Wednesday, June 3

Obituary : Former president of the Baptist General Convention of Texas, Phil Lineberger commits suicide

The former president of the Baptist General Convention of Texas, Phil Lineberger, who is also pastor of Sugar Land Baptist Church, committed suicide on Sunday, according to reports emerging Wednesday. Lineberger is known to have suffered with depression for a long time.
Pastor Lineberger's son-in-law, Brian Seay explained that he "lost a battle with depression and took his own life."
Lineberger was raised in Texarkana in Texas, and went on to graduate from the University of Arkansas and the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. More recently he took up roles as a regent at Baylor University and William Jewell College as well as a trustee at Dallas Baptist University.

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