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Bill Arnold

by Rachel Moreno — October 1, 2014

Name: Bill Arnold

Spouse: Margaret

Children: Meredith and Jonathan Grandchildren: Ryan, Mason, Jake, and Hank

Ministry: Providing financial resources for Texas missions

Position: President of the Texas Baptist Missions Foundation

Number of years: 30

Where did you grow up? 

Memphis, Tennessee

How old were you when you became a Christian and what is the strongest memory about that time? 

Eight years old at an RA camp on the Mississippi coast.

Where did you do your undergrad?

Mississippi College

If you did any post-graduate work, where did you attend and what degree did you earn? 

Southwestern Seminary, MA in Education, College for…

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Texas Baptist Missions Foundation

by Rachel Moreno — October 1, 2014

Department: Texas Baptist Missions Foundation

Staffers: Bill Arnold, President; Larry Thomas, Vice President; Bob Feather, Consultant; Marcy Strube, Donor Relations Coordinator; Rita Griffith, Administrative Assistant

Explain your ministry:

The Missions Foundation works with individuals that want to financially support missions in Texas and around the world. We do this by receiving cash and noncash gifts as well as by working with people who want to include missions in their estate plans.

What are the different aspects of the TBMF?

Working with the BGCT staff to determine the opportunities that need support…

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Vision 6000

by Rachel Moreno — September 17, 2014

Church: First Baptist Church of El Paso

Pastor: Dr. David L. Lowrie, Jr.

Initiative: “Vision 6000”

What is one thing your church has had success with in the local community?

“Vision 6000” seeks to stir the imagination and dreams of our people to envision touching the lives of 1% of the population of El Paso with the gospel of Jesus Christ. This vision statement challenges us to maximize our effectiveness at our home base, but also to stimulate the desire to plant new churches and ministries across the region. If we don’t think and dream big we will probably settle for business as usual or simply adding to our church. FBC…

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Pastor Oscar Epps

by Rachel Moreno — September 17, 2014

Name: Oscar D. Epps, Sr.

Spouse: Belenthia

Children: Destany, Oscar Jr., Aderius

Church: Community Missionary Baptist Church, Desoto, TX

Number of Years: 21

Attendance: 3,000

Where did you grow up?

Dallas, Texas

How old were you when you became a Christian and what is the strongest memory about that time?

I was 10 years old and very eager to be baptized.

Where did you do your undergrad?

Dallas Baptist University

If you did any post-graduate work, where did you attend and what degree did you earn?

Honorary Doctorate and am currently enrolled in Dallas Baptist in pursuit of my…

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Becky Holt

by Rachel Moreno — September 3, 2014

Name: Becky Holt

Husband: I will be marrying Steven Barnes this weekend!

Children: None yet

Ministry: Collegiate

Position: Ministry Assistant

Number of years: 14

Where did you grow up? 

Dallas until I was 8 and then Garland

How old were you when you became a Christian and what is the strongest memory about that time?

I was 7 years old when I became a Christian. I was attending a GA Camp with my church at Mt Lebanon Baptist Camp. They had a puppet show and talked about sin and our need for a Savior. Although I had grown up in church, it finally clicked that I needed to be forgiven for my sins. When I got home I told my parents and…

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Collegiate Ministry

by Rachel Moreno — September 3, 2014

Department: Center for Collegiate Ministry, Go Now Missions and Texas BSM

Staffers: Bruce McGowan - State BSM Director; Joyce Ashcraft – Ministry and Regional Coordinator; Brenda Sanders – Missions Consultant; Robert Hooker – Evangelism Consultant; Ginger Bowman – Church Life Consultant; Katie Gravens – Leadership Consultant; Rick Spencer/Nick Howard/John Pearce - Regional Coordinators and Ministry Assistants: Peggy Moulden, Cindy Zoller and Becky Barnes

Mission: To engage the 1.5 million college students in Texas to follow Christ and transform the world. We support BSM’s on over 115 campuses in Texas prioritizing…

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Playing golf to rebuild communities

by Rachel Moreno — April 15, 2014

DALLAS – On April 7, the Dallas Athletic Club hosted the inaugural Texas Baptists Golf Classic, benefitting Disaster Recovery. Special guests included first responders from the West explosion and EF5 tornado in Moore, OK, both taking place almost a year ago.

Chris Liebrum, director of Church Ministry Resources and tournament director said, “We were honored to host first responders from two of the communities that we are currently serving. Their presence at our tournament was a reminder that these disasters involve real people.”

Sitting at the clubhouse proudly donning a West hat and sweatshirt, George Nors Jr., firefighter…

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The Charles Price Endowment for Associational Leadership

by Rachel Moreno — March 21, 2014

“Go out and train everyone you meet, far and near, in this way of life . . . Then instruct them in the practice of all I have commanded you. . .”

Matthew 28:19-20 The Message

ENDOWMENT MISSION

The Charles Price Endowment for Associational Leadership has been established to provide specialized training to help directors of missions be effective leaders in their associations. The endowment is named in memory of Charles Price who, as a director of missions, dedicated himself to helping fellow directors become successful in leading their associations to fulfill the Great Commission.

The funds will be used to develop…

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