Borrego to seek third term as Convencion president

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WICHITA FALLS—Baldemar Borrego will seek a third term as president of the Hispanic Baptist Convention of Texas when it meets in Wichita Falls June 22-24.

Borrego decided to run for another term “after praying to seek God’s direction in my life and in the life of our Hispanic Baptist Convention of Texas,” he said. He also considered the encouragement of “so many calls and e-mails from a lot of people” who asked him to continue, he added.

Baldemar Borrego is president of the Hispanic Baptist Convention of Texas.

If re-elected, he will focus on strengthening the convention, which is the Hispanic affiliate of the Baptist General Convention of Texas, he said.

“There are things that still need to be fulfilled,” he stressed. “I look forward to continuing to promote unity and dignity among all leaders in the state of Texas. I recognize the convention is not yet in the position we need to be, but we are in a better position than we used to be. …

“The better is about to come, if we have the opportunity to start the implementation process in evangelism and missions that will turn upside down the state of Texas with the gospel of Christ.”

Borrego described his leadership style as “transparent and genuine.” He thanked messengers to last year’s Hispanic Baptist Convention annual meeting for re-electing the entire slate of officers, which now have worked together two years. That decision provided the convention with continuity to face its challenges and achieve its goals, he noted.

He asked Texas Baptists to pray for the Hispanic Baptist Convention and pleaded with his fellow Hispanic Baptists to attend the convention’s annual meeting this summer.

“Please come and join us, and bring your family and congregation,” he said. “You will not regret that you did.”

Hispanic Baptist Convention leaders hope their 2008 annual meeting will set an attendance record, with 5,000 participants, he said.

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Borrego is pastor of Nueva Esperanza Baptist Church in Wichita Falls. He is a former first vice president of the Hispanic Baptist Convention and member of its strategic planning committee. He also has been president of the Hispanic Ministers’ Conference and has been a minister more than 30 years.

He has been host of a radio program, “Jesus is the Answer,” and is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors.

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