The Texas Baptists Collegiate Ministry Team is pleased to announce that Bill Noe has joined the staff as the new Campus Strategist. Noe previously served as the National Collegiate Ministries Specialist for LifeWay Christian Resources.
Noe is the first to hold the newly created position. In this role, he will help Baptist Student Ministry (BSM) efforts across the state by developing strong ministry strategies and supervising ongoing work on campuses. He will work with BSM leaders on more than 130 campuses across Texas to reach 1.3 million college students with the Gospel.
“We are thrilled to have Bill joining our staff as a Campus Strategist,” Mark Jones, director of Collegiate Ministries, said. “Bill Noe brings a wealth of collegiate ministry experience to our team. He draws both from his years on the college campus and in working with leaders nationwide in his role with Lifeway. Bill is a widely respected leader who will add greatly to our team.”
Noe’s passion for collegiate ministry began during his own college career, when he became involved with the Baptist Student Union (BSU) as a student at the University of Kentucky. He served as the BSU president and went on mission trips during the summers.
“My life was changed during college, and I remember being faced with the decision of either continuing down my career path as a vet or giving other students the same life-changing opportunity I had. I decided I wanted to give them that chance,” Noe explained.
Noe served as an intern at the University of Louisville BSU while obtaining his Master of Divinity from nearby Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He later became the BSU Director, serving on the campus for a total of 12 years.
Following that, Noe served as the National Collegiate Ministries Specialist for LifeWay. He coordinated Baptist Student Ministry (BSM) and BSU work around the country, networking with collegiate ministry leaders of churches and campus organizations, as well as organizing and leading national events.
Noe hopes to bring this experience to his new role to continue building and growing collegiate ministry across Texas.
“During my time at LifeWay, the collegiate work in Texas was something I was always hearing about. We [Texas Baptists] have some of the best college ministry leaders in the world,” Noe said. “I’m very excited to be a part of this work and this ministry.”