by Rachel Hendricks on March 21, 2014 in associations
“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
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 innovative training opportunities that will help associational leaders develop the core leadership competencies that are necessary to lead a Kingdom-focused association in the 21st century. Those competencies include being Kingdom-minded, strategically focused, entrepreneurial and facilitative. The endowment will be administered by the Associational Missions office of the Baptist General Convention of Texas.
Born in Superior, Nebraska, Charles attended Howard Junior College and Hardin-Simmons University. Upon graduation, Dr. Price was called to the University of Texas as the BSU Campus Evangelist for two years. Dr. Price went on to complete the Doctor of Ministry Degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and began the first phase of his ministry, serving three churches: First Baptist Churches of Santa Fe, New Mexico; Las Cruces, New Mexico; and Canyon, Texas.
In October 2000, Dr. Price began to serve as Executive Director of Missions of the San Antonio Baptist Association (SABA). At SABA, Dr. Price applied his leadership skills, creativity, evangelistic passion, entrepreneurship, and love for pastors and churches. Under his direction, the Association pioneered in developing an effective church revitalization process in partnership with Texas Baptists and has become exemplary in training church leaders and pastors through its Ministry Training Center. Dr. Price died of cancer in November of 2013.