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 renews commitment to sexual abuse prevention training for churches
by Kalie Lowrie, Texas Baptists Communications on February 19, 2019 in news
During the February meeting of the Executive Board, members voted to approve the allocation of $100,000 from the J.K. Wadley Endowment Fund to continue providing to churches sexual abuse prevention training and resources through a relationship with MinistrySafe. Executive Director David Hardage addressed the recent reports on sexual abuse in Southern Baptist churches...
River Ministry assisting influx of migrants in Piedras Negras
by Kalie Lowrie, News Director on February 15, 2019 in news
A recent influx of 1,800 Central American migrants into the community of Piedras Negras, Mexico, has caused Texas Baptists River Ministry missionaries to spring into action. ...
UMHB honored in inaugural Texas Baptists Institutional Legacy Day
by Texas Baptist Communications on January 31, 2019 in news
Attendees at the inaugural Texas Baptists Institutional Legacy Day on Sunday, Jan. 27, witnessed a celebration of faith and providence when Executive Director David Hardage recognized the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (UMHB) for 174 years of service in Christian higher education...
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...
Truett Seminary and Texas Baptists Offer Advanced Certificate of Ministry in Children's Ministry
by Texas Baptists Communications on November 9, 2018 in press releases
WACO—George W. Truett Theological Seminary and Texas Baptists have entered into a collaborative agreement between Truett Seminary’s Online Certificate Program and the Texas Baptists Preschool & Children’s Certification Program in order to create a Joint Certificate Program that will provide students with the opportunity to earn an Advanced Certificate of Ministry....
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...