishing for people.

       
Fiesta de los Niños

Around the State: BCFS at Fiesta de los Niños

BCFS—formerly Baptist Child & Family Services—participated in Fiesta de los Niños April 18 as part of National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

       
Julie Pennington-Russell is stepping down as pastor of First Baptist Church in Decatur, Ga.

Baptist Briefs: Julie Pennington-Russell resigns from pastorate

Julie Pennington-Russell, a pioneer among Southern Baptist women in ministry and early supporter of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, is stepping down as pastor of First Baptist Church in Decatur, Ga.

       

On the Move: David Atwood

David Atwood to Knobbs Springs Baptist Church in McDade as pastor.

       

Obituaries: Johnston, O’Brien, Miller and Sylvester

Obituaries in this issue include Ramona Johnston, 81, April 14 in Tyler; Bonnie O’Brien, 87, April 21 in Amarillo; Don Miller, 93, April 22 in Fort Worth; and Chester Sylvester, 97, April 23 in San Angelo.

       
Boys compete at annual Royal Ambassadors state race

Boys compete at annual Royal Ambassadors state race

Running races, pushing carts and stringing wooden turtles across a floor were just a few of the activities busloads of boys enjoyed at the annual Royal Ambassadors State Race.

       
TBM chainsaw crews roar into action after storms

TBM chainsaw crews roar into action after storms

Texas Baptist Men disaster relief chainsaw crews and front-end loaders went to work late last month clearing debris left in the wake of storms that swept through much of the state.

       
Appoint envoy for persecuted Middle Eastern Christians, activists urge

Appoint envoy for persecuted Mideast Christians, activists urge

In light of beheadings, enslavement, kidnappings and rape plaguing minority religious communities, the Washington-based International Religious Freedom Roundtable has called on President Obama to fill the State Department’s ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom position, which has been vacant for months.

       
Truett student to study ethical issues at Auschwitz

Truett student to study ethical issues at Auschwitz

Elizabeth Andrasi, a third-year master of divinity student at Baylor University’s Truett Theological Seminary, has been selected to participate in a two-week program to explore relationships between the history of the Holocaust and contemporary ethics.

       

Baptist women paved way in improving race relations, historians say

Southern Baptist women were decades ahead of the male leaders of their denomination in improving race relations among Baptists in the 20th century, a group of historians said.

       
Book explores link between Samford University & River Ministry

Book explores link between Samford University, River Ministry

A new book by Myralyn Allgood, professor emerita of Spanish at Samford University, celebrates the long-term role of students from an Alabama Baptist school in Texas Baptists’ ministry along the Rio Grande.

       

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