By Staff, Baptist Message
ON THE MOVE
Ryan and Katy Newsome James are new as minister of discipleship and student minister respectively at First Baptist Church, Crowley. Both are new positions in the church.
Tim, wife Karen, Buford is the new pastor at First Baptist Church, Luling.
Steven Kelly, pastor at Bayou Vista Baptist Church, Morgan City, is the Bi-Vocational DOM for the Gulf Coast Association.
Stephen, wife Jessica, Jennings is the new associate pastor of music and worship at Colyell Baptist Church, Livingston.
Ralph Thomas Self, who ministered for more than 60 years, passed away July 8 at the age of 87. He was laid to rest in Memory Lawn Cemetery in Natchitoches. Licensed to preach at the age of 17, he was ordained into the ministry by Troy V. Wheeler in April of 1948 at First Baptist Church in Natchitoches. He served as pastor of various congregations for over 60 years. He is survived by his wife of 62 ½ years, Louise Cox Self; son, Dwayne Self and wife, Tami; daughters, Beth S. Laseter and husband, John, Charlotte S. Pate and husband, Randy, Sr.; grandchildren, Katie and husband, Bill Sargeant, Tiuana and husband, Jamey McDonald, Ashley and husband, Danny Mandolfo and Randy Pate, Jr.; Step grandchildren, Carrol and husband, Kelly Martin, John H. Laseter, Robert and wife, Lisa Smith, John Thomas Smith and David and wife, Nicole Smith, several great grandchildren; brother, Ernest and wife, Clettus Self; sister, Hazel and husband, Rodney Sowalskie and a host of other family members and friends.
First Baptist Church, Simmesport: 142nd Homecoming Celebration, Aug. 16, 10:30 a.m. Speaker: Ken Austin. All former members, pastors and staff are welcome to attend.
First Baptist Church, Hornbeck: Homecoming Celebration, Aug. 16, 11 a.m. Following the service there will be dinner on the grounds. Speaker: Lee Dickson. Pastor: Jack Bell.
First Baptist Church, Broussard: Revival and Homecoming Celebration weekend, Aug. 14-16. Friday, Aug. 14, 5:45 p.m. for fellowship and food; service at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, 4:45 p.m. for fellowship and food; service at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 16, 10:30 a.m. followed by dinner on the grounds following the services. Speaker: Joe Aulds. Worship: FBC Broussard Praise Team. Pastor: Weldon Moak.
Lee’s Creek Baptist Church, Bogalusa: Revival, Aug. 16-19; Sunday 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.; Monday-Wednesday, 7 p.m. A pot luck lunch will follow Sunday’s morning service. Evangelist: Dennis Dunn. Worship: Jeff Walker. Pastor: Dennis Allen.
Richey Baptist Church, Deville: Revival, Aug. 23-26, 7 p.m. nightly. Evangelist: Scotty McDowell. Pastor: Grady Dodge.
Sweetwater Baptist Church, Quitman: Times of Refreshing” Revival, Aug. 23-26, Sunday, 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Monday-Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. Evangelist: Bob Pittman. Music: Larry McCartney. Pastor: Wilton Wall.
New Beulah Baptist Church, Hammond: Harvest Day, Aug. 23, Speaker: Joe Aulds. Pastor: L.C. Lord.
Robert Colquette is available for pulpit supply and interim in the Southwest Louisiana area. If interested, call 337.217.9802 or email him at email@example.com.
Bert Riddle is available for supply preaching and other pulpit/Bible teaching. If interested call 318.748.4145 or contact him at 1562 East River Rd., Glenmora, LA 71433.
Foster Road Baptist Church, Baton Rouge: Friday Night Worship at Foster Road, Aug. 14, 21, 28, 6 p.m. (fellowship meal); 7 p.m. (worship service). For the month of August, Foster Road Baptist Church will host a Fellowship Meal and Worship Service. Speakers: Aug. 7 – Marvin Parks, In His Hands Baptist Church; Aug. 14 – Jason McNaughton, First Baptist Church, New Roads; Aug. 21 – Josh Burnham, First Baptist Church, Gramercy, and Aug. 28 – Huey Moak, Fellowship Baptist Church. Services will take place in the gym. For more information, call 225.775.0884 or go online to www.fosterroad.org. Pastor: Michael Morris.
Survival of the Fittest: An event for men and boys at Camp Harris, Aug. 15, 9 a.m. This event is sponsored by Webster/Claiborne, Baptist Association. Speaker: Loy Seal, master boat builder. Seal will build and complete a boat. Lunch will be served. Awards will be given for the best performances. For more information, call Wayne Hatfield at 318.927.2961.
Alto Baptist Church, Alto: Back to School Sunday, Aug. 16, 10:30 a.m. Speaker: Louisiana College President Rick Brewer. Pastor: Alan Miller.
First Baptist Church, Amite: Rekindle FBC Amite, Aug. 16, 23, 30, 6 p.m. Aug. 15 – Speaker: Reggie Ogea. Worship: Andrew Ogea; Aug. 23 – Chuck Kelley. Worship: Greg Woodward. Aug. 30 – Speaker: Larry Le Blanc. Worship: Bradley White. Pastor: Trey Waldrop.
Jefferson Baptist Church, Baton Rouge: Total Church Life Leadership Conference sponsored by Baptist Association of Greater Baton Rouge, Aug. 22, 9 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. Speaker: Fred Lowery. Cost: $25 on or before Aug. 10; $30 after Aug. 10. There will be sessions for Sunday school teachers, deacons, committees, missions, music, finance and other church ministries. Pastor: David Goza.
First Baptist Church, Bogalusa: Bogalusa Homecoming Concert (Lead Me to the Rock), Aug. 30, 6 p.m. A church-wide ice cream fellowship will follow. Pastor: Greg Whaley.
First Baptist Church, Pineville: FIRST@FIRST Business Leader Luncheon, August 31, 12-1 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Speaker: Will Hall, editor of the Louisiana Baptist Message. Admission: $10 (lunch included). The luncheon is held each first Monday and is open to the business community. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by 8 a.m. on the day of the meeting. For more information, visit www.fbcpineville.net.
First Baptist Church, Houma: Living Proof Live Simulcast with Beth Moore and Travis Cotrell, Sept. 12, 9:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. Doors open at 8 a.m. Cost of tickets is $30 through Aug. 31 and $35 after this date. Cost includes simulcast, view guide, continental breakfast, and lunch. Theme for simulcast is ‘Audacious.’ Books by that title will be sold the day of the simulcast. No child care will be provided. For more information or to buy tickets, contact church office at 985.851.2520 or Women’s Ministry Director Tina Boquet at email@example.com. Pastor: Steve Folmar.