Pastors call foul on Houston’s handling of non-discrimination ordinance petition

August 12th, 2014 By: Bonnie Pritchett

HOUSTON—A district judge will hear arguments Friday in a lawsuit brought by local pastors chargi [...]

FBC McAllen ministers to immigrant families at local processing center

August 11th, 2014 By: Sharayah Colter | Staff Writer

MCALLEN—A chain-link fence along the sidewalk separated missionary De Dorman and the rest of McA [...]

State-wide prayer effort draws hundreds

August 5th, 2014 By: Joni Hannigan

AUSTIN–Standing in a circle under an oak tree at the State Capitol in Austin, Aug. 2, about 30 p [...]

'Praying Across Texas' to spread from State Capitol Aug. 2

July 31st, 2014 By: Joni Hannigan

AUSTIN—Texans will pray with "one voice" and "one mind" Saturday, Aug. 2 from 9 a.m. until noon [...]


Bible Conference follows ‘Rend the Heavens’ theme

August 29th, 2014 / By: Tammi Reed Ledbetter | Managing Editor

FORT WORTH—“Rend the Heavens,” based on Isaiah 64:1-4, is the theme for the Nov. 9-10 pre-convention Bible Conference to be held in MacGorman Chapel of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth. Conference president Michael Dean, pastor of Travis Avenue Baptist Church in Fort Worth, is anxious to see participants “join together in seeking God in his Word and i [...]

First Baptist Rio Vista experiences growth through outreach

July 25th, 2014 / By: Jane Rodgers

RIO VISTA—First Baptist Church of Rio Vista has become what Pastor Neale Oliver calls a “Great Commission church,” but the church’s overnight transformation has actually taken four years.Rio Vista is a rural community of 1,000 in Johnson County, south of Fort Worth, with a Class 2A high school and many low-income families.Oliver came to Rio Vista in 2010 following the resig [...]

Once a fearful witness, now an overcomer

July 21st, 2014 / By: Joni Hannigan

Fear gripped Melissa Campbell’s heart as she stood at the door. Across the threshold stood a self-professed atheist who just the week before said there had to be a “catch” to the evangelistic team’s visit to her Austin home.  The fear had begun several hours before with unbidden thoughts: “No one’s receptive. They don’t want to hear. I am just going t [...]

SBTC DR helps in flooding along border

July 21st, 2014 / By: Jane Rodgers

EAGLE PASS—Disaster relief volunteers quickly mobilized after torrential rains along the Texas-Mexico border produced a meteorological encore to last year’s devastating floods.Rainfall of up to 16 inches on June 19-20 flooded homes and forced state and federal highways closed.DR volunteers from the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention were concentrating on two of the areas hardest hit [...]