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.
Executive Board emphasizes the importance of safeguards at May meeting
by Kalie Lowrie on May 21, 2019 in news
During the Texas Baptists Executive Board meeting May 20-21, outside experts, as well as convention leadership, staff, and officers repeatedly emphasized the importance of safeguards to protect those at church...
Relaunched BSM work in Laredo unites students and churches to reach TAMIU campus
by Kalie Lowrie on May 8, 2019 in news
This did not happen overnight but was a result of years of praying and the Holy Spirit’s prompting in the lives of many individuals and churches in Laredo...
Texas Baptists to honor Grant Teaff and Isaac Torres with Legacy Awards
by Kalie Lowrie on May 7, 2019 in news
On Sunday, June 2, Texas Baptists will present the 2019 Texas Baptists Legacy Awards to Grant Teaff, executive director emeritus of the American Football Coaches Association, and Isaac Torres, preacher, evangelist and Texas Baptists leader...
CLC to host Advocacy Day in Austin for Texas Baptists
by Texas Baptists Communications on March 20, 2019 in press releases
The Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission will host its 2019 Advocacy Day March 26-27 in Austin for ministers, leaders, students and advocates. ...
CLC announces public policy priorities
by Texas Baptists Communications on January 30, 2019 in press releases
The Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission is pleased to announce their public policy priorities for the 86th Texas Legislative Session...
Former BGCT president and CLC director Jimmy Allen dies at age 91
by Kalie Lowrie on January 9, 2019 in press releases
Jimmy Allen, a former president of the Baptist General Convention of Texas (BGCT) and former director of the Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission (CLC), died Tuesday, Jan. 8, at his home in Georgia. He was 91...
Statement regarding report on sexual abuse in Southern Baptist churches
by Texas Baptists Communications on February 10, 2019 in statements
We are grieved by the instances of sexual abuse detailed in today’s report, and our highest priority is to provide support to victims and survivors across our Texas Baptist family...
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...