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Gibson to retire

Don Gibson to retire as Texas Baptist Men executive director

Don Gibson, who has served Texas Baptist Men in a variety of roles over the last four decades, will retire as the missions organization’s executive director Dec. 31.

       
IMB notes ways to support returning missionaries

IMB notes ways to support returning missionaries

With the Southern Baptist Convention’s International Mission Board expecting hundreds of missionaries to leave their positions in the coming months, the board has published a list of ways individuals and churches can support field personnel returning to the United States.

       
Baugh Foundation helps Texas Baptists provide refugee relief in Serbia

Baugh Foundation helps Texas Baptists provide refugee relief in Serbia

A gift from the Eula Mae and John Baugh Foundation to the Texas Baptist Hunger Offering enabled Texas Baptists to send $15,000 to Serbia to respond to the needs of Syrian refugees flooding into that country.

       
Texas can 'do better' through Community Partners

Texas can ‘do better’ through Community Partners, Everett insists

Texas can improve its response to the poor, and churches can join other Community Partners in helping their most vulnerable neighbors gain access to government services, said Jeremy Everett, founding director of the Texas Hunger Initiative.

       
Foundation honors teacher

Foundation honors teacher who donated kidney to student

Baptist Health Foundation of San Antonio honored Lindsey Painter, a teacher who donated one of her kidneys to a student in her first-grade class.

       
Freeman focuses on transforming systems

Freeman focuses on transforming systems, shaping policies

As a child, the daydreams of Kathryn Freeman, future attorney and public policy director for Texas Baptists’ Christian Life Commission, never centered on courtroom drama or legislative power plays. She wanted to be another Oprah Winfrey.

       
Baptist Health Foundation of San Antonio will grant more than $1 million to the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio for a new Alzheimer’s institute, part of award of more than $6.65 million to 86 nonprofit organizations to improve the health and well-being of communities in eight South Texas counties.

Texas Tidbits: Foundation issues record grant for Alzheimer’s institute

Baptist Health Foundation of San Antonio will grant more than $1 million to the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio for a new Alzheimer’s institute, part of award of more than $6.65 million to 86 nonprofit organizations to improve the health and well-being of communities in eight South Texas counties.

       
Around the State: History of Howard Payne published

Around the State: History of Howard Payne published

Robert Mangrum, university historian and professor of history and government at Howard Payne University, has published an account of the university’s history.

       
Baptist Briefs: Prison church joins Baptist association

Baptist Briefs: Prison church joins Baptist association

A Louisiana Baptist association of churches now counts among its members Grace Baptist Church of the Main Camp in Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola.

       
Abortion study finds gap between SBC official position and pew

Abortion study finds gap between SBC official position and pew

One-third of Protestant women who have had an abortion are Baptist—more than Lutherans, Methodists and Presbyterians combined, according to new statistics on abortion and church attendance collected by LifeWay Research.

       
Former Wayland student from Cuba named honorary alum

Former Wayland student from Cuba named honorary alum

Although her education at what is now Wayland Baptist University was postponed almost 60 years by revolution in her Cuban homeland, her father’s imprisonment and her family’s need, Zoila Rodriguez Alonso has received a certificate declaring her an honorary alumna.

       
 
 
 
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