- March 8, 2017
- By Staff / Baptist Standard
Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, challenged students at Dallas Baptist University to overcome obstacles of fear and apathy and demonstrate the light of Christ in a dark world. Rodriguez, founding pastor of New Season Christian Worship Center in Sacramento, Calif., spoke in chapel at DBU.
The B.H. Carroll Theological Institute recently received notice from the Association for Biblical Higher Education its full accreditation has been reaffirmed for the next 10 years. The institute also holds candidacy status with the Association of Theological Schools. The ATS board of commissioners has reviewed the school’s self-study, and it will send an evaluation team to visit March 27-30.
Olympic gold medalist and two-time heavyweight boxing champion George Foreman will present the 2017 McLane Lecture at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. Foreman, who became an ordained minister in 1978, founded the George Foreman Youth and Community Center in Houston and is pastor of The Church of the Lord Jesus Christ in Houston. The lecture will be held at 11 a.m. in the arena of the Frank and Sue Mayborn Campus Center on the UMHB campus in Belton. The event is free and open to the public. Tickets are not necessary, and seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. The McLane Lecture—made possible by Elizabeth and Drayton McLane Jr. of Temple—brings internationally recognized speakers to UMHB each year to share their experiences and insights about leadership, government, business and faith.
At a dinner marking the 50th anniversary of Texas Baptist Men, the missions organization recognized three individuals who have been involved since its beginning—Bob Dixon, longtime executive director of the organization; Joe T. Lenamon from Fort Worth; and Bryan Finley from Kerrville. The three received an award named in Dixon’s honor, the Robert E. Dixon Service Award.
Howard Payne University’s Student Speaker Bureau speech and debate team won the debate championship at the Texas Intercollegiate Forensics Association spring championship tournament, held at Blinn College in Bryan. Braxton Clark, a senior from Southlake, and Isaac Sommers, a senior from Boerne, were the top parliamentary debate team at the tournament. The HPU team won second place overall in debate sweepstakes and second place overall sweepstakes, competing against 24 schools from Texas and Louisiana.
George Nelson, 20th, as pastor of Grace Fellowship Baptist Church in Brenham.
Bobby Broyles as pastor of First Baptist Church in Ballinger March 5 after 14 years at that congregation and 41 years in the ministry.
Larry Davis as pastor of South Garland Baptist Church in Garland after more than 26 years at that congregation and 48 years in the ministry. His last Sunday as pastor will be Easter, April 16. A dinner honoring Larry and Marilyn Davis will be held at 5 p.m., April 9, at the church. To make a reservation, contact the church office at (972) 271-5428.