CBF Advocacy: A Conversation with Stephen Reeves & John Mark Boes
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CBF Advocacy: A Conversation with Stephen Reeves & John Mark Boes

March 1, 2021 By Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga. — Fellowship Southwest announced Feb. 22 the election of Stephen Reeves, who serves as CBF associate coordinator of advocacy and partnerships, to succeed Marv Knox as executive director of the ecumenical network formed in 2017. Read more about Reeves’ election here. In addition to his leadership of … Continue reading

Fellowship Southwest selects Stephen Reeves as executive director
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Fellowship Southwest selects Stephen Reeves as executive director

Stephen Reeves, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship’s public policy leader, has been elected executive director of Fellowship Southwest. Reeves will succeed Marv Knox, who founded the ecumenical network affiliated with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship in 2017. Fellowship Southwest encompasses Arizona, New Mexico, Northern Mexico, Oklahoma, Southern California and Texas. It organizes churches and individuals around shared … Continue reading

Want to help Pastor Navarro serve immigrants? Send backpacks
Fellowship Southwest / immigration

Want to help Pastor Navarro serve immigrants? Send backpacks

By Marv Knox If you’ve been wondering how to directly help immigrants seeking asylum in the United States, Pastor Carlos Navarro can tell you how to lend a hand. Actually, how to lend a backpack. Navarro and Iglesia Bautista West Brownsville operate an immigrant relief shelter (and Fellowship Southwest provided the funds to build a … Continue reading

Fellowship Southwest matures, expands responsibilities
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Fellowship Southwest matures, expands responsibilities

By Fellowship Southwest Communications Fellowship Southwest has taken the next steps in its organizational maturity, maintaining its historically close relationship to the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship while embracing its responsibility for long-term vitality and expanding its regional, cultural and ecumenical outreach. CBF created Fellowship Southwest in 2017 as a regional network alongside its CBF Oklahoma, CBF … Continue reading

For International Migrant Day, nine immigrants’ stories
Fellowship Southwest / immigration

For International Migrant Day, nine immigrants’ stories

This Friday, Dec. 18, is International Migrants Day. To help us understand immigrants, Fellowship Southwest’s Elket Rodríguez interviewed nine Christian immigrants in different stages of their immigration process. These immigrants represent different countries, races, ethnicities and religious traditions. Some are asylum seekers living in migrant shelters in Mexico, just across the southern border of the … Continue reading

Iglesia Hispana en Houston proporciona una ofrenda de Adviento oportuna al ministerio de Matamoros
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Iglesia Hispana en Houston proporciona una ofrenda de Adviento oportuna al ministerio de Matamoros

Por Elket Rodríguez La identificación de una iglesia Hispana en Houston con el nivel de vulnerabilidad en el que viven las familias migrantes la impulsó a apoyar un ministerio que sirve a refugiados en Matamoros, México, justo al otro lado de la frontera con Brownsville, Texas. Y es que mientras el pastor Eleuterio González se … Continue reading

Brothers in Christ, Navarro and Knox bond to serve immigrants
Fellowship Southwest / immigration / refugees

Brothers in Christ, Navarro and Knox bond to serve immigrants

By Elket Rodríguez In the parable of the Good Samaritan, Jesus demonstrates the power of compassion to transcend ethnic and religious differences. Now, 2,000 years later, shared love for immigrants has bound the hearts of Christian brothers from different quadrants of the Baptist denomination. Carlos Navarro is the Southern Baptist pastor of Iglesia Bautista West … Continue reading

Take a heartbreaking, inspiring trip with FSW along the U.S.-Mexico border
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Take a heartbreaking, inspiring trip with FSW along the U.S.-Mexico border

By Elket Rodríguez Despite COVID-19’s grinding misery, pastors who form the backbone of Fellowship Southwest’s ministry to immigrants are adapting to an ever-changing refugee flow and escalating needs of some of the world’s most vulnerable people. Lorenzo Ortiz comforts immigrants torn apart by trauma and despair in Nuevo Laredo, just across the Rio Grande from … Continue reading

Fellowship Southwest announces leadership transition plan
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Fellowship Southwest announces leadership transition plan

October 22, 2020 By Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga. — Fellowship Southwest has announced its first leadership transition and is seeking applicants and nominations for its next leader to succeed founding coordinator Marv Knox, who launched the innovative and collaborative ecumenical network just over three years ago.  The new coordinator will serve alongside Knox for up … Continue reading