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ON THE MOVE
Robert Daniel, Director of Missions for Big Creek, Central Louisiana and North Rapides Baptist Associations is retiring October 31. A reception will be held at the Baptist Mission Center, which is located at 2201 Melrose St, Pineville LA 71360, October 29, 2-4 p.m.
Thomas Walker is the new pastor at First Baptist Church, Boyce.
Johnny (wife Kathy) Dammon is the new pastor at First Baptist Church, Lake Charles.
Main Street Baptist Mission, Pineville: 30th Homecoming, October 15, 10:30 a.m. There will be testimonies, singing and a message from God’s Word. We will be celebrating what God has done and what God is going to do at the service followed by a time of fellowship. Anyone who has ever been involved in the Mission or who is interested in getting involved is welcomed to come. Pastor: Sam West.
Gilgal Baptist Church, Minden: 175th Anniversary, October 21-22, Saturday beginning at 3 p.m. there will be a barbeque, special music and former pastors to speak; Sunday, 10 a.m. Sunday school, 11 a.m. Worship service. Special Speaker: Randy Hales, Director of Mission for Bienville & Webster-Claiborne Baptist Associations. Special Music: Ben Waites. Everyone is invited to attend. The celebration will be held outside weather permitting. The church was organized in January 1842. Pastor: Steve Richardson.
Greenacres Baptist Church, Bastrop: 66th Homecoming, October 22, 10 a.m. – concert; 11 a.m. – Worship Service. Dinner on the grounds will follow the worship service. Speaker: Jerry Price, Director of Missions of Northeast Baptist Association. Special Music: Sanctuary Quartet.
Bethel Baptist Church, Colfax: Revival, October 8-11; Sunday, 10:45 a.m. & 6 p.m.; Monday-Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. Evangelist: Paul Carter. Pastor: Carl Gulde.
First Baptist Church, Maringouin: Mission Revival, October 12-14, 7 p.m. nightly. Speakers: October 12 -Jacob Crawford, DOM Louisiana Association; October 13-14- Louis Charrier. Experience revival where church planter St. Clair Bower wrote the story “On the Bend of the Bayou.” Jambalaya supper Saturday at 6 p. m. Pastor: James Womack
Epps Baptist Church, Epps: Revival October 15-18, Sunday, 6 p.m.; Monday-Wednesday, 7 p.m. nightly. Evangelist: Joe Aulds. Special Music: Mark Goodman. Pastor: Eddie Fuller.
First Baptist Church, Anacoco: Revival, October 15-18. Evangelist: Bill Britt. Special Music: The Perry’s. Pastor: Durhl Davis.
Pine Grove Baptist Church, Bernice: Revival, October 15-18. Sunday, 6 p.m. – Speaker & Music: Tim Post. Monday-Wednesday, 7 p.m. – Evangelist: Rubin Weaver. Music: Tim Post and Katherine Tubbs, piano. Pastor: Steve Barrett.
Christ Baptist Church, Houma: Revival, October 15-18, Evangelist: Clifton Arnold (Sunday); Matt Chouest (Monday); Joe Arnold (Tuesday); Herman Callais (Wednesday). Special Music: Mechanicville-Emmanuel, Matt Chouest. Pastor: Herman J. Callais Sr.
Ridge Memorial Baptist Church, Slidell: “Magnificent Monday,” October 16, Herb Haws, Northview Baptist Church, Houston, TX; October 23, Lonnie Wascom, DOM, Northshore Baptist Association, Hammond; October 30, Jason Douglas, Pinehaven Baptist Church, Pensacola, FL. Everyone is invited to attend. Pastor: Paul Dabdoub.
Cedar Baptist Church, Archibald: Revival, October 22-25, Sunday, 10:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. and Monday-Wednesday 6:30 p.m. nightly. Evangelist: Russell Wagoner. Special Music: Mickey Alexander and Rachel Wagoner Lambert. Church address is 3650 Hwy 15, Archibald. Pastor: Mickey Alexander.
Westview Baptist Church, Deridder: Revival, October 22-25. Evangelist: Bill Britt. Pastor: Jason Hoychick.
Dunn Baptist Church, Delhi: Revival, October 22-25, Sunday, 6 p.m. Monday-Wednesday 7 p.m. Evangelist. Worship: Sanctuary Quartet. Pastor: Bernard Duchesne, Jr.
First Baptist Church, Melville: Revival, October 22-25, 7 p.m. nightly. Evangelist: Jimmy Talley, McAllen, Texas. Music: Elaine Talley. Special music: Bob Johnson, pianist and organist. Pastor: Nathaniel Dutton.
First Baptist Church, Branch: Revival, October 23-26, Sunday, 11:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.; Monday – Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. Evangelist: Ronnie Tullos of RTEA Ministries. Worship: Tom McCone. Pastor: Tim Hobbs.
New Chapel Hill Baptist Church, West Monroe: Seeking a full time children’s minister. Send résumés to 61 New Chapel Hill Rd., West Monroe, LA 71291 or email email@example.com. Pastor: Marty Black.
Christ Bayou Church, Houma: Missions & Ministry Celebration across the bayou and beyond, October 15, Booths & Meal, 5 p.m.; Worship, 6:30 p.m. Guest Speaker: Clifton Arnold. Special Music: Mechanicville-Emmanuel Baptist Church. Pastor: Herman J Callais Sr.
Cypress Baptist Church, West Monroe: Sanctuary Quartet in concert, October 15, 10:45 a.m. Pastor: Larry Eubanks.
North Shreve Baptist Church, Shreveport: The Southern Plainsmen in concert, October 15, 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome. A love offering will be taken. Pastor: Cecil Marr.
Emmanuel Baptist Church, Shreveport: The Purple Hulls featuring Katy Lou and Penny Lea Clark in concert, October 15, 6 p.m. A love offering will be received to help cover the cost. Pastor: Chad Hardbarger.
First Baptist Church, Winnfield: Judgement House – Payback, When Revenge Turns to Ruin, October 18, 21, 22, 25, 28, 29, 31, 6:00 p.m. nightly. Please call the church office at 318.628.3544 for reservations. Pastor: Steven Smithson.
First Baptist Church, Covington: Southern Gospel Concert featuring Ernie Hasse & Signature Sound, October 20, 7 p.m.; doors open at 6 p.m. Cost: $15 in advance, $20 at the door. To purchase tickets go to FbcCov.org, click on events or contact Jim Fletcher at 985.893.4561. astor: Waylon Bailey.
North Monroe Baptist Church, Monroe: 11th Hour in concert, October 20, 7 p.m. Pastor: Bill Dye.
Emmanuel Baptist Church, Lake Charles: Men’s Conference – Rediscover the King, Warrior, Magician, and Lover In You hosted by Seeds of Faith Baptist Church, Lake Charles, October 20-21, Friday, 6-7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Cost: $20. Speakers: Joseph Banks, Pastor of Living Word Christian Center; Braylon Harris, Pastor of Mt. Olive Baptist Church; Bruce Baker, DOM of Carey Association and Felix Harris, Pastor of Seeds of Faith Baptist Church. For more information, phone: 305.389.3631 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Vick Baptist Church, Vick: 2nd annual Youth and Team Kids Pumpkin Patch, October 21, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Jambalaya plates, 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. There will pumpkins, hay rides, bonfires and a photo booth. All proceeds benefits the Vick Baptist Church Youth and Team Kids. Also, this year they will be selling Jambalaya plates, sponsored by Vick Baptist Church and Richey Baptist Church, for $7 with proceeds benefiting Mrs. Eunice Matthews. The event will be at the Effie walking trail, corner of Hwy 107 and 115. Pastor: Dobie Perkins.
Barksdale Baptist Church, Bossier City: Fall Festival, October 21, 2 p.m. Pastor: Calvin Hubbard.
First Baptist Church, Haynesville: Mark Lanier in concert, October 22, 11 a.m. Pastor: Jeff Tinsley.
New Chapel Hill Baptist Church, West Monroe: Classic Sunday, October 22, 10:45 a.m. There will be classic cars, classic trucks, classic songs, classic worship, and a classic dinner on the grounds. Pastor: Marty Black.
Columbia Heights Baptist Church, Columbia: 11th Hour in concert, October 23, 7 p.m. Pastor: Warren Maxwell.
First Baptist Church, Ruston: Fall Family Festival, October 25, 5:30-7 p.m. Pastor: Chris Craig.
First Baptist Church, New Orleans: Fall Festival, October 25, 5:30-7:30 p.m. This FREE event for kids of all ages features Trunk or Treat, games, hayrides, lots of candy and treats, hamburgers and hot dogs. For more info, contact email@example.com. Pastor: David Crosby.
First Baptist Church, Haughton: Trunk or Treat, October 25, 6 p.m. Join us for a family fun night of activities, food, and lots of candy. Area food trucks will be on hand for guests to purchase their choice of food. Children and adults are encouraged to participate in the “friendly” costume contest and the best trunk contest, go to the family photo booth, jump in the inflatables, and have fun Trunk-or-Treating. Pastor: Gevan Spinney.
Natalbany Baptist Church, Natalbany: Trunk or Treat, October 25, 6 p.m. Pastor: Rodney Taylor.
First Baptist Church, Minden: Fall Festival, October 25, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Cost: Free. There will be lots of candy, carnival games, inflatables, door prizes (must be present to win), dessert walk and costume contest. Pastor: Leland Crawford.
Philadelphia Baptist Church, Deville: Hallow Him – Fall Family Festival, October 25, 5:30-7:30 p.m. There will be carnival games, extreme inflatables and lots of candy. Pastor: Philip Robertson.
First Baptist Church, Sulphur: Chili and dessert cookoff, October 25, 5 p.m. For more information, contact Tom Bruce at firstname.lastname@example.org. Pastor: Michael Linton.
Calvary Baptist Church, Shreveport: Fall Family Night, October 25, 6-8 p.m. There will be carnival rides, sidewalk chalk creation station and a bubble area for the little ones, hayrides and of course, lots of candy. Pastor: John Lary.