Amarillo layman among 10 workers jailed in Haiti

On Feb. 11, Haitian authorities continued to hold 10 Baptists from the United States charged with child kidnapping, but Reuters news service reported the judge overseeing their case had decided to release them.

Texas Baptists urged to send ‘buckets of hope’ to help Haiti

bucketsThe Baptist General Convention of Texas is encouraging churches to collect buckets of food that will be picked up across the state by Texas Baptist Men and shipped through the Florida Baptist Convention to hurting and hungry people in Haiti.Video Included

Terminally ill pastor, Odessa church on journey together

Mike JohnsonThe congregation of Caprock Baptist Church in Odessa asked Mike Johnson to become their pastor knowing Johnson suffers from a terminal illness.Video Included

Rowlett church found super opportunity to feed the hungry

The big NFL game was a super time for First Baptist Church to care for the hungry.

Texas Baptists aim to eradicate hunger by 2015

Cooperating on a policy and practical level, Baptists are gathering with fellow Christians as well as with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Texas Department of Agriculture in an effort to make Texas food secure—with every person getting three healthy meals a day—by 2015, starting with San Antonio by 2012.

Houston Hispanic Evangelism Conference sparks commitments

Hispanic evangelism conf.The two-day Hispanic Evangelism Conference in Houston focused on the issues faced by Hispanics as they attempt to influence and care for their communities and spread the gospel in their spheres of influence.Video Included


String of suspicious Texas church fires reaches 10

Two Baptist churches within three miles of each other burned Feb. 8, the ninth and 10th in a rash of suspicious church fires—mostly in East Texas—since Jan. 1.

Church finds renewal in opening doors to ethnic congregations

An aging Dallas congregation is experiencing renewal through outreach to ethnic churches in its area.

Biker chaplains see the parking lot as their church

Biker ChaplainsJeff Claes and his ministry partner Rod Stallings--the first two biker chaplains endorsed by Texas Baptists-- are a spiritual presence in the horde of metal and machinery. The chaplains are sources of comfort, hope and spiritual guidance for the bikers—a largely unchurched subculture.

BCFS program shows juveniles perils of peer pressure

Baptist Child & Family Services’ juvenile justice program is designed to ensure that a life of uniforms and cinderblock cells doesn’t become a reality for the young men in their care.

Church fire forces closing of day care

First Baptist Church in Temple has suspended operation of its 40-year-old Child Development Center indefinitely due to smoke and water damage from a Jan. 19 fire that authorities ruled arson.

Relief slow in Haiti, but hope is emerging

Nearly three weeks after an earthquake left an estimated 200,000 people dead, Texas Baptist disaster relief volunteers find life in Haiti remains in as many pieces as the buildings toppled throughout Port-au-Prince.Video Included

McAllen medical volunteers serve around-the-clock needs in Haiti

Haiti girlServando Silva and Matt Johnson packed for a mission to Haiti before a mission even was planned. The nurse and doctor from Baptist Temple in McAllen had prayed for an opportunity to help meet medical needs in the wake of the Jan. 12 killer earthquake.


BUA accepts role as lead partner on ISAAC Project

Baptist University of the Americas has stepped forward to become the lead partner with the Baptist General Convention of Texas on the Immigration Service and Aid Center Project, which seeks to equip churches to work within the law to help people with their citizenship issues.

On the Move

Alan Armstrong to First Church in Conroe as student minister from Fielder Road Church in Arlington, where he was junior high pastor.
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