February 2014

Gulde awarded honorary doctorate from Trinity

Carl Gulde, pastor of Bethel Baptist Church in Colfax, (left) receives an honorary doctorate from Trinity Theological Seminary President Harold Hunter in a Feb. 16th service at the church.
COLFAX – Carl Gulde recently received the highest honor that Trinity Theological Seminary awards. Presented by Trinity President Harold Hunter, the honorary doctor of divinity degree was given to Gulde during a special service at Bethel Baptist in Colfax, the church where he serves. The seminary located in Newburgh, Indiana, has awarded the degree six times since its founding in 1969. Criteria for the degree include a lifetime of record achievement in faithful service to God, extraordinary personal character and nomination by a member of the Trinity Board of Regents.


Louisiana Notables

ON THE MOVE Ronnie Chiasson ordained into the Gospel Ministry at Hillcrest Baptist Church, Franklinton. Stephanie Howard new as Children Ministry Assistant at Airline Baptist Church, Bossier City. Bill Treadway retires as pastor of Ida Baptist Church. Chuck Johnson has resigned at Youth Minister at Pine Grove Baptist Church, Livingston.   REVIVAL/HOMECOMING Trinity Baptist Church, Eunice: Celebrated 15th anniversary with former members and friends, Feb. 16 at morning services and Dinner on the Grounds. Speaker: James Spell. Pastor: Alvin Ogea.


Fagan: Marriage is on the rocks in the United States

By Staff, World News Magazine Fewer than half of American 17 year olds are being raised by both biological parents in an intact family, the most devastating casualty in the marriage battle raging in America today, according to Patrick Fagan, senior fellow and director of the Marriage and Religion Research Institute. Fagan discussed the state of the American family and released the Fourth Index of Family Belonging in a webcast hosted by the Family Research Council on Wednesday. 


Foundation board welcomes new members, elects new officers

By Jerry Love, Louisiana Baptist Foundation ALEXANDRIA – A new year, new board members and new officers highlighted the quarterly meeting of the Louisiana Baptist Foundation Board of Trustees Feb. 4. The Foundation staff held an orientation session for the six new trustees on Monday prior to the Tuesday ‘s Board Meeting during which they were given the opportunity to understand their role as trustees on the board.