Christian pioneers make East Texas a hub for worldwide ministries

On both sides of Texas Highway 110 north of Interstate 20 sit hundreds of acres that for more than 40 years have served as the headquarters for nationally and internationally known Christian ministries. When they moved in decades ago near the community of Garden Valley, about 9 miles west of Lindale, they were looking for a quiet place to…

Workers will soon enter the tomb of Jesus - and repair the 'Holy Stone' with titanium bolts

Work has begun to save the holiest shrine in Christendom. It won't be a simple patch-and-paint job. This is the alpha and omega of restoration projects. They are going to repair Christ's tomb - with titanium bolts. Over the next nine months, a team of Greek conservationists

American evangelical Christians feeling alienated, anxious and under seige Video

Pastor Richie Clendenen stepped away from the pulpit, microphone in hand. He walked the aisles of the Christian Fellowship Church, his voice rising to describe the perils believers face in 21st-century America. "The Bible says in this life you will have troubles, you will have persecutions. And Jesus takes it a step further:

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Around East Texas 4-30

MAYOR'S PRAYER BREAKFAST SLATED FOR THURSDAY The National Day of Prayer will take place Thursday and there are several local activities planned. The Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast is scheduled for 7 a.m. at Harvey Convention Center, 2000 W. Front St., in…

29 April 2016 [11:01 PM]
Friendly Baptist Church to host stepfamily conference

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29 April 2016 [05:47 PM]
Around East Texas 4-23

STATE SENATE CANDIDATES TO SPEAK AT CLASS #TrendingTopics, a class that examines today’s issues from a biblical worldview, is scheduled for 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in The Bridge Rooms D120 and D107 at Mobberly Baptist Church, 625 E. Loop…

22 April 2016 [10:12 PM]
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PRAISEFEST IN TYLER Empowerment Ministries will put on PraiseFest 2016 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the T.B. Butler Fountain Plaza on the downtown Tyler square. The free event is open to the entire family and will feature…

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Catholic Music Fest to raise money for youth pilgrimage

The Rukus Catholic Music Fest is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at Casa Betania 10645 County Road 35, in Tyler. The music festival is designed for teenagers and adults and is set to include performances by five…

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