The initial signatories of this appeal request all of like mind to join with us endorsing this appeal to the state legislature. This serves both as a public statement of our concern and an appeal to the Texas state legislature. If you would join the initial pastors and leaders, please follow the directions below to add your name and church or institution to the statement.

The Statement

The Statement

The undersigned Texas Baptist pastors as initial signatories and those who will join with them wish to make public our concern for social justice in Texas focused on policing policies.

We affirm that most law officers in Texas are well intentioned, trained professionals who seek to do all in their power to treat persons fairly and with equal justice, risking their lives daily to do so.

We express our concern that urgent and widely known social justice concerns call for a Texas legislative review of police training and practices, especially the use of unnecessary force in encounters with African Americans. We acknowledge that the death of George Floyd has focused the attention of all informed persons of good will on this singular issue. Indeed, it has created an unprecedented focus on this problem that calls for both religious and government leaders to attend to the matter with renewed urgency.

We observe that the members of our own congregations have expressed their intense individual concern in unprecedented numbers and with unmatched intensity. They wish us to address this issue both in pulpit and in practice. In heretofore unsurpassed numbers they wish to see change.

In light of this, we the undersigned indicate our solidarity with thousands of persons in the 5,400 Texas Baptist churches, including 900 African-American churches, along with educational and institutional leaders of a number of Baptist universities, hospitals, schools, and eleemosynary institutions.

In this solidarity we call on the State of Texas to take legislative action in its 2021 session to review and as necessary legislate consistent policies binding on all law enforcement entities under its legislative oversight to prohibit the excessive use of force in police policies, especially the use of choke holds, that police be so trained, and that police be required by legislative law to report peers who use such abusive practices.

At the same time, we express our respect for and confidence in those thousands of police officers who daily act justly, fairly, and humanely in the discharge of their duties.

Initial signatories

Linda Livingstone, Ph.D.

President of Baylor University, Waco

Nancy Brickhouse, Ph.D.

Vice President and Provost, Baylor University, Waco

Rev. Howard Batson, Ph.D.

Pastor, First Baptist Amarillo

Joel C. Gregory, Ph.D.

Holder of the George W. Truett Endowed Chair of Preaching and Evangelism at Baylor University’s George W. Truett Seminary

Rev. Les Hollon, Ph.D.

Pastor, Trinity Baptist, San Antonio

Rev. Matt Snowden, DMin

Pastor, First Baptist, Waco

Rev. Todd D. Still, Ph.D.

Dean, Baylor's George W. Truett Theological Seminary

Rev. Jeff Warren, DMin

Pastor, Park Cities Baptist Church, Dallas

Rev. Steve Wells, DMin

Pastor, South Main Baptist Church, Houston

Rev. Dennis Wiles, Ph.D.

Pastor, First Baptist Church, Arlington

Regent, Baylor University

Other signatories

Sign the statement
Eric Bruntmyer

President , Hardin-Simmons University, Abilene

Allen Bramlett

Pastor , First Baptist Church, Onalaska

Andy Benton

President , Cornerstone Family Ministries

Austen Winfrey

Pastor for Students , First Baptist Church, Abilene

Beth Kilpatrick, MDIv, MSW

Truett Seminary, Baylor University

Brent McDougal

Senior Pastor , Cliff Temple Baptist Church, Dallas

Carroll Green

Minister , The Church Without Walls, Houston

Cary Killough

Senior Pastor , Meadowbrook Baptist Church, Waco

Charles Fuller

Transition Pastor , Lake Shore Baptist Church, Waco

Cokiesha Bailey Robinson

Associate Dean of Diversity , Grace College, College Station

Colby Dearman MDiv

Rev. , Northwestern Theological Seminary

Craig Curry

Rev. Dmin. , First Baptist Church of Plano

Daniel Camp

Pastor , South Garland Baptist Church

Daniel McKay

Associate Pastor , First Baptist Church, Granbury

David Tate

Director of Online Certificate Program , Truett Seminary, Baylor University

David Warren

Interim Classic Worship Pastor , First Baptist Church, Maryville, TN

Deborah Rucker

Minister Prayer Lead , The Church Without Walls, Houston

Dr. Delvin Atchison

, Westside Baptist Church

Dustin Payne

Church Start Strategist , The Baptist General Convention of Texas

Dwight Mckissic

Senior Pastor , Cornerstone Baptist Church, Arlington

Earl Rennol Birdsong

Associate Minister , Westside Baptist Church

Edwin Clark

Associate Pastor , First Christian Church, Denison

Eric Black, Ph.D.

Executive Director, Publisher & Editor , Baptist Standard

Ernest Dagohoy

Area 5 Representative , Texas Baptists

Gary Chapman

Pastor , Vernon Baptist Church

Gary L. Higgs

Chaplain, Colonel, USAF (Ret.) , Retired Chaplain

Harold Taylor

Pastor , Rock Quarry Baptist Church

J. August Higgins

Church and Community Strategist & Executive Research Assistant , Trinity Baptist Church, San Antonio

James Thomas

Pastor/Founder , The Rhema Life Fellowship Church, Plano

Jenni Chilton

Minister to Children , Calvary Baptist Church

Jermany Henry

Senior Pastor , Full Faith Primitive Baptist Church, Waco

Jerry Dailey

Pastor , Macedonia Baptist Church

Jimmy D. Allen

LTC , U.S. Army, Retired

Jimmy D. Hunter, D.Min

Pastor , Toliver Chapel Baptist Church, Waco

Jody Hickman

Pastor , First Baptist Church of Rosebud

Joe Loughlin

Lead Pastor , First Baptist Church, Temple

John Durham

Lead Pastor , Highland Baptist Church, Waco

Juan Tolliver

Rev., D. Min , Bethel A. M. E. Church San Antonio

Jung Hyun Kim

Pastor , Heights Korean Baptist Church, Harker Heights

Kerry Tillmon

Pastor , West Point Baptist, Galveston

Kyle Bauman

Associate Pastor , Bear Valley Community Church, Colleyville

Leonard Daniel

Reverend , The Church Without Walls, Houston

Madison Harner

Pastoral Associate , DaySpring Baptist Church, Waco

Margaret Mayo

M.Div., LMSW , Truett Seminary Alumni, Baylor University, Waco

Mark Bumpus

Retired Baptist Pastor , Retired

Matt Homeyer

Asst. Dean - Director of the Truett Church Network , Truett Seminary, Baylor University, Waco

Matt Richard

Rev. , First Baptist Church, Llano

Matthew Broyles

Pastor to College and Young Adults , First Baptist Church, Abilene

Matthew Hanzelka

Rev. , Peace of Christ Church, Round Rock

Matthew Hanzelka

Rev. , Peace of Christ Church, Round Rock

Megan Maxwell

Young Adults Pastor , The Woodlands First Baptist

Meghan Hendrickson

Student , Truett Seminary, Baylor University, Waco

Nangie Lowrie

Member , Trinity Baptist Church, San Antonio

Nartarsha Davis

Preacher/Reverend , Family Affair Ministries

Otha Ross

Pastor , Bible Way Baptist Church

Pastor Dyron Blanton

Pastor , Mt. Cannan Baptist Church, Paris

Patrick Broaddus

Baylor University, Waco

Peter Pina

Trinity Baptist Church, San Antonio

Preben Vang

Interim Pastor , Colonial Hills Baptist Church, Tyler

Raquel Webb

Manager, Spiritual Care , CHI St. Joseph Health, Bryan

Rev. Norris D Jackson

Pastor , South Union MBC of Marlin

Rev. Dylan Price

Senior Pastor , FBC, Mt. Enterprise

Rev. Eric R. Tarver, MAM

Pastor/Director of Church Relations , Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church/Stark College & Seminary, Corpus Christi

Rev. Julio Guarneri, Ph D

Lead Pastor , Calvary Baptist Church , McAllen

Rev. M. Oscar Hall, DMin

Sr. Pastor , Iglesia Bautista Melrose, Houston

Rev. Nathan Mahand

Baptist Student Ministries Director , Houston Baptist University

Rev. Robin Drake

Associate Pastor , Agape Baptist Church

Rev. Stephen M. Stookey, Ph.D.

Dean, School of Christian Studies , Wayland Baptist University, Live Oak

Rev. Steve Bezner, PhD

Senior Pastor , Houston Northwest Church

Robert Canady

Sr. Pastor , ANF Church, Garland

Robert Townsend

Senior Pastor , Mt. Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church, Richardson

Scott Venable

Lead Pastor , Northwood Church, Keller

Scotty Swingler

Associate Pastor , First Baptist Church of El Campo

Shawn Boyd

Program Coordinator of the Kyle Lake Center for Effective Preaching , Baylor University, Waco

Stanton Corley

Chaplain/Pastor , Baylor University, Waco

Starlite Williams

Kerygma Minister , The Church Without Walls, Houston

Stephen Orr

Retired , Retired

Tim Watson

DMin. , Baptist General Convention of Texas

Trevor Brown

Associate Pastor , First Baptist Church of Amarillo

Tyrone Campbell

Truett Seminary/ Toiver Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, Waco

U Heard

Minister , Baylor University, Waco

Jack Cook

Founder , Lodestar Ministries

Maurice McMillion

Dr. , East Texas Theological Seminary, Tyler

Eddie Aldape

Field Personnel , Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, San Antonio

David Reynolds

Pastor , Greater Vision Community Church, Killeen

Steven Braucht

Worship and Media Pastor , First Baptist Plano

Rev Favorite

Minister , The Church Without Walls, Houston

James Furgerson

Mission Team Leader , Trinity Baptist Church, San Antonio

Renee Hornbuckle

Senior Pastor , Destiny Pointe Christian Center, Arlington

Roy J. Cotton

Director of African American Ministry , Texas Baptists

Patricia Furgerson

Member , Trinity Baptist Church

Tedrick Woods

Senior Pastor , Living Word Fellowship Church, Dallas

Brandon McCarroll

Pastor , Highland Baptist Church, Denton

Reverend Torrence D. Spears (Baylor's George W. Truett Seminary)

Associate Pastor for Youth and Young Adults , Ebenezer Third Baptist Church, Austin

Dr Ruth Ollison

Pastor , Beulah Land Church

Brett Spivey

Rev. , Harris Creek Baptist Church, Waco

Stanley D. Sparrow, Sr.

Senior Pastor , Greater Corinth Baptist Church

Ruby Wayman

Student , George W. Truett Theological Seminary, Baylor University, Waco

Terry Johnston

Rev. , First Baptist Church, McGregor

Patricia Wilgis-Patton

Co-Pastor , Central Christian Church, Waco

Collin Bullard

Rev. Dr. , First Baptist Church, Longview

James Denman

Pastor , Community of Life Church, Dallas/Ft. Worth

Joan Bielfeldt

Member , Trinity Baptist Church

Fredricc Brock

Lead Pastor , The Message Church of San Antonio

Octavia Egyinam

Student , Truett Seminary, Baylor University, Waco

John Mark Ritchey

Minister , At Large

David Jirrels

Administrative Pastor , Second Baptist Church, Baytown

Bruce Prindle

Lead Pastor , First Baptist Church, Midlothian

Stephen Lowrie

Pastor , North Fort Worth Baptist Church

Steven Johnson

Rev. , (Retired)

John Wheatley

First Baptist Church, Valley Mills

John Sypert

Pastor , Preston Highlands Baptist Church, Dallas

Katy Ann Hunt

Truett Seminary, Baylor Univesity, Waco

Patricia Furgerson

Member , Trinity Baptist Church

Daniel Webb

Business Administrator , First Baptist Church, Bryan

Phil Christopher

Senior Pastor , First Baptist Church, Abilene

Brian Hill

Senior Pastor , First Baptist Church, Corpus Christi

Erin Conaway

Pastor , Seventh & James Baptist Church, Waco

John Young

Rev. , Movement, Fort Worth

Monica Stephenson

Graduate Student , George W. Truett and Dallas Theological Seminary

Taylor Sandlin

Pastor , Sugar Land Baptist Church

Byron and Carla Weathersbee

Executive Directors , Legacy Family Ministries, Waco

Robert White

Bishop , New Hope Baptist Church

Stanton Corley

Chaplain/Pastor , Baylor University, Waco

Douglas Brown

Associate Minister of Missions/Benevolence , Cross City Church, Euless

J. Dowell Loftis, Ph.D.

Director, Connections Team , Texas Baptists

Terry Colley, DMin

Senior Pastor , Burton Hill Baptist

Jack Bodenhamer

Asst. Director, Office of Ministry Connections , Truett Seminary, Baylor University, Waco

Jon Singletary

Dean and Professor , Baylor University, Waco

Jerry Miller

Truett Seminary, Baylor Univesity, Waco

Ben Byrum

Student Recruiting Coordinator , Truett in Houston

Val Fisk

M.Div. , Truett Seminary Alum, Baylor University, Waco

David Wilhite

Professor of Theology , Baylor/Truett, Waco

Lydia Santibanez

Chaplain, MDIV , VA Chaplain

Jay Abernathy

Associate Pastor for Pastoral Care , First Lubbock

Pam Foster, DMin

Director, Pastoral Care , Cook Children's, Houston

David Cozart

Executive Pastor , Meadowbrook Baptist

Marv Knox

Coordinator , Fellowship Southwest, Austin

Danny Dawdy

Executive Director/CEO , Highland Camp & Conf., Spicewood

Brian Gamel

Postdoctoral Research Fellow , Baylor University, Waco

Karl Fickling

Director Interim Church Services , BGCT

Josh Breslaw

Pastor , College Heights BC

Carlisle Davidhizar

Associate Director, Online Certificate Program , Truett Seminary, Waco

Tim Marrow

Area Rep. Central Texas , Texas Baptists

Rev. Russell Larkins

Associate Pastor , M.M.B.C

John Crowder

Rev. , FBC West

Evan Duncan

Teaching Pastor , First Baptist, Temple

Louis Harrison

Pastor , Pleasant Bethany Baptist

Mark Neeley

Retired Pastor

Jay Farrar

D.Min. , Retired

Larry Carroll

Deacon , South Main Baptist, Houston

Dan Curry

Area Representative , Texas Baptists

Mattie McDowell

Reverend , The Church W/O Walls, Houston

J. M. Givens Jr., Ph.D.

Professor of Theological Studies , Wayland Baptist University, Live Oak

Tommy Culwell

Coordinator of Ministry Education , Hendrick Medical Center, Abilene

Gary W. Cook, DMin

Executive Director , Gaston Center

Samuel L Buhl Sr

Pastor , St. James MBC, Odessa

Darin Wood

Senior Pastor , FBC, Midland

Karen Morrow

Field Personnel , CBF

Jeb Barr

Pastor , 1st Baptist, Elm Mott

Dylan Reese

Minister of Worship , Westbury BC, Houston

Rachel Hollon James

Writer , Trinity Baptist, San Antonio

Wayne Shuffield

Pastor , Cowboy Church, Waco

Christopher Bruce, DMin

Lead Pastor , FBC Lexington

Julie Covington

Assistant Director, Center for Ministry Effectiveness , Truett Seminary, Waco

Joshua Sharp

First Baptist, Waco

Michael Evans, Sr.

Senior Pastor , Bethlehem BC, Mansfield

Paul Atkinson

Director of Multi housing/ House Congregations , BGCT

John Wheat

Pastor , Trinity Baptist, Kerrville

Glory Marshall

Dr. , Trinity Baptist

Larry Womack

Interim Pastor , FBC, Galveston

Chad Chaddick

Pastor , FBC, San Marcos

James Davis

Lone Willow Baptist, Cleburne

Greg Bowman

Pastor , Brock Baptist Church, Brock

Rev. Melvin Howell

Asst. Pastor , Greater Vision, Killeen

David Hardage

Executive Director , BGCT

Mario Ramos

Former professor and pastor , Retired

Fred Meeks

Emeritus Professor of Religion , Wayland Baptist, Plainview

Todd Campbell

Campus Pastor , FBC, Hurst

Macarena Aldape

Missionary , CBF

Wesley Tew

Pastor , FBC Mathis

Debra F. Bell

Kerygma Coordnator , The Church W/O Walls, Houston

Christopher Mack

Minister of Young Adults , Trinity Baptist, San Antonio

Michael Mills

Pastor , Agape Baptist Church, Ft. Worth

Drunell Jackson

Layman, DFLM , The Church Without Walls, Houston

Walter Jackson

Layman, DFLM , The Church Without Walls, Houston

James McGlothlin

DMin , Retired Pastor

Jeff Schmeltekopf

Chair, Board of Advocates , Truett Seminary, Waco

Loretta Brown-Freddie

Mrs. , The Church Without Walls, Houston

Luke Stokes

Deacon , FBC Waco

Delbert Milstead

Lead Pastor , Central Baptist, Buna

Cliff Lusk

Chief of Church Engagement , Restore Hope, Arlington

Bruce McGowan, DMin

Reverend , Retired, BGCT

Byron and Carla Weathersbee

Legacy Family Min., Woodway

Sid and Jeanette Lawrence

Members , Trinity Baptist

Martin Knox

Senior Pastor , Lakeshore Baptist Church, Weatherford

Ty Gist

Student Pastor , Meadowbrook BC

Rev. Terry J. Goodnight

Assistant Pastor , The Worship Place, Georgetown

Pastor Ellsworth Herring

Assistant Pastor , Community Baptist, Houston

Praveen Kumar TN

Rev. , Truett Seminary, Waco

Adam Stanley

Associate Pastor for Youth , FBC Waco

Megan Langan

Alum , Truett Seminary, Baylor University, Waco

Rev. Joseph C. Parker, Jr., Esq., D.Min.

Senior Pastor , David Chapel Baptist, Austin

Jason T. Atchley, D.Min.

Second Vice President , Texas Baptists

Michael Bell

Pastor-Resident Theologian , GSSF Church, Ft. Worth

Ray Davis

Davis Coaching

Oza Jones Jr.

Associate Pastor , Westside BC, Lewisville

Jeff Young

Assistant Pastor , Victory Church, Dallas

C.V. Blake

Pastor for Adults , FBC Abilene

Terry York

Professor of Christian Ministry , Truett Seminary, Baylor University, Waco

Ruth Williams

Ministry Leader , The Church Without Walls, Houston

Rev. Katie Smith Mussat

Associate Pastor of Students , Sugar Land Baptist

Matthew Williams

Church Pastoral Assistant , Greater Shiloh Baptist, Waco

Joe Barber

Sr. Pastor , St. Luke Baptist, San Antonio

Bill Wardlaw

Emeritus Missionary , IMB, SBC

Terry.D. Bertrand, DEdMin

Executive Minister of Administration (Ret.) , FBC Arlington

Ashley Berryhill

Cross-Cultural Ministries Minister , FBC Arlington

W. Dennis Tucker, Jr.

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs , Truett Seminary, Baylor University, Waco

Andrew Arterbury

Profossor of Christian Scriptures , Baylor University, Waco

Tiffani Harris

Assoc. Pastor for Community Life , DaySpring Baptist, Waco

Stephan Vernon

Dr. , Retired Pastor

Rob Noland

504 Coordinator , Newman Int. Academy, Cedar Hill

Arnold Blake

Preacher ,

Martin Cherry

Associate Pastor , Flatonia Baptist

Skip McNeal

DMin , IIM

Steve Dominy

Area Representative , Texas Baptists

Lorim Cranford

Professor of Religion , GWU, Retired

Tanya Ingram, Ed.D.

Director, Christian Education , New Faith Church

Billy Edwards

Pastor , Brazos Meadows Baptist, Hewitt

Dana Moore

Pastor , Second Baptist, Corpus Christi

Coleman Reidling

Pastor , Spring Creek Baptist

Gloria Constante

Supporter/Friend of church , Trinity Baptist

Samuel Still

Student , Truett Seminary, Baylor University, Waco

Rick McClatchy

Field Coordinator , CBF Texas

Oscar Epps

Founding Senior Pastor , Community MB Church, Desoto

David Procter

Interim Associate Pastor of Outreach and Pastoral Care , Austin Baptist Church

Jill Parker

Deacon , Trinity Baptist

Damien Marts

Associate , NPBC; Hurst, TX

Shaun Moton

Pastor , Marlboro Heights MBC

Terry York

Professor of Christian Ministry , Truett Seminary, Baylor University, Waco

John Johnson

Senior Pastor , Antioch Church, Houston

Wayne Shuffield

Pastor , Cowboy Church, Waco

David Lowrie

Pastor , First Baptist Church, Decatur

Katy Ann Hunt

Truett Seminary, Baylor University, Waco

Ronny Marriott

Dr. , First Baptist Churck, Burleson

Alena Vaughn

Pastor of Missions , Sugar Land Baptist

Rev.Greg Morris

Rev. , TruettSeminary MDIV, Waco

Mahcoe Mikel

Campus Minister , Westpark Spring Hospital, Houston

Thomas Centrella

Minister ,

Clint Followell

Student Minister , First Baptist Church, San Marcos

Eric Howell

Pastor , DaySpring Baptist Church, Waco

Christopher Wallace

Lead Pastor , NJMBC-Bryan

John Paul Davis

, The Church Without Walls, Houston

Stacy Bastin

Alumni , Truett Seminary, Waco

Mallory Herridge

Assistant Director, Center for Ministry Effectiveness , Baylor School of Social Work, Waco

Michelle Pokorny

Member , Trinity Baptist, San Antonio

Kim Till

Deacon , Trinity Baptist Church, San Antonio

Richard Eidson

Member , Sherer Hill Baptist, San Antonio

Marjorie and P. Joseph Brake

Deacons , Trinity Baptist Church, San Antonio

Harriett Phillips

Colonel, US Air Force, Retired , Trinity Baptist, San Antonio

Quincy Barnes

Member , Trinity Baptist, San Antonio

Lynn Smith

Member , Trinity Baptist Church, San Antonio

Craig Christina

Associate Executive Director , Texas Baptists

Betty Jean Ingram

Member, Trinity Baptist Church , Trinity Baptist Church, San Antonio

Joe Theus

Pastor , Canaan M.F.B.C., San Antonio

Kenneth Crawley

Rev/ Director Parking Lot Ministry , Cornerstone Baptist, Killeen

Christopher Lynce

Associate Minister , Cornerstone Baptist, Killeen

Shannon Rutherford

Baptist Student Minister , UH BSM, Houston

Katy Reed-Hodges

Director of College Ministry , FBC Arlington

Jake Maxwell

Senior Pastor , Second Baptist, Lubbock

Lynn Harper II

Associate Pastor , Community MBC, DeSoto

Arthur Williams

Pastor , Greater St Paul’s BC, Houston

Trey Thomas

Senior Pastor , St. John BC, Houston

Drew Dabbs

Rev., Dr. , FBC Hamilton

Kyle Boyer

Chaplain (Lieutenant) , United States Navy

Dr. Jamie Russell

Senior Pastor , Nehemiah Community, Houston

Todd Ferguson

Assistant Professor of Sociology , UMHB, Belton

Brett Gibson

Director of Adult Spiritual Formation , DaySpring Baptist, Waco

Rev. Matt Walton, DMin

Minister for Discipleship , South Main Baptist. Houston

Andy Muskrat

Associate Pastor of Music and Worship , FBC Waco

Jonathan Balmer

M.Div, Minister of Youth , 7th& James Bapt. Church, Waco

Cullen Ware

Interim Pastor , FBC Mont Belvieu

Heath Kirkwood

Lead Pastor , FBC Lorena

Susan Moore

Minister of Admin. for Communications , South Main Baptist, Houston

Ryan Rush

Senior Pastor , Kingsland Church, Katy

Steven Darst


Kelly Burkhart

Senior Pastor , Baptist Temple

Drew Greenway

Worship and Care Pastor , Harris Creek

Brandon Webb

Pastor , Westbury Baptist

Wade Huggins

Worship Pastor , FBC Athens

Karen Morrow

Field Personnel , CBF, Fort Worth

Chris Wright

Lead Pastor , South Hills Baptist, Fort Worth

Chris Johnson

Senior Pastor , FBC San Antonio

Roger Patterson, D.Min.

Senior Pastor , West Univ. Baptist, Houston

Adriana Byrum

Baylor University, Waco

Rev. Russell Jones

Pastor , Mosaic Fellowship, Belton

Rev. Jeffrey Ware, MDiv

Pastor of Students , Center Point Church, N. Richland Hills

Chris W. Hall

Pastor , Pilgrim Rest MBC, Corpus Christi

Juan Tovias

Sr. Pastor , Iglesia B. Nueva Luz, San Juan

Rev. Alan Wilson

Pastor , FBC White Deer

Kris Knippa

D.Min., Pastor , FBC Hale Center

Daniel Crowther

Lead Pastor , Coryell Community Church

Charles Wade

Pastor Emeritus, ThD , First Arlington

Earl D. Young Sr., D.Th.

Pastor/Founder , Grace Celebra Fellowship, Dallas

Jordan Villanueva

Lead Pastor , The Hills, Grand Prairie

Jonathan Sullivan

Pastor , FBC of Dimmitt

Angela Gorrell

Assistant Professor of Practical Theology , Baylor University

Ben Faus

Pastor , FBC Crawford

Travis Craver

Director of Spiritual Formation , Hardin-Simmons University, Abilene

Barbara Forbis

CP Specialist , Texas Baptists

Keith Bruce

Vice President Mission & Ministry , Baptist Health System

Jeff Williams

Pastor , First Denton

Gloria Tillman

Missions Team , Texas Baptists

Josue Valerio

Director of the Missions Team, D.Min. , BGCT, Dallas

Tammy Tervooren

Director, Center for Financial Health , Texas Baptists

C. V. Blake

Pastor to Adults , FBC Abilene

Bill Ballou

Pastor , Grace BC Ben Wheeler

Bob Billups

Publisher, BaptistWay Press , Texas Baptists

Fred Ater

Area Four Representative , Texas Baptists

Jimmy Rogers

Pastor , White Oak Church

Stephen G. Hatfield, Ph.D.

Pastor , First Baptist Church, Lewisville

Bobby Bressman

Pastor , FBC, Center

Beau Hesterberg

Small Groups Pastor , BCF Church, Brownsville

Josh Guajardo

Sr Pastor , Trinity Church, Katy

William Brazell

Pastor , Memorial Baptist, Port Arthur

Homer Rockmore

Pastor , Red Oak, Longview

Meghan Craig

BSM Director , San Antonio BSM

Richard “Dickie” Dunn

Retired , Texas Baptists

Chip Sebring

Pastor , Southlake Baptist, Waxachachie

Chris McLain

Pastor , FBC Bandera

Mattie McDowell

Reverend , The Church Without Walls

Rev. Anyra Cano

Coordinator , TX BWIM

Rev. Carlos Valencia

Senior Pastor , IBVictoria en Cristo