Texas Baptists welcomes Ralph S. Emerson as new Cooperative Program Associate Director

by Texas Baptists Communications on January 19, 2021 in News

The Texas Baptists Office of Cooperative Program Ministries is pleased to announce that Ralph S. Emerson has joined the staff as the new Associate Director.

“After we first met, I knew the Lord was calling Ralph Emerson to serve with us on the Cooperative Program team,” Dr. Bruce McCoy, director of the Texas Baptists Cooperative Program said. “I’m so blessed to have this new friend and partner in the ministry. His unique talents and experience will help us expand our commitment to live out the Great Commandment to love one another and multiply our outreach in the Great Commission as we seek to win the world to Jesus Christ.”

In his new role, Emerson will create and maintain relationships with Texas Baptists churches. He will also promote the Texas Baptists Cooperative Program, which combines resources from churches and ministries to enable more missions, evangelism and ministry throughout Texas and around the world.

Emerson has been in the preaching ministry for 19 years and has been in full-time vocational ministry for 15 years. He served as the executive pastor for Rising Star Baptist Church in Fort Worth and at CityGate Church in Burlington, NC, where he developed systems and structures to facilitate spiritual and numerical growth. He also served as senior pastor at Impact City Church in Odessa.

Emerson is eager to begin his new role and start connecting with churches across Texas.

“I'm excited to continue nurturing relationships with our churches and provide any helpful resources, support, and contribution that I can, and I will also engage in opportunities to see new activity from churches, and form new relationships and partnerships so that we can all reach our goals of winning people to Christ,” Emerson said.

He is a graduate of Florida A&M University. Emerson has been married to his wife, Chanesia, for 11 years, and they have two children.

For more information on the Cooperative Program, visit txb.org/cp.

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