Looking at refugees, but seeing Jesus
advocacy / Fellowship Southwest / immigration

Looking at refugees, but seeing Jesus

By Elket Rodríguez “Look at me,” Jesus whispered every day as I participated in a recent tour of Fellowship Southwest’s immigrant relief network. Many times, I saw him on the U.S.-Mexico border. I saw Jesus in the anguished eyes of a deported veteran, feeling betrayed. I saw Jesus scrambling to scavenge used clothes thrown into … Continue reading

Mirando a los refugiados, pero viendo a Jesús
advocacy / Espanol / Fellowship Southwest / immigration

Mirando a los refugiados, pero viendo a Jesús

Por Elket Rodríguez ¡Mírame! Eso me susurró Jesús todos los días que estuve en la gira de Fellowship Southwest visitando los ministerios que componen su red de apoyo a migrantes. Por espacio de dos semanas, fueron muchas las veces que me encontré a Jesús por la frontera entre Estados Unidos y México. Vi a Jesús … Continue reading

Hispanic leaders unite to support immigration reform
advocacy / Fellowship Southwest / immigration

Hispanic leaders unite to support immigration reform

By Elket Rodríguez Dozens of Hispanic Christian leaders from multiple denominational and theological traditions have coalesced behind a document that calls on Congress to enact immigration reform based upon a shared set of principles. Christian Churches Together, an ecumenical and racially diverse coalition of U.S. faith groups, drafted the statement, “Declaration of Values and Principles … Continue reading

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
Fellowship Southwest / Newsroom

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
Fellowship Southwest

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
Advent / COVID-19 / Espanol / Fellowship Southwest

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