ABOUT TEXAS BAPTISTS
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.
The Legacy of Super Summer Continues
by Stephanie Arosemena on July 19, 2018 in news
Since its inception in 1974, Super Summer started not as a camp, but as a week of training students in evangelism to know and share the Gospel. Over the decades, many things have changed, but the vision of Super Summer remains focused on teaching students to know and share the Gospel. ...
FBC Dallas Senior James Hardin wins 2018 National Speakers’ Tournament
by Kirsten McKimmey on July 9, 2018 in news
James Hardin of First Baptist Dallas won this year’s National Invitational Speakers’ Tournament, held on June 14-15 at Mountain Park First Baptist Church in Stone Mountain, Georgia. Josh Britton of First Baptist Church of Allen also competed in the High School Bible Drill portion of the tournament while Joseph Stalcup of First Baptist Church Breckenridge competed in Youth Bible Drill...
Family Gathering to unite Texas Baptists in Arlington
by Kalie Lowrie on June 28, 2018 in news
For the second time, joint sessions of Texas Baptists Annual Meeting, the African American Fellowship Conference and the Hispanic Baptist Convention of Texas will join together in harmonious celebration for a three-day event...
TBMF to honor Griffin, Evans, FBC Tyler at Annual Luncheon
by Texas Baptists Communications on July 5, 2018 in press releases
The Texas Baptist Mission Foundation (TBMF) will be honoring Suzanne Griffin, Michael Evans and the First Baptist Church of Tyler for their exceptional work and commitment in missions at the annual Texas Baptist Missions Foundation Awards Luncheon, Monday, July 30, 2018, during the Texas Baptists Family Gathering in Arlington....
Project: Start Director Leonid Regheta presented Immigrant Advocate Award
by Kirsten McKimmey on June 21, 2018 in press releases
Leonid Regheta, director of Project: Start Refugee Resource Center, was presented the Immigrant Advocate Award at the 7th Annual Immigrant Journey Awards...
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...
Statement regarding CBF Governing Board’s adoption of Illumination Project report
by Texas Baptists Communications on February 12, 2018 in statements
In light of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Governing Board’s vote to approve the recommendations of the Illumination Project, Texas Baptists affirms its long-held position on Biblical sexuality and marriage...
Statement in response to tragedy at FBC Sutherland Springs
by Texas Baptists Communications on November 6, 2017 in statements
On behalf of our entire Texas Baptists family, I extend my deepest condolences to the church family of First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs...
Statement in response to fatality at alt-right rally in Charlottesville, VA
by Texas Baptists Communications on August 14, 2017 in statements
Our Texas Baptists family stands strongly against white supremacy and racism of any kind...