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Suzii Paynter

There are no TV cameras. There is no celebrity. The Dow Jones doesn’t rise and fall based on ministry to neighborhood kids. But your church makes a difference with a half-full attitude when you minister to your public schools. […] Read More

I have seen firsthand the excellent work Suzii Paynter has done to move our Cooperative Baptist Fellowship into God’s future: excellent ministries, a focus on missions and a heart for justice. […] Read More

Suzii Paynter believed the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship needed to be a “big tent” organization that recognized the freedom of each church and individual to discover their God-given mission. […] Read More

As Suzii Paynter hands the baton to the next executive coordinator, she will leave the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship on firm ground to launch a new era of ministry and missions. […] Read More

Having just completed the pilgrimage of Lent to Easter, now I think about what it means to be an Emmaus-Christian, ready to run full speed back in to the waiting city to be witnesses to our own experience of blessing and love and to be the hands and feet of Jesus, the living Lord. The […] Read More

God created us hungry. We are born with two immediate hungers: the hunger for nourishment and the hunger to learn. Our universal condition as learning beings makes education a central article in any declaration of rights. Article 26 of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights begins, “Everyone has the right to education. Education […] Read More

Suzii Paynter is executive coordinator of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. 1. Where did you grow up? San Antonio, Texas, and the south Texas region on my grandfather’s ranch in rugged Bandera County. 2. What is your favorite verse, book or story in the Bible? Why? The post resurrection stories of Jesus. I resonate with these […] Read More

The nominee for executive coordinator for the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship says it is a “tremendous time of change” for the organization. Suzii Paynter, a longtime Baptist leader and the nominee, discusses both short-term and long-term priorities for CBF in a new Skype interview with Skype Interview: Suzii Paynter from EthicsDaily on Vimeo. A significant […] Read More

Not too long ago, I ran into Kyle Henderson, pastor of First Baptist Church of Athens, Texas, in a downtown Dallas hamburger place. We had a lot of things to talk about, but I remember his energy and focus when he said about people of faith: “We need to be about bodacious things in the […] Read More

The first woman to lead Texas Baptists’ moral-concerns agency says her election is both historic and ironic. “I come to this position as a Christian Baptist woman,” Suzii Paynter, whose election as director of the Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission was announced Thursday, said in an e-mail interview with Paynter is the first woman […] Read More