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.
Dickens recognized as outstanding interim pastor of 2020
by Karl Fickling on November 25, 2020 in news
On Thursday, November 12, 2020, Dr. G. Dean Dickens became the 12th annual recipient of the Maples-Williamson-Daehnert (MWD) Award. ...
Texas Baptists celebrate and look ahead during first-ever online Annual Meeting
by Texas Baptists Communications on November 18, 2020 in news
“We get to bear fruit, Texas Baptists family. We bear this fruit because we are connected to that vine that is Jesus Christ.”...
New officers elected for 2020-2021 at 135th Annual Meeting
by Bonnie Shaw on November 17, 2020 in news
Three new convention officers were elected during the Monday, Nov. 16 Business Session of the 135th Annual Meeting of the Baptist General Convention of Texas...
Longtime Texas Baptist leader Chris Liebrum transitions to HPU role
by Texas Baptists Communications on July 13, 2020 in press releases
Liebrum’s life has been a testament to the impact of cooperative missions and ministry and the importance of institutional partnerships...
Student ministry switches from international to local missions work due to COVID-19
by Bonnie Shaw on June 25, 2020 in press releases
Approximately 20 middle school and high school students from First Baptist Church Plano will be volunteering at two local Plano residences, providing assistance and doing repairs on the homes as part of “BOUNCE Back Home Day of Service.” ...
African American Leadership Workshop to address church in the 21st century
by Bonnie Shaw on February 20, 2020 in news
The African American Ministry of Texas Baptists will host the African American Leadership Workshop (AALW) at George W. Truett Theological Seminary at Baylor University on March 6-7. ...
Statement regarding HSU's announcement of the closure of Logsdon Seminary
by Texas Baptists Communications on February 11, 2020 in statements
I am certain that the decision by the HSU Board of Trustees to close Logsdon Seminary was difficult and painful for them. I encourage everyone to lift up in prayer President Bruntmyer, the Board, and all those in the Logsdon family at this time. Logsdon has been an important part of Texas Baptist life and we understand the disappointment many friends and alumni share. We believe in and are praying for a bright future for Hardin-Simmons University, and our many Texas Baptist educational institutions. As a convention of churches, we continue to support theological education across the state.
David Hardage, Executive Director
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...