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Texas Baptists, or the Baptist General Convention of Texas (BGCT), seeks to connect more than 5,300 affiliated Baptist churches in Texas with resources to aid in their work to fulfill God’s mission. Since its inception in 1886, Texas Baptists has been actively involved in education and social ministries, as well as evangelism and missions.
Go Now student missionaries commissioned for summer missions
by Kirsten McKimmey on May 24, 2018 in news
Two hundred students and their families gathered on May 20 for the Go Now Missions Commissioning Service held at Dallas Baptist University. The service was an opportunity for families and friends to worship alongside the student missionaries before leaving for mission across the world...
2018 State Bible Drill and Speakers' Tournament Winners Named
by Kirsten McKimmey on May 23, 2018 in news
Dallas Baptist University recently hosted the annual Texas Baptists Bible Drill and Speakers’ Tournament State Finals. ...
Executive Board affirms statement of peace at May meeting
by Kalie Lowrie on May 22, 2018 in news
During the May 22 meeting of the Baptist General Convention of Texas Executive Board, members affirmed a statement from Executive Director David Hardage encouraging Texas Baptists to seek peace in the midst of violent times in America. ...
Texas Baptists response to Santa Fe High School shooting
by Texas Baptists Communications on May 18, 2018 in press releases
Friday morning, May 18, a gunman shot and killed 9 students and 1 teacher at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas.
Ernest Dagohoy, Texas Baptists Area Representative for the Houston area, has been in contact with several church leaders and the association in that area. He is providing convention resources and support in the aftermath of the shooting.
David Hardage, Texas Baptists executive director, said, “Today’s shooting in Santa Fe is heartbreaking. Violence at school, the home, and the workplace is a direct contradiction to God’s word and way. We are earnestly praying for all those affected.”
John Newton, pastor of First...
Texas Baptists to honor Dr. Ken Coffee and Dr. Virginia Connally with Legacy Awards
by Kirsten McKimmey on April 23, 2018 in press releases
Each year, deep in the heart of Texas, Texas Baptists meet on the first Sunday in June at the historic Independence Baptist Church to honor individuals who have represented Texas Baptists exceedingly well...
Project:Start launches Refugee Life Upgrade
by Kirsten McKimmey on April 18, 2018 in press releases
Project:Start, a refugee resource center supported by Texas Baptists, works to connect refugees in Dallas with the resources they need to find stability. Currently, thousands of refugees live within just a three-mile stretch of the North Dallas neighborhood called Vickery Meadow where over 30 different languages are spoken...