Why are we presenting these awards?
Since 1886, Texas Baptists have been strong supporters of university education in Texas. The B.E.S.T. Awards (Baptist Educators Serving Texans) will be given annually in order to:
- Recognize the value and the positive contribution our Texas Baptists universities are making to our public school systems in Texas.
- Identify and celebrate individual Texas public school educators who, every day in their classrooms, live out their faith to the students they serve.
- Encourage Texas Baptists (BGCT) churches to remember that their mission gifts through the Cooperative Program support our Texas Baptists universities and the training of approximately 800 new public school educators annually who invest in the lives of children for years to come.