MBA of Texas Officers 2020-2021
Danny MendozaSecretary/Treasurer of Missions
Danny Mendoza is in charge of promoting and managing the business of the MBA of Texas. He may be reached at:
PO Box 2318, Dayton, TX 77535
phone 281-948-5915 or email@example.com
MORE Church Planters Needed in TEXAS!
I am so thankful for the wonderful support given by Texas churches for the support of our Texas works! However, I am praying that MORE churches get burdened, along with me, that MORE Church Plants are desperately needed for this great state! I am praying that the people that God has set aside to meet this need, answer His call!
As your MBA Sec/Treas of Missions in this state, one of my goals is to help identify and support churches and individuals who are led to start new works in Texas. I am thankful at the half-way point in my first year of service, that one church has already reached out to me to express their interest in planting a new work! God is so good to hear us.
Won't you please join me in prayer that God will burden more hearts of this great need for the souls of our state? I pray that YOU will answer His call and your church will embrace the personal charge of the Great Commission!
Please share this burden with those on your Facebook friends list.
I am busy traveling across Texas and getting to as many churches as possible. Please message me and set up a time I can come and encourage your church for personal involvement in missions!
Justin GatlinAssistant Sec/ Treasure of Missions
Is the Assistant Secretary/Treasurer of Missions. He is also the Assistant Moderater for the 2022 messenger meeting.
Tommy Estes will be the Moderator of the Messenger Meeting of the MBA of Texas when it convenes in Mt. Pleasant, Texas in 2022. The meeting will be hosted by Nevills Chapel MBC.
Paul Clark is one of two clerks of the MBA of Texas. His responsibilities include editing and publishing the annual Yearbook which contains the minutes of the messenger meeting. He also maintains this website and updates its content.
Matt Gholson is one of two clerks of the MBA of Texas. His responsibilites include writing down the details of the messenger meeting and all the buisness conducted at the meeting. He also proof reads the Yearbook.
Kim PhillipsPresident of The Texas State Women's Auxiliary
The Texas State Women's Auxiliary actively works alongside the women of the local church auxiliaries to support missions, promote the ministry of the local churches, and to build fellowship among the women of the association.
Tammy DavisTreasurer of the Texas State Women's Auxiliary
Tammy Davis is the treasurer of the Texas State Women's Auxiliary and is responsible for the recieving and dispursing of the offerings which are received as directed by the messengers at the annual meeting.
Missionaries Supported 2021-2022
Larry WatsonPastor, Landmark MBC, Rockdale TX
Landmark MBC, PO Box 581, Rockdale, TX 76567 512-760-6067
July 2022 Report:This month we celebrated 45 years since Landmark MBC was founded in Rockdale. We celebrated with a Family and Friends Day at the church. We had many people attend the event who had never been to our church before. We are excited for the future of Landmark and can`t wait to see what the Lord does here!
We were also met with different challenges this month. Between our different members we had illness, injury, hospital stays, and lots of traveling. All of this left gap in our services that needed to be filled, and our people stepped right in and made sure every need was met to continue the work here! We are so Grateful for the people that God has sent to serve here in our small church. We are looking forward to seeing what the Lord has in store for us in August. Please remember us in your prayer as we remember you all!
Pastor Larry Watson.
Stats for July: SS. Average- 12; M.W. Average- 12; Afternoon Worship- 11; Wednesday Study- 11; Offerings $2528; Missions $402.80 and 2 first-time visitors!
David Smith Texas Intercultural Ministries
David P Smith Texas Intercultural Ministries (TIM)
Dallas -Fort Worth Multi-Cultural Ministry Sponsoring Church: Quaker Ave. MBC 4405 - 51st Street Lubbock, TX 79414 817-726-8781
David was born in Canada and came to the USA as a teenager. He surrendered his life to Christ and began preaching the gospel at the age of 16. He has attended Arlington Baptist College, Done online courses from Liberty University and has a masters in theology from Texas Baptist Institute in Henderson, Texas. He has pastored a total of six churches in Texas, Florida and Canada.
July 2022 Report:Two Saved! One 12-year-old boy and a young adult lady were saved this month. We came to know each of these folks from connections in the church and a funeral. We are so very excited for thee two that have believed on the Lord! Two to be Baptized! On July 31st we baptized two individuals: a 12-year-old boy and his stepfather that we led to the Lord about two months ago! Door-to-Door outreach continues! Bro. Jase and I are going out each Saturday morning reaching out to new people in the city. We have met a lot of `promising people.` We are also following up on these folks in order to develop our relationships with them. Pray we get some good results. Please Help us with our car fund! Any offerings would be appreciated to help us with monthly payments as it was time to get a better vehicle. Thank you in advance for your faithful offerings. I.S.I. Report (International Students Inc.) ISI is a ministry that reaches out to foreign students attending universities in the DFW area. We were privileged to host a meeting of students at our home where we met several students. Pray we can have an impact on them and hopefully reach some of them for Christ. Lifeline Ladies` Aux. Sis. Alice has done a magnificent Job rounding up our laides and getting them organized. She has put everyone to work! Thank you Lord for her leadership and the ladies of Lifeline BC! Weekly Discipleship and Back To Church Sunday. Every week I have the chance to meeti with folks for discipleship or Bible Study. I am presently working with two couples taking the time needed to make good disciples for the Lord. Also, September 18 is National Back To Church Sunday and is part of our annual outreach. Pray for us, please!?!
In Christ, David Smith.
Victor Rice Pastor, Shiloh MBC San Antonio, TX
Shiloh MBC 6025 Tezel Rd. Suite 104 San Antonio, TX 78223
210-428-0684 Sponsoring Churches: MBC San Antonio, TX Northside BC, Snyder, TX
July 2022 Report:Stats: Salvation 1, Baptism 0, Lettered 2 , Statement 0 Church offerings $ 3152.00, Paid to Missions $ 300.00Sunday School 27, Morning Worship 30, Sunday Evening 20, Wednesday evening 20
I want to start off giving God all Glory and honor for what He is doing at Shiloh MBC in San Antonio. As we closed last month after our report was made, I had the opportunity to share the gospel to a 76-year-old man named James from St Louis as he accepted Jesus as Savior on the plane ride back from the National meeting in Florida. He was willing to listen while we were delayed an hour on the airplane. He was taught at his church that he must give 10% tithes, love offerings to the pastor and an offering for the pastor’s car that was collected weekly. But he never was sure where he would go when he died. After sharing the gospel, he told me along with the man that was next to me from Trinidad that without a doubt he would be with the Lord after he repented and accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior. Praise the Lord after the flight ended, he asked what the offering amount was that he owed me after I witnessed to him? I replied $0 dollars because the Lord paid for our forgiveness in full! The second blessing came when we received for membership a retired pastor and his lovely wife from one of our works in Otis Orchard, Washington, where he pastored for 24 years. Their names are Brother Al and Sister Sandy Tervo. They moved to San Antonio to be with their only granddaughter that is 3 years old. I am grateful to the Lord for answered prayers and as they work with us for the glory of our Lord. Last I took a trip to El Paso to celebrate my dad’s 88th Birthday and have a little break. But after getting off the plane I was informed that my mother tested positive for Covid even though she had been vaccinated with two booster shots she was not doing well, and it had promoted Alzheimer’s. This broke my heart and I walked around the neighborhood of my sister house in tears crying out to the Lord that make it possible to see and help her. The Lord blessed as I was able to spend 4 days with each of my siblings taking shifts taking care of my mom and dad. I will treasure my time with them. My wife and I attended Borderland MBC in El Paso for the Sunday morning services, where brother Glenn McCarver asked me to bring the morning message. I thank the Lord for giving me strength as I was emotionally drained from taking care of my parents. God blessed the service by having bilingual services with young brother Pena translating and it was received well.
We had a wonderful lunch with Brother Glenn and sister Amy, also thankful they took us to the airport to fly back home.
Lastly, we are looking forward to attending the Southwest ladies meeting at the end of the month, where we will be presented the TMD check from brother Slocumb. We are very excited to see what ways God will bless us for our new church/ soup kitchen project.
Thank you all the churches that support us and pray for us as God listens and answers.
Bro Victor Rice
Glen McCarver Missionary in El Paso, TX
7008 Faxon Dr, El Paso, Texas 79924
Sponsored by: Northside Baptist Church Snyder, TX 915-301-3712
July 2022 Report:Morning Worship- 11, Evening (in Juarez)-15, Midweek- 8, First time visitors-2, Total visitors- 7, Missions- $150
We were blessed with a good trip to our national meeting in Florida. It was good to see those who we hadn`t seen in a while, as well as enjoying the messages and reports from the missionaries. It is always great to hear what God is doing through His people around the world. Our old van was reliable all the way there and back. However, the front tire didn`t quite make it back. About 100 miles from where we were going to spend the last night, we had a blowout. We were able to change the tire (under a bridge and limp to the nearest town. We spent the night there, found the needed tire, got it changed, and made it home that day! Praise God for putting us in the right place for a flat!
Out of the Mouths of Babes
Every year camp is an exhausting, but enjoyable time of year. The time to allow God to speak to our hearts. There is also always time for fun and games (if it doesn`t rain you out). Every evening after chapel, we all head to the recreation center. As the kids (and some adults) enjoy taking the “leap of faith,” rock climbing or 9 square-in-the-air, the adults watch, play games and fellowship. While all this was going on, Raul took a walkie and pretended to be Aria. He said, “Y`all need to know Jesus.” A girl walking by responded, “I don`t know Jesus.” This led to Bro. Davis leading her to salvation. Praise God!
We were blessed to have Bro. Victor and Sis. Ramona Rice with us in July! Bro. Rice`s father was celebrating his 88th birthday, and they were in town for it. We enjoyed hearing Bro. Victor bring the morning message and how God has blessed the work in San Antonio! Pray for this family and their ministry as they serve God.
In His Service,
Joe Bozarth Pastor of Fellowship BC in Conroe, TX
Fellowship BC 1304 Wilson Rd., Conroe, TX 77301 281-797-5778
Sponsoring Church: Fellowship MBC, Pasadena, TX
July 2022 Report:Our Youth Group went to camp at the first of the month. One of the young ladies in our group accepted Christ as her Savior. She has been visiting with her parents for nearly 6 weeks now. The Sunday after camp, Bro. Nathan Morris surrendered to preach. He preached his first sermon this past Sunday. The Lord has really blessed our little mission.
We are in the middle of Vacation Bible School and it`s off to a good start. Fellowship Baptist Church of Pasadena sent plenty of craft materials for us to use during this time. Our first night was last night.
Our averages for July 2022:
Wednesday Bible Study-13
The total offerings of members - $6450.88
Gave to Missions - $745.08
Thank you for your prayer and offerings.
Steven Haney MBSF Director Texas Tech University
MBSF Lubbock, TX 903-722-1545 Sponsored by: Quaker Ave. MBC 4405 - 51st Street Lubbock, TX 79414
July 2022 Report:July is our last full month of summer and thus our last full prep month before the 2022-2023 TTU school year begins! Between church camp and trips, it seems like July has just disappeared, but we still got mostly everything set for our MBSF Fall kickoff! I had several meetings with our MBSF student president there at the SUB to go over our booths, outreaches, and fall kickoff plans to make sure all our officers are on the same page. Our Tech Connect page is up-to-date and even has our first several meetings listed as well as our back-to-school bash. We got our booth handouts designed and ordered. By vote of our MBSF students we will have pens and drawstring backpacks to hand out with our logo and info. We also went ahead and got some shirts for our MBSF students because our officers will be running promotional booths for the MBSF throughout the semester, and it helps our org`s visibility to the student body to see our students wearing our shirts at our booths and around campus. Our student president, vice-president, and student org rep are all excited and ready to go! The welcome week student org fair booth will be August 23rd and the hub city fest booth will be August 26th, if you think about us on those days, please lift a prayer up for our booths! I am looking forward to what doors God opens for us this fall and am excited to get started! Our monthly support is still around the $3,400/month range and we really need to be at or above the $4,200/month to afford an MBSF house! If your church is interested in hearing about the work, please let me know! Please pray that we will have a lot of interest from new students, that more churches will come on board this fall to enable us to afford an MBSF house sooner rather than later, and that God will move in the lives and hearts of all the students that come through the MBSF! If you have any names and contact info of anyone attending TTU this year please let me know! You can call/text me at (806) 470-2850 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org! Thank you and God bless!
Greg Devine Missionary in Rosharon, TX
Rosharon Church Plant, Greg Devine 903-491-1852
Bro. Greg and his wife Amy have six children. They are sent out by Unity MBC of Richwood, TX. Their goal is to plant churches along the Hwy 288 corridor in Rosharon, TX.
July 2022 Report:July was another great month! Amy and I are both continuing to meet people, and become more connected in the local community through the Pregnancy Help Center, and our local homeschool association. In the second half of the month we went to church camp, and also enjoyed a getaway for our family to rest, rejuvenate, and go fishing! After this time away, we`re looking forward to pressing on with fishing for men as God has called us to do.
There are 3 families in addition to our own that continue to be faithful to our Sunday night gathering. Please pray for them to know and to commit to their place in this new church as God directs them.
· Amy and I and the family went with our sending church to Texas Camp4 at Pine Springs Baptist Camp. Being a camp sponsor seems like more work than being on the field! However, every moment we spent was overflowing with God`s blessings. The fellowship, teaching, preaching, worship, and even recreation gave me and my family the renewal and revival that we needed here in the middle of the year. We were also able to bring along our nephew, who prayed to receive Christ as Savior! We are so thankful for another soul saved.· Our family spent the last week of the month at a lake house, enjoying the first vacation that we`ve had since going on the field over 7 months ago. We enjoyed 4 days of early morning devotions on the fishing dock, games, singing, and lots of fishing. God is good to give us these times of rest, and we`re grateful to our sending church for the vacation time that we are given each year.
· So many of you have been such a blessing through deputation visits, and special offerings sent for the work. I pray that God blesses you in return for your generosity. Let me know if you would like for me to come visit and share more about the work in person.
· Please continue to pray for us to know our next steps. We are eager to begin Sunday services. We just need to know the right time and place that God has for us.
In Christ, Greg Devine.