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Church2Church

Church2Church Partnerships If your church was affected by Hurricane Harvey and you need assistance, or if you would like to help a church in this recovery, please contact Karen Young: karen.young@texasbaptists.org (214) 828-5135 The Convention does not endorse any commercial services or contractors. Out of respect to storm victims...

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Texas Baptist family circles around new pastor, church affected by Hurricane Harvey

by John Hall, Contributing Writer Ryan Chandler’s first pastorate began like few – if any – others. To begin with, it began before it started. Chandler moved to Orange Aug. 26, more than two weeks before he was to become pastor of Trinity Baptist Church. Three days later, Hurricane Harvey dumped more than 20...

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FBC Mineola joins other churches rallying around Pine Drive Baptist Church in Dickinson

By John Hall, Contributing Writer The devastation sustained by Pine Drive Baptist Church in Dickinson can be summed up with one word: Total. “We’ve got a sanctuary,” Pastor Ted Duck said. “Then we have a separate building that’s a gymnasium/activity center. Then we have a Christian school, which is whe...

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Loving the least of these amidst Harvey destruction

For Metrey Pheap Baptist Church in Houston, floods are nothing new. However, as they are recovering from Hurricane Harvey, this church is working harder than ever to serve those in need. In both 2003 and 2005, the church experienced extensive flooding, resulting in a combined $30,000 worth of damage. This past August, the destruct...

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Congregation loses everything but hope

By Analiz G. Schremmer, Contributing Writer “Winter is coming.” That is the phrase that Pastor David Maldonado kept repeating. It was a plea for help; a cry to God. Maybe both. In August, Iglesia Bautista Jesus de Nazaret in Houston was struck by Hurricane Harvey. The church building took on three feet of water and almo...

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Time to rebuild His house

By Katrina Jarnutowski, Baylor University journalism student One hurricane, one faith and one website was all it took to unite First Baptist Church of Grand Prairie and Trinity Baptist Church of Aransas Pass. After Hurricane Harvey hit the Texas coast, “we immediately … spent time in our worship service praying for ou...

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Green Acres Baptist Church provides encouragement, resources to FBC Hull after Hurricane Harvey

It started raining on Friday, August 25, in Hull, Texas. By Sunday night, the water began to invade homes and buildings, compromising the town’s safety. The rains, a result of Hurricane Harvey, didn’t stop until Wednesday, the town was paralyzed until Thursday. The terror remained long after. Like many churches, FBC Hu...

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Hosting after Harvey

By Katrina Jarnutowski, Contributing Writer Almost 20 years ago, waters flooded Southeastern Texas as the effects of the Pacific Hurricane Madeline reverberated across the United States. As volunteers rushed toward the devastation, First Baptist Church of Victoria opened their doors to host the first responders. In the aftermath o...

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Harvey Response

En Español About one-quarter of our Texas Baptists congregations–more than 1,200–are located in the Gulf Coast area affected by Hurricane Harvey and the subsequent flooding which occurred from Aug. 25-Sept.1, 2017. While we are working to determine the condition of these churches, and find ways to help those in...

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Disaster Response

GIVE NOW WMU of Texas Hurricane Harvey Response The rain came down in torrents.  The flood waters rose.  The winds toppled trees, buildings, signs, and more.  When the storm subsided, the damage revealed was staggering.  How do you plan for an unanticipated natural disaster the magnitude of Hurricane Harvey?&nb...

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Harvey Response

English Version Respuesta de los Bautistas de Texas al Huracán Harvey Cerca de una cuarta parte de nuestras congregaciones Bautistas de Texas—más de 1,200—están localizadas en el área de la costa del Golfo afectada por el huracán Harvey y las inundaciones subsiguientes que ocurrieron...

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​Disaster Recovery offers affordable Galveston mission trip and vacation for the whole family

During the week of July 26-31, Texas Baptists Disaster Recovery (TBDR) will be hosting its first-ever family mission trip to Galveston Island, where volunteers will have an opportunity to spend mornings on the worksite and afternoons on vacation. "While all ages and types of people are invited, we wanted to focus on 'families on m...

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FBC Huffman provides shelter, resources and hope in the midst of Harvey Recovery

Even as darkness fell and waters were rising on Aug. 25 when Hurricane Harvey made landfall, the people of God quickly came together to be the glimmering beacon of hope that Texas needed. The following Sunday, Pastor Mike Martin of First Baptist Church of Huffman made several visits around town before the heavy rains hit...

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TBM/Texas Baptists Volunteer Villages open for groups to serve Harvey-affected areas

HOUSTON–Three Texas Baptist Men/Texas Baptists Volunteer Villages are now open and accepting groups to serve in Harvey-affected areas. TBM and Texas Baptists are partnering to invite volunteer groups to work on homes and churches damaged by the hurricane and subsequent flooding throughout Houston and East Texas. Mickey Lenamo...

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Executive board approves 2018 proposed budget, sale of UT BSM building

DALLAS–During the September meeting of the Baptist General Convention of Texas Executive Board, directors approved numerous recommendations including the proposed 2018 budget, the sale of The University of Texas Baptist Student Ministry property and a loan for the Baptist University of the Americas. The proposed budget, which...

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God’s people responding in a time of disaster

During the storm, Iglesia Bautista Redencion experienced 30 inches of flooding, resulting in over $100,000 in damages Through donated resources, the church has been ministering to the community around them With the help of partner churches, $20,000 has been raised to go toward the church rebuilding process HOUSTON–“We...

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God carrying the church through Hurricane Harvey

Bevil Oaks, a small town located in Jefferson County on the outskirts of Beaumont, is a relatively quiet place. The neighborhoods are beautiful, the community is active and the people are kind. However, these characteristics did not protect the town from the harsh reality of Hurricane Harvey. The rain began Friday, Aug. 25. As the...

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For Beaumont church, Hurricane Harvey relief reflects heart for community

By John Hall, contributing writer During the first service at Westgate Memorial Baptist Church following Hurricane Harvey’s devastating visit to Beaumont, Pastor Raymond McHenry made a promise to his congregation: He would not shave until every one of the four dozen families affected by the storm in the church was helped. A b...

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Shining in the community in the midst of a disaster strike

By Kaitlyn DeHaven, Baylor University student Rose City Baptist Church in Vidor, Texas, was in the process of rebuilding its church when disaster struck once again. Last year, the church suffered a catastrophic loss when 80 percent of the church burned down in a fire. Before Hurricane Harvey hit, it was three weeks away from reopen...

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