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Doug Hodo, Houston Baptist University president emeritus, dies at 81

Doug Hodo, Houston Baptist University president emeritus, dies at 81

Edward Douglas “Doug” Hodo, the second president of Houston Baptist University, died Oct.10 at his home in Boerne. He was 81.

       
Baylor Scott & White names president-elect

Baylor Scott & White names president-elect

James H. Hinton, who has led Albuquerque, N.M.-based Presbyterian Healthcare Services more than two decades, is the next president and chief executive officer of Baylor Scott & White Health and the first non-Baptist to lead the historically Baptist hospital system.

       
Fun at home may satisfy more than time together elsewhere, Baylor study finds

Baylor study: Fun at home may satisfy more than time together elsewhere

While family fun often is associated with new and exciting activities, family leisure spent at home in familiar pastimes may be a more effective route to happiness, a Baylor University study indicates.

       
Bryan pastor Heiligman nominee for BGCT 2nd VP

Bryan pastor Heiligman nominee for BGCT 2nd VP

Jim Heiligman, pastor of First Baptist Church in Bryan, will be nominated for second vice president of the Baptist General Convention of Texas at Texas Baptists’ annual meeting, Nov. 13-15 in Waco.

       
Baylor names chief compliance officer

Baylor names chief compliance officer

In response to a recommendation from Pepper Hamilton, the law firm that investigated Baylor University’s handling of sexual assault complaints, Baylor named attorney Doug Welch as the school’s chief compliance officer.

       
Christian community developers can ‘make America great again’

Christian community developers can ‘make America great again’

Christians who work together in community development can become “the ones who actually make America great again,” Jeremy Everett of the Texas Hunger Initiative told participants at the No Need Among You Conference.

       
Refugee crisis offers opportunity to show love of Jesus, panelists say

Refugee crisis offers opportunity to show love of Jesus, panelists say

The global refugee crisis presents Texas Christians a tangible, significant opportunity to express the love of Jesus to the world’s most vulnerable people, a panel at the No Need Among You Conference insisted.

       
Churches can lead dialogue to bridge racial divide, sociologist says

Churches can lead dialogue to bridge racial divide, sociologist says

Because Christians recognize the reality of sin, churches have the potential to lead honest interracial dialogue that could unite a polarized nation, a sociologist told a Texas Christian Community Development Network conference.

       
Corsicana pastor Reeves nominee for BGCT president

Corsicana pastor nominee for BGCT president

Danny Reeves, pastor of First Baptist Church in Corsicana and second vice president of the Baptist General Convention of Texas, will be nominated for president at the BGCT annual meeting, Nov. 13-15.

       
Texas Baptist Men responsible for both disaster relief and recovery

Texas Baptist Men responsible for both disaster relief and recovery

Texas Baptist Men, the missions organization that pioneered Baptist disaster relief ministries more than four decades ago, soon also will assume responsibility for long-term disaster recovery—a program handled in recent years by the Baptist General Convention of Texas.

       
Baylor Title IX coordinator resigns

Updated: Baylor University Title IX coordinator resigns, replacement named

Patty Crawford, Baylor University’s first full-time Title IX coordinator, resigned. And in less than 48 hours, the university named Kristan Tucker, formerly senior deputy Title IX coordinator, as her replacement.

       
Korean Texas Baptist delivers soybeans to North Korea

Korean Texas Baptist delivers soybeans and medical equipment to North Korea

A Korean Texas Baptist minister returned recently from North Korea, where he confirmed delivery of 60 tons of soybeans to two churches, one hospital and five schools for orphans, along with medical equipment and supplies.

       
McNeal receives award for interim ministry

McNeal receives award for interim ministry

E.L. “Skip” McNeal received an award Sept. 22 for his contributions in interim ministry in Texas Baptist churches.

       
Porterfield named Texas WMU interim executive director-treasurer

Porterfield named Texas WMU interim executive director-treasurer

Carolyn Porterfield, who has served Woman’s Missionary Union of Texas in a variety of roles over more than two decades, will lead the organization as interim executive director-treasurer.

       
Cowboy preacher hopes 40-day horseback ride spurs revival

Cowboy preacher hopes 40-day horseback ride spurs revival

The pastor of a cowboy church in Wichita Falls hopes a 40-day horseback ride from Texas to Washington, D.C., spurs revival in communities where he preaches along the way.

       
 
 
 
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