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Texas WMU changing staffing approach

Woman’s Missionary Union of Texas is moving to a staffing approach that will involve several contract consultants rather than paid full-time program staff, at least during the interim executive leadership of Nelda Seal.
       

Prominent Dallas pastor accepts BGCT post

DenisonJim Denison has resigned as senior teaching pastor at Park Cities Baptist Church in Dallas to become founding president of the Center for Informed Faith and theologian-in-residence with the Baptist General Convention of Texas.

       

Texas Tidbits: DBU receives gift for chapel organ

James and Sally Nation, members of Wilshire Baptist Church in Dallas, donated $300,000 to Dallas Baptist University to provide an organ for the school’s the new Patty and Bo Pilgrim Chapel.
       

Around the State

The eighth annual Baylor University Sacred Harp Singing will be held Feb. 7 in the Great Hall of Truett Seminary.
       

On the Move

Jim Adams to Creath-Brazos Association as interim director of missions.
       

Tyler church wants to provide hope for 100 children who need care

hope for 100Green Acres Baptist Church in Tyler has been challenged by Pastor David Dykes to "make a difference in the lives of at least 100 children who are abused or neglected through adoption or foster care.”

       

Baylor Health Care president honored by hospital association

Joel Allison, president and chief executive officer of Baylor Health Care System in Dallas, has been named the recipient of the Texas Hospital Association’s Earl M. Collier Award for Distinguished Health Care Administration.
       

Baylor student athletes leave Mexico with memories to last a lifetime

Baylor Athletics Chaplain Wes Yeary and six other Baylor student-athletes—baseball players participated in a medical mission trip to Galeana, Mexico, led by associate athletic director Tom Hill.
       

Hispanic and Anglo churches join to offer healing for body & soul

clinicA partnership between two Houston congregations—one Anglo, the other Hispanic—provides healing of bodies and souls through Casa El Buen Samaritano, a clinic that ministers to Hispanics who have little access to other medical care.

       

Students see God work miracles among Moldovan orphans

University of Mary Hardin-Baylor students Melissa Ramsey and Kimberly Williams spent two weeks of their winter break as student missionaries with the BGCT Go Now Missions program.
       

Instructor readies for publication text of beloved professor

Through more than 20 years teaching spiritual formation classes at Wayland Baptist University, Gary Manning has relied heavily on a manuscript that never was published-- A Search for Authentic Christianity by Howard Payne University professor Nat Tracy. He's now preparing it for publication.
       

Wayland students join Alaska church for service in Thailand

Wayland Baptist University students travelled to Thailand to minister to Burmese refugees from Myanmar.
       

Wayland graduate beginning year of ministry in Kenya

When Wayland Baptist University graduate Jessica Young walked across the stage last month to accept her college diploma, she already had her future mapped out—at least for the next year--in Mombasa, Kenya.
       

Fire destroys parsonage in Kennard

A morning fire claimed the parsonage of First Baptist Church in Kennard Jan. 14. The house totally was consumed in about half an hour as the fire raged through the attic.
       

Donation leads Levelland student to ministry in Moldova

A college student’s $10 donation  resulted in her traveling to Moldova to deliver a pair of winter boots to an orphan.
       
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