Entries by US Pastor Council Staff

Flood Relief Efforts in Harris County

What is the danger? Water continues to recede throughout the county. Residents are reminded to return home only when authorities indicate it’s safe. The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (HCOHSEM) Emergency Operations Center (EOC) remains at Level 1 (Maximum Readiness). HCOHSEM will continue to monitor forecasts and weather developments along with […]

Harvey Relief

Welcome to the central hub of the LOVEFIRST Disaster Relief efforts at Houston’s First Baptist Church. Visit this page for up-to-date information on how you can love our city well — and how you can be loved if you’re in need of assistance. People Who Need Help Financial Donations Supply Donations Volunteering People Who Can […]


Danny Carpenter, Grace Christian Family Center We are trying to gather as much information about resources and aid as possible. We are assessing levels of need and how best to apply our church’s efforts. The conscientious rush to help right now should only be directed toward those who are displaced. They will need clothes, a place to live, […]

Franklin Graham, school prayer, and godless socialism

Dr. Joel McDurmon, The American Vision Franklin Graham’s outrage over government-school coaches being forbidden to pray on school property and at school functions reveals the deep inner conflict that has inflicted the greatest damage upon conservative Evangelicals in America. Graham posted Friday blasting a decision by the Ninth Circuit to uphold a government school district’s […]

The Quiet Exodus From Mass Schooling

Kerry McDonald, Intellectual Takeout  Parents are fed up. As mass schooling becomes more restrictive, more standardized and more far-reaching into a child’s young life, many parents are choosing alternatives. Increasingly, these parents are reclaiming their child’s education and are refocusing learning around children, family, and community in several different ways. With back-to-school time upon us, […]