DALLAS -- Texas Baptists welcomes Tom Howe as the new Director of Urban Missions as of February 1.
“It's a blessing to have Tom Howe on the Missions Team,” said Josue Valerio, director of the Missions Team. “Tom is a team player that brings his pastoral giftedness, experience and creativity, and a spiritual leader who trusts that God's Spirit is in the midst of whatever reality we face.”
He continued, “I am grateful to the Lord for Tom because he understands churches as they engage in God's mission in a chaotic world, and I believe that he will help us serve Texas Baptists churches and pastors in a much better way.”
Howe received his Bachelor of Science from East Texas Baptist University, his Master of Divinity from Beeson Divinity School of Samford University and his Doctor of Ministry from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
He previously served as pastor of various churches, including Adger Baptist Church in Adger, Alabama; First Baptist Church of Anderson in Anderson, Alabama; and most recently Birdville Baptist Church of Haltom City, Texas, where he served as Senior Pastor since 2005.
As he steps into his new role as Director of Urban Missions, Howe will help execute the team’s main focus - connecting churches with their communities through missional training, consulting, coaching and commissioning. To make this possible, Howe will oversee Texas Baptists missionaries and the church replanting process, as well as leadership training.
Drawing from 2 Corinthians 12:15, Howe said, “That’s the model of ministry. Personally, I want to be expended for the sake of Texas Baptists churches. God has called me to be a blessing to pastors, leaders and new and existing churches, and I want to do all that I can to see thriving churches and thriving church leaders.”
For more information about Urban Missions and how to get involved, visit texasbaptists.org/urbanmissions.