Baylor campus welcomes 8,000 Hispanic youth for BGCT’s Congreso 2011
For the third straight year, the Baylor campus welcomed thousands of Hispanic Baptist youth over Easter weekend for Congreso, a bilingual event organized by the Baptist General Convention of Texas (BGCT) to inspire, encourage and educate Hispanic youth. (See more on the Congreso Facebook page.)
Baylor University President Ken Starr was on hand to welcome the crowd of nearly 8,000 students Thursday night as Congreso began; weekend speakers included Lubbock pastor Tiny Dominguez, San Antonio evangelist Sammy Lopez, and Hispanic Baptist Convention of Texas President Jesse Rincones. In yet another Baylor connection, the David Crowder Band performed the event’s closing concert on Saturday.
“Our goal is to present these students with the changing power of Jesus Christ,” Baylor associate chaplain Ryan Richardson told the Waco Tribune-Herald. Frank Palos, of the Hispanic Evangelism wing of the BGCT, said last year’s event saw 2,000 students accept Christ and 750 more say they felt a calling to the ministry. What a great way to introduce so many youth to Baylor and supporting the BGCT’s efforts in impacting so many lives!
Sic ’em, Congreso!