Christian Life Commission

Biblical Insight. Principled Living.

The Christian Life Commission aids Texas Baptists, churches, communities and government leaders give voice to critical issues in society from a Christian and biblical perspective.


Gus Reyes

Director, Christian Life Commission


(512) 473-2288

Ferrell Foster

Director, Ethics & Justice, Christian Life Commission


(512) 473-2288

Kathryn Freeman

Director of Public Policy, Christian Life Commission


(512) 473-2288

Ethics & Justice

We seek to provide online resources on an array of ethical topics that point toward a Christ-centered approach to living. Issues we focus on include: Hunger & Poverty, Citizenship and Ethical Choices. We also feature an Ethical Living Blog. To learn more, please visit our Ethics & Justice pages or contact Ferrell Foster at: .

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Public Policy

Christian citizenship is a response to the call of God and the example of the ministry of Jesus Christ in the world. As caring Christians, we are called to reach out to the needs of the world with talents, spiritual gifts and compassion. Because of this, our Public Policy branch has provided information on public policy issues such as Criminal Justice, Alcohol & Addiction, Education and Gambling, so that the world we live in can reflect Biblical truth. To learn more, please visit our Public Policy pages or contact Kathryn Freeman at: .

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Ministry Impact

Our ministry impact focuses on issues we feel are highly important in today’s culture. Our three main focuses are on church law, hunger and poverty and immigration. To learn more, please visit our Ministry Impact pages or contact Julie Valentine at: .

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Texas Baptists are working together with many Baptist partners in Texas and around the world to show Christ’s love and generosity by meeting immediate hunger needs and helping people escape the devastation of poverty. Alongside these trusted partners, the Texas Baptist Hunger Offering seeks to empower those in need by funding relief and development projects that are holistic and sustainable. Click here to learn more.

CLC director expresses concern regarding Houston subpoenas

by Ferrell Foster — October 15, 2014

Gus Reyes, director of the Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission, has released the following statement regarding the City of Houston’s subpoenas sent to five churches:

“We are glad Mayor Annise Parker now agrees with critics that the initial City of Houston subpoenas were overly broad.

“The U.S. Constitution protects religious freedom, and that includes the right of pastors and church members to speak on social and community issues without fear of intimidation by the government.

“We now wait to see what city officials do next. We hope they display a renewed commitment to religious liberty and recognize that efforts meant to…

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Hunger & Poverty

The Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission has found these videos useful in regards to hunger and poverty.