Texas Baptists welcome two new Connections Team staff members


DALLAS - Texas Baptists recently welcomed two new staff members to the Connections Team. Tim Marrow is the new Area Representative for Area 6, serving the Central Texas region, and Anthony Cobbs joins the staff as a Church Starter for Area 3 in Southeast Texas.

For 21 years, Marrow pastored the First Baptist Church of West Albuquerque, NM. In Oct. 2011, he and his family relocated to Plainview, where he pastored the First Baptist Church of Plainview, a position he held until joining the Texas Baptists staff.

In his new role, Marrow will serve as a connection point for Central Texas churches to Texas Baptists. This will include training, support and resources, as well as consulting churches in pastorless periods or times of plateau and decline.

“I am enjoying getting to know pastors and their churches, building relationships and being an encourager to them,” Marrow said. “I also look forward to helping strengthen the local church while at the same time promoting the ministries of Texas Baptists and how we cooperate together and do more for the Kingdom of God.”

Marrow earned his undergraduate degree from HPU and holds two degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary - a Master of Divinity and a Doctor of Ministry. He has also served as a trustee at LifeWay Christian Resources from 1998-2006 and as a trustee of Wayland Baptist University.

Cobbs will serve new church plants in the region and will work alongside associations and churches to plant new churches.

Originally from Nebraska, Cobbs has served in many ministry roles during his career including youth pastor, small groups pastor and senior pastor. He lived in San Antonio for 13 years, which included two years a church planter in the area. Most recently, Cobbs served as executive pastor at Higher Dimension Church in Houston. He also has experience with ministry consulting, including working as a consultant with Texas Baptists African American Ministries.

“I’m really excited about being able to help these new pastors realize the position God has given to them,” Cobbs said. “It’s been enjoyable thus far working alongside these pastors as they lead God’s people to start new churches in the Houston area. It is growing tremendously and there is so much need.”

Cobbs holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology, a master’s from Wayland Baptist University and a doctorate from Creighton University.

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