Lorenzo Ortiz believes God opened his eyes to the needs of vulnerable people and led him to minister in his South Texas border city and its sister city across the Rio Grande.
By Isa Torres / Hispanic Beat Reporter
After Hurricane Harvey, First Baptist Church in Hull immediately responded to needs throughout Liberty County. When First Baptist needed assistance making repairs to its own building. Green Acres Baptist Church in Tyler provided the help, working through Texas Baptists’ Church2Church partnership.
By Kirsten McKimmey / Texas Baptist Communications
The East Texas Baptist University baseball team traveled to the Dominican Republic before Christmas to lead sports clinics for children, work on neighborhood renewal projects and share the gospel.
By Kristin Williams / East Texas Baptist University
Licensed handgun owners can pack pistols at church unless congregations post notice they are banned, according to a Dec. 21 opinion from Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton.
By Ken Camp / Managing Editor
A conservative Southern Baptist pastor from Austin joined other community leaders from around Texas in urging Congress to pass permanent legislation as soon as possible to benefit Dreamers—young people brought to the United States as children.
In a town of 50,000 with two high schools, rivalries run deep. But one thing united Weslaco High School and Weslaco East High School—student athletes’ desire for Joe Aguilar to pray with them.
As a songwriter, singer and pastor, Matthew Butter realizes the importance of crafting songs with rich theological truths to connect future generations with the gospel message.
By Leann Callaway / Special to the Baptist Standard
More than 400 students at a San Angelo elementary school will have a merry Christmas this year, thanks to members of nearby Calvary Baptist Church.
When John Ramsey began praying God would increase his love for his neighbors, he had no idea the prayer would lead him to a Vietnamese immigrant, a transplant center and, ultimately, death’s door.
By Elizabeth Arnold / Buckner
For many, one of the most cherished parts of the holiday season is gathering to sing and listen to Christmas carols. However, a Baylor University expert in black gospel music treasures the rich sounds of Christmas spirituals, which differ from Christmas carols.
By Joy Moton / Baylor University
Joann Loughlin of McKinney wants to photograph baptistery art in Texas Baptist churches, as well as write brief historical sketches about the artists who produced them and the congregations that commissioned their work.
Texas Baptist Men disaster relief workers may have wondered this time last year how they ever could top the 12,000-plus volunteers days they gave in 2016. If so, they could not have foreseen surpassing 40,000 volunteer days this year.