Acts 1:8…

“But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” (NKJV)

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“All the Believers were together and had everything in common.”

Acts 2:44


“We are a Brotherhood of Churches.” 

I encourage you to Register for the upcoming Annual Meeting of Churches hosted by FBC Lampasas on Saturday, September 30th from Noon – 6:00 pm. At the Annual Meeting you will have the opportunity to attend Ministry Breakout Sessions, attend worship services or learn more about ministry opportunities by visiting the ministry exhibit area. I will share my Director of Missions Reports, we will hear from our Encampments and from our state conventions. We will also honor those who have been called home to Glory during our memorial tribute. You do not want to miss this special day as we come together as a “Brotherhood of Churches”.


On Sunday, I was blessed to worship and preach at Clear Creek Baptist Church of Lampasas Baptist Association. This past week, I was blessed to attend and share at a Minister Meeting, while attending the Erath Baptist Association WMU Meeting, Erath Baptist Association Pastor & Leadership Meeting and a CWJC Missions Gathering hosted by Community Baptist Church in Dublin. I was also able to attend a 5th Quarter Event hosted by FBC Hico. On Saturday, we were blessed to attend the Tri-Rivers Missions Gathering hosted by Adamsville Baptist Church with guest speaker Tamiko Jones, Shirley McDonald and our guests missionary panelists. Wonderful food by Rephena Graham, Worship led by Talon Keeney and such sweet fellowship along with Encouraging and Challenging Words for us all to be “On Mission” for Jesus Christ. Missionary Prayers led by Ponice Hartman and Linda Miller. Thank you to everyone who attended, including New Beginnings Pregnancy Resource Center. Sunday evening, Tri-Rivers Baptist Area is sponsoring a Church Active Shooter Class hosted by FBC Llano.


This week, we will be preparing for the Annual Meeting while also providing ministry resources to our area churches and leadership. Each week we continue to provide the daily ministry needs of the church to include Ministry Resources, Counseling/Mentoring, Pulpit Supply Scheduling, Search Committee Assistance, Church Administration, Training while working with churches to improve their social media platforms and in-house sound systems along with resourcing evangelistic outreach opportunities and providing ministry guidance and assistance as needed. 


Please take time to view the Tri-Rivers Baptist Area Newsletter to remain connected to ministry needs & Resource/Training Opportunities and to view all upcoming Ministry, Training and Fellowship Opportunities.


If you have a ministry need or request, please do not hesitate to

call your Tri-Rivers Baptist Area Office as we are here to serve you 24/7.

View Tri-Rivers Baptist Area Brochure HERE

Hello everyone, I pray you all had an blessed week filled with the blessings of God empowered by the Holy Spirit! Continue to pray for rain.

This past Sunday, I lead worship at Eastwood Baptist Church. Thursday, I attended the Erath Baptist Association Leadership Meeting hosted by Community Baptist Church, visited Tarleton BSM, and set up for the Missions Gathering hosted by Adamsville Baptist Church. Friday, I lead worship and spoke at FBC Hico's 5th Quarter. Saturday, I lead worship for the Tri-Rivers Baptist Area Missions Gathering hosted by Adamsville Baptist Church and hosted a worship night at my home.

This coming Sunday, I will be leading worship at Eastwood Baptist Church. Throughout the week I will be in and out of the area office as we prepare for the Tri-Rivers Baptist Area Annual Meeting of Church 2023. Make sure you register on our website.

 I am available to assist any of our area churches who need a guest preacher, worship leader, or musician, and I am available to give sound, video, and media consultations and assistance.

 We are in need of Musicians, Worship Leaders, and Local Church Missionaries to serve in our area Churches. If you feel led to serve in this area, please contact your Area Office at [email protected] or 254-865-1299.

 I am here to serve you in all your ministry needs and it is my joy to do so. I look forward to meeting you as my wife Josalyne and I travel the Tri-Rivers Baptist Area visiting and worshiping with you on Sunday's.

Talon Keeney

Tri-Rivers Associate Director


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Email Donna Trusty (Tri-Rivers Women's/WMU Director) HERE

I was blessed to attend the Tri-Rivers Baptist Area Mission Gathering on September 16, 2023 at Adamsville Baptist Church. At the gathering, we had two great speakers. First, was Shirley McDonald, Recording Secretary for National WMU. She encouraged us to put our Hope in Christ and to put our

Faith into Practice. In the afternoon, was Tamiko Jones Executive Director- Treasurer from WMU of TX. She gave us a report of what WMU of TX has been doing though out this year and why it is important to give to the Mary Hill Davis Offering. She talked about the 3 E’s- to Engage in local missions, establish partnership for missions and Empower others for worldwide missions. During this time, she also encouraged us to know our Why and to go and be on mission. During the event, was a panel of missionaries who have served in different areas of the world. They shared their passion of being on the field, their struggles and several God moments while serving. It was a reminder of why it is important to pray, promote and give to missions. We also had New Beginnings of Restoration and Hope Pregnancy Resource Center from Lampasas, TX. Joann the founder and director shared her testimony and why she started the center. She also shared the importance of the center, the outreach they do and some stories of the people who come to the center.

We also had a wonderful time of worship lead by Talon Keeney. At lunch time was a wonderful meal by Rephena Graham and her team and Adamsville ladies did an excellent job on the dessert. Overall, it was a blessed time of worship, fellowship, encouragement and equipping us to be on mission. If you were not able to come we hope to see you at the next event.

To learn more about the organizations you can visit their websites. They are, and To learn more about Tri-Rivers Baptist Area and upcoming events visit On October 4, 2023 at Tri-Rivers Retreat Center at 10:30 am-we will be having a

WMU/Women’s Ministry planning meeting for next year. If you are interested come join us and we would love to hear some of your ideas.

Email Bob (Tri-Rivers Hispanic Ministry Consultant) HERE

Estimados pastores,

Quiero recordarles a través de este boletín sobre la reunión anual de iglesias del Tri-Rivers Baptist Area Association (Asociación Bautista Tres-Ríos) que se llevará a cabo el sábado 30 de septiembre desde el mediodía hasta las 6:00 pm en la Primera Iglesia Bautista de Lampasas. La dirección de la iglesia es 402 S Key Ave Lampasas, Texas. La reunión anual es un momento en el que las asociaciones y las iglesias de Tri-Rivers (Tres-Ríos) se reúnen y escuchan informes de los eventos que ocurren en las diferentes iglesias, un tiempo de adoración congregacional, predicación y sesiones de trabajo con capacitación especial. Habrá un tiempo durante la reunión de adoración y predicación en español. También habrá un par de sesiones de trabajo en español donde discutiremos los problemas de los niños que crecen en una cultura diferente a la de sus padres. Este análisis está diseñado para ayudar a los padres a comprender y tratar con sus hijos de una tercera cultura.

Quiero animarles a que hagan planes para asistir a esta reunión anual con su familia y las familias de la iglesia. Sé que será de bendición para todos. Adjunto un folleto con detalles de la reunión anual. Si tiene alguna pregunta, llámeme o envíeme un mensaje de texto al 618-567-6170, hablo español e inglés. Les animo a tomar un tiempito para registrar a todos los que vienen de su iglesia. Las direcciones para la registración están detallados en el folleto adjunto.


Roberto Evaul

Dear fellow pastors,

I want to remind you through this newsletter about the Tri-Rivers Baptist Area Annual meeting of churches to take place on Saturday, September 30 from noon to 6:00 pm at the First Baptist Church of Lampasas. The address of the church is 402 S Key Ave Lampasas, Texas. The annual meeting is a time when the associations and the churches of Tri-Rivers get together and hear reports of events occurring in the different churches, a time of congregational worship, preaching and breakout sessions with special training. There will be a time during the meeting of worship and preaching in Spanish. There will also be a couple of breakout sessions in Spanish where we will discuss the issues of children growing up in a culture that is different than their parents. This breakout is designed to help parents understand and deal with their third culture children. 

I want to encourage you to make plans to attend this annual meeting with your family and church families. I know it will be a blessing to all. I have attached a flyer with details of the annual meeting. If you have any questions, please give me a call or text me at 618-567-6170, I do speak Spanish and English. I want to encourage you take a few minutes to register all of those who will be coming from your church. Directions for registering are detailed in the flyer.


Robert Evaul

Briggs Baptist Church

is seeking assistance in the installing of their donated playground equipment on their church property. If your church is seeking a mission project that will make an immediate impact, please consider donating your time in helping a Tri-Rivers Baptist Area Church in ministering to their community.

If Interested in Helping, please Email us HERE

Youth Leaders! Highland Lakes Camp and Conference Center is hosting a FREE EVENT for you and your youth ministry team. This will be to help you advance your teams' skills in ministering to youth effectively. Bring your entire volunteer team for a day of training, networking and a great free lunch! Register your team today!

Learn More HERE:  KOZ MISSION STATEMENT To Train Men in Churches to Mentor Boys Using Outdoor Adventure.
Email Tommy HERE for More Information
Learn More/Print Brochure HERE
View Training Video HERE
Take Training Quiz HERE
Donate/Apply/Learn More HERE
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WMU Staff and Contact Information

TAMIKO JONES Executive Director-Treasurer [email protected] (214) 828-5150

BETH CAMPBELL Communications Consultant/ Mary Hill Davis Offering Project Manager [email protected] (214) 828-5155

BRANDI JONES Marketing Specialist [email protected] (214) 828-5152

RUTH MENDOZA Hispanic Ministries Contractor [email protected] (214) 828-5150

JOYCE PORTO Missional Lifestyle Strategist for Multicultural [email protected] 469.405.1638

FRANKEYA RILEY-TUCKER Financial Assistant/Sisters Who Care Consultant [email protected] (214) 828-5331

CHRIS ROWLEY Christian Women’s & Men’s Job Corps State Consultant [email protected] (737) 280-8660

MARISOL SANDOVAL Missional Lifestyle Strategist for Preschool, Children, Youth, and Young Adults [email protected] (214) 828-5158

TERI USSERY Missional Lifestyle Strategist for Adults [email protected]

(214) 828-5374

NAYELY VALLEJO Office Manager/Administrative Assistant [email protected]

The WMU Office Information:

10325 Brockwood Rd., Dallas, Texas 75238

Phone: (214) 828-5150 | Email: [email protected]

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Adult Conference Center - Projected Opening Date: January 1, 2024

To achieve that we desperately need some volunteer help. 

We need help putting the bed box frames together, hanging towel racks, clothing racks, etc. We could use help with painting, touch up painting. "staging" the rooms.

If you happened to have anybody that is good at taping and floating, that would be helpful as well.

In HIM, Mike Wilson

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Has your Church Scheduled a Revival for 2023?

Please let us know by emailing us the following information to [email protected] 


Name of Church 

Dates of Revival Services

Evangelist Name 

Worship Leaders Name


We are promoting all Revival Dates in the Newsletter and on the Tri-Rivers Baptist Area Website

Better Together

Networking means leveraging efforts - working together.

And "together" means all of us - youth workers, teenage leaders, teachers, parents, other adults - everyone who loves kids.

We want to equip you to step out and work alongside youth leaders and other caring adults locally - empowered by national connections to reach and equip young people for Jesus Christ.


Or you can Email Kevin Miles

South Central Regional Coordinator

Email Kevin Here

Read Latest Newsletter from Kevin

We are excited to share that our latest resource is our online learning system featuring Jesus-Focused Youth Ministry which introduces learners to six essential characteristics emulating Jesus’ ministry:

  • Go deeper in intimacy with Christ
  • Pray with passion for God’s presence and power
  • Build leaders for in-depth and long-term ministry
  • Disciple students to move toward maturity in Christ
  • Penetrate the culture through relationships
  • Create outreach opportunities to reach students for Christ

While we still offer in-person training forums, we believe the addition of individualized online training will put this invaluable resource into the hands of many more people. Because we offer the training in English, Spanish, Russian, and Swahili, it will exponentially increase our reach. 


We are building on our past to influence the future. And we are giving JFYMO away free to youth leaders during our introductory period. You can learn more by visiting

Pastors Join Today

This private Facebook group is created for those serving as Pastors only within the Tri-Rivers Baptist Area. This private group is a safe place for Pastors to share prayer concerns, victories and resources with fellow Pastors. On the 10th day of each month, we are asking each pastor to pray for one another.

This Pastors Only Facebook Page was created by

Pastors for Pastors.

We are a Brotherhood of Pastors.

Join Us Today


Church Registration for On-Site Active Shooter Response Class 


Tri-Rivers Baptist Area will offer free Certified On-Site Active Shooter Response Class. Bob Ray III is Texas DPS Certified in Active Shooter Response. He is available through your Tri-Rivers Area Office to educate your church safety/security team and congregation. There is no cost to your church.


Register your church for the Active Shooter Response Class opportunity by calling your Area Office or Register On-line Below

 (254) 865-1299 * [email protected] 

Register HERE
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Start your training by enrolling in an online class below:

Disaster Relief Orientation

This is where TBM Disaster Relief training begins. All TBM Disaster Relief volunteers must complete this training as well as a background check in order to serve. This class provides the fundamentals for serving in the wake of disasters. Click here to begin.

All participants must have first taken the orientation class.

Food Handling Training

A warm meal warms the soul after a disaster. You can provide that critical meal through TBM feeding teams. Click here to begin.

Fire and Flood Recovery Training

Fires and floods can ruin everything a person owns in a few short hours. Learn how you can deliver help, hope and healing after these disasters. 

Click here to begin.

Box Unit Training

When people lose everything in a disaster, they will begin the painful process of trying to salvage their items. Through TBM box ministry, you can walk alongside them in that process. Click here to begin.

Shower/Laundry Training

After a disaster, a hot shower and clean laundry are an immense blessing. You can provide that through TBM shower/laundry teams. Click here to begin.

Rebuild Training

This course empowers you to rebuild homes after disasters. 

Click here to begin.

Whether you want to go on a mission trip, serve at your church's Vacation Bible School or have your Bible study group do a service project, you can change a life this summer through TBM. 

Here are some ways to do that:

Service Projects for the Entire Church

First Step Kits

The journey out of the most difficult days of people's lives begins with taking a first step.

You can help people do that by putting together First Step Kits, hygiene bags that meet basic needs for struggling people who have lost everything in the wake of a tornado, hurricane or one of life's other disasters. Learn more ...

Messages of Hope

After a disaster, TBM Disaster Relief teams provide boxes and packing paper for people to use to pick up their belongings.

Our packing paper includes handwritten and hand-drawn prayers, encouragement and inspiration from people like you. Learn how your church can write Messages of Hope ...

Learn More/Start Your Will HERE

To view the list of Bible Studies Available at your Area Office, go to our website or click Here

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Tri-Rivers Baptist Area Churches


Surrounding Area Churches

Seeking Pastors & Ministry Staff

View Church Profile and Submit Resume


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Cherokee Baptist Church is looking for a motivated and energetic person to lead our church in Worship as our part-time music minister.  

Cherokee is on State Highway 16 between San Saba and Llano.  We are a small congregation, running around 50-60 in Sunday School and 75-100 in worship.  We utilize a traditional worship style, primarily singing hymns, while blending in more contemporary worship music. We have projectors/screens/worship presentation software that are used in worship every Sunday morning.

We have a seasoned AV & sound tech team, so expertise in AV & sound equipment is not required but is a plus. We are blessed with musical talent on the piano, so playing piano (or any instrument) is not required, but is a plus. The salary is $250 per Sunday, plus $50 for travel expenses.

Interested and motivated applicants may submit a résumé to:

Cherokee Baptist Church

P.O. Box 117

Cherokee, TX 76832

[email protected]

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Cross Bearer Baptist Church is in need of a piano player. For more information contact Bro. Fisher

[email protected]


Oakalla Baptist Church is looking for a pianist for their Sunday Services.

They are willing to pay a honorarium.

If you are interested please contact Bro. Clay Cole:

[email protected] or (254) 681-7397

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FBC Gustine 

Looking for a part-time youth minister

Contact Pastor Emmanuel Jimenez for more information


[email protected]

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Selden Baptist Church has a 1960s Hammond Organ available. 

It has a single locking base and full keyboard. 

Contact Milton at 254-386-7966

Tri-Rivers Baptist Area Office

950 CR 227

Hico, TX 76457

Monday: 9:30am-3:30pm

Tuesday:   9:30am-3:30pm

Wednesday:  9:30am-3:30pm

Thursday:     9:30am-3:30pm

Friday: On Call

Sat-Sun: On Call

Contact/Schedule a Visit:

254-865-1299 - Office

432-202-1526 - Richard Ray, Director of Missions

254-736-0410 - Talon Keeney, Associate Director

[email protected]

Tri-Rivers Baptist Area

950 CR 227, Hico, TX | 254.865.1299

[email protected]