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Obituaries: Bill Foster Jr., B. J. Hart

Bill Foster Jr., 87, longtime Texas pastor and missionary, died July 24 in San Antonio. B.J. Hart, 88, a deacon and volunteer church builder and a member of the Texas Baptist Executive Board, died July 22 in Hudson Oaks. 

Wayland trustees appoint presidential search committee

Wayland trustees appoint presidential search committee

Wayland Baptist University’s board of trustees formed a presidential search committee, charged with recommending a successor to Paul Armes, who has served the school since February 2001.

Student volunteers help communities ‘Bounce’ back after floods

Student volunteers help communities ‘Bounce’ back after floods

Floods devastated parts of South Central Texas in May, but Texas Baptists’ Bounce ministry brought youth from six Texas churches to the area this summer to begin rebuilding communities.

‘Outsider’ history prepares U.S. Baptists for future, Baylor profs predict

‘Outsider’ history prepares U.S. Baptists for future, authors say

For all their diversity and predisposition to dissent, Baptists are “well-positioned to thrive” as outsiders on the edge of America’s increasingly pluralistic, secular culture, a pair of Baylor University history professors contend in their new book.

Defending religious minorities benefits majorities, faith leaders agree

Defending religious minorities helps majority, faith leaders agree

When Muslims defend Christians in Pakistan and Christians speak up for Muslims in the United States, they not only follow the highest ideals of their religions, but also act in their own enlightened self-interest.

Summer feeding programs provide children meals and discipleship

Summer feeding programs provide children meals and discipleship

During summer vacation, 2.8 million students don’t get the free or reduced lunch offered during the school year. To solve the food insecurity in the summer, the Texas Hunger Initiative created Summer Meals Expansion.

TBM volunteers train indigenous missionaries from Venezuela

TBM volunteers train indigenous missionaries from Venezuela

Texas Baptist Men water ministry volunteers taught 11 indigenous missionaries from Venezuela how to drill water wells and maintain a simple drilling rig.

Jobs for Life transforms lives in inner-city Corpus Christi

Jobs for Life transforms lives in inner-city Corpus Christi

A cascade of circumstances landed Nicolle Polanco in jail. But her life was turned around at CrossBridge Fellowship in Corpus Christi through Jobs for Life, a program of South Texas Children’s Home Ministries.

Keller pastor denounces Franklin Graham’s anti-Muslim remarks

Keller pastor denounces Franklin Graham’s anti-Muslim remarks

A Baptist pastor from North Texas joined American Muslim leaders in denouncing recent anti-Muslim comments by evangelist Franklin Graham as they announced upcoming efforts to build bridges between their religious communities.

Scholarship fund honoring former HPU prof Shields reaches milepost

Scholarship fund honoring former HPU prof Shields reaches milepost

Former students of longtime professor James Shields raised more than $100,000 for a ministerial student scholarship fund at Howard Payne University, established in honor of him and his wife, Corinne.

Scott named president of San Marcos Academy

Scott named president of San Marcos Academy

The San Marcos Academy board of trustees named Jimmie W. Scott president of the 107-year-old Baptist school after serving five months as the academy’s interim president.

Baptists join call for national strategy on global religious persecution

Baptists join call for national strategy on religious persecution

More than 30 religious leaders, scholars and public policy analysts signed a letter to leaders of the Senate and House urging Congress to give greater authority to the ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom to counter religious persecution.

Obituaries: Everett C. Hullum Jr.

Everett C. Hullum Jr., 73, former editor of Home Missions magazine, died July 12 in Princeville, Hawaii.

African-American Fellowship given a charge to keep

African-American Fellowship given a charge to keep

Passionate preaching, jubilant worship and a spirit of joy characterized the annual African-American Fellowship and Evangelism Conference, as participants responded to the challenge of “a charge to keep,” the theme of the July 14-16 event at The Fort Bend Church in Sugar Land.

exas Tidbits: TBM volunteers offer relief after floods

Texas Tidbits: TBM volunteers offer relief after floods

About a dozen Texas Baptist Men disaster relief volunteers from North Texas worked on a mud-out crew to assist flood-damaged First Baptist Church in Lavon.

 
 
 
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