Around the State: Gospel music at Southwestern Seminary

The Mark Trammell Quartet will perform with the group Greater Vision at a Southern Gospel music concert at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, March 7.

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Greater Vision and Mark Trammell will present a Southern Gospel music concert at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary March 7 at 7 p.m. Cost is $15. Doors open at 6 p.m. To purchase tickets in advance, click here

Lake Ivie Baptist Association will hold its senior adult rally at First Baptist Church in Bronte March 5 at 11:30 a.m. Ken Lyle is the guest speaker. Matt and Joanna Self and Donnie Cornutt will be the musicians. The event includes a free baked-potato lunch.

day miracle farm300A Day At Miracle Farm will feature a “Salute to America” mounted flag presentation.A Day At Miracle Farm, the annual open house at Children At Heart’s boys’ ranch ministry near Brenham, will be held from 10:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. April 5. Admission and all attractions are free. Barbecue is available for $10 in advance and $15 the day of the event. To reserve barbecue tickets, click here. Activities will include wagon rides, horseback rides for children, a “Salute to America” mounted flag presentation, a petting zoo, a roping demonstration and campus tours, as well as free ice cream and a live auction of crafts made by the boys.

Singer and author Gloria Gaither will headline Hardin-Simmons University’s Round Table Scholarship Luncheon March 6. She has written lyrics for more than 700 songs and is a member of the Gospel Music Hall of Fame. She earned four Grammy Awards, 10 Dove Awards and the ASCAP Songwriters of the Century Award. She also has written more than 40 books. Tickets to the luncheon are sold out, but tickets to a concert may be purchased at the door for $10. Luncheon guests will be seated at 11:30 a.m., and the performance will begin at 12:15 p.m. The luncheon supports the Lucile Sandefer Memorial Scholarship, which will be awarded during the event.

The Dallas Coalition for Hunger Solutions will hold an 11 a.m. luncheon March 20 at 5100 Ross Avenue in Dallas titled “Hunger Solutions for the Faith Community.” Jeremy Everett, director of the Texas Hunger Initiative, will present six ways congregations can alleviate hunger. A complimentary light lunch will be served.

Wayland Baptist University will hold its Big Weekend for prospective students March 28-29. The event includes activities, information sessions, meals, campus tours and scholarship auditions. Registration is $30. To register, click here

Jan Daehnert, who served the jan daehnert300Jan DaehnertBaptist General Convention of Texas 37 years in various roles including interim executive director, has joined the Dallas Baptist University faculty as assistant professor of biblical studies. He and his wife, Carol, are members of Plymouth Park Baptist Church in Irving.

A national exhibition March 28-May 11 at the Wichita Center for the Arts in Wichita, Kan., will feature two pastel pieces by David Harmon, professor of art at Howard Payne University.

Sam Moseley, a Marshall attorney and former East Texas Baptist University board of trustees chairman, received ETBU’s Sam B. Hall Jr. Civic Service Award. Hall of Fame football coach Gene Stallings was the keynote speaker for the evening.


“The Bible: Son of God Tour 2014” will make stops at Riverbend Baptist Church in Austin March 27 and First Baptist Church in Sunnyvale March 28. Music from Francesca Battistelli, Sidewalk Prophets, Natalie Grant, Chris August, Meredith Andrews and Jason Gray is featured. Tickets are $25. To purchase, click here

First Baptist Church in Devine will hold a Bible conference titled “Contemporary Issues and the Bible” March 28-30. Conference leaders are Bill Tillman, director of theological education for the Baptist General Convention of Texas, and Randy Richards, dean of the School of Ministry at Palm Beach Atlantic University. Mike Barrera is pastor.

Karen Peck and New River will present a concert at the Franklin High School Auditorium at 6 p.m. March 29. Tickets are for sale at First Baptist Church in Franklin for $15 and $20.


Kevin Harmon, Ron Phelps and Vince Thompson as deacons at First Baptist Church in Temple, Feb. 23.

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