Female pastoral resident called to serve N.C. church

A North Carolina Baptist church has called its second woman pastor—a pastoral resident from a Dallas church. 

Texans follow their calling to Greece, work among Albanian refugees

CBF missionaries Bob and Janice Newell of Houston responded to a powerful tug toward the needs of Albanian immigrants in Athens, Greece. One result of their ministry is a photo exhibit that will be presented at the CBF General Assembly in Houston, July 2-3.

Children’s home alum brings hope and healing to girls, moms & mentors

Jenny Broughton, who grew up at South Texas Children’s Home Ministries, mixed humor with sobering details of abuse as a child during her appearance at the "It's a Girl Thing" conference in Corpus Christi.

Graduating social work student gains tools for ministry in homeland

Walai Jantawiboon of Bangkok, Thailand, was raised a Buddhist but became a Christian at age 17. She served as project coordinator of relief services in the wake of the tsunami that devastated parts of her country in 2004. The Baylor School of Social Work's integration of faith and education  seemed like a perfect fit for her.

Decades after breaking color barrier, Wayland grad still focused on education

In 1953, Watland Baptist University student George May became the first black student to graduate from a Baptist college in Texas. Now 82, he's raising funds to resurrect Christian University in San Andres, Columbia, where he was born.

San Antonio couple addresses medical needs of Banjara people in India

Macarena Aldape and her husband, Eddie, natives of San Antonio who serve as CBF field personnel in India, hold medical camps twice a month in cities across northern India.

Buckner explores affiliation with Baptist Memorials Ministries

Dallas-based Buckner Retirement Services has announced it is exploring an affiliation with Baptist Memorials Ministries in San Angelo.

L.L. Morriss, influential Baptist pastor, dies at 89

L.L. Morriss, longtime Baptist pastor and denominational worker, died May 1 in Longview at age 89.

Around the State: Buckner teams with Center for Informed Faith

Buckner International and the Center for Informed Faith have announced an alliance combining efforts to promote the center’s mission of equipping Christians while enabling Buckner to expand its global work on behalf of children and families.

Program helps low-income students aim high

Thanks in large part to a college scholarship program supported by Baptist Child & Family Services, Ariana Hernandez was accepted to enroll at Angelo State University.

Big gift by small church makes global impact

A gift to Buckner International from Memorial Baptist Church in Taylor has changed the face of care for children in Mexico and Ethiopia.

Chainsaw gang provides four great days of service

Three men from Irving—two from Plymouth Park Baptist Church, one from a nearby Church of Christ—literally let the chips fall where they might during the city of Irving's recent ninth annual faith-based Great Days of Service.

Comedic duo admittedly “Far From Ordinary”

Brad Davidson and Jordan Clark are best friends who like to use humor to make a serious point about salvation through performance comedy. Despite living in different states, their love for God and performing skits as the duo Far From Ordinary is the glue that holds them together.

Cowboy church leaders have a place to hang their hats

The Texas Fellowship of Cowboy Churches/American Fellowship of Cowboy Churches dedicated its new headquarters, dubbed the Supply Depot, in Waxahachie.

Donkey ball draws crowd, but message draws participants to Christ

About 1,000 people turned out-- and 60 people made professions of faith in Christ-- at a donkey basketball game that featured Vernon-area high school teachers, firefighters and a college softball team. It was part of a Texas Hope 2010 effort to share the gospel with every person in the state by Easter 2010.
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