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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.

       
Love your neighbor: Christ’s command inspires action and advocacy

Christ’s 'love' command inspires action and advocacy

Jesus’ command to love one’s neighbor is moving some Christians beyond providing food and shelter for the homeless to critiquing unjust systems, choosing to forgo their own institutional comfort and forming unlikely coalitions.

       
Houston mayor withdraws pastors’ subpoenas

Houston mayor withdraws pastors’ subpoenas

The mayor of Houston withdrew the subpoenas Oct. 29 of sermons from five pastors who opposed an ordinance banning discrimination against LGBT people.

       
DBU tennis team ministers in Chile

DBU tennis team ministers in Chile

For members of the Dallas Baptist University tennis team, “love” means more than a way of keeping score. It’s what motivated them to spend their fall break ministering to children in Chile.

       

Obituary: Charles Lee Williamson

Charles Lee Williamson, 87, longtime Texas pastor, director of missions and educator, died Oct. 21 in Dallas.

       
Texas Tidbits: Lawyer to lecture on Christianity at HBU

Texas Tidbits: Lawyer to lecture on Christianity at HBU

Mark Lanier, founder of the Christian Trial Lawyers Association and author of Christianity on Trial: A Lawyer Examines the Christian Faith, will deliver the A.O. Collins Lectures Nov. 6 at Belin Chapel on the Houston Baptist University campus.

       
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