At 95, instrumentalist still offering musical gift to God’s service

organistGod gave Ilene Robertson a gift, and she’s given it back Sunday after Sunday for 70 years at First Baptist Church in Paducah. Robertson, now 95, has been the church’s organist since the day the organ arrived in 1955, and before that, she was the pianist.

Hispanic Baptist church collaborates with multiple agencies to meet children’s needs

Primera Iglesia Bautista Mexicana is working with multiple community agencies to provide free summer programming for children in northwest Dallas in collaboration with Buckner International.

Children lead Sanger church in caring for hungry people

Children at First Baptist Church in Sanger traversed the town collecting and earning coins to put in 75 Texas-shaped banks. The money will help feed the hungry through the Texas Baptist Offering for World Hunger.

Texas Tidbits

Baptist Health System President Trip Pilgrim has been named senior vice president and chief development officer for Vanguard Health Systems, parent company of Baptist Health System in San Antonio.

Students at Youth Evangelism Conference respond to call to service

Teenagers reacted differently to hearing the gospel during the Youth Evangelism Conference, but whether they showed an outpouring of emotion or stood in stoic reflection, they were affected.

Broadway Baptist Church youth choir detours through Nashville

Fernia Harris of Nashville, Tenn., got a special surprise on her birthday July 8. A group of teenagers from Broadway Baptist Church in Forth Worth volunteered three days to scrape and paint the exterior of the 1920s-era house where Harris and her husband live and care for their disabled daughter.

'Helping Hand' ministry shows God’s love to West Dallas

Brother Bill’s Helping Hand  in West Dallas teams up with multiple agencies to provide resources to more than 900 families each year.

Youth volunteers share two-fold message: God and service

About 160 middle school and high school World Changers from nine churches across the nation served in low-income Dallas neighborhoods.

Baptist school cancels mission trip for church dismissed from SBC

A Kentucky Baptist university has, at the last minute, withdrawn its invitation to host a youth mission team from Texas after the Southern Baptist Convention disfellowshipped their church for its toleration of homosexuals.

Hispanic Baptist Convention elects new president, appoints committee

Victor Rodriguez, pastor of South San Filadelfia Baptist Church in San Antonio, was elected president of the Hispanic Baptist Convention of Texas in a close vote June 29.

Buckner suspends mission trips to Honduras

Buckner International temporarily is suspending travel by mission groups to Honduras in the wake of a coup that removed President Manuel Zelaya from office.

BGCT seeks to put free GED program in each church

GEDThe Baptist General Convention of Texas has launched an effort that could put free General Equivalency Diploma programs in all its affiliated churches.

Around the State

Students from East Texas Baptist University joined with youth from Faith Church in Deport to deliver “blessing bags” to every home in the city.

One the Move: Brent Beasley to Broadway Church in Fort Worth

Brent Beasley to Broadway Church in Fort Worth as pastor from Second Church in Memphis, Tenn.

Students make worldwide impact through Fort Worth refugee ministry

Without leaving their home state, six university students reached people from across the world by working with a Fort Worth ministry that helps refugees assimilate into American culture.
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