Inaugural events bracketed by prayers, controversy and ecumenism

The inauguration encapsulated America’s ongoing give-and-take over the role of religion in the nation’s political life.

Baptist ethnic missions pioneer Oscar Romo dies at age 79

Oscar Romo, a pioneer in starting ethnic Southern Baptist churches, died Jan. 16 from complications related to Parkinson’s disease.

Obama reached out to rising church star in Rick Warren

Rick Warren, the California Baptist pastor chosen by Barack Obama to pray at his presidential inauguration ceremony, is so influential a Christian leader and author that he has dramatically affected thousands of churches without ever stepping inside them.

Students see God work miracles among Moldovan orphans

University of Mary Hardin-Baylor students Melissa Ramsey and Kimberly Williams spent two weeks of their winter break as student missionaries with the BGCT Go Now Missions program.

Instructor readies for publication text of beloved professor

Through more than 20 years teaching spiritual formation classes at Wayland Baptist University, Gary Manning has relied heavily on a manuscript that never was published-- A Search for Authentic Christianity by Howard Payne University professor Nat Tracy. He's now preparing it for publication.

Wayland students join Alaska church for service in Thailand

Wayland Baptist University students travelled to Thailand to minister to Burmese refugees from Myanmar.

CBF leader writes President Obama with 'heartfelt requests'

ObamaCooperative Baptist Fellowship Executive Coordinator Daniel Vestal sent an Inauguration Day letter congratulating Barack Obama and urging the newly sworn president to lead America in building a more civil and just society.

Wayland graduate beginning year of ministry in Kenya

When Wayland Baptist University graduate Jessica Young walked across the stage last month to accept her college diploma, she already had her future mapped out—at least for the next year--in Mombasa, Kenya.

Fire destroys parsonage in Kennard

A morning fire claimed the parsonage of First Baptist Church in Kennard Jan. 14. The house totally was consumed in about half an hour as the fire raged through the attic.

Donation leads Levelland student to ministry in Moldova

A college student’s $10 donation  resulted in her traveling to Moldova to deliver a pair of winter boots to an orphan.

Churches commit to fulfill goal of Texas Hope 2010

First Baptist Church of Garland joined churches around the state that participated in the Texas Hope 2010 commitment day.

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