Texas Baptist Men


Disaster Relief

Disaster Relief


The motivation behind the Disaster Relief Ministry of Texas Baptist Men can be summed up in a single phrase: "a cup of cold water in Jesus' name." Each year, TBM trains volunteers and coordinates efforts to provide prompt assistance and emergency support during times of disaster. TBM has been involved in disaster relief in Texas and around the world since 1967. The Southern Baptist Disaster Relief is one of the largest responders to disasters in the United States.

Disaster Relief Ministry Areas:

The primary goal of all ministry areas is to present the Gospel in a practical way by showing God’s love and performing good deeds. 

Click on DR Training Information (at left) for available training modules for each ministry area.

Click on DR Training Calendar (at left) for calendar of scheduled training

  • Asset Protection
  • Assessors
  • Box Ministry
  • Chainsaw
  • Chaplains
  • Child Care
  • Feeding
  • Flood & Fire Recovery
  • Heavy Equipment
  • Incident Management Teams
  • International Response
  • Leadership Development
  • Rapid Assessment Teams (RAT)
  • Shower/Laundry
  • Support Units
  • Temporary Roofing

For more information, contact: 

Robert Howington
Disaster Relief Vice President and Committee Chair
Click here to email Robert

TBM is following Jesus' example when he fed the 5,000 then the 4,000, and His parable of the Good Samaritan and Matthew 25: 31-46. TBM's Disaster Relief is Christian love in action. It is meeting the urgent needs of those hurting in crisis situations with loving care and a timely response as James 2:15-16 instructs.

How can you help?

  • Pray
  • Attend a Disaster Relief orientation - check the calendar on the left for upcoming training dates
  • Help your church prepare for disasters
  • Give financially

By their very nature, disasters are unpredictable, unscheduled, and therefore - unbudgeted. We rely on God's provision to meet needs during disasters. Will you prayerfully consider how you can join with us in God's activities?

If you would like to help with our Disaster Relief ministry, we invite you to attend an upcoming training. Please check the calendar on the left for future dates. Click the date for more information or to register.

TBM Disaster Relief Status

  • Active

     Texas Baptist Men is currently responding to a disaster situation. Pray for those who have been affected by the disaster. Pray for those currently serving in Christ’s name and contact your Disaster Relief Area Coordinator if you are available to respond.

  • Alert

     Texas Baptist Men has been notified of a disaster situation and may be asked to mobilize resources. Pray for those who may have been affected.

  • Standby

     Texas Baptist Men has been asked to respond to a disaster situation and is currently mobilizing resources. Pray for those who have been affected by the disaster. Pray for those who will be responding and contact your Disaster Relief Area Coordinator if you are available to respond.

  • Stand Down

     Texas Baptist Men is currently not responding to any disaster situation or has been asked de-activate any resources that are currently responding to a disaster. Take time to get spiritually – mentally – and physically ready to assist others during times of disaster. Disaster Relief training opportunities are scheduled throughout the state. Contact your Disaster Relief Area Coordinator if you have any questions.