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Volunteer love connection links West and San Marcos

Volunteer love connection links West and San Marcos

Nancy Smith led volunteers from First Baptist Church in San Marcos two years ago to help residents of West recover from the fertilizer plant explosion that destroyed dozens of homes in their town. When her home was destroyed in recent flooding, disaster relief volunteers from First Baptist Church in West were able to reciprocate.

Former BGCT President Lineberger dead at 69

Former BGCT President Lineberger dead at 69

Phil Lineberger, pastor of Sugar Land Baptist Church near Houston and former president of the Baptist General Convention of Texas, died May 31. He was 69.

CommonCall: Urban farmer, urban missionary

CommonCall: Urban farmer, urban missionary

Ask Daron Babcock what he knew about agriculture, poultry-raising and animal husbandry before he launched Bonton Farm-Works in South Dallas. The urban farmer has a ready answer: “Zero.”

Obituary: Tom Stoker

Tom Stoker, 61, a former minister of music at Broadway Baptist Church in Fort Worth, died May 10 in Fort Worth.

BUA students help repair and renovate San Antonio church

BUA students help repair and renovate San Antonio church

Before the end of the spring semester, 20 Baptist University of the Américas students took a Saturday break from their studies—and they spent it stripping paint and cleaning toilets at Ven A El Baptist Church in San Antonio.

Cleanup begins at the Gracewood campus in Houston. The residential ministry for single mothers and their children was flooded by heavy rains over Memorial Day weekend. (PHOTO/Debbie MacKellar)

Flood displaces residents of Gracewood campus in southwest Houston

Floodwaters forced clients at Gracewood—a Texas Baptist residential ministry for single mothers and their children—to evacuate their homes on the southwest Houston campus.

Storm after storm ‘bordering on absurd,’ pastor saysStorm after storm ‘bordering on absurd,’ pastor says

Storm after storm ‘bordering on absurd,’ pastor says

Oklahoma Pastor Mitch Randall views the tornados, hailstorms and floods that have hammered the region as almost surreal.

Texas Baptists gear up for long-term disaster ministry

Texas Baptists gear up for long-term disaster ministry

With 37 counties declared disaster areas and rain continuing to fall across much of the state, Texas Baptists prepare for a widespread long-term disaster relief and recovery effort.

Cyclists weather storms to fight hunger

Cyclists weather storms to fight hunger

Braving hard rains, 29 cyclists joined a 500-mile bicycle ride from Boerne to Dallas to raise money for the Texas Baptist Hunger Offering and awareness about hunger and poverty in Texas and around the world.

Wayland awards first master of divinity degree

Wayland awards first master of divinity degree

Damon Pearce, worship pastor at Central Baptist Church in Clovis, N.M., has become the first graduate from Wayland Baptist University's School of Religion and Philosophy.

Texas Tidbits: HBU receives record-breaking donation

Texas Tidbits: HBU receives record-breaking donation

Houston Baptist University received $15 million from Archie W. and Linda Dunham—the largest single gift in the university’s history.

Pastor Protection Bill advances

Pastor Protection Bill advances

A bill intended to protect ministers from being forced to participate in same-sex marriage ceremonies or being sued for denying gay couples the use of church sanctuaries for their weddings cleared another hurdle.

Tornado damages Mineral Wells church; storms prompt Texas Baptist response

Texas Baptists respond as tornado damages FBC Mineral Wells

A tornado that ripped through downtown Mineral Wells damaged the family life center, welcome center and youth room at First Baptist Church, but it caused no injuries.

HPU student leads discipleship ministry to athletes

HPU student leads discipleship ministry to athletes

During his freshman year at Howard Payne University, Xavier McFalls stood before his football teammates and spoke some uncomfortable words.

Jesus’ death convicts capital punishment, former Baylor law prof says

Former Baylor law prof: Jesus’ death convicts capital punishment

Baptists remain divided over the use of the death penalty as the ultimate punishment for crime. 

 
 
 
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