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Texas Baptist Voices

In Touch: Executive Board meeting

Hello, Texas Baptists. Thanks to the Executive Board directors who attended committee meetings and sessions recently. It was a great few days of rejoicing in what the Lord is doing and planning for the future. I also want to thank Albert Reyes and Buckner International for honoring Texas Baptists with the Jeremiah’s Hope Award. The Baptist General Convention of Texas is proud to partner with Buckner in ministry.

hardage david130David HardageThe BGCT’s new leadership development program, Leadership Texas Baptists, is now accepting applications. Our hope is to identify, educate and develop Baptist leaders to serve the local church, state convention, denominational institutions, agencies and committees. Click here to learn more.

Thanks to Cody Knowlton, president of the Baptist Health Foundation of San Antonio, for inviting me to sit at his table a few weeks ago for the San Antonio prayer breakfast celebrating the National Day of Prayer. It was a great morning of worship!

Houston Baptist University recently received a gift of $15 million from Archie and Linda Dunham. This is the university’s largest single gift in history. It will go to provide scholarships, assist the Dunham Bible Museum and result in naming the school of business. Praise God for cheerful and generous givers.

Congratulations to the Dallas Baptist University Patriots for hosting an NCAA regional baseball tournament. Play well!

Texas Baptists welcome Mitch Wilson as our new director of church evangelism. We are excited to have him serve alongside us in this role. Click here to learn more about our church evangelism effort and how you can get involved.

texas baptist voices right120Thanks to Texas Baptist Men for their disaster relief efforts. We are proud to partner with them in ministry. Our hearts go out to those who have been affected by the natural disasters around our state in the last several weeks.

To all of those who have lost loved ones in and through U.S. military service, I pray the recent Memorial Day was meaningful and fulfilling. I am grateful for those who have fought and who continue to fight for our freedom. 

David Hardage is executive director of the Baptist General Convention of Texas Executive Board.

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