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BGCT staff realigned around three priorities, no jobs cut

Baptist General Convention of Texas Executive Director Randel Everett has announced a realignment of the BGCT Executive Board staff to focus on the three priorities of missions, Christian education and advocacy.
       

Bond reduced for former Baptist pastor charged with wife's murder

A Waco judge on April 9 agreed to reduce bail to $250,000 for a former Texas Baptist minister charged with the 2006 murder of his wife, but also firmly restated a gag order imposed on all parties related to the case.
       

Passion for call, love for people led to 36 years on same mission field

Alvin Gary told a Wayland Baptist University lecture audience he and his wife, Judy, spent 36 years as missionaries to Guadeloupe in the Caribbean because they felt appointed  not only to serve but to remain.
       

Hungry families, hurting people find hope through Redeeming Grace

The volunteers at the food pantry of Redeeming Grace Baptist Church in San Antonio have a simple goal: No hungry people.
       

Lambs symbolize love for fragile children, worried families

Chaplain Karen Black started the Love Lamb Prayer Ministry as a tangible way to link concerned Christians to families whose children were receiving medical treatment for serious illnesses or injuries.
       

Denison joins debate with atheist Hitchens

denisonJim Denison, theologian-in-residence with the Baptist General Convention of Texas, and other Christian apologists debated renowned atheist Christopher Hitchens recently during the first Christian Book Expo.
       

Church discovers more than 1,000 unserved hungry people in community

As a result of a recent Baptist General Convention-sponsored hunger conference in Del Rio and a partnership with the city of Del Rio, the First Baptist Church identified 1,099 people who receive no help as the ones they want to serve most.
       

Vermont is first state to approve gay marriage legislatively

On April 7, Vermont became the first jurisdiction in the United States to successfully legalize same-sex marriage through legislative means.
       

Police raid Baptist home in Azerbaijan

A Baptist minority in the South Caucasus country of Azerbaijan continues to face run-ins with police. In the latest, reported by the Baptist World Alliance April 2, charged three Baptists with "illegally spreading Christianity and other faiths."
       

Texas Tidbits: Baylor University names chief investment officer

Baylor University has named Kent Muckel, an investment professional with 18 years experience, as chief investment officer.
       

Iowa Supreme Court says state cannot deny marriage to gays

Iowa will soon join the ranks of states that allow same-sex marriage, thanks to a unanimous April 3 ruling by the state’s highest court.
       
 
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