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Texas Baptists consider when and how to exclude congregations

Texas Baptists consider when and how to exclude congregations

Texas Baptists will consider whether a church’s affirmation of same-sex marriage is grounds to declare the congregation outside the bounds of cooperation with the Baptist General Convention of Texas.

       
Texas Baptists elect officers

Texas Baptists elect officers

Messengers to the Baptist General Convention of Texas annual meeting elected Danny Reeves, pastor of First Baptist Church in Corsicana, as president.

       
African-American Fellowship rally emphasizes foundations of faith

African-American Fellowship emphasizes foundations of faith

Churches that forget the importance of discipleship have committed “the great omission,” Delvin Atchison, director of Texas Baptists’ Great Commission Team, told an African-American Fellowship rally.

       
Presence of Christ sustained WWII POW from East Texas

Presence of Christ sustained WWII POW from East Texas

Seated in the rear of a B-24 aircraft, 19-year-old Puett Willcox should have been afraid of what was ahead, but the assurance of Christ’s presence brought him peace in the midst of war.

       
Texas Baptists endorse first chaplain to Native Americans

Texas Baptists endorse first chaplain to Native Americans

Texas Baptists have endorsed Joe Donnell as the first Baptist General Convention of Texas tribal chaplain, with responsibility to serve the indigenous people of North America.

       
McDaniel de facto POW chaplain at Hanoi Hilton

McDaniel de facto POW chaplain at Hanoi Hilton

Navy Capt. Eugene “Red” McDaniel spent six years imprisoned in North Vietnam as a POW—and was de facto chaplain at the infamous “Hanoi Hilton” prison among American detainees.

       
Baylor creates governance reform task force; alumni urge leadership change

Baylor creates governance reform task force; alumni urge leadership change

Baylor University’s board of regents formed a governance review task force to review board practices, procedures and selection processes—an announcement an organizer of Bears for Leadership Reform attributed to his group’s formation.

       

Obituary: Holland P. Smith

Obituary for Holland P. Smith, a pastor, home missionary and associational director of missions.

       
Two churches removed from BGCT due to gay issue

Two churches face removal from BGCT due to gay issue

Officials with the Baptist General Convention of Texas notified two churches an affirming stance toward LGBT members places them outside the bounds of “harmonious cooperation” with the state convention.

       

On the Move: Balmer, Gusukuma and Hayden

Church staff changes noted for congregations in Waco and Aledo.

       
Around the State: HBU receives $5 million gift; ETBU cheer team visits kindergarten class

Around the State: HBU receives $5 million gift; ETBU cheer team visits kindergarten class

Houston Baptist University received a $5 million gift from Pinky Pampell of Houston to expand its online academic programs. East Texas Baptist University’s Tiger Pom and Tiger Cheer teams visited Cain Elementary School in Whitehouse to participate in the school’s “No Excuses Program” celebration.

       
 
 
 
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