Executive Board nominating committee meeting set. The committee to nominate Baptist General Convention of Texas Executive Board directors will meet at 10 a.m. Aug. 14 at the Baptist Building, 333 N. Washington in Dallas. Chairperson Linda Mastin from First Baptist Church in Corpus Christi will preside.
El Paso church flooded. Heavy rain in El Paso flooded Mission El Christiana Sembrado. Up to four feet of water filled the sanctuary of the church. This is the second time the sanctuary has flooded since 2006. The church sustained as much as $5,000 in damages. More than 40 members volunteered to help clean the facility. The congregation did not have insurance and will need to replace many of the ruined items, including carpet and band equipment.
Texas Baptist All-State heading for Europe. The Texas Baptist All-State Choir and Band will perform and participate in the Baptist World Alliance Youth Conference, July 30-Aug. 3 in Leipzig, Germany. The choir and band also will perform in four other locations in Germany, including as part of an outdoor evangelistic outreach. The Texas Baptist All-State Choir and Band includes 89 students from 58 churches. An additional 35 people from 21 congregations are assisting the group in various ways. Steve Holcomb, Dallas Baptist University professor of music, will direct the choir. Corey Ash, Howard Payne University assistant professor of music and director of bands, will serve as band director. Jay Smith, assistant professor of Christian studies at Howard Payne, will be the pastor. Phil Moore, minister of music and media for Northside Baptist Church in Corsicana, is the worship leader. To follow the choir and band on its trip to Germany, visit texasbaptists.wordpress.com starting July 28.
Baylor ranked in top 50 hospitals nationally. For the 16th consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report has designated Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas among the nation’s top 50 hospitals in its 2008 America’s Best Hospitals issue. Baylor Dallas is ranked among the nation’s top 50 hospitals in five of 16 specialty areas: endocrinology (32nd); gynecology (35th); kidney disease (30th); orthopedics (33rd); and respiratory disorders (35th). Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation (Baylor Rehab) is ranked 13th among the nation’s top rehabilitation facilities. Baylor Rehab is a 92-bed, not-for-profit hospital located adjacent to Baylor Dallas that specializes in comprehensive rehabilitation services, including traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, strokes and other orthopedic and neurological disorders.
Valley Baptist-Harlingen names new CEO. Daniel McLean has been named senior vice president and chief executive officer at Valley Baptist Medical Center-Harlingen, effective Aug. 18. McLean, who has 29 years senior management experience, succeeds Jim Wesson, who will leave Valley Baptist at the end of July to begin a new position as vice president and administrator of Christus Santa Rosa Hospital-New Braunfels. McLean has been CEO of Harlingen Medical Center. Previously, he served South Texas Health System and McAllen Medical Center.