African-American Baptists collaborate to help Haiti

Presidents of five historically African-American Baptist denominations announced Feb. 12 they were collaborating to respond more effectively to human need in Haiti.

New abolitionists shine light on human trafficking

A growing number of Texas Baptists are seeking to raise awareness about human trafficking as an issue, prevent it from taking place and aid victims of the atrocity.

Freed Baptists hope attention will now focus on Haiti's needs

Eight Southern Baptist mission volunteers freed after three weeks in a Haitian jail said they hope their release will allow attention to focus once again on tremendous need remaining from the Jan. 12 earthquake that prompted them to go to Haiti in the first place.

New Baylor president affirms school’s heritage, plans to become Baptist

Although Kenneth Starr grew up in the Church of Christ and has been a member of a nondenominational church for decades, the newly elected Baylor University president affirmed the Baptist school’s heritage and pledged to “readily, cheerfully and enthusiastically” join a Baptist church by the time his tenure begins June 1.

Some Baptists gaze at Starr with cautious optimism for Baylor

When Baylor University regents announced Kenneth Starr as their unanimous choice as the school’s president, Baptist General Convention of Texas President David Lowrie acknowledged, “It caught me off guard.” But after meeting Starr at a gathering of Texas Baptist leaders, Lowrie noted he was “very impressed.”

Starr receives enthusiastic—not unanimous—welcome at Baylor

Ken StarrKenneth Starr received an enthusiastic—but not unanimous— welcome to Baylor University when he arrived at the Bill Daniel Student Center to be introduced to faculty, staff and students as the school’s president-elect.


Kenneth Starr elected Baylor University president

Kenneth W. Starr, an attorney and academician best known as the independent counsel whose investigation led to the impeachment of Bill Clinton, has been elected president of Baylor University.

Texas Tidbits

Dennis Myers has been named the Dorothy Barfield Kronzer Professor in Family Studies and Jon Singletary has been named the Diana R. Garland Chair in Children and Family Studies within the Baylor University School of Social Work.

Texas Baptists pray for hurting, lost

Texas Baptists made Jan. 31 the Day of Hope and Prayer, petitioning God to provide avenues for churches to help the hurting and hungry and to take the hope of Christ to all people by Easter 2010, the goal of Texas Hope 2010.

Idaho church hopeful that members in Haiti will be released

Leaders of a Southern Baptist church in Idaho said Feb. 11 they were encouraged by reports that a judge in Haiti has recommended release of 10 mission volunteers being held on child-kidnapping charges but were still awaiting official word.

Around the State

A LifeWay women’s “Going Beyond” weekend will be held Feb. 19-20 at McKinney Church in Fort Worth. Keynote personalities include author and Bible teacher Priscilla Shirer and worship leader Anthony Evans.

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