HPU students named 2017 Young Maston Scholars by Logsdon Seminary

Information for this press release was provided by Hardin-Simmons University. BROWNWOOD – May 5, 2017 – Howard Payne University students Caitlin Alexander, junior from Brownwood, and Adam Jones, senior from Irving, were among 18 Texas Baptist students recently honored as 2017 Young Maston Scholars by Hardin-Simmons University’s Logsdon Seminary. The awards were announced during the […]

HPU represents Baptist World Alliance at UN Commission on Status of Women

BROWNWOOD – April 11, 2017 – Representatives from Howard Payne University were among those in New York City recently for the 61st session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. Thanks to the Baptist World Alliance, two HPU faculty members, two students and a recent graduate were able to attend the UN […]

HPU names 2017 Currie-Strickland Scholars in Christian Ethics and Theology

BROWNWOOD – March 10, 2017 – Four Howard Payne University students were named Currie-Strickland Scholars in Christian Ethics and Theology at the university’s tenth annual Currie-Strickland Distinguished Lectures in Christian Ethics event in late February. Those honored include Joseph Flanigan, junior cross-cultural studies major from Round Rock; Kindell Hill, junior cross-cultural studies major from Salado; […]

Dr. Roger E. Olson to speak at HPU’s 10th annual Currie-Strickland lectures

BROWNWOOD – January 12, 2017 – Howard Payne University’s 10th annual Currie-Strickland Distinguished Lectures in Christian Ethics will feature guest speaker Dr. Roger E. Olson, Foy Valentine Professor of Christian Theology and Ethics at Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary. The lectures will take place Thursday, February 23, and Friday, February 24, and are […]

HPU alumna “pays it forward” with scholarship benefiting female ministerial students

BROWNWOOD – January 6, 2017 – Joanna (Cornelius) Jespersen, a 1998 Howard Payne University graduate, recently established the Jespersen Direct Scholarship with the university to benefit females studying in HPU’s School of Christian Studies at the Brownwood campus or the New Braunfels extension center. The $1,000 scholarship will be awarded each fall and spring semester […]

HPU to host display of ancient Hebrew scrolls

BROWNWOOD – October 27, 2016 – Howard Payne University’s School of Christian Studies is partnering with the Christian Heritage Foundation of Cleburne to present “The Tanakh,” a program and display of the scrolls of the Hebrew Bible. There are two opportunities to attend the program – 6 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 3. […]

HPU faculty members present at Baptist World Alliance gathering

BROWNWOOD – August 1, 2016 – Howard Payne University’s Dr. Melody Maxwell, assistant professor of Christian studies, and Dr. Derek Hatch, associate professor of Christian studies, presented papers at the annual gathering of the Baptist World Alliance in early July. This year’s gathering, which hosted more than 300 Baptist leaders from dozens of countries, was […]

HPU hosts BGCT’s Super Summer camp for Christian students

BROWNWOOD – July 1, 2016 – Howard Payne University recently hosted the Baptist General Convention of Texas’ Super Summer camp, a weeklong leadership event for Christian students. Hundreds of youth from Baptist churches all across Texas participated in the camp, as well as many HPU alumni, students, faculty and staff members. Super Summer is designed […]

Six HPU students honored for servant leadership

BROWNWOOD – May 3, 2016 – Six Howard Payne University students were recently honored for acts of servant leadership on campus and in the community. The awards were presented during HPU’s annual Servant Leadership Program. “We are pleased to be able to honor students who have distinguished themselves through service to others,” said Dr. Donnie […]

HPU Youth Ministry Workshop helps prepare students for lives of service

BROWNWOOD – April 12, 2016 – Youth ministry students at Howard Payne University recently participated in the university’s 46th annual Youth Ministry Workshop, an event designed to strengthen their leadership skills and help prepare them for lives of ministry. The students participated in 15 sessions throughout the event, hearing from veteran ministers from the area, […]

HPU students named 2016 Young Maston Scholars by Logsdon Seminary

Information for this press release was provided by Hardin-Simmons University. BROWNWOOD – March 23, 2016 – Howard Payne University students Robert Martinez, junior from Copperas Cove, and Kelsan Wolverton, senior from De Soto, were among 15 Texas Baptist students recently honored as 2016 Young Maston Scholars by Hardin-Simmons University’s Logsdon Seminary. The awards were announced […]

HPU honors four students in Christian ethics and theology

BROWNWOOD – February 29, 2016 – Four Howard Payne University students were honored as Currie-Strickland Scholars in Christian Ethics and Theology at the university’s ninth annual Currie-Strickland Distinguished Lectures in Christian Ethics event earlier this month. Those honored include Shaefer Church, senior Bible major from Farmington, New Mexico; Cheney Cover, junior cross-cultural studies major from […]

HPU to host speaker Dr. Robert Sellers for ninth annual Currie-Strickland lectures

BROWNWOOD – January 25, 2016 – Howard Payne University will host its ninth annual Currie-Strickland Distinguished Lectures in Christian Ethics next month with guest speaker Dr. Robert P. Sellers, professor of theology and Connally Chair of Missions at Logsdon Seminary in Abilene. The lectures are Thursday and Friday, February 11 and 12, in the Richard […]

HPU to host lectures on global religious freedom

BROWNWOOD – November 16, 2015 – Howard Payne University will host lectures by Dr. Elijah Brown, executive vice president of the 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative, this Tuesday and Wednesday. The events are free and open to the public. The 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative is a Christian organization that champions global religious freedom. The group’s mission, […]

HPU group experiences God’s work in South Africa

BROWNWOOD – September 18, 2015 – Five Howard Payne University students and two faculty members that traveled to South Africa during the summer were reminded that God is at work – in huge ways – around the world. Led by Dr. Melody Maxwell and Dr. Derek Hatch, both assistant professors of Christian studies, the students […]

HPU hosts BGCT’s Super Summer camp for Texas youth

BROWNWOOD – July 21, 2015 – Howard Payne University recently hosted the Baptist General Convention of Texas’ Super Summer camp, a weeklong event designed to foster leadership skills in young Christians. In addition to hundreds of Texas youth, approximately 65 HPU alumni, students, faculty and staff members participated in the camp. Youth ministers from churches […]

Six HPU students recognized for servant leadership

By Chandler Condra, HPU senior BROWNWOOD – May 18, 2015 – Howard Payne University recently honored six students for their display of servant leadership on campus and in the community. Students were recognized for their service and received awards during the university’s annual Servant Leadership Program. The Nat Tracy Servant Leader Award was presented to […]

HPU’s Currie-Strickland lectures warn of “segregated Christianity”

BROWNWOOD – February 19, 2015 – “Our witness as Christians is not to change others, but to change ourselves and, in so doing, invite others to do the same,” said the Reverend Dr. Willie James Jennings, guest speaker at Howard Payne University’s eighth annual Currie-Strickland Distinguished Lectures in Christian Ethics held recently on campus. “We […]

HPU youth ministry conference to address “The Elephants in the Room”

BROWNWOOD – February 16, 2015 – Howard Payne University will host its annual Perspectives on Youth Ministry Conference tomorrow and Wednesday, February 17 and 18. The conference is open to all youth ministry personnel at a cost of $45, which includes five conferences, round-table discussions, one dinner and one breakfast. The cost for students is […]

HPU Currie-Strickland lectures to address Christianity, race in America

BROWNWOOD – January 16, 2015 – “Being Christian in Racial America” is the topic for Howard Payne University’s upcoming eighth annual Currie-Strickland Distinguished Lectures in Christian Ethics. The lectures will take place Thursday, February 12, and Friday, February 13, and are free to the public. The Reverend Dr. Willie James Jennings, associate professor of theology […]

HPU to host Christian studies lecturer Kim Williams Bodenhamer

BROWNWOOD – November 13, 2014 – Howard Payne University’s School of Christian Studies will host guest lecturer Kim Williams Bodenhamer, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Religion at Baylor University, next Tuesday, November 18, at 7:30 p.m. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the Richard and […]

HPU to host Raquel Contreras of Baptist World Alliance

BROWNWOOD – October 31, 2014 – Howard Payne University welcomes the community to campus next week as guest speaker Raquel Contreras tells stories and imparts knowledge from experiences gained as president of the women’s department of the Baptist World Alliance and as general director of Editorial Mundo Hispano in El Paso. There are three opportunities […]

HPU assistant professor publishes books on women in missions

BROWNWOOD – July 22, 2014 – Dr. Melody Maxwell, assistant professor of Christian studies at Howard Payne University, recently published two books analyzing the role of women in missions and church leadership. Dr. Maxwell’s most recent work, “The Woman I Am: Southern Baptist Women’s Writings, 1906-2006,” references Woman’s Missionary Union (WMU) publications and traces developing […]

HPU faculty member publishes book on worship and the Baptist faith

BROWNWOOD – June 20, 2014 – Dr. Derek Hatch, assistant professor of Christian studies at Howard Payne University, recently co-edited “Gathering Together: Baptists at Work in Worship,” a collection of essays examining how worship shapes the Baptist faith. Penned by pastors and scholars from across the United States, the essays take a close look at […]

HPU group travels to Slovakia for cross-cultural mission trip

BROWNWOOD – June 13, 2014 – Dr. Melody Maxwell, assistant professor of Christian studies at Howard Payne University, and five students from her spring International Missions Practicum course recently traveled to Važec, Slovakia, for a week-long mission experience. The course is designed to give students firsthand experience in cross-cultural service. The group led ministry activities […]