Advocating and caring

In May, I took a new assignment with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. I’m now associate director of the Advocacy/Care Center. It’s kind of an odd sounding position, and I get funny looks when I share it with people. Let me explain what I do in very simple terms:

I help Texas Baptists advocate for the concerns that arise from following Christ, and I help them to show the compassion of Christ in caring ways.

It breaks down this way. The Advocacy/Care Center includes the Christian Life Commission ethics agency, chaplaincy, community development, restorative justice, counseling for ministers and a number of other BGCT ministries. Suzii Paynter is the director; so I help her to move this new organizational component in the direction she would have us to go. Our staff includes a bunch of wonderful people with various callings from God and passions for doing His work.

It’s been a wonderful three months at the start, and I pray God will use it in powerful ways to share the love of Christ with a world in such need of that love.


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