Houston Herald

October 2020
A publication of
Houston Baptist Association
Reaching Our World For Christ
From Your Associational Mission Strategist
“Christianity will survive without America, but America will not survive without Christianity” 
This is a quote from a well know Preacher and I believe this quote to be accurate. As soon as you turn on the news or read the newspaper, you see how our nation is getting more entrenched into hatred and evilness. We are told in scripture that in the last days we would begin to see this happen. The scripture that comes to my mind is 2 Timothy 3:1-5, “But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying it’s power. Avoid such people.” This sounds like exactly what we are seeing in our culture today! I think we all could make a long list of what is happening today and the actions we are seeing by people in our nation that describes this passage. The question for us as followers of Christ is simply, are we being salt and light and bringing the hope of the Gospel to others? The truth is our nation will continue to decline in moral decay if we are not rising up as a Church and leading other’s to Christ. We can talk all day long about the riots, the hatred of people, and the immorality in our land, but I believe God is calling us to action! I pray that we will take to heart what Romans 13:11 calls us to do, “Do this, knowing the time, that it is already the hour for you to awaken from sleep, for now salvation is nearer to us than when we believed.” Friends, America will not survive without Christianity! May God stir our heart to live in such a way that God will use us to impact our community, our State, our Nation, and our world for Christ! I am praying for our Pastors and our churches! I am here to serve you and I am anticipating the great things that God will lead our churches to do as we continue to be diligent in carrying our the Great Commission!
Bro. Gary


Bakerfield Baptist Church is open Thursdays from 6:00 PM-7:00 PM for anyone who would like to stop in for prayer.
Please pray for

■Asssociational Missionary Gary Leutzinger
■Church planters Drew and Shannon Cunningham, Santa Cruz Area, California
■Pregnancy Care Center
■Lost and unchurched people
■Revival in HBA churches
■Unity in our churches and unity among our churches
■Churches without pastors
■TV ministries of Cordele First, and Pinecrest churches 
■Our schools, teachers and students
■Raymond Gibbs
■All the events and activities mentioned in this newsletter

Church positions available

Smyrna Baptist Church is seeking a Music Director. Job Description is as follows : Must have music related experience, ability to work with different age levels, and must be cooperative with pastor. Primary function will be to provide leadership of the church’s Music ministry. Responsibilities and duties include: Direct music for Sunday services, revivals and other church related activities, be responsible for Special Music for both services and for seasonal musicals, direct adult and children’s choirs. There is one week paid vacation and absence on special occasions as arranged with the church music committee. Call (229) 268-6852 or send resumes to P.O. Box 382 Vienna GA 31092

Please contact the HBC at 229-273-4127 if you would like to feature an available church position in the monthly newsletter.

coming up

Houston Baptist Association events are printed in bold. HBC is an abbreviation for Houston Baptist Center.

Tuesdays Men’s Prayer Breakfast, 8:00 am, Denny's

Oct. 4 Personal Evangelism Commitment Day

Oct. 11 Global Hunger Sunday

Oct. 18-12 Week of Prayer for Houston Baptist Association
If you would like your church news or events featured in the Houston Herald please send it to secretary@houstonbaptist.org
The Mission Georgia Offering Emphasis
represents the collaborative efforts of 3,600 Georgia Baptist churches to do what Jesus Christ commands His followers to do – love
our neighbors and serve the vulnerable.
  • Foster Care and Adoption
  • Human Trafficking
  • Childhood Literacy
  • Pre and Post Natal Care
  • Refugees and Internationals
What to do with all those old Sunday School books? 

Don’t throw them away–bring them to HBC

Bring your old SS literature to Houston Baptist Center. Chad Harris will take it to a Edwin L. Hodges Ministries collection site to send overseas. ELHM is a Christian literature ministry that collects donated Bibles, books, magazines, tapes, and tracts from American Christians and ships them to Bible schools, churches, missionaries, and ministries overseas. ELHM is a non-denominational, nonprofit, evangelical ministry.
Partner with Lifetouch to create a no cost, updateable directory for your leadership, staff and families and start 2018 with new tools to help your church stay connected.
Be a Church Host or Volunteer in times of disaster!