Small church pastor makes mega-church impact

FORT WORTH, Texas (SWBTS) – Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary alumnus Kenny Rawls, pastor of First Baptist Church in Nixon, Texas, is living proof that small churches make great contributions to the Kingdom of God. Through intense prayer efforts, the church has experienced a revival, seeing more than 300 people come to faith in Jesus Christ in the past two and a half years.

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About Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Southwestern Seminary celebrates its centennial in 2008. Since its founding, the seminary has trained and sent out more than 40,000 graduates to serve in local churches and mission fields around the world. In 1908, B.H. Carroll established the seminary on the campus of Baylor University. It was moved to its current location on Seminary Hill in Fort Worth in 1910 and was placed under the direction of the Southern Baptist Convention in 1925. Paige Patterson was elected as the eighth president of the seminary in 2003.


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Established 1908 Fort Worth, Texas