Baptist Student Ministries

Mission Statement

The HSU Baptist Student Ministry exists to minister to the spiritual needs of the students of Hardin-Simmons University. We seek to provide a context for spiritual engagement, formation, and renewal with the hope that all HSU students might have a fully developed relationship with Jesus Christ. We are called to love, to serve, and to walk alongside students during their time at HSU. Students from all denominations and faiths are welcome in the BSM.

BSM is a ministry of Texas Baptist Churches that encourages students to follow Christ and transform the world.

Contact BSM
Tanner Clarke, BSM Director
phone: 325-670-1256

Terri Prestidge, BSM Office Manager
phone: 325-670-1255

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Howdy Party
Our first event of the semester is the BSM Howdy Party. This event usually takes place on the first Tuesday evening of the fall semester and is located on the Anderson Lawn. This is a great chance to meet people who are involved in our ministry teams and sign up for more information on the various activities hosted by your HSU BSM.

Free Noon Meal

During the fall semester, the BSM provides a free noon meal each Wednesday. Everyone is invited!

Night of Worship
Join us the first Tuesday night of every month at 7 p.m. for a night of worship and Bible study. This is a campus wide worship service held in Logsdon Chapel. We would love to have you!

Cowboy Kids Christmas Party

This event is led by our Freshmen Leadership Council (FreshCo). We invite elementary students from local schools in Abilene to campus for movies, crafts, Christmas gifts and dinner where they are hosted for the afternoon by HSU students.

Woven Women’s Ministry
Woven is a ministry specifically for the women at Hardin-Simmons University. This ministry seeks to form community through bible study as well as various events throughout each semester.

Through our Ministry Teams, the BSM serves the community by doing several local missions projects as well as campus outreach projects throughout each semester.

The BSM offers students many opportunities to serve, pray, or give toward student missions. Texas Baptist student missions helps teach, equip, and send university students all over the world to reach people for Christ. Opportunities include Christmas break projects, 10-week summer missions, two week impact teams, study abroad missions, as well as semester positions. Whatever it takes . . . BSM student missions is here to help you be in on what God is doing.

Applications for summer missions are available in the BSM office. Stop by for more information.

For more information about summer missions refer to the website

Interns are a vital part of the ongoing ministry of the BSM. Our student interns are the face of the BSM to our campus. Interns serve in a variety of roles. They are responsible for meeting with members of the BSM Leadership team and providing discipleship and ministry direction. They each organize specific ministries within the BSM. Our goal is to offer student interns on-the-ground ministry experience in order to help shape them into ministry leaders.

Kamri Hickerson

Kamri is a sophomore Biology major with double minors in Psychology and Spanish. Her hometown is Longview, Texas. She currently serves as the leader of the BSM’s freshmen ministry team. This is her first year working as a BSM intern.

Brandon Miller

Brandon is a sophomore Biology major with a minor in Exercise Science. He grew up right here in Abilene. This is his first year as a BSM intern. He currently leads the BSM’s Campus Outreach and Evangelism team.