Garland layman to be nominated for BGCT first VP

JacksonCiting a need for greater lay involvement and strategic planning in Texas Baptist leadership, retired electronics industry executive Ed Jackson has announced his intention to allow his nomination for first vice president of the Baptist General Convention of Texas.

Shreveport girl dies from injuries in church-bus crash

A July 12 rollover of a bus carrying a Shreveport, La., Baptist church youth group to a summer camp has claimed a second fatality.

NAMB trustees consider removing agency head

Two months after passing a resolution unanimously praising the direction of the North American Mission Board and affirming President Geoff Hammond for "exemplary, unique leadership and vision," NAMB trustees will meet Aug. 11 to consider removing him from office.

Scholar says Jamaican slave revolt has lessons for all

The story of an African-Caribbean Baptist slave's 19th-century revolt holds theologically liberating implications for all Christians, an international Baptist scholar said July 29.

Howard Payne elects president; two nominees presented

EllisWhen it came to voting on Howard Payne University’s new president, trustee board members chose between two nominees—Hardin-Simmons University Provost Bill Ellis, who was recommended by the presidential search committee, and veteran denominational worker Chris Liebrum, who was nominated from the floor. Trustees elected Ellis over Liebrum by a 19-14 vote.

Lowrie to seek 2nd term as BGCT president

David Lowrie will seek a second term as president of the Baptist General Convention of Texas when the BGCT conducts its annual meeting in Houston Nov. 16-17.

Health science nominees live private faith behind public careers

When President Obama named his choices for his administration’s two top medical posts, he chose people of private faith and public acclaim whose positions may put them out of lock step with fellow believers.

ETBU, Buckner work together to show Christ's love in Honduras

While world leaders focused their attention on a Summit of the Americas meeting in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, a group of ETBU students quietly served two orphanages just outside the city.

Holy Communion ministers to the ‘guttermost’

With the number of homeless in Dallas hitting almost 6,000 in 2008,  Micah Phillips, pastor of Holy Communion Baptist Church in Dallas, felt called to not only meet their spiritually needs but their physical needs, as well.

VBS spans generations in East Texas church

Vacation Bible School for children is the highlight of the summer for many churches, and some even hold an adult Vacation Bible School. Austin Heights Baptist Church in Nacogdoches is one of the few, however, to host an intergenerational VBS.

Uzbekistan charges Baptist camp with crimes

 Authorities in Uzbekistan cracked down on Baptists after a government-sponsored news agency ran articles alleging illegal religious activity at a summer camp for children.
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