Tri-Rivers Bible Spelling Bee Registration

Tri-Rivers Baptist Area is Hosting a Bible Spelling Bee starting April 15, 2020.  To Register/Learn More Click HERE

Pre-Registration Link Tri-Rivers Free Summer Boys/Girls Retreats

Pre-Register Now for the 2020 Tri-Rivers Free Summer Boys/Girls Retreat

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Church Registration for On-Site Active Shooter Response Training

Register HERE for your Church On-Site Active Shooter Response Training

BH Carroll Teaching Network

BH Carroll Teaching Network has partnered with Tri-Rivers to bring Theological Teaching to your Home         Click HERE To Register/Learn More 

$40.00  Per Course
Scholarships Available

HOPE Ministries Volunteer/Information Form

Ministries of HOPE Ministry Volunteer/Information Form
Register HERE to serve/learn:

  • Domestic Violence Advocate
  • Crises Respite Center
  • Caring for Caregivers
  • Homes for the Homeless
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Here you will find information concerning our Associations and their ministries. We hope you find your time spent here a blessing.

The purpose of the Tri-Rivers Baptist Area shall be to awaken and stimulate the affliated churches involvement in Evangelism, Christian Development, Benevolent work, and to cultivate Fellowship and cooperation among the churches.  We are convinced that the local churches are first in the advancement of the Kingdom of God.  The Tri-River Baptist Area Mission is to assist these churches in reaching their objectives and goals as they follow the vision that God has given them.

Feel free to browse through the various areas of our website and learn about our Associations.  If you have any questions or would like to know more about our Associations pease contact us. 

In God's Service,

Rev Richard Ray
Director of Missions

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Tri-Rivers Emergency Assistance Forum

During this season of Coronavirus many of our church family may find themselves in need beyond what the local church can provide.  This forum allows church pastors, leaders and members to submit their need to be shared with your Director of Missions Richard Ray who will reach out to the Brotherhood of Churches in the Tri-Rivers Baptist Area to meet these needs.  Submit Your Request HERE.

COVID-19 Guidelines by County & Information Links

Office of Texas Governor:  Abbott

COVID-19 State Case Dashboard:  DSHS

Erath County Judge:  Guidelines 

Coryell County Judge:  Guidelines

Hamilton County Judge:  Guidelines

Lampasas County Judge:  Guidelines

"Cares Act"

Small business owners and non-profits including churches in all U.S. states, Washington D.C., are currently eligible to apply for a long-term, low-interest loan due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).  The Cares Act is providing "Paycheck Protection Program".  The Paycheck Protection Program prioritizes millions of Americans employed by small businesses by directing $349 billion towards job retention and business operating expenses.  

To Learn More Here.

To Apply Contact your Bank to see if they handle SBA Loans.

How does the CARES Act benefit my church, ministry, or nonprofit?

• There is now increased eligibility for Small Business Administration Loans under section 7(a) for nonprofits, charities, Christian schools, and preschools.
• The bill also allows for the inclusion of churches.
• Loans can be used for the following: payroll expenses, health care costs, mortgage or rent payments, utilities, and interest payments.
• No loan payments under this program are due for one year.
• No fees are included as part of the loan program.
• The money available for each organization is the average of total monthly payments by the applicant for payroll, mortgage payments, rent payments, and payments on any other debt obligations incurred during the one-year period before the date on which the loan is made, except that, in the case of an applicant that is for a seasonal employer, as determined by the Administrator, the average total monthly payments for payroll shall be for the period beginning March 1, 2019, and ending June 30, 2019.
• The maximum amount the loan can be made for has increased to $10 million.
• Loans made under section 7(a) are to be used for the following: payroll support, employee salaries, mortgage payments, utilities, and other debt.

How can my organization qualify?

• The organization must have been in operation on March 1, 2020.
• The borrower has to have had employees and been paying salaries and payroll taxes during the covered period of March 1, 2020, through June 30, 2020.
• The organization has fewer than 500 employees.
Will loan forgiveness be available?
• Forgiveness eligibility on section 7(a) loans will be in an amount equal to the cost of maintaining payroll continuity during the covered period.
• Forgiveness may not exceed total payroll costs incurred by the eligible recipient during the covered period.

What are my next steps?

1. Contact the bank where your accounts are currently located to determine if it can begin receiving applications for SBA section 7(a) loans, specifically loans you qualify for under the CARES Act.
2. If your bank does not have information on section 7(a) loans, contact other banks in your area that are small-business friendly.
3. While you are waiting, visit to apply for the SBA disaster relief program. The SBA representative will either assign your loan to a local bank or provide information on how to proceed. This will at least get your application moving forward.
4. If you are having issues finding a lender to assist you with your SBA section 7(a) loan, please contact our office, and we will assist you in finding alternatives.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Resources for Community- and Faith-Based Leaders
Plan, prepare, and respond to coronavirus disease

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) "What you Need to Know"

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How do you Protect Yourself?
If you Think you are Sick?
General Guidance on Gathering Together

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Contact Information  
Tri Rivers Baptist Area
502 E. Main Street
Gatesville, Texas 76528
Phone 254-865-1299
Mobile 432-202-1526
Office Hours  
  • Tri-River Baptist Area (Monday - Thursday)
    – 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Tri-Rivers Baptist Area Newsletter

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Church Life Report Results

Total Results (July 2019 - Present):

Salvations = 69
Church Additions = 147
Total Church Reporting = 28

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