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Veteran Baptist communicator Orville Scott dies at age 80

Veteran Baptist communicator Orville Scott dies at age 80

Orville Lindsey Scott, whose service as a Baptist communicator spanned four decades, died Jan. 12 in Grand Saline at age 80.

       
Meals provided by Texas Baptists arrive in West Africa 

Meals provided by Texas Baptists arrive in West Africa 

The holiday season grew much more joyful for many people in Liberia and Sierra Leon when they received 997,920 pre-packaged rice and high-nutrition meals sent by Texas Baptists’ Disaster Recovery program, working in partnership with multiple ministries.

       
Irving church connects football team to love of Christ

Irving church connects football team to love of Christ

When members of Oak View Baptist Church in Irving adopted the varsity football team from Nimitz High School, it opened up a wide opportunity for ministry in their community.

       
CommonCall: Transforming a community

CommonCall: Transforming a Houston community

Elmo Johnson rejects any personal credit for transformation in Houston’s 4th Ward since he arrived as pastor of Rose of Sharon Missionary Baptist Church 30 years ago. But he’s eager to give God the glory.

       

Obituaries: J.T. Elliff, Randy Lofgren

J.T. Elliff, 97, longtime pastor of churches in Texas, Arkansas, Missouri and Arizona., died Dec. 12 in Moore, Okla. Randy Lofgren, 74, minister of music at Calvary Baptist Church in Waco, died Dec. 26 in Crawford.

       
In the air or on the air, pastor ministers to the Valley

In the air or on the air, pastor ministers to the Valley

Many things have changed in Gene Horton’s 47 years as pastor at First Baptist Church in Rio Hondo, but one thing has remained constant—his love of the people there.

       
West Texas churches bring exotic Christmas fare to Border families

West Texas churches bring exotic Christmas fare to Border families

Several Concho Valley Baptist Association churches, along with one from Lubbock, united to share the love of Christ and Christmas with families in need in Del Rio and Eagle Pass.

       

Obituaries: T.W. Hunt, Robin Feistel

T. W Hunt, 85, a Southwestern Seminary professor and authority on prayer, died Dec. 11 in Spring. Robin Feistel, 66, a leader in English as a Second Language literacy, died Dec. 10 in Houston.

       
Far-flung satellites train leaders, strengthen churches

Far-flung satellites train leaders, strengthen churches

B.H. Carroll Theological Institute’s satellite campuses in Cuba and Russia help to train leaders and strengthen churches.

       
Texas Tidbits: Baylor Philanthropy Lab benefits Waco nonprofits

Texas Tidbits: Baylor Philanthropy Lab benefits Waco nonprofits

Students in Baylor University’s inaugural “Philanthropy and the Public Good” class directed $100,000 to Waco nonprofit organizations.

       
Pastors urge Congress to support payday loan reform

Pastors urge Congress to support payday loan reform

Pastors from several Texas Baptist churches delivered a simple but forceful message to members of Congress during a recent trip to Washington, D.C.: “Stop the payday loan debt trap.”

       
Wayland professor inspires Hispanic first-generation college students

Wayland prof inspires Hispanic first-generation college students

Joshua Mora experienced hardship growing up in a migrant worker family. But he was able to move out of the fields and into the classroom. He tells that story of hard work, faith and family to his students as he teaches Spanish at Wayland Baptist University.

       
Facing Christmas with ‘the empty chair at the holiday table’

Facing Christmas with ‘the empty chair at the holiday table’

For many, this Christmas will be the first without a special loved one. For those who have the opportunity to interact with a bereaved person, often there are questions: What do I do? What do I say?

       
For Syrian refugees, ’tis the season to survive

For Syrian refugees, ’tis the season to survive

For many Americans, ’tis the season to snuggle by the fireplace with family and friends. But for Syrian refugees in Lebanon, it’s time to fight brutal winter temperatures in houses made of plywood or tarps and struggle to find food each day.

       
San Antonio church works with military volunteers to feed hungry families

San Antonio church, military volunteers help feed hungry families

Last year, Pastor Rob Johnson asked two senior adults at Christian Family Baptist Church to pray with him about starting a community action team. Their answered prayers can be seen in 1,485 needy families in northwest San Antonio who received 110,000 pounds of food this year.

       
 
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