Graduating social work student gains tools for ministry in homeland

Walai Jantawiboon of Bangkok, Thailand, was raised a Buddhist but became a Christian at age 17. She served as project coordinator of relief services in the wake of the tsunami that devastated parts of her country in 2004. The Baylor School of Social Work's integration of faith and education  seemed like a perfect fit for her.

Decades after breaking color barrier, Wayland grad still focused on education

In 1953, Watland Baptist University student George May became the first black student to graduate from a Baptist college in Texas. Now 82, he's raising funds to resurrect Christian University in San Andres, Columbia, where he was born.

San Antonio couple addresses medical needs of Banjara people in India

Macarena Aldape and her husband, Eddie, natives of San Antonio who serve as CBF field personnel in India, hold medical camps twice a month in cities across northern India.

Buckner explores affiliation with Baptist Memorials Ministries

Dallas-based Buckner Retirement Services has announced it is exploring an affiliation with Baptist Memorials Ministries in San Angelo.

L.L. Morriss, influential Baptist pastor, dies at 89

L.L. Morriss, longtime Baptist pastor and denominational worker, died May 1 in Longview at age 89.

Evangelical global-warming skeptics hire lobbyist

climate changeAs Congress debates clean-energy legislation, a conservative Christian group is ramping up lobbying efforts to raise questions about the science of climate change.

Around the State: Buckner teams with Center for Informed Faith

Buckner International and the Center for Informed Faith have announced an alliance combining efforts to promote the center’s mission of equipping Christians while enabling Buckner to expand its global work on behalf of children and families.

Program helps low-income students aim high

Thanks in large part to a college scholarship program supported by Baptist Child & Family Services, Ariana Hernandez was accepted to enroll at Angelo State University.

Baptist Briefs: Alliance applauds Cuba policy change

The Alliance of Baptists applauded President Obama for loosening restrictions on American’s travel to Cuba and called for more reform during the group’s recent convocation in Charlotte, N.C.

Big gift by small church makes global impact

A gift to Buckner International from Memorial Baptist Church in Taylor has changed the face of care for children in Mexico and Ethiopia.

Chainsaw gang provides four great days of service

Three men from Irving—two from Plymouth Park Baptist Church, one from a nearby Church of Christ—literally let the chips fall where they might during the city of Irving's recent ninth annual faith-based Great Days of Service.
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