Glen Bird – World Champion

You know you’re in Texas when one of the members of your church gets inducted into the Bull Riding Hall of Fame. It certainly doesn’t happen when your church is in California.

Well, that’s what happened, as one of our members, Glen Bird, was just inducted into the 2018 Bull Riders Hall of Fame with these words:

“Welcome to The Bull Riding Hall of Fame! It’s an 8 second ride of which legends are made… An athlete matching skills with a ton of raw power with cat-like agility.

Whether you’re a bull rider or a lover of the sport, you know there’s not a competition in the world that’s as demanding or as dangerous as bull riding! Our great sport has a legendary history that is as colorful and rich in tradition as any sport in the world.

From the early days, champions have emerged and excelled. The legacies of these greats live today in the hearts and souls of bull riding lovers everywhere. Since it’s beginnings in rodeo, bull riding has been the most exciting and popular of all the rodeo events. Along the way it has also evolved into a stand alone sport with it’s own captivating identity.

It’s undeniably a sport like no other!”

Glen may just be one of the toughest guys around (if you can say that anymore…); he’s certainly well-loved and respected.  His wife, Judy, is very active in multiple activities at New Faith and both have been longtime members.

You can read more about Glen by clicking on the image above.

Working for Ben Hogan and God!

Ann and Odis Haralson have long been members of New Faith Baptist Church.  Both also worked, for many years, for the famous golfer Ben Hogan in the manufacture and shipping of clubs.  Odis was not only superb with his skill at work, he honed his Biblical witness on the job…even to ‘Mr. Hogan.’  Odis went to work directly for The Lord in the winter of 2021.

There’s too much to this interesting story to put into print!  To watch a video of their story…
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The Weatherford Pythian Home

Weatherford Pythina Home
Image Copyright 2019 by Thad M. Brown

James 1:27 “Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress,and to keep oneself unstained by the world.”

So, what is this castle doing out in, of all places, the heart of Texas?  (It’s located, in fact, at 1825 E. Bankhead Drive in Weatherford, Texas.)  Since 1907, when the cornerstone was laid, the Texas Pythian Home adhered to promoting – “pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father…”

New Faith Baptist has been blessed with so many saints willing to do the work of the Lord.  Among those are  Lisa Watson, Administrator, and her husband, Chris Watson, who have in the past and continue to lovingly manage and shepherd the Pythian Home in Weatherford.

Keep the Watsons both in your prayers and in your giving of volunteer work and gifts. You can find their website here.

Also, here’s a portfolio of images for the Pythian Home and from a 2019 garage sale.

Gideons International

Gideons International is an evangelical Christian association founded in 1899 in Wisconsin. The Gideons’ primary activity is distributing copies of the Bible free of charge. This Bible distribution is a global enterprise taking place in more than 190 countries, territories and possessions.  Some of us remember them coming to our public schools and distributing small Bibles to us as children.  Many will remember finding ‘Gideon Bibles’ greeting them in their hotel and motel rooms.

Every day, through your support, the Gideons are putting God’s Word into the hands of millions (delivering more than 82 million Scriptures annually). Please pray for this important ministry.

We are proud to announce that one of our members is a Lifetime Gideon – Mr. Charles Witherspoon. God will certainly be saying, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant,” as we continue to see Jesus in the members of our church.

You can find out more about the Gideons by clicking on the image above.