Around the State: Brown urges creation care at Wayland

Ed Brown, director of Care of Creation, was the featured speaker during Wayland’s Baptist University’s weeklong focus on creation care. (Wayland Photo)

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Ed Brown, director of Care of Creation, was the featured speaker during Wayland’s Baptist University’s weeklong focus on creation care. book ed brown130Brown spoke about the need for conservation and Christians’ responsibility to protect God’s creation. Brown has written two books, Our Father’s World and When Heaven and Nature Sing.

East Texas Baptist University will hold Shadow Day Dec. 12 for high school seniors and college transfer students. The event will kick off Dec. 11 with registration and a Tiger basketball game, Christmas on the Hill and the Mabee Hall Christmas party. Participants will spend the night in a dorm, socialize with current students, visit with professors at breakfast and attend classes. Preregistration is required. A $20 nonrefundable fee must be paid, but students who apply for admission during the event will have their application fee waived. For more information or to register, click here

Sabine Creek Ranch near Royce City will be the site for “Southern Lights: A Christmas Experience for All Ages.” The event will include light displays set to music, a model train exhibit, hayrides, campfires, food and treats, music groups, a visit with Santa and an elf prom. The event is designed to present the gospel, camp founder Eddie Walker said. Southern Lights will be held on nine nights in December. For information and advance tickets, click here.

Howard Payne University honored 11 individuals during homecoming festivities. Thomas Collins and Hilary Graves were named distinguished alumni, and Benjamin Hoover was recognized as the outstanding young graduate. Marilynn Bock Jackson was the coming home queen, and Ray and Nancy Ellis were the grand marshals of the homecoming parade. Leo and Jane Lacey received the medal of service. Inducted into the HPU Sports Hall of Fame were Meia Daniels, Chris Kielsmeier and Don Newbury.

Shirley Mitchell, secretary for the College of Business at Dallas Baptist University, was honored for 25 years of service to the university.


Ramiro Castillo, 20th, as pastor of Southern Oaks Baptist Church in Bryan.

Bill Ferrell, 15th, as executive pastor at The Heights Baptist Church in Richardson.

Mike Lawson, 15th, as pastor of First Baptist Church in Sherman.

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Anderson Baptist Church in Anderson, 170th, Nov. 11. Kyle Childress is pastor.


Denise Bruchmiller, Ann Debarros, Donna Floyd, Carol Johns, Jeanette Lawrence, Sid Lawrence, Steven Lecholop, Gary Martin, Sandra Martin, Arline Patterson and Randy Thomas as deacons at Trinity Baptist Church in San Antonio.

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