“They wanted to help children, students, ministers, lost people and everyone in between.”
"Their neighbors are hurting, and they’re stepping up to help them out in the name of Christ.”
“The church is good at huddling, but (Jesus) said, ‘I want you to go!’”
The program was originally launched in 2022, when 95 recipients were awarded grants, and interest in the grant has continued to grow.
The Executive Director Search Committee is now accepting nominations for the next executive director of the Baptist General Convention of Texas (BGCT). Nominations will be accepted until Jan. 31, 2023.
“I never dreamed that I could receive this, and I know God has a purpose because I lost everything.”
"Our hope is that it will serve pastors and their families, and they’ll be able to stay in the church they’re serving in and breathe easier.”
The award reflects cumulative service, as all these ministers have helped multiple churches through difficult interim periods, excelled in peer reviews of their Intentional Interim Ministries, and provided additional leadership for the Interim Ministry Network of the BGCT.
Almost 30 years ago, kids at First Baptist Church at The Fields in Carrollton began riding their bikes in laps around the church once a year to raise money for missions through Texas Baptist Men.
Even in a place surrounded by water, clean drinking water can be hard to acquire.