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View the new Spanish Facebook page, Asociación Bautista del Área Tri-Rivers, by clicking the button below. 


To view Director of Missions Richard Ray weekly report,
please go to our Facebook page through the link below.


Associational Pastor/Leadership Meeting Dates and Locations:
Lampasas Baptist Association:
Postponed to COVID-19 Concerns
Coryell Baptist Assocation:
Sunday, January 17th
3:00 pm
FBC Oglesby
Hamilton Baptist Association:
Sunday, January 24th
3:00 pm
FBC Hico
Erath Baptist Association:
Sunday, January 28th
10:00 am
BSM Building, Tarleton Campus

I want to invite you to join the Tuesday, January 19th, 2021 ZOOM Video Conference at 10:30 am. We will learn from one another as we together serve the Lord.
Richard Ray is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Tri-Rivers Pastor/Minister Video Conference
Time: Tuesday, January 19th at 10:30 AM
10:30 am: Join ZOOM Meeting:

Richard Ray: Director of Missions -  
Weekly Update
I pray everyone had a wonderful New Year. We finally made it to 2021 however, we are still dealing with the challenges of 2020. As I look back, I am proud to have served as your Director of Missions as we together met many of those challenges by learning from one another, praying for one another and ministering to one another as a "Brotherhood of Churches."
On Tuesday, January 29 at 10:30 am we will host a Tri-Rivers Pastor ZOOM Meeting to fellowship and to pray for one another as we begin the New Year. We will send out the ZOOM Link the week prior and it will also be posted on our website.
I was blessed to provide special music for White Hall Baptist Church. We had a wonderful time worshipping and praising the Lord.
This week, we will be focusing on the mission and ministry of 2021 as we serve the churches of Tri-Rivers Baptist Area. We are having a Tri-Rivers Staff Meeting this week with myself, Ministry Assistant Riley Smallridge, Hispanic Church Director Jaime Lopez and Church Relationship Director Dr. Dillard Fisher.
Each church should have received the new Tri-Rivers 2021 Gift Remittance Form along with other information. Please use this form as your church gives in 2021. If you have any questions, please contact your Area Office.
This Sunday, I look forward to worship and preach at Adamsville Baptist Church while pastor Dale Adams is on vacation.
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 all your ministry needs.
Until next week, "All the believers were together and had everything in common." - Acts 2:44
 Tri-Rivers Baptist Area Website:
Tri-Rivers Retreat Center Website: 
The call to action for our faith community will begin with a virtual interfaith event on January 11 at 6 p.m. on Facebook.  The event will include remarks from state officials, prayer, and a panel discussion of faith leaders and members of the Office of the Governor's Child Sex Trafficking Team (CSTT).  We extend this invitation to join us January 11 through January 17, 2021 for GRACE Week of Prayer to End Human Trafficking.
Please join and share the Facebook Event page on your faith community's social media and emails:
Please check out our GRACE Week of Prayer webpage:
    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.

  January Calendar of Events and Opportunities to Serve



  For the Retreat Center Calendar


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
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 

Christian Women on a Mission Facebook page 


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

 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 

Cross Bearer Baptist Church 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 


Visit our website to view associational constitution and bylaws, pulpit supply list, area office resources, calendar events, and much more!!

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 2020

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 Retreat Fund Supporting Churches
The following churches/individuals donated towards the 2021  
Tri-Rivers Retreat Center Note Payoff Fund 
(Seeking 80 Church/Individuals donating $2,000 by October 2021)

Fairy Baptist Church
Charlie and MaryAlice Wise
Marilyn Pettijohn

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 2020

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