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Mayflower Church experiences a life greater than they dreamed

FORT WORTH (BP) -- Pastor Pan Yongguang prayed for his flock throughout their more than three-year ordeal, when he and members of his persecuted church feared deportation back to China.

Air Force taps Texas Baptist as deputy chief of chaplains

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (BP)--A Texas Baptist chaplain has been named deputy chief of the United States Air Force Chaplain Service.

Texas Baptists counter SBC on marriage; approve 2 SBC-related study committ

EL PASO, Texas (BP)–Messengers to the 114th annual meeting of the Baptist General Convention of Texas rejected a move to affirm the 1998 Southern Baptist Convention statement on marriage and family, which includes wives submitting to their husbands in tandem with husbands loving their wives. Meeting in El Paso, Nov. 8-9, about 2,300 messengers affirmed […]

New president outlines vision for Hispanic Baptist Theological School

SAN ANTONIO (BP)–In his inaugural address as president of Hispanic Baptist Theological School, Albert Reyes said he envisions the school emerging as a “Bible College for the Americas” training cross-cultural ministry leaders for the new millennium. Reyes presented his vision for Hispanic Baptist Theological School at his formal investiture as the school’s sixth president, Oct. […]

Town finding common ground in ‘Experiencing God’ studies

MC CAMEY, Texas (BP)–When it comes to discipleship, Christians in one town all are on the same page –literally. Following a community-wide “Experiencing God Weekend” in McCamey, Texas, in August, 20 small groups representing believers from several denominations now are conducting a simultaneous study of the “Experiencing God” discipleship workbook by Henry Blackaby and Claude […]

Texas Baptist ministers help Wedgwood family

FORT WORTH, Texas (BP)–From the time Pam Minatrea woke up Sept. 15, she felt an inexplicable need to pray for the safety of the young people around the state who were gathering in schoolyards for “See You At the Pole” prayer meetings. She told her husband, Milfred, about her uneasy feeling. About twelve hours later, […]

‘I love you’ is big news in this apartment complex

SAN ANTONIO (BP)–In what had been a bar, visiting youth groups now lead Bible school for children. In what had been a pool hall, worshipers gather to sing and study Scripture. It’s a typical week at Saddlebrook Community Church, a Baptist apartment ministry in south San Antonio, Texas. Bill Howse is the minister-in-residence and director […]

African American church grows from 9 members to 150 in worship

SULPHUR SPRINGS, Texas (BP)–When LaVelle Hendricks arrived as pastor eight years ago, East Caney Baptist Church was a struggling rural African American congregation of nine members. Today, the vibrant multiracial church near Sulphur Springs, Texas, draws about 150 worshipers each week from Hopkins County and neighboring Hunt County in northeast Texas, and its members are […]

Kosovo refugees in Albania embrace Baptist relief workers as ‘dear fr

DALLAS (BP)–Days after returning to the United States from Albania, Texas Baptist relief volunteers said the stench of squalid refugee camps remained in their nostrils. But the look in the Kosovars’ eyes was what burned indelibly into their memories. “The physical suffering was obvious, but what we saw in the faces of the people stayed […]

Y2K a ministry opportunity, Texas Baptist brochure states

DALLAS (BP)–Y2K is an opportunity to prepare for ministry, not an occasion for panic, according to a new publication by the Baptist General Convention of Texas. “Y2K” is shorthand for the year 2000 and surrounding concerns about possible disruption in communications, utilities and food supplies due to computer failures. The brochure, “Y2K and Texas Baptist […]