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ON THE MOVE
Louis Charrier is the new pastor at New Life Church, Arnaudville.
Heath (wife Jennifer) Peloquin is the new pastor at Summer Grove Baptist Church, Shreveport.
Jeremy (wife Vicki) Spurling is the new pastor at Kingston Road Baptist Church, Shreveport.
Ryan (wife Lauren) McCoy is the new youth pastor at First Baptist Church, Shreveport.
Micah Murrell is the new pastor at Pleasant Hill Baptist, Pollock.
Paul Raiford has resigned as the minister of music at Amite Baptist Church.
Michael Lachney is the new media director at North Monroe Baptist Church, Monroe.
Kinsley Armstrong resigned as children’s director at Cheniere, West Monroe.
H.B. Fuller is retiring after serving the bi-vocational and pastors in the Northwest Louisiana Baptist Association for the last 20 years.
Dana Howard is retiring after 47 years of service as a ministry assistant at First Baptist Church Bossier.
The Open Door Baptist Church in Lafayette, LA is seeking a Wednesday night sitter for the infants Children’s Ministry. This is a paid position. For more information contact Holly Ward at 337.400.2508 or 337.422.4965.
Iglesia Bautista Emmanuel, the Northeast Louisiana Baptist Association Hispanic Mission in Monroe honored Pastor and Mrs. Elias Salas with a dinner on November 20 for the couple’s 50th wedding anniversary.
Memorial Baptist Church, Metairie: Live nativity, December 13-16, 6-9 p.m. Pastor: Dan Pritchett.
First Baptist Church, Lafayette: Receive Our King featuring the singing Christmas Tree, December 14, 7 p.m.; December 15, 3 p.m.; December 16, 3 p.m. and December 17, 7 p.m. Free tickets are available at www.FBCLAF.org/Christmas. Pastor: Steve Horn.
First Baptist Church, Zachary: Christmas concert featuring Selah and Geoffrey Andrews, December 14, 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for general admission and may be purchased at www.fbcz.org/selah-ticket. Pastor: Paul Ballard.
First Baptist Church, West Monroe: A “Northeast Louisiana Christmas Celebration,” December 15 and 16, 6 p.m. This free event will have 200 singers, musicians, and dancers celebrate all things Christmas. You’ll experience the sights and sounds of all the holiday season. Pastor: Michael Wood.
East Ridge Baptist Church, Lake Charles: A Christmas Love Story, December 15, 6:30 p.m. and December 16, 5:30 p.m. A choir and drama presentation will feature Zita, a homeless woman, who desires to come out on the right side of life but thinks it’s too late. She discovers the true love behind the Christmas season. Pastor: Alan Weishampel.
Tom Hebert Road Baptist Church, Lake Charles: The Living Christmas Story, December 14-15, 6 p.m. the outside of Tom Hebert Road Baptist Church becomes the city of Bethlehem. It is transformed into the Living Christmas Story, a walk-thru reenactment of the way life was 2,000 years ago on the night Jesus Christ was born. Not an ordinary Christmas play, the Living Christmas Story uses real people from the community who become the people of Bethlehem. Scenes come alive as you walk through and experience the wonder of Christmas with drama, live animals, and music. Pastor: Carl Whitley.
Florida Boulevard Baptist Church, Baton Rouge: Breakfast with Santa, Dec. 15, 9-11 a.m. Pastor: Charles Lowman.
Sardis Baptist Church: Come Let Us Adore Cantata presented by the joint choirs of First Baptist Church Winnsboro and Crowville, December 15, 6 p.m. Pastor: Jim Savage.
First Baptist Church, Crowville: Come Let Us Adore Cantata presented by the joint choirs of First Baptist Church Winnsboro and Crowville, December 16, 11 a.m. Pastor: Wade Coker.
Rocky Springs Baptist Church, Lisbon: Christmas Choir Special, December 16, 11 a.m. Dinner on the grounds will follow the choir special; Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, December 24, 6 p.m. Pastor: Larry Sellers.
First Baptist Church, Jonesboro: “Peace Has Come”, a musical presentation of God’s love by the First Baptist Church Choir under the direction of Trey Etheridge, December 16, 5:30 p.m. in the sanctuary located at 500 South Cooper Avenue, Jonesboro. A Church-wide fellowship will follow the musical in the Family Life Center. Pastor: Brian McAllister.
Temple Baptist Church, Ruston: “Prince of Heaven” Christmas Music Program, December 16, 11 a.m. Pastor: Reggie Bridges.
First Baptist Church, Zwolle: Christmas Cantata, December 16, 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. The choir, led by Joe Jones, will present the Cantata. A Christmas Fellowship will follow the evening presentation in the Fellowship Hall. Candlelight service and Lord’s Supper, December 23, 6 p.m. Pastor: Marty Williams.
First Baptist Church, Pineville: Jesus, Advent of the Messiah Christmas Musical, December 16, 6 p.m. Pastor: Stewart Holloway.
His Church, Pineville: Christmas Concert with James and Kristen Opdenhoff, December 16, 6 p.m. There will be a fellowship following the concert. Pastor: Steve Speer.
Alto Baptist Church, Alto: Peace Has Come Christmas musical, December 16, 10:30 a.m. Live Nativity presentation, 5 p.m. Worship leader, Jay Ellerman. The church is located at 2296 Highway 15, Alto. Pastor: Alan Miller.
Waller Baptist Church, Bossier City: Southern Plainsmen Quartet in concert, December 16, 6 p.m. Everyone is invited. Pastor: Gary Johnson.
Calvary Baptist Church, Slidell: Christmas Cantata, December 16, 11 a.m. Pastor: Aaron McGuffee.
First Baptist Church, Mandeville: The Arrival as performed by the MFBC Adult Choir, December 16, 6 p.m. Come celebrate the joy of His birth. Pastor: Jake Roudkovski.
Bethel Baptist Church, Colfax: ‘It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year’ Christmas Musical, December 16. Bring your friends and family for this special Christmas musical and your favorite dishes to share afterwards. Children and Youth Program, December 23, 6 p.m. New Year’s Eve Bash and Fireworks, December 31, 6 p.m. in the gym. Bring goodies and finger foods to eat and games to play. Come enjoy this special fellowship time together. Pastor: Carl Gulde.
Emmanuel Baptist Church, Shreveport: Family Night at Christmas, December 16, 6:30 p.m. Bring your family and friends, a song to sing and a snack to share. The Lord’s Supper, December 24, 6 p.m. Pastor: Chad Hardbarger.
Bayou Vista Baptist Church, Morgan City: “All Year Long” Christmas musical presentation performed by the youth choir, December 16, 11 a.m. Pastor: Steven Kelly.
Family of Grace, Alexandria: Christmas at Coughlin Saunders in Alexandria, December 16, 10 a.m. Pastor: Brad Webb.
Fair Park Baptist Church, West Monroe: It’s Christmas performed by the worship choir, December 16, 6 p.m. The performance will be followed by FPBC church-wide reception. Pastor: Waymond Warren.
Calvary Baptist Church, Many: Just A Little Christmas children’s musical, December 16, 10:30 a.m. Pastor: Cyle Clayton.
First Baptist Church, Keithville: Good News From Home Christmas musical, December 16, 10:15 a.m. Pastor: Michael Stowell.
First Baptist Church, Shreveport: Peace On Earth: A Christmas Concert, December 16, 10:30 a.m. Pastor: Jeffrey Raines.
Bethany Baptist Church: Sleepless in Bethlehem, December 15, 7 p.m. and December 16, 6 p.m. Pastor: Marvin Cooper.
Calvary Baptist Church, Alexandria: Christmas concert presented by Calvary Conservatory of Music Orchestra, December 16, 3 p.m. Pastor: David Brooks.
First Baptist Church, Starks: Shepherds and Kings, a choir presentation and drama, December 18, 7 p.m. and December 23, 10:45 a.m.
First Baptist Church, Haynesville: Community-wide Christmas musical program, December 16, 6 p.m. Christmas Eve Candlelight service and Lord’s Supper, December 24, 6 p.m. Pastor: Jeff Tinsley.
Longview Baptist Church, Deville: Christmas Cantata – Come and See, Go and Tell, December 16, 10:30 a.m.; Christmas Candlelight Service, December 23, 6 p.m. Pastor: Robby Poole.
Pine Grove Baptist Church, Ruby: Behold, A Savior!” Christmas Cantata, December 23, 11 a.m. Pastor: Herb Dickerson.
Natalbany Baptist Church, Natalbany: Jesus Means Christmas to Me” – Children’s Cantata, December 23, 10:15 a.m.
Cross Point Baptist Church, Bossier City: Candlelight service, December 23, 6 p.m. Pastor: Shane Nugent.
First Baptist Church, Winnsboro: Come Let Us Adore Cantata presented by the joint choirs of First Baptist Church Winnsboro and Crowville, December 23, 10:55 a.m. Pastor: Craig Beeman.
Kingsville Baptist Church, Ball: Acoustic Christmas, December 23, 10:30 a.m. Pastor: Bart Walker.
The Bayou Church, Lafayette: Christmas Concert, December 23, 3 & 5 p.m. December 24, 1, 3 & 5 p.m., in the auditorium. This festive event has something for the whole family to enjoy. We will transport you to a Christmas wonderland as we set the tone for this joyful season through music, community and fun surprises for all ages. Our pastor will share a brief message about the hope that was born on Christmas for all to receive. Pastor: Mike Walker.
Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, West Monroe: Candlelight service, December 23, 6 p.m. Pastor: Randy Burdeaux.
Trinity Baptist Church, Lake Charles: PJ’s with the Pastor in the worship center, December 24, 6:00 p.m. Acoustic Carols By Candlelight in the Cavern, December 24, 7 p.m. Pastor: Steve James.
First Baptist Church, Vidalia: Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, December 24, 6 p.m. Pastor: Wes Faulk.
Cypress Baptist Church, Benton: Christmas Eve service, December 24, 6 p.m. Pastor: John Fream.
Philadelphia Baptist Church, Deville: Ben Waites in Concert, December 30, 9 & 10:30 a.m. Pastor: Philip Robertson.
First Baptist Church, Hornbeck: Candlelight Service and Communion, December 30, 6 p.m. Pastor: Jack Bell.
Taylor Baptist Church, Taylor: Observance of The Lord’s Supper, December 30. Pastor: Jimmy Eppinette.
First Baptist Church, Pineville: First@First Business Leader Luncheon, January 7, 2019, noon. Speaker: Curt Iles. Cost: $10 and you may pay at the door. Please RSVP to Stewart Holloway (email@example.com.) Pastor: Stewart Holloway.
Calvary Baptist Church, Shreveport: 2019 Night of Praise, January 11, 2019, 6 p.m. Featuring Price Harris Ministries with Calep Lewis, Summer Grove Baptist Choir, The Needhams, The Allen Family, Bo Shed, Monk Trio, Larry Alton Trio. Pastor: John Lary.