Connect with people and grow in your faith at UT Arlington

Baptist Student Ministry is a great place to connect with people and grow in your faith at UT Arlington.  We are a large, active and diverse Christian campus ministry.  Our “home” is the BSM building on the UTA campus.

The BSM exists to encourage UT Arlington students to become fully committed followers of Jesus.  Our mission is to equip UTA students to reach our campus and the world with the Good News of Jesus Christ.  We value learning God’s word, the Bible, and applying it to our lives. We want to help you build meaningful friendships and get involved in a local church.

Gary & Teresa Stidham

Director & Financial Assistant

Originally from west Texas, Gary has served as Director of the Baptist Student Ministry since 2003. Gary’s wife, Teresa, is the BSM financial assistant.   Together they have two young sons, Joshua and Benjamin. They are both graduates of Angelo State University and Gary is a graduate of Southwestern Seminary.

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Christi Matthews
& Putti Sok

Associate Directors

Christi has been the BSM Associate Director for over eleven years. She’s a graduate of Texas Tech University and Southwestern Seminary. She is married to Josh and they live in Arlington. 

Putti is a 2012 graduate of UT Arlington and a current Southwestern Seminary student. She is in her third year serving on BSM staff. 

The Interns


Caitlyn Barbee, Trent Jones, Stephen Engstrom and Beth Dahl are recent UT Arlington graduates. 


We are easy to find.

The Baptist Student Ministry is conveniently located on the UTA campus at 414 S. West Street. We’re the brick building directly across the street from the University Center (Starbucks and Mav Express), and next door to the Tri-C Building. Our building is open Monday-Friday. You can come to meet friends, study, play pool, ping pong, or foosball. Please join us at any and all of our regularly scheduled events!