Some Baptists gaze at Starr with cautious optimism for Baylor

When Baylor University regents announced Kenneth Starr as their unanimous choice as the school’s president, Baptist General Convention of Texas President David Lowrie acknowledged, “It caught me off guard.” But after meeting Starr at a gathering of Texas Baptist leaders, Lowrie noted he was “very impressed.”

Starr receives enthusiastic—not unanimous—welcome at Baylor

Ken StarrKenneth Starr received an enthusiastic—but not unanimous— welcome to Baylor University when he arrived at the Bill Daniel Student Center to be introduced to faculty, staff and students as the school’s president-elect.


Kenneth Starr elected Baylor University president

Kenneth W. Starr, an attorney and academician best known as the independent counsel whose investigation led to the impeachment of Bill Clinton, has been elected president of Baylor University.

Texas Tidbits

Dennis Myers has been named the Dorothy Barfield Kronzer Professor in Family Studies and Jon Singletary has been named the Diana R. Garland Chair in Children and Family Studies within the Baylor University School of Social Work.

Texas Baptists pray for hurting, lost

Texas Baptists made Jan. 31 the Day of Hope and Prayer, petitioning God to provide avenues for churches to help the hurting and hungry and to take the hope of Christ to all people by Easter 2010, the goal of Texas Hope 2010.

Around the State

A LifeWay women’s “Going Beyond” weekend will be held Feb. 19-20 at McKinney Church in Fort Worth. Keynote personalities include author and Bible teacher Priscilla Shirer and worship leader Anthony Evans.

On the Move

Eric Black to First Church in Covington as pastor.

Baylor baseball team discovers match made in heaven, by way of Havana

When the players on the Baylor University baseball team learned they would be traveling to Cuba, they didn’t know what to expect. But it turned out to be a match made in heaven—by way of Havana.

Every baptism preaches a sermon to children, researcher insists

While parents remain the primary influences in bringing children to faith, a new Dallas Baptist University study found pastors have a larger impact than previously believed.

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

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