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Kathy Hillman, Texas Baptists’ incumbent first vice president, has been elected president of the Baptist General Convention of Texas.

Hillman elected BGCT president

In the first contested presidential election since 2008, messengers to the Baptist General Convention of Texas annual meeting elected Kathy Hillman, a convention officer and missions leader.

       
Mission Lone Star presents gospel to bikers

Mission Lone Star presents gospel to bikers

When motorcyclists from across the country wheeled to Galveston Island in search of a weekend of good times, about 400 found eternal joy in Jesus.

       
Garrison to retire as San Marcos Baptist Academy president

Garrison to retire as San Marcos Baptist Academy president

John Garrison plans to retire next spring as president of San Marcos Baptist Academy, a position he has held since August 2008.

       
Church leaders urged to bridge gaps

Church leaders urged to bridge gaps

To bridge the spiritual and cultural gaps in churches and ministries, Christians first need bridge gaps in their thinking and realign their thoughts with the Bible, speakers told the Texas Baptist Men fall convention.

       
Disparate Baptists cannot exclusively claim Carroll legacy, historians assert

B. H. Carroll defies narrow theological labels, historians assert

Neither Baptist progressives nor fundamentalists have the right to lay exclusive claim to the legacy of B.H. Carroll, two church historians told a fall colloquy sponsored by a theological institute that bears Carroll’s name.

       
Still eager to preach and serve after 65 years at one church

Still eager to preach and serve after 65 years at one church

Fred Sain has filled the same pulpit 65 years. More importantly, he has been pastor of Prairie Hill Baptist Church in the truest sense of the word.

       
Rural East Texas church has global missions vision

Rural East Texas church has global missions vision

A heart for people near and far keeps the century-old Bois D’Arc Baptist Church connected to missions and active as ever.

       
Texas Tidbits: UMHB creates physical therapy program with Baylor Scott & White

Texas Tidbits: UMHB, Baylor Scott & White create degree program

The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor is developing a doctor of physical therapy degree program in partnership with Baylor Scott & White Health.

       
Documentary records 13-year-old cancer victim’s story of hope

Documentary records 13-year-old cancer victim’s story of hope

First Baptist Church in Midlothian was host to the premiere of an “I Am Second” documentary featuring the testimony of Ethan Hallmark, a 13-year-old boy who died of cancer a month before.

       
Ken Hall fired as Baylor senior VP

Ken Hall fired as Baylor senior vice president

Ken Hall, who has served as senior vice president for development and strategic initiatives at Baylor since January 2013, “no longer will be serving at Baylor,” President Ken Starr announced in a letter to the university’s faculty and staff.

       
Youth pastors feel unequipped to help students with mental illness, study shows

Study: Youth pastors feel unequipped to confront mental illness

Many mental-health disorders first surface during adolescence, and college and youth pastors are in a good position to offer help or steer youths where they can find it. But many of those ministers feel unprepared to recognize and deal with mental illness, a Baylor University study revealed.

       
TBM volunteers drill wells in Nigeria

TBM volunteers drill wells in Nigeria

Volunteers with the Texas Baptist Men water ministry recently drilled wells and donated equipment to church leaders in Nigeria, and they laid the groundwork for drilling wells at a mountainous area in India.

       
Church-based art camp features portraits of grace

Church-based art camp features portraits of grace

Pastor Randall Worley has found a way to blend his passions for preaching and painting to spread the gospel.

       
Nominations to be considered by messengers to the BGCT annual meeting, Nov. 16-18 in Waco, are presented by the Committee on Committees, Committee to Nominate Executive Board Directors and the Committee on Nominations for Boards of Affiliated Ministries.

Nominations to be voted on at BGCT annual meeting

Nominations to be considered by messengers to the BGCT annual meeting, Nov. 16-18 in Waco, are provided in compliance with the bylaws of the Baptist General Convention of Texas.

       
Pastor reminds Dallas leaders of challenges faced by fiancée of Ebola fatality

Pastor reminds Dallas leaders of challenges faced by fiancée of Ebola fatality

George Mason urged Dallas civic leaders to remember the continuing challenges that confront the fiancée of the one person in North Texas who died from the virus.

       
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