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Dr. Stan Coffey's current pastorate:
THE CHURCH at QUAIL CREEK - Amarillo, TX, 1984 to present
Dr. Stan Coffey began his second tenure as pastor of San Jacinto Baptist Church on July 1, 1984, and is currently serving in his twentieth year.
nder Dr. Coffey's
leadership, two church sponsored evangelistic crusades to the former Soviet Union resulted in over 12,000 professions of faith.
has been a much sought after speaker, having preached over 160 revivals in 17 different states as well as statewide denominational meetings.
e has preached the gospel in 10 foreign countries.
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Bio for Stan Coffey
Dr. Stan Coffey
has spent them majority of his
life as pastor of San Jacinto Baptist Church
, Amarillo, Texas.
During this time, more than 10,000 new persons have been added to the church body and there have been more than 15,000 professions of faith and 8,000 baptisms.
Dr. Coffey currently serves as a Member of the Board of the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention.
He has served as President of the SBTC as well as trustee on the North American Mission Board.
is also the author of several books:
Building the Greatest Churches Since Pentecost Comfort, Peace and Hope
What To Do When You Feel Like Giving Up
Eternal Life: How To Know For Sure
Possessing the Promises of God
For Dr. Stan Coffey, the senior minister at San Jacinto Baptist Church, Proposition 2 is worth voting for.The father of two says he urges his congregation of 5,000 to voice their opinions November 8.
Proposition 2 is an amendment to the Texas Constitution.If it passes, it would define the union of only a man and a woman.
"We don`t endorse a candidate.But on issues like this, we speak on what the Bible says, and then encourage people to get out and vote their heart, their conscience," Coffey
But at the same time, I think we should hold up the Biblical standard because a family is the foundation upon which our nation is built," Coffey
calls on the Scripture for his
"We`d like for a marriage to be defined as the Bible defines marriage, and there is no definition of marriage for same-sex persons in the Bible," he
And while Coffey
believes liberal clergy have changed the Biblical definition of marriage, Venable says the amendment completely overlooks what`s important.
"No matter what the culture says, the Bible still stands as literal truth for me," Coffey
We have recently lost Pastor Stan Coffey.
Stan Coffey, founding ...
Stan Coffey, founding SBTC president, dies
AMARILLO, Texas - Stan Coffey, longtime Amarillo pastor who served as the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention's founding president, died Dec. 26 after an extended illness.
served Southern Baptist churches in Texas, New Mexico and Arkansas for 40-plus years.
He was pastor of The Church at Quail Creek in Amarillo (formerly San Jacinto Baptist Church) for nearly 35 years, from 1975-79 and from 1984 until his death.
, who played a significant role in the founding of the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention
, gave considerable support to the fledgling convention as pastor of the large Church at Quail Creek.
After the convention was formed he was tapped as its first president, serving from 1998-2000.
"Prior to the existence of the SBTC, Stan Coffey pastored the largest church in the reformation group pushing for the formation of a new convention," SBTC Executive Director Jim Richards told the Southern Baptist TEXAN, newsjournal of the state convention.
"Being a man of conviction, Stan
was willing to put his
reputation on the line for the cause of biblical inerrancy and cooperative work among Baptists.
paid a high price for his
efforts with challenges to his
health and ministry.
Through it all he
remained faithful to win people to Jesus.
In comments to the Amarillo Globe-News
, Richards said Coffey's
"contributions were immeasurable" to the state convention.
helped Southern Baptist
causes "until his final days," Richards said.
was a recipient of the SBTC
's W.A. Criswell Award for Pastoral Evangelism and the H. Paul Pressler Distinguished Service Award for his
work during the SBC's Conservative Resurgence and his
key role in the founding of the SBTC
Coffey also served Southern Baptists in a variety of other positions; he was a trustee of the North American Mission Board, a member of the SBC Executive Committee; and president and vice president of the SBC Pastors' Conference.
Known as a passionate evangelist, Coffey's
church was consistently recognized for its high number of baptisms - nearly 10,000 during his
Gene Jeter, a deacon and 40-year member of the Church at Quail Creek
, told the Globe-News, "What I loved about Stan
is that he always preached the gospel of Christ.
"always gave everyone an opportunity to accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.
Thousands of people have accepted Jesus Christ through his
preaching over the course of his
In recent years, Coffey
spoke out as a prominent voice for biblical values.
During the recent debates over same-sex marriage, he
consistently pointed to Scripture as the definer of marriage.
convictions politically were rooted in his
longstanding commitment to biblical inerrancy.
Last summer, Coffey became a public advocate for what he regarded as compassionate immigration reform, including involvement in a coalition of evangelicals who launched an ad campaign urging Republican House members to support immigration reform that included a path to citizenship.
was the author of several books, including "Building the Greatest Churches Since Pentecost"; "Comfort, Peace and Hope: Help for Hurting Hearts in the Time of Grief" and "The Return," according to business profile site ZoomInfo cited by the Globe-News.
The Return, Coffey's last book, focused on biblical prophecy.
The funeral home obituary noted that Coffey
had conducted conferences on prophecy across the nation, with engagements booked well into 2015.
Coffey's other pastorates included First Baptist Church
in Albuquerque, N.M.; three Texas churches, County Line Baptist in Morton, Hurlwood Baptist
in Lubbock; and First Baptist in Josephine; and Trinity Baptist Church in Texarkana, Ark.
Raised in Sweetwater, Okla., Coffey
was saved at age 6 and took his
first pastorate at age 20.
He earned degrees from Wayland Baptist University, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and California Graduate School of Theology.
Coffey is survived by his wife Glenda, a son, Scott Coffey of North Carolina; a daughter, Natalie Coffey Archer of Amarillo; and nine grandchildren.
Former Amarillo Mayor Trent Sisemore who formerly served on staff with Coffey at The Church at Quail Creek, told the Globe-News, "Stan was my pastor, mentor and friend.
, founding SBTC