- February 8, 2017
- By Staff / Baptist Standard
Rucker Preston, a Dallas Baptist University graduate with a master’s degree from Baylor University’s Diana R. Garland School of Social Work, was named statewide coordinator and executive director of the Texas Christian Community Development Network. Preston has been executive director of Helping Hands Ministry in Belton since 2012 and has worked with that organization since 2008. The network’s board also named Javier Perez as part-time consultant to work on outreach among Hispanics and in urban area. Perez, a former student at Baptist University of the Américas, works with Buckner International in global missions efforts related to poverty alleviation and missional engagement.
Bruce Irving, 35th as pastor at First Baptist Church in George West