Artist Michael Wurman created several pieces of artwork inspired by a medical missions trip to the Dominican Republic and then donated all of his creations to the newly renovated physician assistant’s space in Hardin-Simmons University’s Mabee Hall.
Ventana by Buckner, a Continuing Care Retirement Community, opens in Dallas. Baylor University’s Truett Theological Seminary received a $300,000 sustainability grant from the Lilly Endowment for its Faith & Sport Institute retreat.
Texas Baptists celebrated the 100th anniversary of collegiate ministry and prayed for Baptist Student Ministry directors on more than 100 campuses around the state. The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor named Steve Vernon as director of church relations and professional-in-residence for the College of Christian Studies.
Staff change involving TBM and a church in Granbury noted.
New pastors at three Abilene-area churches.
Staff changes noted for churches in Midland and Bay City, along with the Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission.
Walker Knight, a longtime Baptist journalist, died Dec. 1. He was 95.
Nina Pinkston, veteran missionary and longtime Woman’s Missionary Union leader, died Dec. 2 Grayson, Ga., due to complications of breast cancer. She was 89.
Daniel Rangel, director of Texas Baptists’ River Ministry and Mexico Missions for 11 years, died on Nov. 10. He was 57.