John Crowder, pastor of First Baptist Church in West, Texas, was among the last to see his family’s home rebuilt after a fertilizer plant explosion flattened it in April 2013. He and his church have been busy making sure others got into their homes first.

Published in People
Friday, 08 November 2013 11:50

West recovery steady but painful

A Baptist pastor said citizens also have to recover emotionally from the April fertilizer plant explosion that rocked West, Texas. 

Published in Congregations
Friday, 12 July 2013 10:47

FBC West receives Baylor donation

University to provide nearly $300,000 to church that's been leading efforts to help the city recover and rebuild after a deadly April explosion.

Published in Organizations
Monday, 24 June 2013 12:29

One giant step for West, Texas

A weeklong "Loving West" campaign saw 642 volunteers complete almost 300 projects in the city partially flattened by a fertilizer plant explosion in April.

Published in Organizations
Thursday, 20 June 2013 20:00

Doctrinal disputes disappear in disaster

When people are suffering, Christians of differing viewponts are able to agree that helping others is the most important act of faith.

Published in Organizations
Monday, 29 April 2013 12:50

Calamity turns Americans to God

It’s too early to begin to consider what good may come out of recent tragedies in the news, but the Bible promises that God works in all things for good.

Published in Commentaries