ETBU mourns student killed in automobile crash

A student at East Texas Baptist University was killed in a two-vehicle wreck just east of Hallsville on U.S. Highway 80 Jan. 15. Senior Jessica Teutsch, age 21, of Haughton, La., was traveling to her student teaching assignment at Hallsville Junior High when the fatal crash occurred.

Experience in England helped student clarify calling

Matt Johnston, a student at Wayland Baptist University, recently returned from service in England as a Go Now Missions volunteer.

Around the State: DBU opens new center

Dallas Baptist University will open the Herman and Patsy Smith Center at the school’s Hurst-Colleyville campus Jan. 20.

On the Move

Christy Butler has resigned as children’s minister at First Church in Denton.

Texas Tidbits: Baylor plans Big Idea conference

Baylor University will host the Next Big Idea Conference Feb. 9-11. The conference will explore faith-based community ministries that are fully engaged with local and global concerns.

Seminaries, national WMU cut budgets for ‘09

The economic downturn is taking its toll on Southern Baptist entities, with at least two seminaries and national Woman’s Missionary Union cutting their 2009 budgets.

Churches set countywide goal: Distribute Scripture to every home

So far, enough Texas Baptist churches have stepped forward to ensure that each household in a dozen Texas counties has a Scripture presentation. Organizers of Texas Hope 2010 want to find enough leaders to head Bible distribution efforts in 242 more counties.

Houston church, Hooters waitresses help hurricane victims

Rice Temple Baptist Church in Houston and the staff of a local Hooters restaurant helped victims of Hurricane Ike.

Faith anchors Tech student who wins contest, gains spot on football team

williamsWhen 21-year-old Matt Williams transferred to Texas Tech University last August, he was just excited about making new friends and getting involved at First Baptist Church. But after winning a Lynnwood Townhomes kick-for-rent contest at the Tech football game against Massachusetts on Sept. 20, Williams’ life changed, and he gained a spot on the Tech football team. 

Resort chaplains serve as modern circuit-riding preachers

As the 21st century heirs to the circuit riders’ mantle, resort ministry chaplains likewise travel light and cover plenty of ground.

Single mother makes journey from darkness to light

brandiFamily Care—a program of Children at Heart Ministries--gave 28-year-old single mother Brandi hope when she felt “there was no light in my life.”

‘What prevents me from being baptized?’ Certainly not the loss of a leg

A long journey brought Richard Baker to the baptismal waters at Windsor Park Baptist Church in DeSoto, and he wasn't going to let three flights of stairs stop him—even if he had only one leg.

Hymns shaped and reflected the faith of presidents, scholar says

president bookEd Spann, retired dean of the College of Fine Arts at Dallas Baptist University, and Michael Williams, history professor and dean of DBU’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences, collaborated on a new book, Presidential Praise: Our Presidents and their Hymns.

Schmidt, former San Marcos Academy president, dies

UPDATED: Victor Schmidt, who retired just five months ago as president of San Marcos Baptist Academy, died Dec. 19 in San Antonio. Funeral arrangements at Sunset Memorial Park in San Antonio include a
visitation Monday, Dec. 22, from 6 to 8 p.m. The funeral service will be Tuesday, Dec. 23, at 8:30 a.m. at Sunset Memorial Park, followed by a graveside service at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.

Texas WMU receives $10,000 for hurricane relief

National Woman’s Missionary Union Foundation President David George presented a $10,000 check to Woman’s Missionary Union of Texas Interim Director Nelda Seal, to be used for the continuing relief and recovery effort following Hurricane Ike.
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