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In Touch: Sale of the Baptist Building

Hello, Texas Baptists! I would like to make sure you are aware of a recent vote by the Baptist General Convention of Texas Executive Board that will change where we office. As many of you know, we were approached by Baylor University to purchase our building at 333 N. Washington Ave. in Dallas for its School of Nursing.

hardage david130David HardageOn May 16, Baylor’s board of regents approved a letter of intent to purchase the facility. At our Executive Board meeting May 20, the directors voted to accept the offer and sell the building.

I want to thank the Executive Board as well as the ad hoc committee for their diligent and prayerful work in helping us get here. You can read more on the Texas Baptist website.

Kathleen and I enjoyed a wonderful Sunday in San Marcos. We spent the morning worshipping at First Baptist Church, and we spent the afternoon at the commencement for San Marcos Baptist Academy. Thanks to First Baptist for giving me the opportunity to preach. My prayers are with them and their pastor-search committee as they seek the next leader of their congregation. And thanks to President John Garrison for inviting me to speak at the academy’s commencement. It was an honor.

texas baptist voices right120I preached at First Baptist Church of Bryan, and I am blessed to be preaching there again. I am praying for the faithful interim leadership Lynn Eckeberger is providing for this church. My prayers also go out to the church and pastor-search committee as they look for a new leader.

Thanks to each church, individual and institution that gave to the special Mother’s Day collection for the Texas Baptist Hunger Offering. We have yet to get an official count, but the generosity has been extremely humbling. If you intend to give and have not yet, there is still time.

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

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