Jerry Carlisle was named president of the Texas Baptist Missions Foundation. Buckner Children and Family Services received a $50,000 grant in support of its work during the coronavirus pandemic. Irene Sisk of Bonham gave $100,000 recently to East Texas Baptist University.
Although Texas Baptists’ 2020 State Bible Drill and Speakers Tournament could not be held in-person due to COVID-19, students from churches around Texas competed virtually.
The Heights Car Show—an annual event at The Heights Church in Richardson—staged an out-of-the-ordinary event this year that raised more than $11,800 worth of food donations and cash contributions for Richardson’s Network of Community Ministries.
Staff changes noted for Rio Grande Valley Baptist Association and the Baptist General Convention of Texas.
Pastoral change upcoming at Abilene church.
New pastor of First Baptist Church in Bandera noted.
Harley Redin, former coach of the Wayland Baptist Flying Queens, died Aug. 1 in Plainview. He was 100 years old.
Mable Consuelo Solis of Hewitt, longtime pastor’s wife, died July 6. She was 89.
Adela Galvan Enrriques of Robstown, veteran leader in Union Femenil Misionera and Woman’s Missionary Union of Texas, died July 6. She was 81.