Buckner International and Howard Payne University launched a collaboration to provide volunteer and missions opportunities, humanitarian aid drives and enhanced experiential learning opportunities for students. Texas Baptists will accept nominations beginning April 1 for recipients of the inaugural BEST (Baptist Educators Serving Texans) Award.
Tim Smith from First Baptist Church in Hempstead received the Legion of Honor Award— the highest honor that can be bestowed in the area of Royal Ambassador work—from Texas Baptist Men. Beth Moore, author and Bible teacher, spoke at Truett Theological Seminary and signed copies of her new book.
Howard Payne University announced the construction of the Newbury Family Welcome Center and renovations to the Douglas MacArthur Academy of Freedom building. TBM volunteer Rachel Schieck received the Distinguished Service Award from the Southern Baptist Convention’s North American Mission Board.
Staff change noted for Calvary Baptist Church in Abilene.
Staff change involving TBM and a church in Granbury noted.
New pastors at three Abilene-area churches.
James Leo Garrett Jr., distinguished professor of theology emeritus at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, died Feb. 5 in Nacogdoches. He was 94.
Louis R. Cobbs of Tyler, a former campus minister who was instrumental in developing Southern Baptists’ Missionary Journeyman program, died Feb. 2 in Tyler. He was 94.
William Robert “Bill” O’Brien, longtime missionary and missions innovator, died Feb. 1. He was 86.