When All Hope was Seemingly Lost...Gloria Sanderson of Pioneer Bank Showed Up for Arthur J. Smith Sr. and His Family with a $15,000.00 dollar Check

Arthur Smith Sr., his wife Darlene Koffey Smith, son Arthur Smith III, also known as “Yung Giant”, Gloria Sanderson, SVP, CRA/Fair Lending Officer for Pioneer Bank are the featured individuals on the cover of “VERSION 1” of Houston Business Connections Magazine’s “2017 Year-End Review” edition. Houston Texans football player J.J. Watt is also featured on the cover of this version. Inside this edition, J.J. Watt shares how he plans to distribute the millions of dollars the J.J. Watt Foundation received in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Beyoncé, Mattress Mack, Jim Crane, State Senator Borris L. Miles, State Rep. Shawn Thierry, Dr. Letitia Plummer, Judge Loyd Wright, Judge Christine Riddle Butts, Judge John Schmude, Judge Renee Magee, Attorney Sandra Peake, and Attorney Melanie Wilcox Flowers are just a few of the other distinguished individuals featured inside this edition. Houston Business Connections Magazine© is published by Aubrey R. Taylor Communications. All Rights Reserved. Cover photo by: Kennedy Hall, Phillis Wheatley High School Journalism Department/Photographer


Gladys Knight is coming to Houston on Friday, January 19, 2018, for the Diamond Dreams Gala at Minute Maid Park

Held on the field at Minute Maid Park, the Diamond Dreams Gala features seven-time Grammy winner, Ms. Gladys Knight -The Empress of Soul, as well as Astros players and legends. The event benefits the Astros Foundation and New Hope Housing, an organization combatting homelessness by providing housing and support services for those in need. In case you don’t know, The Astros Foundation supports local 501(c)3 nonprofits and their causes through fundraising events. They support organizations whose efforts benefit Youth Baseball/Softball, Education/Literacy, Childhood Cancer, Military and Quality of Life.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

BULLETIN: Meet Dr. Jack Evans, President of Southwest Christian College in Terrell, Texas

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We Would Like to Thank Dr. Jack Evans for Meeting with Jim Johnson

Dr. Jack Evans Sr. is a native of Houston, Texas. He was baptized into Christ in 1953 at the age of 15 by the late Paul Settles. He began preaching at the age of 16. After attending the public schools of Houston for 9 years, he transferred to the Nashville Christian Institute in Nashville, Tennessee, of which the eminent Marshall Keeble was President at this time. He graduated from his high school in 1957. He then enrolled in Southwestern Christian College (SWCC), a junior college, of Terrell, Texas, from which he graduated in 1959. He served as the associate Minister of the College Church of Christ while attending Southwestern. 

After graduating from SWCC, Jack Evans Sr. enrolled in Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, New Mexico--majoring in History and Religion; he graduated from this university in 1961. He preached for a small congregation in Hale Center, Texas, while attending college in New Mexico. Upon graduation Dr. Evans began graduate work, in 1961, in History and English at the University of Texas (Texas Western College at the time) in El Paso, Texas. 

In 1963 he received his M.A. degree. His M.A. thesis was entitled "THE HISTORY OF SOUTHWESTERN CHRISTIAN COLLEGE OF TERRELL, TEXAS." He was the Minister of the Cebada St. Church of Christ in El Paso while attending graduate school. He has had conferred upon him the Doctor of Laws (LL.D) degrees by Harding University, Pepperdine University, and Abilene Christian University. 

Dr. Evans became Dean of SWCC in 1963. He served in this capacity and as an instructor in History for 4 years. In 1967, he was appointed President of Southwestern Christian College, thus becoming the first Afro-American president of the only predominantly black Christian College among churches of Christ. He is presently serving in this capacity. SWCC became fully accredited under his administration in 1973. He is listed in the Who's Who in American College and University Administration and Who's Who in Texas Today. He is a member of the Board of Directors of David Lipscomb University. 

Dr. Evans has spoken on all the major lectureships of Christian colleges and in special seminars and meetings on other college campuses. He conducts gospel meetings and crusades in churches of Christ through out the nation, and has participated in a number of religious debates. 

He is the author/editor of the Evans-Barr Debate, the Curing of Ham, the Cross or the Crescent, Sermons that Save, Sinai or Zion?, The Two Covenants; and co-author with Dr. James Maxell, of Divorce and Remarriage, and with G.P. Holt, of Sermons of the Crusades. 

Jack Evans Sr. is married to Patricia Evans of Nashville, Tennessee. They have three sons, Jack Jr., Herbert Raye and David Paul. They have two grandsons, Jack Evans III, and Brandon Jamal.

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About Jim Johnson

Jim Johnson is responsible for the global growth and expansion of all Aubrey R. Taylor Communications products, publications and services. He is currently charged with growing and expanding the Houston Dallas Fort Worth Business Connections Magazine footprint in Texas. Johnson is also the founder and CEO of Better Marketing Concepts, LLC and is supported by some of the best international business consultants in the world. His travels and associations worldwide have afforded him the opportunity to create and maintain strong relationships with powerful people in both the corporate and political worlds. Jim Johnson has developed a unique approach, working with small and large firms, and governmental entities -- each approach is customized and strategic in nature. After spending more than 25-years working in corporate America representing firms such as International Telephone & Telegraph, Aramco Services Company, Texaco, and The Anheuser Bush Companies, Johnson has gained vast knowledge and a keen understanding of how Corporate America works.

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