East Texas Baptist University, has co-written a children’s devotional book, My Mama and Me: Rhyming Devotions for You and Your Child, with her mother, Crystal Bowman. Each devotion features a Bible verse, a rhyming lesson that helps answer the main question, and an activity for the mother and child to do together.Teri McKinley, financial aid counselor at
Two hundred and fifty students from 40 countries honored Hardin-Simmons University sophomore Josh Groves with the best delegate award at the Model United Nations conference held in Vienna, Austria. The students, through debate and negotiation, brought forward new solutions and solved conflict with their resolutions. Groves was one of 44 students chosen to serve on the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime committee. Also attending from HSU were Holly Enloe, Madison McDonald and Andrew Bennett.
The first installment in a lecture series called “Faith and Freedom in the Lone Star State: Exploring the Religious History of Texas” will be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Lee Lockwood Library and Museum, 2801 W. Waco Drive in Waco. The free lectures are sponsored by Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion. The first lectures will be titled “There’s Something Different about Texas Religion: Religious Diversity in the Lone Star State,” presented by J. Gordon Melton, distinguished professor of American religious history at Baylor; and “Natives and Newcomers: Ethnic Mexican Religious Convergences in 1920s San Antonio,” given by Timothy Matovina, professor of thelogy and executive director of the Institute for Latino Studies at Notre Dame University.
An International Mission Board Partner Connect Training event will be held at First Baptist Church in Henderson Nov. 2 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event is for anyone interested in reaching unreached or unengaged people groups in Central and South America. Registration prior to Oct. 18 is $25 and includes lunch. Individuals or groups can register by sending a check to East Texas Baptist Area, P.O. Box 546, Mount Enterprise 75681. For more information, call (903) 898-2361.
Howard Payne University added eight faculty members this fall: Graham Hatcher, professor of exercise and sport science; Lori Kelley, assistant professor of political science; Kevin Kelley, assistant professor of organizational psychology and business; Brad Lemler, professor of accounting; Melody Maxwell, assistant professor of Christian studies; Denny Megarity, assistant professor of chemistry; Dan Pryor, assistant professor of business; and Craig Younce, assistant professor of biology.
Baptist Child & Family Services has named Sandra Peña senior program director. She oversees operations of the Corpus Christi Transition Center, which serves people ages 14-26. Participants can access counseling, case management, medical care, emergency housing, life-skills training, literacy and educational support, or connections to employment or educational opportunities at the center—all at no cost.
Kenny Baxter and John Campbell as deacons at Union Baptist Church in Sulphur Springs.