Buckner International named Diego Silva director of the Buckner Family Hope Center in Peñitas. The Texas School Public Relations Association named Charles Foster Johnson, founding executive director of Pastors for Texas Children, as its 2018 Key Communicator.
Students in the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor’s Doctor of Education degree program recently visited the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty offices in Washington, D.C. The regional accrediting agency granted Houston Baptist University approval to begin three new undergraduate programs and a master’s degree program.
Texas Baptist Men volunteers served cold water, snacks and lunch to police officers who attended the memorial service for a fallen officer. TBM disaster relief workers and their partners also completed work in Weslaco after contributing more than 9,200 volunteer hours.
Staff change noted for a congregation in San Antonio.
Staff changes noted for churches in Aubrey, Waskom, Marshall, Sanger and Amarillo.
Pastoral change noted for a church in San Angelo.
Betty Dilday, former first lady of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, died Aug. 9 of complications from pulmonary fibrosis. She was 87.
John Bisagno, longtime pastor of First Baptist Church in Houston, died Aug. 5 in Nashville, Tenn., after a battle with cancer.
James W. Culp of Royse City, a pioneering leader of African-American work within the Baptist General Convention of Texas, died July 22. He was 86.