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Steven and Stacie Cooke are IMB missionaries to Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria.

We have been working here for 9 years as church planters.  We have 4 wonderful children Audrey (16), Jonathan (14), Eli (11), and Henry (7) that minister alongside us here.  We are so thankful for the cooperative giving of Southern Baptists throughout the US which enables us to be a light to the nations.

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Stacie & Audrey - Audrey is currently a boarding student in Germany.

Jonathan, Eli, and Henry

  January 2021  
Upcoming Events


FRBA Tax Seminar
4:00 PM to 8:30 PM
4:00-6:00pm - Session I
What’s New / Ministerial Taxation
(geared toward pastors and those dealing with pastor’s benefits packages)


6:30-8:30pm - Session II
Tax Considerations for Churches
(geared towards those responsible for church bookkeeping/accounting)

Each session will include time for individualized questions & answers.

This year's seminar will be led by Daniel Whitehurst, CPA. Mr. Whitehurst currently serves Texas Baptists as a volunteer for the Institutions Audit Group and as their outside consultant for minister and church taxation.

Churches have a special calling to handle God's money in a way that reflects true stewardship. It is important that church leaders stay up-to-date on important issues and changing laws that impact their churches. This seminar will provide all the information needed to do just that.
Topics will cover top legal issues facing the church, building/operational issues, accounting and auditing of the church, as well as key concerns for pastors. You'll learn about specific tax laws affecting pastors and churches as well as new & revised tax laws/procedures for the coming year.

This seminar is for:
--Executive Pastors
--Business Administrators
--Church Treasurers
--Church Office Managers
--Personnel Committees
--Finance Committees
--Building & Grounds Committees
--Anyone else who may be interested

Registration cost for the seminar is $5 which includes lunch.

Participants may choose to attend one or both sessions as applicable to their needs.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 5pm

Please contact Laurie Beth Scantlin at (830)334-2061 or to register.


FRBA Executive Board Meeting
9:30 AM
9:30am - Fellowship
10:00am - Business Meeting

In order to allow for better social distancing, we will be meeting at
First Baptist Church in Pearsall, TX
(204 S. Walnut St.; Pearsall, TX 78061)
rather than at the FRBA office.

Please be sure to bring your masks! We will have hand sanitizer available.

We will not be providing a meal.
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6:30 PM
location TBA
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