Raymond Richard DeHart

Raymond Richard DeHart was born February 10, 1933 and went Home to be with his Lord on July 7, 2022                                              

Raymond was born to Raymond and Evie Marie DeHart on February 10, 1933 in Brazos County. A hard worker, he retired from the International Shoe Factory where he worked as an electrician, and later retired from Texas A&M University Student Housing Maintenance Department.

For many years, Raymond enjoyed hunting and fishing, or just being outdoors doing most anything. He particularly enjoyed working in the garden and attending to his yard.

Raymond loved the Lord and looked forward to Sunday school and church services at New Beginnings Church in Bryan. He served as a deacon and volunteered for various committees.

Raymond is reunited with his loving wife of 53 years, Agnes Surovik DeHart; parents, Raymond Richard DeHart Sr. and Evie Marie DeHart (Massey); sister, June McClain Peecher; and son, Raymond Bromonsky, Jr. and wife, Sherry.

Raymond is survived by his daughters, Peggy Mize and husband Benny of Madisonville, Margie Gustavus of Bryan, and Linda Conrad and husband William H. of Bryan; brother, Howard DeHart of Camp Creek; sisters, Shirley Vytopil and husband Joe of Bryan, Betty Hubacek and husband Edward of Bryan, and Ginger Thomas of Bryan; 10 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and 6 great, great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made in Raymond’s memory to New Beginnings Church of Bryan, 3131 E. 29th St. Bldg E, Bryan TX 77802 https://newbeginningsbryan.com/online-giving

To order memorial trees in memory of Raymond Richard DeHart, please visit our tree store.

Click on link below to visit Hillier’s site and watch the video tribute to Raymond.

https://www.hillierfuneralhome.com/obituaries/raymond-dehart

Truth and Peace

Pray for our students from across the country as they begin their journey this week at Truth and Peace. Also pray for us parents as we let go of our babies. Yes, they’re almost grown, but it’s not easy to let go. My mom always says, “I’d rather have my child across the world and in God’s will than right beside me and out of His will.” I’m remembering that as I let mine go. – Beth Howell

Convention Seminars

“Nearly 90 seminars and breakout sessions will be hosted by national departments and commissions Monday through Wednesday. Plan to take advantage of these opportunities for continuing education and ideas to enhance your ministry.

Seminars will be recorded and made available online in the months following the convention.”

For the full schedule of seminars, visit
https://nafwb.org/convention/.

D6

RESET: The 2022 D6 Conference
By Lauren Biggs, Social Media Manager at D6 Family

After a storm knocks out the electricity, you must reset your clocks. But first, you have to find the correct time—an accurate point of reference. Recent world events have disrupted ministries, households, and churches. The 2022 D6 Conference offered over 1,000 parents, volunteers, pastors, and leaders a chance to RESET. While looking back on foundational principles and holding true to Scripture (point of reference), speakers equipped and encouraged attendees to RESET with generational discipleship in both church and home settings.

Main Stage Moments
A video portraying the original writing of the Shema passage in Deuteronomy 6 introduced the conference. Flashing back to Moses and forward to modern-day discipleship moments, the video illustrated the dramatic picture of what God intends for discipleship at home and at church. Emcees Jon Forrest, Marianne Howard, and Dr. Kevin Jones set the stage with Dr. Ron Hunter to unpack the theme and greet the 1,055 attendees.
Dr. Richard Ross reminded parents to reset by restoring their first love found only in Jesus, or their hearts will remain lukewarm. When parents’ hearts change, they embrace biblically sound goals for themselves and their children.
Robby Gallaty challenged everyone to ask two questions. First, ask, “What’s more important to you, the approval of God or the applause of man?” He shared the story of how God reset his own heart through the daily spiritual disciplines of silence and solitude. In quiet moments, God will reveal what needs to be revived within you. If you don’t slow down in your walk with the Lord, from marriage and home to ministry, you will burn out. Gallaty cautioned, “Believers, don’t fall for the trap of doing ministry for Jesus when you should be doing ministry with Jesus.” Robby concluded with a final question: “Are you the blood clot stopping the flow of healthy discipleship in your church?”

Dr. Ron Hunter and Matt Markins (above) took turns exploring how ministry leaders get to the heart and mission of their ministry and discipleship strategies by focusing on the why. Matt warned against using old maps to lead in children’s and family ministry, to find new maps. Ron questioned, “What if we shifted thinking from ‘tactics, methodologies, and programs’ to ‘guiding objectives.’ Most people see the how of your ministry but the why drives your ministry. Your how is informed by your why.” Matt and Ron recommended four key objectives to inform the why: 1) Bible engagement (daily reading not just church reading), 2) Sharing the faith (creates growth and accountability), 3) Volunteering in the church (belong not just attend), and 4) Involving an involved, nurturing adult. Ron reminded attendees, “It takes a generation to see significant results of discipleship. If we want to redeem our families, it takes time.”

Jonathan Sawyer and his band from Cleveland, Tennessee, led worship with songs that reminded attendees to reset by shifting their focus to God’s sovereignty and love. With arms lifted and hearts postured, worshipers sang the lyrics, I’m coming back to the heart of worship, it’s all about You, Jesus.

For respite between the main stage talks Pastor Alex Kennedy coached ministry leaders, parents, and volunteers in soul care to further facilitate reset. Pastor Alex asked each person probing questions about finance, purity, sin, arrogance, marriage, etc. He shepherded attendees to look inward, evaluate their hearts, and linger in the presence of Jesus. The goal was conviction, not condemnation, through the Holy Spirit in repentance. Conference attendees raved about these moments of silence, questions, and encouraging Scripture that led to spiritual healing.

The D6 team was honored to have twelve Korean delegates visit the conference. D6 Korea director, Paul Kim joined Dr. Hunter on the main stage to talk briefly about D6 in Korea and how many families and churches are actively engaged in generational discipleship, specifically through D6 curriculum. Each year, seven international locations host D6 Conferences and encourage churches and homes to partner in disciple-making. D6 heroes can contribute financially to continue making an impact on D6 Family Ministry around the world at d6hero.com

On day two, Denise Pass and Michelle Nietert opened the general session. Drawing from their new book, Make Up Your Mind, Denise and Michelle walked attendees through Scripture and reminders of Truth to reset negative mindsets. Romans 8:5 and Isaiah 55:8-9 teach us our thoughts are not God’s thoughts. Resetting the mind is not about thinking positively but thinking righteously. Denise and Michelle encouraged fellow ministry leaders and parents to take on the mind of Christ by refocusing our minds to gratitude, mindfulness, and surrender.
Holley Gerth tackled the question, “How do we help the next generation of introverts become who God created them to be at home and at church?” She reminded each personality type, “You were made on purpose, for a purpose. Being an introvert or extrovert is not your identity, nor is it your destiny, they are just descriptions.”

Yancy Wideman Richmond began D6 minis (brief, ten-minute talks) on the main stage. She inspired ministry leaders to “Stop just doing songs and start leading kids, students, and families in worship.” Sam Luce helped attendees “Measure Success in Youth Ministry” by realizing churches need to repent of the idols of programs and relevance. Sam referred to Matthew 28 and the Great Commission as the key to measuring success: to be a disciple that makes disciples. Britney Dent explained the 260 Concept. (From age 13 until age 18 years, you have 260 Saturdays with your teen). She encouraged parents to evaluate how they will spend their Saturdays and to create positive family traditions that allow relationships to build throughout these impressionable years. Concluding the D6 minis, John McGee affirmed the key to family ministry begins with a godly marriage. Once you focus on the key, family ministry will begin to take place. “If you want to fix your marriage,” he concluded, “draw a circle around yourself, and then fix everything inside the circle.”

John Weaver challenged attendees to abide in Christ, allowing pruning to take place to bear fruit and reproduce disciples. Dr. Scott Turansky completed main stage sessions with the inspirational message: “A Heart-Based Approach to Parenting Changes Everything.” Comparing and contrasting reward/punishment behaviors versus correction/instruction allows parents to connect with a child’s heart and lean into repentance for desired behavioral outcomes.

Visit: http://onemag.org/22d6.htm for more details

Financial Match Challenge: Authentic Church

The Texas Mission Board has issued a tremendously gracious challenge: a match of up to $20,000 towards the much needed fund for Authentic Church in Victoria, TX! As the pastor of Authentic, this was a huge surprise and blessing to know that we were being supported. This has been the greatest time of my ministry life, doing what God called us to do. I have grown the most and been challenged and stretched beyond what I thought God would ever do. It has been an honor getting to serve here. And I feel God is only beginning to scratch the surface of what He wants to do here and past. 

If you do not know, we have been looking for some time for a new building that would allow for us to have room for the kids, room to grow in the sanctuary so that we can do more and invite more, and room to be able to park. Just recently we purchased a new place (new to us) at an extremely low price, so that we can completely remodel the whole property. One of the necessary remodels is the parking lot. The lot in the back is big enough, but we have to pave enough parking places to appease the requirements of the city. 

I can’t begin to share with you all the excitement I have thinking about what all we can do with this new place! I find myself going there by myself to pray, dream, and even take chalk so I can draw up on the floor where all the seats are going to go! 

If you can possibly help us with this huge goal (or above, who am I to put a limit on it!), then our church would be so very thankful for your generosity. If you need any more information, I would be happy to talk, or answer any questions. 

Thank you for your help and prayers!

Kyle Howell

Pastor, Authentic Church

Ways to give: Text to give @ 84321, or Mail donations to Authentic at 209 Taos Victoria, Tx 77904, or give through Texas FWB Missions

Randall University Names Brooks McMullan as Director of Student Affairs

Brooks McMullan comes to Randall University with over twenty years of supervisory experience
in student services, enrollment management, recruitment, and career development. Throughout his career, Brooks has worked for Advanced Academics, Connections Educations, Oklahoma City Community College, and the University of Oklahoma. Said President Thompson, “We are looking forward to having Brooks on our campus. His expertise in the fields of student services and enrollment management, as well as his spiritual life, will help us continue to transform our
students into leaders.”

At Randall, Brooks will oversee a wide range of student services including resident life, housing, recruitment, and admissions. Brent Sykes, Academic Dean, notes, “We, in the office of Academic Affairs, are very excited to work closely with Brooks and his staff to achieve our
mission of creating a community of service, learning, and accountability to Christ.”

Mr. McMullan started his professional life as the Fitness Director at the Cleveland County
Family YMCA. During that time, he became a certified instructor and instructor trainer. He
continues to teach a variety of group fitness classes a few days a week. Most recently, Brooks served as the Vice President of Customer Relations for a mobile app and texting technology company.

Mr. McMullan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Family Counseling from the University of New Hampshire where he was a member of their Yankee Conference Championship Football team. He also holds a Master's Degree in Higher Education Administration from the University of Oklahoma. Brooks is married to his wife, Samantha, and together they have three children. As a family, they are active members of Wildwood Community Church in Norman, Oklahoma.

https://ru.edu/about-randall/news-events/

V3 Information

The Vertical Three Conference (V3) is a national student conference taking place each July as a part of the Free Will Baptist denomination’s national convention. It is dedicated to helping students stand by providing opportunities to worship, learn, practice, and serve.

The Vertical Three Conference provides studentthe opportunity to worship, learn, practice, and serve.

Worship
Each night nearly 2000 students take part in the Children’s Worship, 456 Worship, or Teen Worship services. These are times full of fun and fellowship, but more importantly, corporate worship along with biblical teaching and life application.


Learn
V3 is also a place for continuing education. Randall House offers several seminars, which focus on timely and relevant topics for the church in general and Free Will Baptists specifically.


Practice
For decades, V3 has been the final stop for students who take part in discipleship training through the CTS Ministry Expo available to them in Bible, Music, and Arts categories. These students come from all across the world to participate in events like Bible Memorization, Bible Bowl, Vocal Solo, New Ministry Idea, and more. The purpose of these friendly competitions is to encourage churches and families to find a productive outlet for students to learn Scripture and develop talents that can be used in service to Jesus Christ.


Serve
Every year thousands of hours and dollars are donated through programs like Serve the City and Buck-A-Week. As youth groups volunteer and raise money for missionaries, we hope they are reminded of our responsibility to be the hands of feet of Christ.

What is the V3 Conference?

Roe v. Wade Is Overturned…Now What?

Finally, Roe v. Wade has been overturned. However, at least 63,459,781 babies have been aborted since the Supreme Court’s 1972 decision. [1] Today, one of every five pregnancies in the United States ends in an abortion, [2] and it appears there is strong support for abortion. Sixty-one percent of U.S. adults say abortion should be legal in all or most cases.[3] It appears abortion will remain legal in at least 16 states. [4] Many companies are pledging to help employees have access to abortions in these states. [5] In one recent poll, 56% of 18 to 28-year-old women said they would seek an abortion for an unwanted or unplanned pregnancy, even if it were illegal. Another 10% said they would attempt the abortion at home.[6] Much work remains to do, but what?
Educate
Let us continue to educate people about the value of human life. (See People Matter) Every person is special as an image bearer of God (Genesis 1:27). When we fail to value life, the result is curses from the Lord (Deuteronomy 30:19).
Today, we have a shortage of workers in every area. [7] Everywhere we turn, our lives are impacted by this shortage. We need construction workers [8], hospitality workers [9], pilots [10] and flight attendants [11], nurses [12] and doctors [13], teachers, and even pastors. [14] I believe this is a consequence, a curse for abortion. The workforce would look different with another 63,459,781 people. (See Choose Life).
I encourage you to look at Dr. Paul Harrison’s podcast on Untold Consequences [15] or read his article, “Untold Consequences,” from the August-September 2020 issue of ONE Magazine.
Evangelize
When a person becomes a Christian, everything changes (2 Corinthians 5:17). We prevent abortion by taking the gospel to more people, but especially women between the ages of 20 and 34. Nearly one in four women will have an abortion by age 45. [16] Between 1973 and 2017, there were 20 abortions per thousand women ages 20-34. This is significantly higher than any other age group (7.6 per thousand for ages 15-19). Reaching this demographic with the gospel and a biblical worldview about life would significantly decrease abortions. (See As I Go).
Minister
It is believed 75% of abortions are for women in poverty. [17] At any rate, lack of resources is a top reason given for having an abortion. What can we do to alleviate this? Many churches have partnered with local public schools to provide backpacks, school resources, even meals for needy children. (See this podcast from Dr. Taheera Blount about partnering with schools). Over the years, our churches have held regular Vacation Bible Schools. This type of outreach can provide another opportunity to minister to children and families struggling financially. We encourage churches to consider hosting VBS in neighborhoods. For more, see this podcast with CEF of Tennessee President Jeff Nichols.
Model
May we also emphasize the importance of caring for children with special needs. Abortion has been devastating for those with special needs. Some time ago, the Atlantic published, “The Last Children of Down Syndrome: Prenatal testing is changing who get born and who doesn’t. This is just the beginning.” The writer noted that since the implementation of Down Syndrome testing in 2004, 95% of parents chose to abort their down syndrome child after a positive test. In 2019, only 18 Down Syndrome children were born in the entire country.
The church can demonstrate the value of special needs children by ministering to them. We encourage churches to create opportunities for them to participate in worship. Check out Amos Dillard’s podcast, “How to Reach Children (and Their Parents) With Special Needs.”
(See Meeting the Mosaic of Needs.)
Promote
Currently, 424,000 young people are in foster care nationwide. [18] These children face many challenges. [19] We all have parents in our churches or communities who foster children. They are truly heroes. Let’s do everything we can to support them and encourage them to share their stories with others. This truly an example of pure and undefiled religion (James 1:27). Check out this podcast with Mindy Cariker Wiggins. [20]
Another set of heroes are those who work in pregnancy support centers, and children’s homes like Free Will Baptist Family Ministries, Alabama Free Will Baptist Children’s Home, Harvest Free Will Baptist Childcare Ministries, and so many others. Let us celebrate these workers and support their ministries monetarily and invite them to come to our churches.
Check out podcasts with Jim McComas (FWBFM) and Mandy Mitchell (AL Children’s Home).
Protect
Though it has not gotten that much media attention many attacks have been carried out on pregnancy support centers. [21] We expect more violence toward churches and prolife groups in the future. This is to be expected (2 Timothy 3:12). We must take the opportunity now to prepare for disruptions we may face in the future. In general, it is always best to handle these issues lovingly, prayerfully, calmly and without fear, and as an opportunity to advance the gospel.
Check out the podcast with Rob Conley about security.
The National Center for Life and Liberty has produced a comprehensive safety and security frequently asked questions that would be good to review: Church Safety & Security FAQ
Brotherhood Mutual Insurance also has produced an article on handling protests at your church that should be of help:
Handling Protests at Your Church
Dealing With Disruptive Individuals

Should your church encounter difficulties, please call us at 877-767-7659 or email us at questions@nafwb.org and we will do our best to assist you. We have a lot of work to do but hopefully this past Friday was a turning point for the United States where life will be valued more in the future.

[1] NRLC. Abortion statistics: United States Data and Trends. Assessed at http://nrlc.org/uploads/factsheets/FS01AbortionintheUS.pdf
[2] U.S. News and World Report, June 15, 2022. US Abortions Rise: 1 in 5 Pregnancies Terminated in 2020. Assessed at https://www.usnews.com/news/health-news/articles/2022-06-15/us-abortions-rise-1-in-5-pregnancies-terminated-in-2020
[3] H. Hartig, June 13, 2022. About six-in-ten Americans say abortion should be legal in all or most cases. Pew Research Center, assessed athttps://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2022/06/13/about-six-in-ten-americans-say-abortion-should-be-legal-in-all-or-most-cases-2/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter_axioscloser&stream=top
[4] Oriana Gonzalez. The abortion trigger laws that have gone into effect now that Roe v. Wade is overturned. Axios. Assessed at https://www.axios.com/2021/10/31/roe-v-wade-repeal-supreme-court-texas-mississippi
[5] H. Scribner, These companies are helping employees access abortions. Axios, assessed at https://www.axios.com/2022/05/05/abortion-travel-benefit-uber-apple-amazon-lyft
[6] May 10, 2022, Axios, assessed at https://www.axios.com/2022/05/10/abortion-roe-illegal-poll
[7] U.S. Chamber of Commerce, June 3, 2022. Assessed at https://www.uschamber.com/workforce/understanding-americas-labor-shortage-the-most-impacted-industries
[8] J. Bykowicz, June 20, 2022. Labor Shortage Stymies Construction Work as $1 Trillion Infrastructure Spending Kicks In. Wall Street Journal, Assessed at https://www.uschamber.com/workforce/understanding-americas-labor-shortage-the-most-impacted-industries

[8] J. Bykowicz, June 20, 2022. Labor Shortage Stymies Construction Work as $1 Trillion Infrastructure Spending Kicks In. Wall Street Journal, Assessed at https://www.wsj.com/articles/labor-shortage-stymies-construction-work-as-1-trillion-infrastructure-spending-kicks-in-11655722801

[9] R. Molla, November 1, 2021. Service workers are getting paid more than ever. It’s not enough. Vox, Assessed at https://www.vox.com/recode/22748448/service-food-hotel-workers-pay-raise-resignation-jobs-wages-benefits

[10] Z. Wichter, June 6, 2022. Don’t blame the ones who showed up: Pilot shortage driving airline reliability struggles this summer. USA TODAY,  Assessed at https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/airline-news/2022/06/24/pilot-shortage-summer-travel-headaches/7715978001/?gnt-cfr=1

[11] J. Muller, June 19, 2022. Airline staff shortages expected to last into 2023. Axios What’s Next Assessed at https://www.axios.com/2022/06/19/airlines-flights-staff-shortages-delays-summer-vacation

[12]  V. Bailey, June 8, 2022. 200K to 450K Nursing Shortage Expected by 2025 Without Action. Practice Management News, 

Assessed at https://revcycleintelligence.com/news/200k-to-450k-nursing-shortage-expected-by-2025-without-action

[13] A. Robeznieks, April 13, 2022. Doctor shortages are here—and they’ll get worse if we don’t act fast. American Medical Association. Assessed at https://www.ama-assn.org/practice-management/sustainability/doctor-shortages-are-here-and-they-ll-get-worse-if-we-don-t-act

[14] I. Lovett, February 21, 2022. Houses of Worship Face Clergy Shortage as Many Resign During Pandemic. The Wall Street Journal, Assessed at https://www.wsj.com/articles/houses-of-worship-face-clergy-shortage-as-many-resign-during-pandemic-11645452000

[15] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihU59bfuPuw&t=610s

[16] R. Wind, October 19, 2017. Abortion Is a Common Experience for U.S. Women, Despite Dramatic Declines in Rates. Guttmacher Institute, Assessed at https://www.guttmacher.org/news-release/2017/abortion-common-experience-us-women-despite-dramatic-declines-rates

[17] Chae S, Desai S, Crowell M, Sedgh G. Reasons why women have induced abortions: a synthesis of findings from 14 countries. Contraception. 2017; 96:233-24

[18] iFoster, November 9, 2020.  6 Quick Statistics On The Current State of Foster Care.

Assessed at https://www.ifoster.org/blogs/6-quick-statistics-on-the-current-state-of-foster-care/

[19] Annie E. Casey Foundation, May 16, 2022. Child Welfare and Foster Care Statistics. Assessed at https://www.aecf.org/blog/child-welfare-and-foster-care-statistics.

[20] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyrflgsRWro

[21] A. Downey, June 26, 2022. Pro-Abortion Extremists Set Colorado Pregnancy Center on Fire following Roe Reversal. National Review, Assessed at https://www.nationalreview.com/news/pro-abortion-extremists-set-colorado-pregnancy-center-on-fire-following-roe-reversal/

Assessed at https://www.uschamber.com/workforce/understanding-americas-labor-shortage-the-most-impacted-industries

[8] J. Bykowicz, June 20, 2022. Labor Shortage Stymies Construction Work as $1 Trillion Infrastructure Spending Kicks In. Wall Street Journal, Assessed at https://www.wsj.com/articles/labor-shortage-stymies-construction-work-as-1-trillion-infrastructure-spending-kicks-in-11655722801

[9] R. Molla, November 1, 2021. Service workers are getting paid more than ever. It’s not enough. Vox, Assessed at https://www.vox.com/recode/22748448/service-food-hotel-workers-pay-raise-resignation-jobs-wages-benefits

[10] Z. Wichter, June 6, 2022. Don’t blame the ones who showed up: Pilot shortage driving airline reliability struggles this summer. USA TODAY,  Assessed at https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/airline-news/2022/06/24/pilot-shortage-summer-travel-headaches/7715978001/?gnt-cfr=1

[11] J. Muller, June 19, 2022. Airline staff shortages expected to last into 2023. Axios What’s Next Assessed at https://www.axios.com/2022/06/19/airlines-flights-staff-shortages-delays-summer-vacation

[12]  V. Bailey, June 8, 2022. 200K to 450K Nursing Shortage Expected by 2025 Without Action. Practice Management News, 

Assessed at https://revcycleintelligence.com/news/200k-to-450k-nursing-shortage-expected-by-2025-without-action

[13] A. Robeznieks, April 13, 2022. Doctor shortages are here—and they’ll get worse if we don’t act fast. American Medical Association. Assessed at https://www.ama-assn.org/practice-management/sustainability/doctor-shortages-are-here-and-they-ll-get-worse-if-we-don-t-act

[14] I. Lovett, February 21, 2022. Houses of Worship Face Clergy Shortage as Many Resign During Pandemic. The Wall Street Journal, Assessed at https://www.wsj.com/articles/houses-of-worship-face-clergy-shortage-as-many-resign-during-pandemic-11645452000

[15] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihU59bfuPuw&t=610s

[16] R. Wind, October 19, 2017. Abortion Is a Common Experience for U.S. Women, Despite Dramatic Declines in Rates. Guttmacher Institute, Assessed at https://www.guttmacher.org/news-release/2017/abortion-common-experience-us-women-despite-dramatic-declines-rates

[17] Chae S, Desai S, Crowell M, Sedgh G. Reasons why women have induced abortions: a synthesis of findings from 14 countries. Contraception. 2017; 96:233-24

[18] iFoster, November 9, 2020.  6 Quick Statistics On The Current State of Foster Care.

Assessed at https://www.ifoster.org/blogs/6-quick-statistics-on-the-current-state-of-foster-care/

[19] Annie E. Casey Foundation, May 16, 2022. Child Welfare and Foster Care Statistics. Assessed at https://www.aecf.org/blog/child-welfare-and-foster-care-statistics.

[20] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyrflgsRWro

[21] A. Downey, June 26, 2022. Pro-Abortion Extremists Set Colorado Pregnancy Center on Fire following Roe Reversal. National Review, Assessed at https://www.nationalreview.com/news/pro-abortion-extremists-set-colorado-pregnancy-center-on-fire-following-roe-reversal/

Parrish Named Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Welch

GALLATIN, TN—Todd Parrish assumes a new role as Vice President for Institutional Advancement on July 1 after the retirement of David Williford, according to President Matt Pinson.

Parrish came to Welch in January 2018 as Director of Church Relations and Major Gifts Officer before transitioning to the role of Associate Vice President for Institutional Advancement in May 2021. In his new role, he will engage in the overall administration of fundraising and external relations at Welch, working with Tim Owen, Director of the Welch Fund. Williford will continue in a part-time fundraising role.

“Todd Parrish is tailor-made for this position,” Pinson said. “No one loves Welch more than Todd. He combines a deep knowledge of our alumni base and denomination with a singular penchant for ‘friend raising’ and has distinguished himself as an excellent fundraiser in his five years at Welch. He’s known for his hard work and can-do attitude. I’m so glad to have him in this new role.”

For the full news release, go here.

Randall House to release The Submissive Christian: Humility and Meekness in Five Key Relationships.

(Nashville, Tennessee) On July 25, 2022, Randall House and Dr. Robert E. Picirilli will release The Submissive Christian: Humility and Meekness in Five Key Relationships.
About the book: This book provides a thorough analysis of the biblical material on submissiveness in five key relationships where submissiveness is of targeted importance.
Features include: Readers will learn about the Greek words for humility and meekness through a look at each New Testament reference. Readers will also gain a better understanding of the presence or lack of submissiveness in biblical examples and will find guidelines for living with submissiveness in the life of Christ. This book challenges and encourages spiritual growth in the development of the fruit of the Spirit.
About the author: Dr. Robert Picirilli is an author, retired college professor, and historian for the Free Will Baptist denomination. He completed his degrees at Welch College (B.A.) and Bob Jones University (M.A., Ph.D.) and spent his career teaching and in academic administration at Welch, specializing in the Greek New Testament. He has authored or co-authored numerous books including Grace, Faith, Free Will; Discipleship: The Expression of Saving Faith; Teacher, Leader, Shepherd; How We Get Our English Bible, and Readings in Proverbs: Ancient Wisdom for a Modern Age. He has also written several articles published in theological journals and served as the general editor and frequent author for the Randall House Bible Commentary series. Dr. Picirilli lives in Nashville, Tennessee.

Contact: Lena Wooten
Director of Marketing
(615) 361-1221 ext. 308
lena.wooten@randallhouse.com