DALLAS–Texas Baptists welcomes Bob Billups as the new Publisher of BaptistWay Press.
“Bob brings a wealth of BGCT experience and wonderful talent to the task,” said Associate Executive Director Steve Vernon. “BaptistWay Press is one of the best publications of its type anywhere. The writers and editing are superb. Bob brings to the publisher's role experience in relationships with many churches and church leaders across the state as well as entrepreneurial skills to promote the Connect 360 literature and other products in the BaptistWay line.”
BaptistWay Press is the publishing branch of Texas Baptists, providing Bible study curriculum for adults, students and children. In the role as publisher, Billups will facilitate partnerships with Texas Baptists churches and oversee curriculum development to meet the needs of churches.
Billups received his Bachelor of Science from East Texas State University and his Master of Arts in Religious Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He faithfully served as the Senior Associate Pastor of First Baptist Church of Denton, as well as First Baptist Church of Midland for a combined 17 years. He also served in ministry roles at churches in Savoy, Longview, Kingwood and Tyler.
For the past year, Billups served as Director of Wilberforce Alliance for the 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative, advocating religious freedom as a fundamental right for everyone around the world.
“Through the years, many of my ‘heroes’ of the faith have served or are serving at the BGCT,” Billups said. “Today I am truly honored to be just a small part of this great ministry team. I am really looking forward to helping churches, through BaptistWay Press, to discover, believe and live out the truth of Scripture."
Billups and his family are currently members of First Baptist Church of Denton. He began his new position with BaptistWay Press on December 4.