TBM has appointed former Texas Baptists Executive Director David Hardage to lead its efforts to engage churches in TBM ministries. 

Drawing upon his years as a Baptist pastor, association leader and state convention official, Hardage will help churches across Texas serve through TBM, including disaster relief ministries, water impact efforts, volunteer builder projects and discipleship initiatives.

“Dr. Hardage is widely respected for his passion to help congregations take the Gospel into their communities, across the state and around the world,” said TBM Executive Director/CEO Mickey Lenamon. “We are blessed to have him and excited about the future as more and more people share God’s love through TBM ministries.”

As leader of the largest state Baptist convention in the nation, Hardage helped more than 5,000 churches focus on the Great Commandment of loving God and loving others as well as the Great Commission to share the Gospel – the guiding principles that shape all TBM does.

“For years, I have supported and encouraged people to get involved in TBM ministries,” Hardage said. “TBM volunteers are the first to meet needs after disasters. They follow God’s calling to give people access to clean drinking water around the world. They share the Gospel wherever they are. That’s what Christ calls His followers to be about. I’m excited about joining TBM in their mission to share God’s love.”

Hardage served as BGCT executive director 2012-2023. Prior to that, he was director of development for Truett Theological Seminary. Previously he led Waco Regional Baptist Association and before that pastored several churches in Texas and Oklahoma.

Hardage earned a bachelor’s degree from Baylor University, a Master of Divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a doctorate from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. This year, he was awarded Baylor University’s Pro Ecclesia Medal of Service for his broad contributions to Christian ministry. He and his wife, Kathleen, have two grown children.