Community Engagement

Community Connections

Collaborative efforts to serve communities in the name of Christ.

Eliminating Infant Mortality

Tarrant County has the highest infant mortality rate of any county in Texas

Babies are dying on our watch. To combat this tragedy, Tarrant Baptists have joined forces with the Safe Baby Sleep Council to provide portable pack ‘n plays to twenty-nine organizations and agencies which work directly with families to provide a safe sleep environment and empower parents to keep their babies safe. Since December 2018, Tarrant Baptists have provided over 2037 pack ‘n plays at a price of over $101,700 along with safety information for local families.
Cook Children’s Center for Prevention of Child Maltreatment is tracking the placement of these pack ‘n plays against the areas of infant deaths to see the effect this resource is having on the infant mortality rate. The hope of the Safe Baby Sleep Council is that through these collaborative efforts hospitals, cities, counties, direct aid agencies, and local churches will turn this statistic around. We want Tarrant County to be the safest place to have a baby and raise a family.


Is Your Church Studying Your Community?

Are you looking at relocating or starting a new church? Or maybe you just want to study your community. These are all good reasons to acquire a demographic study. Several options are open to your church through Tarrant Baptist Association. Contact Becky Biser ( for assistance with demographics. MissionInsite demographic studies are available FREE to all TBA churches.

Ministry Area Profile

TBA can also provide an in-depth custom demographic study for your church.

  • You will receive it quickly by e-mail (PDF File)

Hunger Relief

Hunger Relief Sites | Services & Other Community Resources

Christian Community Assistance

Linda Jo Galvan
1903 W. Bowie
Fort Worth, TX 76110
(Private Line: 921-3390)
Fax: 817.921.5370
(Serves 76115, 123, 132, 133, 134, 109, & 110)
Food and clothing

Community Caring Center

Linda Williams
317 Commerce
Azle, TX 76020
817.270.2962 until 12 noon
Fax: 817.270.8643
(Serves 76020. If child in school, serves 135, 085 & 082. Serves 020 one time, only)
Food & clothing

Cornerstone Resource Network

Jesse Vasquez
3500 Noble Ave.
Fort Worth, TX 76111
817.632.6000 x112
Fax: 817.335.5731
(Must be referred by partners—or
be already in program to qualify)
Food, clothing, education, medical, kids club

Eastside Ministries

Allison Butz
5929 East Lancaster
Fort Worth, TX 76112
Fax: 817.446.3610
(Serves 76103, 112, 120)
Food & clothing


Mark Woolverton
610 Shady Brook Drive
Grapevine, TX 76099
817.488.7009, ext. 101
Fax: 817.488.2181
(Serves Grapevine, Colleyville, & Southlake)
Food, clothing, furniture, cars, legal advice

Mission Arlington/Mission Metroplex

Tillie Burgin
210 West South Street
Arlington, TX 76010
Fax: 817.277.3388
(Serves Arlington & Grand Prairie)
Food, Bible studies, clothing, medical, dental, furniture, transportation, etc.

N.E.E.D. East

John Bobo
424 West Bedford Euless Rd.
Hurst, TX 76053
817.280.0286 (10AM—3PM)
Fax: 817.282.9830
(Serves 76053, 054, 021, 022, 039, 040, 095)
Food & clothing

N.E.E.D. West

Carol Malcom
5028 Broadway.
Fort Worth, TX 76117
(phone only 10-3)
Fax: 817/759-1508
(Serves 76111, 117, 118,180,182,137,148)
Food & clothing


Betty Ortiz
1600 Circle Park Blvd.
Fort Worth, TX 76164
817.626.1102 (T-F, 8-5 & Sat, 8-12)
Fax: 817.626.9043
(Serves 76008, 020, 052, 071, 106, 108, 114, 127, 131,135, 177, 179,164)
Food, clothing, repairs to senior citizen’s homes

West Aid

William Pherigo
7940 Camp Bowie West
Fort Worth, TX 76116
Fax: 817.732.6936
M-F 9:30—2:30
(Serves 76107, 109, 116, 126)

Counseling Network

A networking ministry to anyone looking to obtain or provide Christian counseling services in the DFW area.

In order to minister to both churches and individuals, we have created this program as a networking ministry to anyone looking to obtain or provide Christian counseling services in the DFW area. Through the Counseling Scholarship program, those seeking counsel can have financial assistance in getting the help they desire. In this program, each scholarship provides for 8 sessions of counseling, paid on a rotation basis by the client, the church, the counselor, and TBA—in that order. There is a maximum payment of $100 per session.

Potential Counseling Client

If you are seeking counsel, please contact your church to be sure that it is eligible and if so, have a staff member send in a referral to the Tarrant Baptist Association.

Church Staff—to Make Referrals

If there is someone at your church who is interested in counseling, a staff member needs to complete the referral form under Additional Resources. On the referral form, you will need to indicate which counselor you are requesting. Click here for a list of counselors. Also, for your church to qualify for these services, your church has to be an active member of the Tarrant Baptist Association.


We invite you to be a part of this great program. It gives you more exposure to new clients, as well as referral sources on a free referral network. It also gives you the chance to impact the kingdom by helping people get the counseling they need but cannot afford. If you are a counselor who is not on this list and you would like to be, or if you are on the list and any information is incorrect, please email us or call 817-927-1911, ext. 201.

School Initiatives

There are 436 schools in Tarrant County.

Churches are needed to adopt schools, pray and provide mentors to encourage and empower students. Click here to see a FWISD school partners list and pray about how you can partner with a school near you.

Some of the ways churches are working with schools:
CDF Freedom Schools®
Good News Clubs
KidsHope U.S.A.
Beach Clubs
Backpack program
Weekend backpack program
Hall and lunch room monitors
Monthly prayer walks
Staff appreciation breakfasts and lunches
Office volunteers
And more!

Campus Ministry

Along with churches reaching out to college students, Tarrant Baptist Association partners with Texas Baptists to provide Baptist Student Ministries on several of the college campuses. There are over 100,000 college students in Tarrant County. We have Baptist Student Ministries at most of our campuses but still need churches to adopt campuses.

BSM Director Gary Stidham

University of Texas at Arlington (UTA)
UTA BSM website
Email Gary

Associate BSM Director Putti Sok Benner

University of Texas at Arlington (UTA)
UTA BSM website
Email Putti

Associate BSM Director Ben Muir

University of Texas at Arlington (UTA)
UTA BSM website
Email Ben

BSM Director Warren Ethridge

Texas Christian University (TCU)
TCU BSM website
Email Warren

Associate BSM Director Jessica Mendez

Texas Christian University (TCU)
TCU BSM website
Email Jessica

BSM Director Morgan Little

Tarleton State University – Fort Worth Campus
Tarleton – FW BSM website
Email Morgan

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