Around the State: Aliou Niang lectures at HSU

George Knight with Susan Pigott of Logsdon School of Theology; Ron Smith; Aliou Niang, featured speaker; and Lanny Hall, HSU president after Niang's lecture. (HSU Photo)

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Aliou Niang was the featured speaker for the George Knight Lectures, sponsored by Hardin-Simmons University’s Logsdon School of Theology. The two-day event is designed to promote biblical scholarship and brings theologians to speak to students and discuss theological world issues. Niang is assistant professor of New Testament at Union Theological Seminary in New York City.

Buckner Children and Family Services  and Dillon International will present two free foster care and adoption meetings at 5200 Buckner Boulevard, Dallas. On Nov. 4 at 6 p.m., a Dillon representative will present information on adoption from China, Korea, Haiti, India, Hong Kong, Ghana and Colombia. A domestic adoption program for Texas families and adoption programs in Russia, Ethiopia and Honduras, available through Buckner, also will be discussed. To make a reservation, click here. On Nov. 21 at 7 p.m., a Buckner representative will give an overview of foster care and adoption options in Texas, including foster-to-adopt, Waiting Texas Children and domestic infant adoption programs. International adoption programs through Dillon also will be discussed. To make a reservation, click here

Donnie De La Cruz and Arissa Hatcher were crowned king etbu king queen300Donnie De La Cruz and Arissa Hatcherand queen during East Texas Baptist University homecoming festivities. De La Cruz is a religion major from Modesto, Calif. Hatcher is a business major from Omaha, Tx.

Richard Jackson has been elected to the B.H. Carroll Theological Institute board of governors. Jackson is a longtime Baptist minister and president of the Jackson Center for Evangelism and Encouragement in Brownwood.


Leslie Adams, 15th, as pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Rockdale.

First Baptist Church in Thrall, 100th, Nov. 10. A meal will follow the morning service. Glenn Scruggs is pastor.


Austin Almaguer to the ministry at Wilshire Baptist Church in Dallas, Oct. 27.


The Sammy Glass Family will present a concert at Bethel Baptist Church in College Station Nov. 23 at 7 p.m. A potluck dinner will be held prior to the event at 6 p.m. Clyde Strong is pastor.

Trinity Baptist Church in College Station will hold its annual homecoming service Nov. 24 at 11 a.m. Former pastor Dwight Reagan will preach. A meal will follow. Henry Stovall is pastor.

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