Hawk Nelson challenges teens to ‘live life loud’

The Christian rock band Hawk Nelson has released an anthology of their music and perform June 25 at the Texas Baptist Youth Evangelism Conference.

Baylor brings education, care to Dallas area hard hit by diabetes

Baylor Health Care System in partnership with the city of Dallas opened a wellness center dedicated to diabetes care and education June 7 in an area where residents are three times more likely to die of diabetes-related complications than in the rest of the city.Video Included

Music videos allow North Texas church to touch the world

Jarod O’Flaherty and his church, Retta Baptist in Burleson, created two music videos—“The Resist Project” and “Run to You”—and posted them on networking sites like Facebook and YouTube as a response to the rise of technology-driven culture.Videos Included

Buckner Vietnam orphans return to homeland they fled

A group of orphans returned to Vietnam, many for the first time, since fleeing the country for Buckner Children’s Home in Dallas. It’s a trip that’s been in the making for years. Video Included

Decatur church fuels fun with food at park

When Ken May and Candy Burden of First Baptist Church in Decatur learned that one child in 10 in their area goes to bed hungry every night, they decided to do something about it.

DiscipleNow brings ‘sisters’ closer to God and each other

A Howard Payne University student helped her high school "sister" find out she could be an example to younger girls during a Disciple Now weekend.

Texas Baptists join effort to provide care kits for terminally ill in Africa

Texas Baptists’ Church2Church Partnerships Office has joined with Baptist Global Response to launch a summer missions opportunity to collect and send in-home care kits for terminally ill individuals in sub-Saharan Africa. Video Included

Deaf ministry leader dies at 101

Lillian Beard, a pioneer in deaf ministry in Texas, died June 10 in Houston at the age of 101.

Making a joyful noise is its own reward for veteran music director

God gave Olen Reynolds a love for music, and he’s been giving it back ever since. Reynolds, 83, officially has been Allison Baptist Church’s music director the last 61 years, but he started leading the music long before that.

On the Move

David Baysinger to Second Church in La Grange as youth minister from Walnut Creek Church in Azle.

Around the State

Texas Baptist Children’s Home will hold a reunion July 31. The celebration also will include the marking of TBCH’s 60th anniversary and the 30th anniversary of John and Brenda Toner as houseparents.

Joy Fenner receives Elder Statesman Award

Joy Fenner, who has encouraged missions work and missionary education around the globe for decades, was honored June 6 with the Elder Statesman Award from Independence Association.

Cinco de Mayo gives Lubbock church opportunity to serve

Hispanic churches from Lubbock, Crosbyton, Lockney, Plainview, Floydada, Levelland and New Home joined with Lubbock Area Baptist Association to support a Cinco de Mayo outreach event, with additional help provided through the Texas Baptist Offering for World Hunger.

Tough neighborhood, tough pastor seem to be meant for each other

Jose Gonzalez, a recent graduate of Baptist University of the Americas, is pastoring a church in a tough San Antonio neighborhood. But Gonzalez and Larkspur Christian Fellowship seem like they were meant for each other.

Hispanic Baptist Convention of Texas set to celebrate centennial

This year’s gathering of the Hispanic Baptist Convention of Texas will begin with the baptism of 100 people—one in celebration of each year of the organization’s existence.
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