Vazquez honored for planting 18 Spanish-language churches

April 16th, 2014 By: Bonnie Pritchett

CONROE—To many outside the state, Texas is still the land of cowboys, oil rig, and country folk& [...]

The GamePlan aims to turn personal evangelism ‘moments’ into a movement

April 15th, 2014 By: Jerry Pierce | Editor

Chan Gailey, former college and NFL head coach, Dallas Cowboys, Nathan Lorick, the GamePlan, Evangelis [...]

Killeen church bends knees in prayer for Fort Hood

April 3rd, 2014 By: Jerry Pierce | Editor

KILLEEN—The congregation of Skyline Baptist Church in Killeen, near the sprawling Fort Hood Army [...]

The Language of Love

March 31st, 2014 By: Texan Staff

AMARILLO—For many, fulfilling Christ’s Great Commission means global travel.But for some, [...]


Criswell College affirms missions emphasis with Great Commission Week

April 22nd, 2014 / By: Jane Rodgers

DALLAS—Criswell College hosted 37 representatives of 17 missions organizations on campus during Great Commission Days, March 24-25, part of the school’s annual Great Commission Week. Missions organizations set up booths and representatives spoke in classes, said Bobby Worthington, Criswell professor and director of applied ministry.Great Commission chapel services enriched the weeklong [...]

Texas missionary shares gospel in Poland through English classes

April 22nd, 2014 / By: Sue Sprenkle

LUBAWA, Poland—At first, Bailey Hughes didn’t want to go to Poland. She crossed it off her list of possible missionary destinations. She’d “been there, done that” as a tourist and wanted a new and challenging adventure.Six years later, the Keller native said that God could not have found a more “personal” place of ministry for her than northeastern Poland. [...]

Crimean Baptists face uncertain times

April 22nd, 2014 / By: Nicole Lee

KIEV, Ukraine—Baptist workers in Russia and Ukraine are uncertain what effect the recent Crimean referendum to secede from Ukraine and join Russia will have on churches in the region.Although there is freedom of religion in Russia, national identity is tied to the Orthodox Church. Protestant denominations, which are classified as cults, are treated with mistrust. Laws related to religious ac [...]

Trustees approve new apologetics master’s degree, elect four professors

April 22nd, 2014 / By: Sharayah Colter | Staff Writer

FORT WORTH—Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary trustees approved the formation of a Board of Visitors and elected new faculty members, among other business, at a meeting on the school’s campus April 9. The Board of Visitors acts as purely an observatory and feedback-supplying body, and its members have no legal responsibility or authority to the seminary.“They don’t h [...]