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May Associational Meetings 

Hamilton Baptist Association Leadership Meeting
Sunday, May 5
3:00 pm
FBC Hico

Lampasas Baptist Association Leadership/WMU Meeting
Monday, May 6
6:30 pm
Adamsville Baptist Church

Coryell Baptist Association Leadership/WMU Meeting
Sunday, May 19
3:00 pm
Eastwood Baptist Church, Gatesville

Erath Baptist Association Leadership Meeting
Thursday, May 30
10:00 am
BSM Building, Tarleton University

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


Richard Ray: Director of Missions -  
Weekly Update 
I had a wonderful time worshipping the Lord at the Coryell and Lampasas Baptist Association Music Festivals hosted by FBC Oglesby and Adamsville Baptist Church. This past weekend, I was blessed to attend the Community Worship Service in Gatesville with Pastor Daniel Crowther from Coryell Community Church. It was a joy to see the Unity of our churches coming together to worship and pray for one another.
This weekend the Tri-Rivers Retreat Center hosted a lady's group from Calvary Baptist Church of Gatesville. On Saturday, we hosted at License to Carry Certification Class. Sunday, my wife and I attended our granddaughter's baby dedication at Gateway Church.  
This week, we continue to work on the Boyd Chapel. I want to thank Gary Morgan of Trinity Baptist Church for completing the taping and floating. Gary has been a blessing from the start of this beautiful facility. Thanks to the generous donation from Danny and C. C. Rider of Fairy Baptist Church a handicap entrances are being added this week that will allow easy access to both the chapel and lodge. Stay tuned to a Painting Party date to paint the inside of the Chapel.
This week, I will also be meeting with our New Church Start The Church at Blue Ridge located in Hamilton, assisting with administration at Clear Creek Baptist Church, attending the Erath, Hamilton, Coryell Coalition, and visiting with area pastors and leadership on mission opportunities. This weekend, the Retreat Center will be hosting FBC Copperas Cove for their leadership retreat. On Sunday, I will be attending the Hamilton Association Executive Board Meeting at FBC Hico and attending a BSM Banquet in Dublin that evening.  
On Monday, I will be attending the Leadership Seminar hosted by UnLimited Partnership and Tri-Rivers Baptist Area at Coryell Community Church with guest speaker Dr. Joel Gregory. Find additional information on this Seminar and to register view the newsletter. Monday evening, I will be attending the Lampasas Association Leadership/WMU Meeting at Adamsville Baptist Church.
Tri-Rivers Baptist Area are working with our state and local agencies in gathering information and direction in how we can serve in the areas of: Crises Respite Center, Caring for Caregivers, Homes for the Homeless as well as our continued service of ministering to those hurt by Domestic Violence. Therefore, as we continue to gather information on these ministries of HOPE, we have put together an On-Line Informational Form seeking those who might feel called to serve in one of these areas of ministry. Please go to our website: and register to volunteer or to receive additional information. I just believe God is calling us out to minister to those who are hurting and in need of healing. We can accomplish this together as a Brotherhood of Churches. Be in prayer on how you can serve.
Until next week, please view the newsletter to stay updated on all that is happening through your Tri-Rivers Baptist Area. Take time this week, to plant the seed of Salvation in someone.  

Until next week, "For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." - Matthew 6:21


  May Calendar of Events and Opportunities to Serve



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We are seeking used Hymnals to be donated for use at a nursing home.

Contact your area office for more information at (254) 865-1299
First Baptist Church of Hico invites you to hear special guest Dr. O.S. Hawkins, who will be sharing a special message of Encouragement and Hope.

May 5th at 11:00 am

Dr. Hawkins is the former pastor of First Baptist Dallas and First Baptist Fort Lauderdal. He is the is author of more than 30 books. He is the current CEO of Guidestone, the largest Christian mutual fund company in the World with assets over 15 billion dollars.
Tri-Rivers Association/Unlimited Partnerships Staff Development Session: 
Monday, May 6, 2019, 11:30 am - 3:00 pm

Where: Coryell Community Church 
115 N Levita Rd
Gatesville, TX 7652
Featured Presenter:

Dr. Joel Gregory Preaching Professor, Truett Seminary
Topic : Sermon and Bible Study Preparation

Dr. Gregory will be leading us through a particular passage of scripture and will shape the text into a biblical sermon or lesson, 
using his unique principles of sermon and teaching preparation.

This presentation is a portion of what Dr Gregory teaches for four days in his Proclaimer's Place Seminar that has been conducted in 18 states, 
for fourteen years at Oxford University and recently in Paris, Rome, Athens, Wittenberg and Galilee.

This time will be very valuable for Pastors and Staff. You Will Want to Invite Youth and Adult Sunday School teachers. 

Register at this Link:




Rural Churches Ministry Summer 2019 Intern

We are the sister churches of White Mound Baptist and Mound Cowboy Church located southeast of Gatesville in Coryell County, Texas, about 38 miles from Baylor University. We are seeking a single summer intern or married couple as summer interns to minister to children and younger youth in our country churches. A rural background is not a prerequisite. Interns need a loving heart to see children grow closer to Christ. Ministry opportunities include Wednesday nights, in a teaching and recreation time, and Sunday mornings, teaching during Sunday School. Planning special recreation events to be with children in a fun setting has been a summer tradition. Interns will participate in our week of evening Vacation Bible School and will accompany 3rd through 6th grade children to Kidz Kamp at Latham Springs July 18-22. A first year of taking kids to junior high camp is another vision for this summer. God is speaking to our children. Several have made decisions to follow Christ in the past few months, and this summer would be opportunity to disciple these children. We envision a minimum of 20 hours per week at $12.50 to $15.00 per hour from May 19 to August 11.
The intern should be able to do the job and take summer seminary classes, also. Depending on the intern's gifts, call to ministry, and time, opportunity to preach two to three times and accompany our Bivocational pastor on pastoral visits is possible. Interested students may contact the pastor, Dr. Bruce Cox, at by February 21st.

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

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.

School Creek Baptist Church of Lampasas is seeking a Youth Minister.  Please contact Pastor Chris Ortego at to submit resume and for more information.

College Avenue Baptist Church, McGregor is currently looking for a Youth Minister

  • Have a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ, and to have taken the step of believers' baptism.
  • Be at least 21 years of age.
  • Be spiritually mature, maintaining personal Bible study and prayer to nurture personal walk with Christ.
  • Meet qualifications set forth in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9.
  • Adhere to Baptist doctrine.
  • Be able to communicate effectively and build Godly relationships with youth of Church and community.
  • Have a desire to impact youth in terms of Christian discipleship and moral values.


  • Work under the direction of the Pastor, and in cooperation with the Youth committee, to plan, coordinate, and actively participate in church youth program, including, but not limited to Bible Study, worship, mission education, service projects, recreation camps and fellowships.
  • Prepare and administer Youth Ministry budget, with Youth committee.
  • Coordinate and oversee fundraising for youth activities.
  • Work to lead youth to a personal knowledge of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, and nurture them in their Christian walk, through individual and group discipleship.
  • Attend all scheduled church services. Encourage Youth to attend and participate in Sunday School, Sunday morning and evening services, and Wednesday evening activities. Also encourage Youth of the church to participate in activities within the church, such as VBS, banquets, fellowships, mission activities, etc.
  • Attend Staff and Church Council meetings (and other committee meetings as needed) to communicate youth status and needs. Integrate youth activities with church calendar.
  • Reaching out to the youth of the church and community by personal contact encouraging them and assuring them of the church's interest and concern, using visits, community and school activities, email, phone calls and social media.

Salary - $150.00 a week
Background check will be required.



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

Carlton Baptist Church
Clear Creek Baptist Church
Cowboy Church of Erath Co.
Eastwood Baptist Church
Edna Hills Baptist Church
Fairy Baptist Church
FBC Copperas Cove FBC Gatesville
FBC Kempner
FBC Oglesby
Jonesboro Baptist Church
Pidcoke Baptist Church
School Creak Baptist Church
Seldon Baptist Church
White Hall Bapitst Church
Trinity Baptist Church

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

Tri-Rivers Ministry Fund Supporting Churches
The following churches support the Tri-Rivers Baptist Area Strategic Plan for 2018

Carlton Baptist Church
The Church at Blue Ridge
Eastwood Baptist Church
Fairy Baptist Church
Turnersville Baptist Church
Edna Hill Baptist Church
College Ave Baptist Church Clear Creek Baptist Church
Trinity Baptist Church
First Baptist Church Kempner
FBC Copperas Cove
Levita Bible Fellowship
Morgan Mill Baptist church
Coryell Community Church
Cove Korean English Misson
Clairette Baptist Church
First Baptist Stephenville
Live Oak Baptist Church
First Baptist Church Purves
Jonesboro Baptist Church
First Baptist Church  Hamilton
True Vine Fellowship
Hispana de Gatesville
Cottonwood Baptist Church

Cove Korean Baptist Church
Greens Creek Baptist Church
Pidcoke Baptist Church
Seldon Baptist Church
Double N Cowboy 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