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Former Baptist preacher found guilty of murder

A jury in Waco found former Baptist minister Matt Baker guilty of murder after more than seven hours of deliberation Jan. 20.
       

Temple church’s historic sanctuary lost to early-morning fire

The 70-year-old sanctuary of the First Baptist Church of Temple appears to be a total loss after a fire consumed it in the early-morning hours of Jan. 19.
       

Ways to Donate for Haiti Earthquake Relief

A number of Texas Baptist agencies and organizations offer avenues for giving to help victims of the earthquake that devastated Haiti Jan. 12. Click on any of the links below to find a way to donate.
       

Around the State

The ninth annual Baylor University Sacred Harp Sing is slated for Feb. 6 in the Great Hall of Truett Theological Seminary. The singing will start at 9:30 a.m. After a lunch break, singing will begin again and conclude at 3 p.m. For more information, call (254) 710-2360.
       

Baptists respond to needs in Haiti after killer quake devastates capital

More than 3 million Haitians were left standing in rubble after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck the capital city of Haiti Jan. 12. As thousands were left without clean water and proper food, Texas Baptists launched efforts to bring aid to the Haitians.
       

Coaches have potential to teach Christian understanding of life

Christian coaches are in a position to teach far more than Xs and Os, a Hardin-Simmons University professor believes. Bob Moore, professor of fitness and sports science, considers sports fallow ground for teaching Christian principles.
       

Missions and business work together in the Dominican Republic

Missions and business commingle in the Dominican Republic, where Buckner International will work alongside Wilshire Baptist Church and Esperanza International, a 14-year-old Christian microfinance organization, to make an impact on families through small-business start-up loans and community programs.
       

Gifts surprise Baylor School of Social Work faculty and staff

Faculty and staff at Baylor University’s School of Social Work lived out O. Henry’s story, “The Gift of the Magi,” when they surprised each other this Christmas with their choice of gifts.
       

On the Move

Darrell Halk to Southmont Church in Denton as minister to students.
       

Hot rod ministry rolls out of Northeast Texas church

James McNeal believes his drive to the National Hot Rod Association’s winners’ circle began in the choir loft of Immanuel Baptist Church in Paris. With Video
       

Age no excuse for lack of exercise, physical therapist insists

A few simple exercises can help senior adults maintain the independence they desire, a Hardin-Simmons University professor contends. But that call to exercise comes with a caveat.
       

Sports camps seek to change lives–one game at a time

Sports Ministry of North Texas saw more than 50 elementary and middle school students begin relationships with Christ through the four campsconducted in 2009.
       

Baptist students gain a taste of global poverty

Seven college students from Baptist Student Ministries around Texas learned about global hunger issues as they spent a week at the World Hunger Farm, near Waco.
       

Comanche church gives out CDs for Texas Hope 2010

As part of their participation in Texas Hope 2010, Texas Baptists in Comanche County have ordered 2,500 evangelistic compact discs to distribute throughout the area.
       

Ringing phone signals church’s call to serve

When The manager of a nearby apartment complex phoned Templo Jerusalem Baptist Church in Victoria and asked its members to consider starting a ministry on the premises, "we felt like it was a godsend,” said Pastor Ricky Garcia.
       
 
 
 
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