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Serving with Integrity and Skill: O. S. Hawkins Reflects on a Half-Century of Ministry

On a clear day from O. S. Hawkins’s office in a North Dallas high-rise, you can see all the way to Fort Worth, his hometown. It may be fewer than forty miles from Crenshaw Street on Fort Worth’s East Side, where Hawkins grew up, to GuideStone’s offices. But in many ways, it’s a world away and part of the culmination of a journey the Lord Himself orchestrated.

Hawkins discusses presidential transition, reports on GuideStone results

NASHVILLE (BP) – GuideStone President O.S. Hawkins thanked Southern Baptists for their support, prayers and the opportunity to serve the 103-year-old ministry as he gave his final report to messengers meeting Monday (June 15) in Nashville. Hawkins last year asked trustees to appoint a presidential search committee, chaired by retired Kansas pastor and trustee Steve Dighton. Last month, trustees unanimously elected D. Hance Dilbeck Jr., to become GuideStone president-elect.

Lifetime ministry couple reunites after one year

One Year. That’s how long it was that retired pastor Homer Hinson and his wife Doris were unable to touch each other due to COVID-19 restrictions in Homer’s nursing home.

GuideStone trustees elect Dilbeck as president-elect

DALLAS (BP) -- D. Hance Dilbeck Jr. was unanimously elected GuideStone president-elect during a called meeting of the GuideStone Trustee Board on Thursday (May 20). Dilbeck, executive director-treasurer of Oklahoma Baptists since 2018, accepted the call and gave thanks to the Lord, his family and trustees for the opportunity to serve at GuideStone.

SBC DIGEST: Greear, Ezell discuss AAEO; GuideStone details stimulus provisions

Greear, Ezell discuss Annie offering during Facebook Live interview; Provisions of the $1.9 trillion stimulus bill.

SBC DIGEST: March financial update with David Spika; NOBTS, MBU sign agreement

GuideStone's Spika discusses what may be ahead in 2021; NOBTS, Missouri Baptist University sign articulation agreement,

TRUSTEES: GuideStone hears updates, Hawkins declares Year of Beginning Again

DALLAS (BP) – GuideStone trustees gathered March 1 for their Winter 2021 meeting, their second Zoom meeting of the full trustee board in the last year. Trustees joined from around the United States to hear GuideStone’s management team reports about results, strategic endeavors and other priorities.

SBC DIGEST: GuideStone plan partners with state conventions; SEBTS Adams lectures

GuideStone plan adds flexibility for state convention-provided benefits; SEBTS' Adams lectures emphasize preaching with faith and hope in view.

SBC DIGEST: February update with David Spika; Gateway convocation; Hershel Shanks dies

February financial update with David Spika; Improving the quality of preaching is a necessity, Iorg says in spring convocation; Hershel Shanks, who made biblical archaeology widely available, dies.

SBC DIGEST: GuideStone releases Ministers’ Tax Guide; SWBTS professor Charles A. Tidwell dies

GuideStone announces release of its Ministers’ Tax Guide; ‘Legacy professor’ Charles A. Tidwell dies