Ophelia Humphrey, president of Woman’s Missionary Union of Texas from 1964 until 1968, died Aug. 16 at age 85.
By George Henson, Staff Writer
In spite of staff cutbacks, the Baptist General Convention of Texas continues to offer counseling and psychological services to ministers and their families through a network of counselors across the state.
By John Hall, Texas Baptist Communications
Baptist Child & Family Services and Texas Baptist Men were set up for mass feedings after Hurricane Dolly. But they were also quick to meet small, personal needs.
By Craig Bird, Baptist Child & Family Services
After Hurricane Dolly hit the Rio Grand Valley, Primera Iglesia Bautista in Santa Maria distributed more than $1 million in food donated from groups such Texas Baptist Men, the Baptist General Convention of Texas and the Red Cross.
By John Hall,Texas Baptist Communications
C.W. Brister Jr., who taught pastoral counseling and theology to generations of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary students, died Aug. 9, reportedly of complications from Lou Gehrig’s disease. He was 82.
By ABP staff
The Baptist General Convention of Texas has named Gabriel Cortes as Hispanic ministries strategist. Cortes, who will assume his new role Aug. 25, has been Baptist University of the Americas’ director of church and alumni relations.
By Staff, Baptist Standard
The John Newport Foundation banquet, to be held Aug. 29 at 7 p.m. at Broadway Church in Fort Worth, will honor Russell Dilday. Dilday, chancellor of the B.H. Carroll Theological Institute.
Trying to adapt to every trend in worship can become disruptive and distracting to a church, said Tim Studstill, director of music and worship for the Baptist General Convention of Texas.
By Lee Ann Marcel, Associated Baptist Press
More than 4,000 young people who attended Super Summer camps learned how share their faith naturally through relationships with other people.
By Shauney Behnke, East Texas Baptist University
Members of Shiloh Terrace Baptist Church recently signed a partnership agreement with the Greater Boston Baptist Association and the Southeastern New England Baptist Association, committing to provide financial and ministerial assistance to the churches in these two associations.
By Carrie Joynton, Communications Intern
Hal Rowe, an Alzheimer's patient, decided to donate a kidney to his friend Randy Parsons, a former music minister at Trinity Baptist Church in Lubbock and instructor at Wayland's University's Lubbock campus. Soon, Parsons will be singing again.
Engine trouble on a mission trip in 2007 threw a youth group from First Baptist Church in Duncanville unexpectedly together with a church in Chillicothe, which led to a diferent kind of mission trip this summer.
By Kaitlin Chapman, Communications Intern