One of great statesmen for Baptist in Texas was Paul Powell.

Paul Powell pastored 1st Baptist Church of San Marcos and Taylor; Green Acres Baptist Church in Tyler; President & CEO of Guidestone Financial and was the Dean of the George Truett Theological Seminary of Baylor University. He preached in many of the churches throughout the State of Texas. Paul died in December of 2016 at the age of 83. In 2014, Paul answered this challenging  question: How do you make the most of the rest of your life? Here is how he answered it:

  1. Keep your balance/Psalm 39:4-7
  2. Make the most of your life/Philippians 3:13-14
  3. Honor Jesus/Luke 2:25-35
  4. Grow Old Gracefully/Isaiah 46:4
  5. Hang On During Hard Times/Job:13:15
  6. Trust the Lord and Don’t Worry/Matthew 6:25-34
  7. Watch Your Money/Deuteronomy 6:10-12
  8. Be A Good Neighbor/Luke 10:25-37
  9. Know Who You Are/Psalm139:14
  • .Stay in Church/ Malachi1:13; Hebrews 10:24-25/Pastor Charles/229-9342

Watercrest Campus is surging. We are having some great attendance @ Watercrest Worship on Thursday. Donna is doing a great job in helping us out with the music. Please keep this Campus in your prayers. This Thursday we will have them all fill out the “Finish Well Survey Cards”.

New Country Fellowship Church to begin in Canton, Texas. We have an opportunity to be one of the sponsors. Please pray about this. They have 23 people and  a band and a free place to meet.

2020 Year Budget Highlights:
2020 Budget:     99,000.00
2020 Expenses:  98,247.30 ( 19,503.21 was given to Missions & Mission Outreach)
2020 Receipts: 137,891.73
(Our CPA is Ed Slovacek) (They will have your letters of contributions for you on Jan. 31.)



  • Please think about using the FINISH WELL CENSUS. This will start a conversation about ETERNITY and where they will spend ETERNITY.
  • What does the Bible  say about THE END TIMES? Come study with us Online or Onsite. This all begins on Friday, January 29th from 10:00 a.m. till 10: 30 a.m. This is a weekly Bible Study that will go through April. Email me if you want to be a part of the Zoom Online Class.


Contact Information:

Pastor Charles Higgs/229-9342/


Goliath & Your Pebbles/ I Samuel 17: 3-11; 32-40, 49

(Next Sunday- Goliath Lessons)

Three things you can do with your Goliath: 1. Run away from the Giant. 2. Run with it.  3. Run at it and Conquer the Giant.


  1. Use the Pebble of Confidence of from Past Victories
  2. Use the Pebble of Self-Acceptance
  3. Use the Pebble of Reaching Out
  4. Use the Pebble and the Greater Good
  5. Use the Pebble of Trusting God