East Texas Baptist University will hold a spiritual renewal conference for senior adults June 3-5. “The Hilltop Experience: For the Living of These Days” will provide worship, preaching and biblical teaching focused on revival and renewal.Robert JeffressRobert Jeffress, pastor of First Baptist Church in Dallas, will deliver the keynote address, “America’s Coming Implosion,” at 7 p.m. on the opening night. David Dykes, pastor of Green Acres Baptist Church in Tyler, will be the conference pastor.
Bill Anderson is the Bible study teacher. The Hoppers will sing at 1 p.m. on the opening day, and Cynthia Clawson will sing at 7 p.m. on Friday. Humorists Aaron Wilburn and David Crain also will perform. Other guests include the Singing Men of East Texas, the Day to Remember Choir, Stacy Perkins, Billy Foote, Donnie Stribble, Aaron Perkins and the Boundless Love Quartet. The cost is $349 for couples and $225 for singles. The fee includes eight meals, housing on campus and concert tickets. For more information, call (903) 923-2042.
Gus Reyes, Gus Reyesdirector of the Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission and chief operating officer from the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, will serve as the White House liaison on the persecuted church and the deputy liaison to the United Nations.
Baylor University will hold a traditional Dr Pepper Hour for university and Truett Theological Seminary alumni and friends June 18 at the Hyatt Regency in Dallas, immediately following the evening worship at the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship General Assembly.
Marcus Lawhon, 20th, as pastor of Redeemer Baptist Church in Brenham.
Clyde Strong, 25th, as pastor of Bethel Baptist Church in College Station.
Preston Benson, 10th, as pastor of New Beginnings Baptist Church in Gillett, April 19. Benson founded the church, so his celebration also marked the congregation’s 10th anniversary. The congregation also retired their building debt.
Wayne Dillen, 20th, in Baptist Student Ministry work, May 18. He has served at Texas State University in San Marcos since 2011.
Ivor Poobalan, president of Colombo Theological Seminary in Sri Lanka, will speak during the 10:45 a.m.service at Rice Temple Baptist Church in Houston June 7. He also will speak at a tea to be held at 3:30 p.m. June 6 about ministry in Sri Lanka. Clint Reiff is pastor.
Providence Baptist Church in Caldwell will hold a homecoming service June 7. A catered meal will follow. Malcom Bane is pastor.
Mount Zion Baptist Church in Rockdale will hold a homecoming service June 14.Lindsey Wallace will be the guest speaker. A meal will follow the service. Luther Shelander is pastor.