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Academy seeking to aid students after sex charges against staffer

SAN MARCOS, Texas (BP)–Brad Bartlett-Dixon, a dormitory director at San Marcos Baptist Academy, has been charged with sexual crimes against minors. Authorities believe he may have victimized six boys who attend the academy’s middle school. Bartlett-Dixon, 34, has been a staff member at the academy since August 1997. He first was named assistant director of […]

Teens offered simple method for sharing Christ with friends

HOUSTON (BP)--Christian teenagers' purpose in life should be to make sure other teenagers are Christians, too, Ronnie Hill told participants in the Houston YouthLink 2000, one of seven cities where the event was held simultaneously Dec. 29-31.

Olympics outreach in Australia to include 5,000 Baptist volunteers

HURST, Texas (BP)–Thousands of athletes and fans will travel to the Olympics next year, worship sports and return home following Christ, according to leaders of Reach-Out 2000, a ministry to the Summer Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia, Sept. 15-Oct. 1, 2000. About 5,000 Baptists are expected to volunteer for the Olympics ministry, which will begin […]

2,000 Southern Baptists needed in Asia evangelistic campaign

FORT WORTH, Texas (BP)–Two thousand Southern Baptists are needed to help with nationwide evangelistic campaigns the next two years in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan and Korea, reported Dub Jackson, Asia crusade coordinator for the Southern Baptist International Mission Board. “These aggressive evangelistic partnership campaigns are calling for over 2,000 participants during the next 26 months,” […]

Olympics ministry gearing up for 2000’s games in Australia

HURST, Texas (BP)–When Olympic athletes go for gold, Sam Mings aims for glory. He seeks glory not for himself nor for his country, but for Christ. Mings heads Lay Witnesses for Christ International, a ministry he founded two decades ago. His goal is to lead athletes to faith in Jesus Christ and to help them […]

Waco church believed first in Texas to call woman pastor

WACO, Texas (BP)–Calvary Baptist Church, Waco, Texas, has called Julie Pennington-Russell as pastor in a 190-73 vote June X.Pennington-Russell, 37, believed to be the first female senior pastor of a church affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas, has been pastor of Nineteenth Avenue Baptist Church in San Francisco since 1993 and was its […]

Texas editor Toby Druin slates Dec. 31 retirement

DALLAS (BP)–Toby Druin, editor of the Baptist Standard since Jan. 1, 1996, has announced his retirement as the Texas Baptist weekly newspaper’s 12th editor, effective Dec. 31. “Three years ago, the directors of the Baptist Standard gave me the highest honor in Baptist journalism when they elected me editor of this paper,” Druin said of […]

Cowboys’ new coach urges ‘game plan’ of faith in Christ

GRAPEVINE, Texas (BP)–Chan Gailey may have Super Bowl aspirations, but the new Dallas Cowboys coach insisted his main goal is to pattern his life after Jesus Christ. That hasn’t always been the case, Gailey confessed to Fellowship Church in Grapevine, Texas, during two Sunday morning worship services. “I grew up in a Christian home and […]

Scripture’s value underscored at university’s Bible museum

HOUSTON (BP)–Houston Baptist University has built a holy time machine, which travelers enter through the pages of aged Bibles. Its Bible in America Museum presents the story of Scripture on these shores through a collection of some of the oldest Bibles printed on this continent. The university obtained the collection, which contains more than 500 […]

God’s voice echoes to Brazil and back

AMARILLO, Texas (BP)–God spoke to members of ParamountBaptist Church in Brazil, and they still hear the echoesthousands of miles away, back home in Amarillo, Texas. They heard God speak through their own voices, as theyshared the saving love of Jesus Christ to Brazilians alongthe Amazon River and in the vibrant city of Campinas. They hear […]