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Renowned preacher and civil rights leader Gardner Taylor dies

Renowned preacher and civil rights leader Gardner Taylor dies

Gardner Taylor, an African-American Baptist pastor and civil rights leader dubbed the “prince of preachers,” died Easter Sunday, April 5, at age 96.

       
ETBU trustees elect Blair Blackburn president

ETBU trustees elect Blair Blackburn president

East Texas Baptist University’s board of trustees elected Blair Blackburn the school’s 13th president, effective in June. Blackburn has been executive vice president at Dallas Baptist University since 2002.

       

On the Move: Gib Baskerville

Gib Baskerville to First Baptist Church in Vernon as pastor.

       
Baptist Briefs: Kentucky school honors BWA leader

Baptist Briefs: Kentucky school honors BWA leader

Campbellsville University presented its leadership award to Baptist World Alliance General Secretary Neville Callam.

       
Around the State: DBU students travel for spring break missions

Around the State: DBU students travel for spring break missions

Three teams of Dallas Baptist University students served during spring break in South Padre Island, Florida and Chile.

       
“Rookie” inspiration Morris joins BCFS staff as motivational specialist

“Rookie” inspiration Morris joins BCFS as motivational specialist

Jimmy Morris, whose Major League Baseball debut as a rookie pitcher at age 35 inspired a Disney movie, has joined the staff of BCFS—formerly Baptist Child & Family Services—as motivational specialist.

       
Most Americans see churches as valuable but dying

Most Americans see churches as valuable but dying

Most Americans believe church is on the decline, even though the overwhelming majority say they find value in attending, according to a new survey by LifeWay Research.

       
Millennials the ‘don’t judge’ generation on sexual morality

Millennials the ‘don’t judge’ generation on sexual morality

A new study shows Millennials are reluctant to make blanket black-and-white moral pronouncements about issues they see as complex - like sexual behavior, gender identity, abortion and contraception.

       

Obituaries: Max Brown, Luther Hutchinson

Max Brown, 76, pastor and former director of the BGCT Human Welfare Coordinating Board, died March 15 in Amarillo. Luther Hutchinson, 69, a longtime Abilene pastor, died Jan. 28 in Dallas.

       
Church musician delivers joy to seminary in Argentina

Church musician delivers joy to seminary in Argentina

Wayne Graham, worship pastor at First Baptist Church in Duncanville, brought more than choir robes to the Baptist seminary in Argentina. He delivered joy.

       
Pastor Wes Terry makes a point during a sermon at Broadview Baptist Church in Abilene.

Pastoral succession model works for West Texas church

When David Cason, senior pastor at Broadview Baptist Church in Abilene, began to mull retirement after 38 years there, he proposed a “succession” transition to younger leadership that has proved successful.

       

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