Dick BakerDick and AnnBo BakerBaylorFarmersvillePrestonwoodJesus
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The Baker Brothers

Bo was in full time evangelism with his brother, Dick from 1958 until 1973.  Their partnership was born out of a special calling of the Lord that they should go anywhere the doors opened to them to share the Gospel of Christ, that Jesus died so that everyone could know forgiveness and have eternal life.  This was their heartbeat and they traveled together all across the U.S. and overseas in countless countries teaming with the missionaries there to reach the people they were serving.  Churches would regularly schedule a week of special services, or revival meetings, to reach those outside their church doors and to encourage their own members.  Bo preached and taught.  Dick would use the choirs in the local churches and lead the music,  singing the Gospel message.  Sometimes these nightly revival services would extend beyond one week.  Often churches in a city would band together and have city wide crusades and they would come together nightly in the town's football stadiums, gymnasiums, or civic auditoriums, and even rodeo arenas.   Many times churches would have services in outdoor tents.  Anywhere and everywhere, the Baker Brothers were used to reach people for Christ.  They would play together in their signature trumpet duets in every revival they were a part of.  This was particularly fun part of serving together and they continued to play those trumpets together even in their eighties!  Their friendship and brotherly love ( and teasing ) endeared them to those they ministered to in the Name of the Lord.

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Dick’s brother, Bo, was more than just a brother by blood, but they were brothers in Christ.  They were the best of friends and they had the closest bond because they were team members in their ministry together.   Their ministry began  as young men and they served together for most of their lives.  Even though they did serve in separate churches in the 70's and 80's, you cannot speak of one brother without mentioning the other.  


Bo pastored several churches before full time evangelism began.  He was a young preacher boy when he pastored Union Chapel in Georgetown, Gholson Baptist near Waco, Walnut Springs Baptist Church, and then he was the pastor of Birchman Avenue Baptist Church in Fort Worth after he finished his seminary work.  Bo felt the call to full time evangelism not long after Dick sensed God's leading to do the same.  Their years of evangelism as The Baker Brothers lasted almost 20 years.  In 1973, Bo was led to become the pastor of Plymouth Park Baptist Church in Irving, TX.  He once again was blessed to be a part of a great, loving church.  He also spoke to the entire Dallas/Ft.Worth metroplex everyday in his rush hour radio program On the Way with Bo Baker.   He retired in 1988 and became their Pastor Emeritus.  During those following years he served as an interim pastor in Buenos Aires, Argentina and in Wiesbaden, Germany.  He continued to preach in many churches in revivals or special events, and during camp weeks at Glorieta Baptist Encampment in New Mexico.  Often over the past 18 years, he was again on the platform with Dick, a team once again.

Bo had such a gift with words and he wrote many wonderful lyrics for several of Dick's melodys.   Some of those songs are:

His Way…Mine!

Deeper With God

Calvary’s Calling

There Are So Many Valleys

The Carpenter

Mighty Things

Abundantly

I Sing of New Life

Revive Again

Carry On (2006)

And many others

 

Bo continued to be a strong churchman, teacher, evangelist, author, and lyricist until he went home to be with the Lord on February 18, 2010.  He was 86.

 

 

 
 
 
 

Bo authored several books through the years of his ministry.  Some of these titles are:

Made for the Mountains

Hangeth In There

Keeping Christmas, Vol. 1 and Vol. 2

Believers at the Breaking Point

The Lift of Love

Until the Phone Stops Ringing

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