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Baylor Line Foundation names veteran fund-raiser Holt executive VP

Baylor Line Foundation names veteran fund-raiser Holt executive VP

The Baylor Line Foundation named Allen Holt executive vice president of the organization, effective Nov. 1.

       

Weaver named CBF communications director

Aaron Weaver, who earned his doctorate at Baylor University, was named communications director of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.

       

James Smith, Brotherhood Commission leader, dies at 95

James H. Smith, former executive secretary of the Illinois Baptist State Association and later the fifth Southern Baptist Brotherhood Commission president, died Oct. 21 in Memphis. He was 95.

       
Around the State: Luncheon focuses on persecution; DBU students study leadership in Boston

Around the State: Luncheon focuses on persecution; DBU students study in Boston

A luncheon sponsored by the 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative during the Baptist General Convention of Texas annual meeting focuses on persecutiion of believers. Dallas Baptist University students toured Boston-area historic sites during fall break.

       

On the Move: Butler, Gohmert and Holland

Staff changes noted at churches in Denton, Dallas and Abilene.

       
Church disbanded but Valerio family missions legacy endures

Church disbanded but Valerio family missions legacy endures

When Primera Iglesia Bautista de Kinwood in north Houston disbanded and sold its property, the congregation wanted to honor the memory of Mike Valerio, the church’s pastor more than 50 years, and ensure his family’s missions legacy endures.

       
TBM volunteers provide pure water and disaster relief globally

TBM volunteers provide pure water and disaster relief globally

Texas Baptist Men heard reports on far-flung water-purification and well-drilling projects and widespread involvement in disaster relief during their board of directors meeting and at the TBM annual convention in Dallas.

       
Nominations for committees and boards presented to BGCT annual meeting

Nominations for committees and boards presented to BGCT annual meeting in Waco

Nominations to be considered by messengers to the 2016 BGCT annual meeting, Nov. 13-15, in Waco, are presented by the Committee on Committees, Committee to Nominate Executive Board Directors and the Committee on Nominations for Boards of Affiliated Ministries.

       
Payday lenders need incentives to ‘do the right thing,’ Baylor grad says

Payday lenders need incentives to ‘do the right thing,’ Baylor grad says

Texas needs comprehensive payday lending reform that creates market incentives for lenders to “do the right thing,” a recent Baylor University graduate concluded in her senior thesis.

       
Archaeologists pinpoint site where Romans breached Jerusalem walls

Archaeologists pinpoint site where Romans breached Jerusalem walls

Archaeologists discover the site where the Roman army breached the outer walls of ancient Jerusalem before capturing the city and destroying the Second Jewish Temple nearly 2,000 years ago.

       
Veteran missionary Alma Rohm dies at 90

Veteran missionary Alma Rohm dies at 90

Alma Hazel Rohm, who served more than five decades as a Baptist missionary in Africa, died Oct. 17 in Nigeria. She was 90 years old.

       
 
 
 
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