A space for pastors.

We are the primary connection point between Texas Baptist pastors and the vast array of resources and ministries of the BGCT. Whether providing direct resources for pastoral leadership development, or acting as a connecting guide to other resources provided by the BGCT, we are here to serve our pastors and their congregations.

Bivocational Pastors Ministry

Bivocational Pastors Ministry exists to serve as a resource to Texas Baptist churches and Associations in developing a model for Bivocational Ministry that result in a significant increase in available truly-called, well-equipped Bivocational Pastors. Learn more…

Counseling Services

Counseling Services exists to offer hope and encouragement to Texas Baptists struggling with difficult life issues. We offer confidential assessments as well as counseling and referral services for our ministers and their families. We also have resources available for all Texas Baptists. Learn more…

We recognize that the BGCT is not an address in Dallas, but, 5,450 churches across the state. This event allows us the opportunity to meet new pastors personally, share ideas and resources with them, and hear from them about their needs as pastors.

Joe Loughlin

Director, Connections

(214) 887-5475

Minister Connection

A simple, easy-to-use tool for churches to submit their open ministry positions.

Minister Connection

We have created an online search tool, which allows you to submit open ministry positions. This tool contains information about pastorless churches and about pastoral candidates seeking a new opportunity for ministry. We cooperate with Baptist associations, educational institutions and other like-minded organizations to develop this database of qualified pastoral candidates.

Pastor Input

Pastors, we heard you. We know you’ve got too much to do and too little time to do it. That’s why we created this page. We hope this page becomes your one-stop-shop for all things related to the pastorate. And while we’ll do our best, we know we can’t build this page alone. We’re going to need your help. Let us know what is and isn’t working. We’ll continue to shape this content to better help you do your job. Contact Alyssa Stiglets or shoot the Web Team an email to let us know where we can improve: .

Alyssa Stiglets

Ministry Assistant, Connections

(214) 828-5294

Pastor Oscar Epps

Curious about Texas Baptist pastors? Get to know Pastor of Community Missionary Baptist Church, Oscar Epps. Family man, football lover, president of the African American Fellowship and Chaplain to Desoto, TX Police Department, Epps lives life to the fullest both in and out of the pulpit. Read more…

If you or someone you know has got a great story to share, we’d like to hear from you. You may contact Kalie Lowrie in Texas Baptists Communications office at or (214) 887-5494.

Patti Adams

Ministry Assistant, Connections

(214) 828-5111