The Southern Baptists of Texas Convention recently tweeted that we were the number one-ranked church in the SBTC in terms of giving to the Southern Baptist Convention Cooperative Program. Houston’s First has been first in giving to the IMB out of more than 47,000 Southern Baptist Churches across the nation. In addition, we have ranked among the top five givers to the North American Mission Board and to Southern Baptists of Texas Convention missions.
If more than $1,150,000 is contributed, every additional dollar given to the World Mission Offering will go to these mission projects in our city, nation, and world:
When you give to the World Mission Offering, you support missionaries around the world — including ones like John & Ruth Lapos whose story is rooted in our church’s long-running passion for missions. Here, John shares his journey and how he and Ruth are making a difference for the Gospel:
Under the leadership of great men like Harvey Kniesel (former Missions Pastor), I grew as a minister and was licensed to preach the gospel by Houston’s First in 1989. Through the involvement of great ministries like the Faith Center, I grew as a missionary and was ordained into the ministry by Houston’s First in 1996.
Since 2001, my family and I have served in Bangkok, Thailand, with the International Mission Board as career missionaries sent out from Houston’s First. As your missionary family, here are a couple of the critical roles we fill so we can ultimately reach the 615 million people of southeast Asia with the Gospel: