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Hilltop U 2023

May 25, 2023

ETBU hosts annual Hilltop University conference

East Texas Baptist University held its annual Hilltop University on Monday, May 22, through Wednesday, May 24. Nearly 200 participants, comprised of individuals, couples, groups of friends, and church groups, experienced life on the University campus at ETBU through worship, biblical teaching, fellowship, and entertainment. Some attended for the first time, while others have made it a tradition to travel to Marshall for the annual conference.

Students doing service project

May 17, 2023

East Texas Baptist University students partner with Redemption Church in New York City

East Texas Baptist University sent three Baptist Student Ministry (BSM) students to New York City from Tuesday, May 7, through Sunday, May 14, for mission work throughout the city. The group of students and ETBU Director of Baptist Student Ministry David Griffin partnered with Redemption Church in Red Hook and pastor Edwin Pacheco.

Once considered the “Crack Capital” of the United States, Red Hook is a densely populated community with a long history of poverty, crime, and brokenness within its walls.

Spring 2023 Commencement

May 6, 2023

177 graduates conferred during ETBU’s Spring 2023 Commencement

East Texas Baptist University presented 177 graduates with degrees during its commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 6, in Baker Chapel of the Rogers Spiritual Life Center. ETBU President J. Blair Blackburn presided over the ceremony as 149 students received undergraduate degrees and 28 received graduate degrees. The worship ceremony featured Scripture readings, praise and worship through song, prayers, and blessings over the graduates, including words from Dr. Blackburn reminding those in attendance of the University’s Christ-centered mission.