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.
Texas Baptist Men send disaster relief volunteers to N.C.
by Kirsten McKimmey on September 20, 2018 in news
On Sept. 20, Texas Baptist Men Disaster Relief sent their first group of volunteers, including 13 men and women, to Bayboro, North Carolina, in response to damage caused by Hurricane Florence....
Life trailer provides community outreach for local churches
by Guest Author on September 11, 2018 in news
Throughout the vast expansion of land, Robert Wheat, the director of missions for the association, wanted the churches to have a mobile resource to reach people in need of the Gospel. After months of dreaming, Wheat envisioned a ‘Life Trailer’ that was mobile and versatile for churches to utilize in reaching their communities...
Texas Baptists welcome Eric Hernandez to the Great Commission Team
by Kirsten McKimmey on September 5, 2018 in news
Eric Hernandez recently joined Texas Baptists Great Commission Team as the new Apologetics Lead & Millennial Specialist...
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...