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Oklahoma Baptist foundation loses money in Madoff scandal

At least one Baptist group lost money as part of Bernard Madoff's alleged $50 billion Ponzi scheme. The Baptist Foundation of Oklahoma said it lost $1.4 million, less than 1 percent of its assets, when third-party money managers invested in two of Madoff's allegedly fraudulent hedge funds.

Website seeks to rally support for women's ordination

A former Baptist General Convention of Texas employee and her husband of 47 years have started a website urging Baptist women to speak up for their rights to be ordained as deacons and senior pastors.

Prominent Dallas pastor accepts BGCT post

DenisonJim Denison has resigned as senior teaching pastor at Park Cities Baptist Church in Dallas to become founding president of the Center for Informed Faith and theologian-in-residence with the Baptist General Convention of Texas.

Texas Tidbits: DBU receives gift for chapel organ

James and Sally Nation, members of Wilshire Baptist Church in Dallas, donated $300,000 to Dallas Baptist University to provide an organ for the school’s the new Patty and Bo Pilgrim Chapel.

Around the State

The eighth annual Baylor University Sacred Harp Singing will be held Feb. 7 in the Great Hall of Truett Seminary.

On the Move

Jim Adams to Creath-Brazos Association as interim director of missions.

Tyler church wants to provide hope for 100 children who need care

hope for 100Green Acres Baptist Church in Tyler has been challenged by Pastor David Dykes to "make a difference in the lives of at least 100 children who are abused or neglected through adoption or foster care.”

Baylor Health Care president honored by hospital association

Joel Allison, president and chief executive officer of Baylor Health Care System in Dallas, has been named the recipient of the Texas Hospital Association’s Earl M. Collier Award for Distinguished Health Care Administration.

Baylor student athletes leave Mexico with memories to last a lifetime

Baylor Athletics Chaplain Wes Yeary and six other Baylor student-athletes—baseball players participated in a medical mission trip to Galeana, Mexico, led by associate athletic director Tom Hill.

Baptist Briefs: Glorieta cuts full-time staff

As a cost-cutting measure, Glorieta Conference Center near Santa Fe, N.M., will operate only two facilities from October through mid-May—New Mexico Hall and Hall of State. That means a reduction of full-time staff by roughly one-half—from 44 to 21—by Oct. 1.

Hispanic and Anglo churches join to offer healing for body & soul

clinicA partnership between two Houston congregations—one Anglo, the other Hispanic—provides healing of bodies and souls through Casa El Buen Samaritano, a clinic that ministers to Hispanics who have little access to other medical care.

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