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HPU becomes Baptist World Alliance member partner

BROWNWOOD – August 24, 2023 – Howard Payne University recently became one of the first two educational institution member partners of the Baptist World Alliance (BWA). The BWA General Council approved HPU as a member partner through a unanimous vote during July’s 2023 BWA Annual Gathering in Stavanger, Norway.

The BWA is an international network of Baptists with five key ministry areas: strengthening (worship, fellowship and unity); leading (mission and evangelism); responding (aid, relief and community development); defending (religious freedom, human rights and justice); and advancing (theological reflection and transformational leadership). The BWA website,, describes these ministry areas and their respective programs in detail.

“Howard Payne University is proud to enter into this partnership with the BWA in pursuit of our common desire to build the Kingdom of God around the world,” said Dr. Cory Hines, HPU president. “Being a member partner will benefit our student experience and increase opportunities for spiritual growth and mission work.”

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Cutline: HPU was recently approved as a BWA member partner.