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Texas Baptists celebrate MLK Day by packing 23,000 meals

Texas Baptists celebrate MLK Day by packing 23,000 meals

The words “Vitamins!” “Protein!” and “Vegetables!” echoed across the concrete walls of Texas Baptist Men’s Dixon Mission Equipping Center as 175 Texas Baptist volunteers packed 23,000 meals on Martin Luther King Jr. Day to send to Liberia.

       

Obituaries: Verl Capps, Mike Gresham

Verl Capps, 89, longtime music minister and educator, died Jan. 18 in Waxahachie. Mike Gresham, 61, died Jan. 19 in Port Lavaca, where he was pastor of First Baptist Church.

       

Obituaries: Storm, Lyles, Hopper, Scott

Deaths: Ralph Storm, 86, Jan. 7 in Corpus Christi; Carter Lyles, 87, Jan. 9 in Carrollton; John David Hopper, 80, Jan. 10 in Houston; and Orville Scott, 80, Jan. 12 in Grand Saline.

       
Buckner’s 3 millionth pair of shoes given to Guatemalan child

Buckner’s 3 millionth pair of shoes given to Guatemalan child

Dulce Alquijay Raymundo was the recipient of the 3 millionth pair of shoes distributed through Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls.

       
Sabbath rest can help portly pastors fight fat, Baylor study shows

Sabbath rest can help portly pastors fight fat, Baylor study shows

More than one-third of American ministers are obese, with stress, long hours, poor pay and lack of self-care among the reasons, a Baylor University study revealed.

       
Former seminary head John David Hopper dies

Former seminary head John David Hopper dies

John David Hopper, former president of the European-based International Baptist Theological Seminary, died Jan. 10 at age 80.

       
Texas lawmakers urged to restore funding for public education

Texas lawmakers urged to restore funding for public education

Charles Foster Johnson, executive director of Texas Pastors for Children, asked about 200 ministers and educators to raise their voices in opposition to any efforts to privatize public education or divert public money to private schools.

       
Veteran Baptist communicator Orville Scott dies at age 80

Veteran Baptist communicator Orville Scott dies at age 80

Orville Lindsey Scott, whose service as a Baptist communicator spanned four decades, died Jan. 12 in Grand Saline at age 80.

       
Meals provided by Texas Baptists arrive in West Africa 

Meals provided by Texas Baptists arrive in West Africa 

The holiday season grew much more joyful for many people in Liberia and Sierra Leon when they received 997,920 pre-packaged rice and high-nutrition meals sent by Texas Baptists’ Disaster Recovery program, working in partnership with multiple ministries.

       
Irving church connects football team to love of Christ

Irving church connects football team to love of Christ

When members of Oak View Baptist Church in Irving adopted the varsity football team from Nimitz High School, it opened up a wide opportunity for ministry in their community.

       
CommonCall: Transforming a community

CommonCall: Transforming a Houston community

Elmo Johnson rejects any personal credit for transformation in Houston’s 4th Ward since he arrived as pastor of Rose of Sharon Missionary Baptist Church 30 years ago. But he’s eager to give God the glory.

       

Obituaries: J.T. Elliff, Randy Lofgren

J.T. Elliff, 97, longtime pastor of churches in Texas, Arkansas, Missouri and Arizona., died Dec. 12 in Moore, Okla. Randy Lofgren, 74, minister of music at Calvary Baptist Church in Waco, died Dec. 26 in Crawford.

       
In the air or on the air, pastor ministers to the Valley

In the air or on the air, pastor ministers to the Valley

Many things have changed in Gene Horton’s 47 years as pastor at First Baptist Church in Rio Hondo, but one thing has remained constant—his love of the people there.

       
West Texas churches bring exotic Christmas fare to Border families

West Texas churches bring exotic Christmas fare to Border families

Several Concho Valley Baptist Association churches, along with one from Lubbock, united to share the love of Christ and Christmas with families in need in Del Rio and Eagle Pass.

       

Obituaries: T.W. Hunt, Robin Feistel

T. W Hunt, 85, a Southwestern Seminary professor and authority on prayer, died Dec. 11 in Spring. Robin Feistel, 66, a leader in English as a Second Language literacy, died Dec. 10 in Houston.

       
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