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May Associational Meetings 

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

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Richard Ray: Director of Missions -  
Weekly Update 
I first want to wish everyone a very Happy Mother's Day. I am looking forward to spending time with my mother and my wife this Sunday at Fairy Baptist Church for worship and for a Mother's Day Luncheon.
This past week, I met with our New Church Start The Church at Blue Ridge, assisted with administration at Clear Creek Baptist Church, attended the Erath, Hamilton, Coryell Coalition, attended the Hamilton Association Executive Board Meeting at FBC Hico, Lampasas Association Leadership Meeting at Adamsville Baptist Church and on Sunday I was honored to preach at Littleville Baptist Church in Hamilton and that evening attended the BSM Senior Leadership Banquet. Monday afternoon, Tri-Rivers and UnLimited Partnership sponsored the Church Leadership Seminar hosted by Coryell Community Church with guest instructor Dr. Joel Gregory. This past weekend, the Retreat Center hosted FBC Copperas Cove Men's Retreat.
I thank the Lord for allowing me to serve each of you in ministry. I am excited about all that God is doing in and through our Churches. Each church is vital to the ministry of furthering the Kingdom of God and anything I can do to assist you in fulfilling that ministry, please allow me to serve you.
This week, I will be attending the Heart of Texas Baptist Encampment Board Meeting in Brownwood, on Wednesday I will be speaking at FBC Gatesville, Thursday I will be attending the Cooperative Program Luncheon hosted by Baylor and the BGCT. This weekend, the Tri-Rivers Retreat Center will be hosting Pidcoke Baptist Church for their Prayer Retreat.
If you are interested in information on these ministries: Crises Respite Center, Caring for Caregivers, Homes for the Homeless, Domestic Violence Hotline please go to our website: and register to volunteer or to receive additional information. I 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, "Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you." - Exodus 20:12


  May Calendar of Events and Opportunities to Serve



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Many Bible Study books were donated to the office. If you or your church group would like to use them, call or email your local office at (254) 865-1299 or to find out how many of each book we have.
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
True Vine Fellowship Church of Hico is Hosting a Gospel Jam
Saturday, May 11, 5:30 PM
Everyone is Welcome
Bring your Instruments and join in or come and sing from the Hymnals




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

Job Opening
Church Secretary
First Baptist Church of Gatesville will be hiring a qualified Secretary to be responsible for clerical, secretarial, telephone and some bookkeeping responsibilities.
Candidates must have a High School Diploma or equivalent and a minimum of 3 years office secretarial experience with excellent public relations skills.  The person must be proficient in Word, Publisher, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint.  Experience in Adobe Pro, Adobe InDesign and other software programs will be helpful.
This is a full-time position with a salary of $25,000 to $28,000 depending on skills and experience.  Other benefits include paid employee health insurance and a 4 ½ day work week.
The application and job description are available at, , or the church office at 912 E. Main Street, Gatesville.
Contact the church office for additional information at 254-865-2014 or

Application deadline is May 15, 2019.

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