South Main Baptist Church – Houston, Texas
South Main Baptist Church is located near downtown Houston, Texas. Throughout its 100-year history, South Main Baptist Church has been known for its strong Baptist heritage, active mission’s ministry, and progressive stance regarding issues such as civil rights and women in ministry. In March of 2003, Dr. Steve Wells came to South Main from Mississippi, becoming South Main Baptist Church’s ninth pastor. South Main embraces a legacy of diversity and a passion for service as the church looks forward to future with the direction and energy that Steve’s new leadership is bringing to the congregation.
Operación San Andrés was founded by Dr. and Mrs. Luis A. Campos who are members of South Main. The membership of South Main Baptist Church embraced the vision of OSA, and this mission endeavor is now an integral part of South Main’s overall mission effort.
The Texas Baptist Hunger Offering (TBHO) provides funds to purchase food for the hungry and to help people escape from poverty. The Offering functions as a network of care connecting resources from individuals, churches and organizations with ministries that provide critical hunger and poverty relief services. Annually, the Offering distributes approximately $700,000 to over 100 different hunger relief ministries in Texas, the USA and worldwide locations.
Over the past few years, the educational enrichment and nutrition program at the OSA, called Living Water-OSA, and at the Jose Galvito preschool have been greatly improved thanks to the generous grants from the TBHO.