Katrina evacuee graduates with honors from ETBU

Despite the loss of her home in New Orleans to Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Lynn Wartberg refused to allow a hurricane to stop her from achieving a life-long goal—earning a college degree.

Church uncovers, serves hidden hungry

Many would see an elementary school student stealing food off a teacher’s desk as a behavioral problem. But there was a bigger problem, and First Baptist Church in Whitehouse stepped up to help resolve the issue.

Bike Out Hunger cyclists ride 415 miles, raise $9,400 for hunger efforts

bike outFor Job Gonzalez, cycling 415 miles during the Bike Out Hunger tour April 19-24 wasn’t just a test of his own strength and competition. It was a personal journey driven by the hungry children and families he sees daily as he rides through the colonias near his home in McAllen—areas that lack clean running water and adequate sewer systems.Video Included


Changes underscore Baylor’s commitment to ministry of healing

Commitment to Christian healing ministry has guided Baylor Health Care System since its founding, but creation of an office of mission and ministry has given renewed emphasis to that defining sense of purpose, hospital officials said.

Drawings draw children into Bible stories

New BaptistWay Press Vacation Bible School materials are featuring illustrations by Scott Byers, a member of Woodlawn Baptist Church in Austin. He produced the images as a way to use his design abilities to share the gospel.

Adopted daughter a ‘perfect fit’ for Hamilton pastor’s family

When Maya Sitota arrived at Buckner International’s baby home in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in June 2008, she was starving. Now she's part of Keith and Sharon Felton's family.

Port Neches drama yields 32 professions of faith in Christ

By the time First Baptist Church in Port Neches completed three days of performances of the evangelistic play Last Chance, the church saw 32 people make decisions to follow Christ and 65 renew their commitments to him. 

Church in Alvin restored 18 months after Hurricane Ike

After a long and trying renovation, South Park Baptist Church in Alvin has emerged from the destruction caused by Hurricane Ike 18 months later to stand restored. And members testify they are more dedicated than ever before to reaching their community for Christ.

Making disciples key to the missions imperative, experts insist

A clear sense of mission for the 21st century demands understanding the theology that underlies the missionary imperative, commitment to teaching the next generation and sensitivity to the Holy Spirit’s guidance, speakers told participants at a Baylor University symposium.

Contraception, abstinence not contradictory, Baylor researcher says

Teaching young people the importance of sexual abstinence outside of marriage and sharing information about contraception need not be seen as contradictory messages, a Baylor University researcher has concluded.

On the Move

Pete Cancino to Primera Iglesia in Mathis as interim pastor.

Around the State

The Texas/American Fellowship of Cowboy Churches will hold its 25th Ranchhouse School May 1-2 at Bar None Cowboy Church in Tatum.

New Testament stories shape Christian character, Gregory says

Stories describe the essence of human life, and New Testament stories shape moral and spiritual character, Joel Gregory told participants at the annual T.B. Maston Lectures at Hardin-Simmons University’s Logsdon Seminary.

Three-fourths of congregations skipped BGCT meetings

Only about one-fourth of the congregations affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas have been involved in annual meetings in recent years, a committee charged with studying ways to increase annual meeting attendance discovered.

Hope springs from Valley Baptist Missions Center

Students from San Antonio and Lewisville worked throughout their spring break to repair and rebuild homes in the Rio Grande Valley damaged by Hurricane Dolly.
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