ON THE MOVE
- Brent Shoalmire is new as pastor from laity at Oak Hill Baptist Church, Plain Dealing.
- David Savage has resigned as pastor at New Ebenezer Baptist Church, Castor.
- Nancy Huey is the new children’s minister at First Baptist Church, Calhoun.
- Johnny (wife Penny) Miller is the new pastor at Downsville Baptist Church.
- Marcelle Ronquille is the new pastor at Bosco Baptist Church, Monroe.
- Craig West resigned as pastor at First Baptist Church, Monroe.
- Daryl Purpera is the new pastor at First Baptist Church, Central.
- A.L. Palmer of Ponchatoula passed away Oct. 28 at the age of 93 following a brief illness. Memorial services were held on Oct. 31 at the First Baptist Church of Ponchatoula. He served as a “Seabee” in the United States Navy during World War II. After the war he was a welder before entering the ministry. From 1986 into 1988, he served as pastor of First Baptist Church of Opelousas. In March of 1988, Palmer, a native of Perrysville, Ohio, retired from full-time ministry and relocated to the Hammond/Ponchatoula area. He then began a very active and fruitful 27 year period of ministry as an interim pastor, supply preacher and mentor to younger pastors. He preached in over 100 churches and served as interim pastor on 12 different occasions including four months at the International Baptist Church in Antwerp, Belgium. He was also a former member of the Louisiana College Board of Trustees. Palmer was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Dorothy, who passed away on Jan. 30, 2001. He is survived by his daughter, Norene Palmer of Ponchatoula; his son, Clark Palmer of Pineville; and his three grandchildren — Travis Hutchinson, Matthew Palmer, and Michelle Palmer. He had seven great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his two sisters Marie Snyder and Joanne Allen and by two brothers Hugh Palmer and Gene Palmer.
- Riverview Baptist Church, Alexandria: 129th Homecoming, Nov. 22, 9:30 a.m. with dinner on the grounds in the Fellowship Hall to follow. Speaker: Lindsey Burns. Music: Ronnie Parks. Pianist: Sharon Quaidy. Pastor: David Newton.
- Hillcrest Baptist Church, Franklinton: Life Action Summit Revival Conference – Revival for the Whole Family, Nov. 29-Dec. 6. Pastor: Andrew Voss.
- Fellowship Church, Prairieville: A very nice organ to be donated to someone in need or to a church. If interested, contact Todd at email@example.com or 225.673.4735. Arrangements will need to be made to move the organ. Pastor: Kirk Jones.
- Bethel Baptist Church, Colfax: Big Creek Birthday party for Jesus, Nov. 21, 10 a.m. The party is pre-schoolers in the area. Come enjoy some special activities focused on celebrating the birth of Jesus. Pastor: Carl Gulde.
- First Baptist Church, Hornbeck: Community Thanksgiving Worship Service, Nov. 22, 5:30 p.m. Pastor: Jack Bell.
- First Baptist Church, Jena: Community Thanksgiving Worship Service, Nov. 22, 6 p.m. Pastor: Dominick J. DiCarlo.
- First Baptist Church, Jonesville: Harvest Day, Nov. 22, 11 a.m. Lunch will follow the service. Community Thanksgiving Worship Service, Nov. 22, 6 p.m. Pastor: Gary Norris.
- Kingsville Baptist Church, Ball: Joint evening worship service with First Baptist Pineville and Philadelphia Baptist Church, Nov. 22, 5-7 p.m. at Kingsville Baptist Church. Pastor: Bart Walker.
- Bryceland Baptist Church, Bienville: Community Thanksgiving Service, Nov. 22, 6 p.m. Pastor: James Lambert.
- First Baptist Church, Winnbsoro: Impact Franklin – Community Thanksgiving Worship Service, Nov. 22, 6 p.m. hosted by Life Church (2330 Hwy 15, Winnsboro). Pastor: Craig Beeman.
- First Baptist Church, Vidalia: Community Thanksgiving service, Nov. 24, 7 p.m. This event is sponsored by the Vidalia Ministerial Alliance. Pastor: Bill McCullin.
- First Baptist Church, Pineville: Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner, Nov. 25, 5:30-7 p.m. at the Pineville Community Center on Main Street. This traditional turkey and dressing dinner is free and open to those in need this holiday season. For over 20 years, the deacons of First Baptist Church Pineville have sponsored this ministry. Each year this ministry project feeds hundreds of Central Louisiana people in need.
- First Pineville Music Ministry will present Carols and Keys, Nov. 29, 6 p.m. Carols and Keys is an evening of Christmas music featuring solos, duets and trios on piano and pipe organ. Enjoy Christmas favorites skillfully played in the rich, regal tones of the church’s recently-refurbished pipe organ that is over a half century old. Admission is free and open to the community. For more information about the free dinner or the Carols and Keys please call the church office at 318.448-8221.
- Gorum Baptist Church, Chopin: Southern Plainsmen in concert, Nov. 28, 6 p.m. Pastor: Mike DuBois.
- First Baptist Church, Jonesboro: Annual “Hanging of the Christmas Green” Nov. 29, 5:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary of FBC Jonesboro. Immediately following this service with be our Tasting Tea Fellowship in the Family Life Center. Minister of Music: Russ Givens. Pastor: Charles Wesley.
- Aimoch Baptist Church, Olla: A Southern Christmas to Remember Christmas Tour featuring Mark Lanier and the Stephens from Northport, Ala., Dec. 2, 7 p.m.
- Ridgecrest Baptist Church, Ferriday: A Southern Christmas to Remember Christmas Tour featuring Mark Lanier and the Stephens from Northport, Ala., Dec. 4, 6:30 p.m.
- First Baptist Church, Port Allen: “A Night in Bethlehem” Dec. 4-6, 6-8 p.m. Experience a fresh look of the little town of Bethlehem on the night Jesus was born. This is a walk through tour running every 10-15 minutes (wheelchair and stroller accessible). Cost: Free and open to the public. Pastor: Gray Pearson.
- Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, DeRidder: “That Night in Bethlehem,” a drive – through nativity experience, Dec. 4-6, 11-14, 18-20 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Come drive through the streets of Bethlehem and observe what life was like when Jesus was born. Maximum height of vehicle entering Bethlehem is nine feet. Pastor: Danny Wilson.
- Pine Grove Baptist, Livingston: A Southern Christmas to Remember Christmas Tour featuring Mark Lanier and the Stephens from Northport, Ala., Dec. 5, 6:30 p.m. There will be a meal at 6 p.m.