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Group of students leading worship in a chapel

February 5, 2024

ETBU hosts annual Spiritual Renewal event for campus community

East Texas Baptist University recently concluded its annual Spiritual Renewal 2024 event, held on campus from January 29 to January 31. The event featured guest speaker Lance Shumake, Teaching Pastor and Elder for Crosspoint Community Church in Rockwall, Texas, along with Music Minister David Berryhill (’94) from First Baptist Church of Kilgore, who led worship alongside ETBU’s student worship band. The event’s theme, "All Things New," drew inspiration from Isaiah 43:16-19.

A man with his bible open at a table with people in the background

October 20, 2023

ETBU Calling Conference Inspires Tomorrow's Ministry Leaders

East Texas Baptist University hosted its annual Calling Conference on Wednesday, October 18, for students called to vocational ministry. The conference gives students the opportunity to learn from current ministers serving in various ministry fields as they discuss the call on their own lives and how that calling is informing their current ministries.

Woman singing and playing guitar with woman singing in the background

September 27, 2023

East Texas Baptist University Reflects on a Rich Tradition of See You at the Pole Gatherings

East Texas Baptist University participated in the nationally recognized See You at the Pole event on Wednesday, September 27. The special tradition on campus was coordinated by ETBU's Baptist Student Ministry (BSM) as a way for students, faculty, and staff to join the three million students in the United States and over 20 countries around the world in prayer at their school’s flagpole.

A man speaking from behind a podium

September 25, 2023

Texas Baptists Executive Director Julio Guarneri challenges ETBU students during campus visit

Julio Guarneri, Executive Director-elect of the Baptist General Convention of Texas (BGCT), visited East Texas Baptist University on Monday, September 25, to deliver a special message during the weekly chapel service in Baker Chapel at the Rogers Spiritual Life Center. Guarneri, the lead pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in McAllen and first Hispanic individual to serve as executive director for the BGCT, challenged the campus community to reclaim the insurmountable peace only found through faith in Christ.

Men and women on stage singing with people worshipping in the foreground in a chapel

September 22, 2023

ETBU hosts thirteenth annual Great East Texas Hymn Sing

Hundreds gathered for East Texas Baptist University’s annual Great East Texas Hymn Sing on Friday, September 22, in Baker Chapel of the Rogers Spiritual Life Center. ETBU welcomed students, faculty and staff, alumni, community members, and churches from around the East Texas region and neighboring states for an afternoon of worship, fellowship, and celebration of Christian faith.