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Richard Ray: Director of Missions -  
Weekly Update
This past weekend was a blessing as on Saturday Tri-Rivers Baptist Area hosted the Hispanic Evangelism Conference at the Tri-Rivers Retreat Center with Mario Gonzalez, River Ministry Director for Texas Baptist. The attendance was amazing as church leaders from our Hispanic churches gathered together to become better equipped to reach their communities for the Lord. The worship, teaching and fellowship was a blessing to all who attended.
On Sunday, I was honored to worship and preach at Purmela Baptist Church. This church is joy to fellowship with as they love to share the message of Christ through worship, prayer and caring for others. Pray for this church as they seek a pastor to serve the church family and the community it serves.  
On Monday, we hosted the Tri-Rivers Baptist Area Church Leadership Seminar sponsored by UnLimited Partnership featuring guest instructor Dr. Joel Gregory. We had church leaders from the Tri-Rivers Baptist Area gather for fellowship while we all were became better equipped to share and teach God's Word. I want to thank FBC Gatesville for hosting.  
This week, many of our churches will be having a different forms of Fall Festivals as they minister to the communities they serve. We continue to minister to our Area Churches by provided ministry resources, church administration assistance, while working with church pastor search committees. As always we continue to pray for those impacted by COVID-19 for healing and for those serving on the front lines we pray for protection from this pandemic.  
Please take time to view the newsletter for additional ministry and mission opportunities. It is always a joy to serve you so please do not hesitate to contact your Tri-Rivers Area office if you need assistance or information regarding your ministry needs.
Until next week, "All the believers were together and had everything in common." - Acts 2:44   
 Congratulations to Pastor Richard and Kat Norman and Family on their new addition to their family.  Richard is the pastor of Carlton Baptist Church.
Jasper Glenn Daniel Norman 
Born at 2:50 pm on October 23, 2020
8 lb 9 oz, 20 inches long. Mom and baby doing fantastic! God is so good, and we are humbled by His blessings!

Brotherhood of Churches
Brotherhood of Churches


Tri-Rivers Baptist Area and 
UnLimited Partnership to Host
Church Leadership Seminar

Monday, October 26, 2020
Noon - 2:30 pm
FBC Gatesville
Attention Pastors/Staff and Church Leadership.  Tri-Rivers Baptist Area in Partnership with UnLimited Partnership will provide a Church Leadership Seminar featuring Guest Speaker Dr. Joel Gregory.  Topic:  "Seven Days till Sunday", Preparing for Sermons, Bible Studies and Sunday School Classes.  
 We gather at Noon for a catered Lunch followed by a presentation from our guest speaker.  Please register early HERE.
 Click HERE to Register 
Tri-Rivers Baptist Area is seeking a Volunteer to add a propane gas line (approximately 8 feet) to our outside laundry unit at the Tri-Rivers Retreat Center.  If interested please contact your Director of Missions Richard Ray at 432-202-1526.
Tri-Rivers Baptist Area is partnering with Restoration Advocates, Inc. as we continue to minister to victims of Domestic Violence. 

Restoration Advocates exists to provide the care and support necessary for women, and their dependent children, who are victims of domestic violence and other dangers that place them at risk of life or physical harm and/or deprive them of their overall safety and sense of well-being.  Our mission is for every woman in an unsafe home to have the confidence, as well as the resources, to independently support herself and her children.   
To that end, we have established a safe haven called Restoration Place, where survivors of family violence can live in safety as they restore their lives to health and happiness.  Restoration Place provides emergency housing for women and children in crisis and we also offer transitional housing for a period of up to two years if that is needed for the family to be fully independent and self-supporting.  Learn More HERE
Nurturing Parenting Classes
Starting Wednesday, October 28
10:00 AM-12:00 PM
CPS Approved
Located at:
Righteous Roots  
703 East Main  
Gatesville, TX 76528

Class is 12 weeks long
 Register Online at: ---> Classes ---> Forms ----> Nurturing Parenting Registration

  October/November Calendar of Events and Opportunities to Serve



  For the Retreat Center Calendar


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 at our website:
 (254) 865-1299 
David's Tent Ministry Prayer Station is now in Gatesville.  It is a place where Believers can gather anytime to pray publicly for our nation.   
To learn more contact Page Rowland at 254-721-8642.  

Christian Women on a Mission Facebook page 



Central Texas Hospitality House is Seeking Volunteers

Volunteers are needed for the following days and areas:

Saturdays & Sundays 9am - 12pm 
--Light cleaning 
-- Making Beds 
-- Cleaning Restrooms 
-- Greeters

Mondays 8:30am - 10:30am 
-- Cleaning

Saturdays 5pm 
-- Provide a meal & serve  
The Central Texas Hospitality House always welcomes volunteers and is in need of a husband and wife team or a team of two ladies to work either the first or second Sunday morning of each month from 9:00 to 12:30.  The work consists of greeting our day visitors, completing laundry and folding sheets and towels and doing light cleaning in the bathrooms.

For More Information Contact:
James or Martha Parrish
708 Hwy 36 W.
Gatesville, TX 76528

Church youth director with experience needed (salaried position - $800 a month) to lead children on Wednesday nights.  Will need to recruit children.  Person hired must become a member of our church, attend Sunday morning services, and be willing to teach Sunday School. 
If interested, call Community Baptist Church, Dublin, for an application 254-445-4479.
Background check required. 
For questions, e-mail Pastor Judy or call 254-979-1944

Northside Baptist Church of Lampasas is seeking a Volunteer Youth Minister.  Please contact Pastor Josh Morrison at to submit resume and for more information.


Hammond C3 Organ & Leslie 122 Speaker in the chapel
$4,250.00 for both of those.
Excellent condition. 
Just rarely utilized for funeral services anymore these days, and we need more space 
Contact Darryl Sterne with Harvest Hills Funeral Home in Hico
(254) 796-4722 or 

Pews For Sale $50.00 linear foot Total: $9,499.00.
Length / Qty 
  • 143"  /    7   
  • 124"  /    2   
  • 108"  /    9  
  • 26"   /     2   (Pair of Minister's Chairs)
Harvest Hills Funeral Home in Hico is remodeling our chapel, and removing the wood pews.
The pews are a mid-century style with clean lines. 
SOLID oak wood. 
Excellent condition. 
Each pew comes with a tailored upholstered seat cushion, which is not attached to the pew.
Contact Darryl Sterne with Harvest Hills Funeral Home in Hico
(254) 796-4722 or  
 Free piano, must be picked up.
Contact your Tri-Rivers Area Office if interested.
 Yamaha Upright Piano Available.  Contact your Tri-Rivers Area Office if interested.

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: or (254) 681-7397 

Cove Korean Baptist Church - English Missions is in need of a piano player. For more information contact Bro. Fisher

First Baptist Church Kempner is in need of a piano player.  
For more information contact Don Casper
(512) 932-3195  

Mountain Baptist Church is seeking a part-time music Minister for Sunday mornings. If you are interested contact Kurt Fuessel 254-865-7528 


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Tri-Rivers Ministry Fund Supporting Churches
The following churches support the Tri-Rivers Baptist Area Strategic Plan for 2019
(Strategic Ministries, Free Student Summer Retreats, Domestic Violence Emergency Safehouse/Hotline, Etc.)

Carlton Baptist Church
The Church at Blue Ridge
Eastwood Baptist Church
Fairy Baptist Church
Turnersville Baptist Church
Edna Hill Baptist Church
Cowboy Church of Erath
Clear Creek Baptist Church
Trinity Baptist Church
FBC Kempner
FBC Copperas Cove
Mountain Baptist Church
Morgan Mill Baptist church
Coryell Community Church
Cove Korean English Misson
Clairette Baptist Church
FBC Stephenville
Live Oak Baptist Church
Purves Baptist Church
Jonesboro Baptist Church
FBC  Hamilton
True Vine Fellowship
Northside Baptist Church
Cottonwood Baptist Church

Eagle Springs Baptist Church
Providence Baptist Church
Purmela Baptist Church
Seldon Baptist Church
Double N Cowboy Church
Calvary Baptist Church
FBC Evant
FBC Hamilton
Sweet Home Baptist Church
FBC Hico
FBC Oglesby
Levita Baptist Fellowship
School Creek Baptist Church

If your church would like to participate contact your director of missions, Richard Ray:

Tri-Rivers Retreat Fund Supporting Churches
The following churches support the Tri-Rivers Retreat Center for 2019

Cottonwood Baptist Church
Clear Creek Baptist Church
Cowboy Church of Erath Co.
Eastwood Baptist Church
Edna Hills Baptist Church
Fairy Baptist Church
FBC Copperas CoveFBC Gatesville
FBC Kempner
FBC Evant
Jonesboro Baptist Church
Pidcoke Baptist Church
School Creak Baptist Church
Northside Baptist Church
White Hall Bapitst Church
Trinity Baptist Church
Purmela Batist Church
Copperas Cove Korean Church English Missions
Providence Baptist Church
Hay Valley Baptist Church
Mountain Baptist Church
True Vine Baptist Church

If your church would like to participate contact your director of missions, Richard Ray:

Tri-Rivers ANNUAL HOPE Offering Supporting Churches
The following churches support the Tri-Rivers HOPE OFFERING for 2019

Adamsville Baptist ChurchCove Korean English Mission Fairy Baptist ChurchFBC Evant
FBC HamiltonFBC LampasasFBC LometaFBC Oglesby
Green Creek Baptist ChurchLittleville Baptist ChurchPidcoke Baptist ChurchProvidence Baptist Church
Purves Baptist ChurchWhite Mountain Baptist Church

If your church would like to participate contact your director of missions, Richard Ray:

Adopted Ministries of Tri-Rivers

Office Hours:

Monday           9:30am-3:30pm
Tuesday          9:30am-3:30pm
Wednesday     9:30am-3:30pm
Thursday         9:30am-3:30pm


Tri-Rivers Baptist Area
502 E. Main Street, Gatesville, TX  |  254.865.1299