Ministry awards honor perseverance, empathy & creative care for others

The 2008 Texas Baptist Ministry Awards sponsored by Baylor University and the Baptist Standard honored a long-tenured small-church pastor, a pioneer in ministry to the mentally disabled and a leader in teaching English to adults.

Foundation presents annual missions awards

The Texas Baptist Missions Foundation recognized the work and ministry of three missions leaders—Paul Powell, Chris Simmons and Joe T. Lenamon—during a luncheon at the Baptist General Convention of Texas annual meeting.

2010 = kingdom assignment

Randel Everett’s greatest fear is that Texas Baptists will miss out on their “kingdom assignment” from God.

Baptist churches draw gay-rights supporters’ protests

About 100 people stood outside First Baptist Church of Dallas Nov. 9 to protest a sermon publicized on the church marquee with the title, “Why gay is not OK.”

Katy church ministers to victims in Galveston

Redeemer Community Church in Katy went outside its walls one Sunday morning to help people in Galveston who no longer had walls.

DBU students, staff serve from Southeast Texas to South Korea

Three teams of Dallas Baptist University students and staff used their fall break to served in Houston, rural Louisiana and South Korea.

Texas Baptists elect Lowrie president, refer name change to Executive Board

lowrie stricklandAt a Baptist General Convention of Texas annual meeting that drew the lowest number of registered messengers in 59 years, participants elected the convention’s first second-generation president, deferred action on a proposed name change for the BGCT and approved a reduced budget for 2009.

Texas Baptists challenged to think and act missionally

The call to involve churches in missions and engage members to share the gospel took center stage during missions night at the Baptist General Convention of Texas annual meeting.

Hispanic Rally focuses on salvation and its effects on family

International evangelist Alberto Mottesi condemned adultery, pornography and family violence, telling Hispanic Texas Baptists a relationship with Jesus was the way out of family problems caused by sin.

Combined TBM, WMU rally celebrates 100 years of missions education for boys

A joint meeting of Texas Baptist Men and the Woman’s Missionary Union of Texas, prior to the Baptist General Convention annual meeting, 100 years in the making—a celebration for both entities marking the centennial anniversary of the Royal Ambassadors program for boys.

Texas Baptists elect Lowrie, Strickland

Messengers to the BGCT annual meeting elected as president David Lowrie, pastor of First Baptist Church in Canyon, and as first vice president, Carolyn Strickland, a deacon at Wilshire Baptist Church in Dallas.



New BGCT president sees 100 percent mandate for positive change

David Lowrie won the Baptist General Convention of Texas president’s race with 53 percent of the votes cast, but he believes messengers to the annual meeting issued a unanimous mandate for change.

Slightly reduced BGCT budget approved for 2009

Messengers to the Baptist General Convention of Texas annual meeting approved a $45,755,295 budget—about 8 percent less than the one approved at the previous annual meeting and down slightly from the current adjusted budget.

Around the State

Howard Payne University will host a graduate school and seminary fair Nov. 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Baylor regents take no action on presidential search committee

At their pre-homecoming meeting in Waco, Baylor University’s board of regents took no action regarding the appointment of a presidential search committee.
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