January 2011

Another Silent Night (Luke 2:8-20)

By CHARLES QUARLES, Chair of Christian Studies, Louisiana College Silent night, holy night, All is calm; All is bright. Round yon virgin mother and child; Holy infant, so tender and mild; Sleep in heavenly peace; Sleep in heavenly peace.[img_assist|nid=6933|title=Charles Quarles|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=75|height=100]   This beloved Christmas hymn was written by Joseph Mohr in Germany in the early 1800’s. The organ in his church was broken, so he penned this simple hymn to be sung to the tune of his guitar on Christmas morning.


Ray Teal successfully juggles being Mayor, Pastor while serving God

BY QUINN LAVESPERE, Message Summer Staff Writer   ATLANTA – Horace "Ray" Teal has accomplished a lot in his long life. There are two jobs, however, which Teal can claim to be the benchmarks of his life. Teal is going strong as he both serves as mayor of the town of Atlanta and pastors at First Baptist Church of Montgomery.



COMINGS & GOINGS David (wife June) Trimbur new as pastor at Bayou Rouge Baptist, Evergreen. Jonathan Clark resigns as college minister at Emmanuel Baptist, Ruston, going to Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, as BCM director.   NEEDED Bivocational music minister needed at First Baptist Choudrant; send resume to PO Box 217, Choudrant LA 71227; email fbcchoudrant@gmail.com. Full-time pastor needed at Calvary Baptist, Homer; send resume to Pastor Search Committee, 1993 Hwy. 3062, Homer LA 71040; parsonage available.


Mike Canady to retire as Director of Missions

[img_assist|nid=6944|title=Mike Canady|desc=LBC Executive Director David Hankins (right) recognizes Mike Canady, his wife Linda, and son Matt during the 2010 Annual Meeting. Canady, the LBC’s Director of Missions, is retiring Dec. 31 after serving in that post for the last 17 years.|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=67]By STAFF, Baptist Message       ALEXANDRIA – Many, La., native Mike Canady on Dec. 31 concludes his service as Director of Missions with the Louisiana Baptist Convention. It’s a post he’s ministered through over the last 17 years.