By Staff, Baptist Message
ON THE MOVE
Adam Hughes is the interim pastor at Red Bluff Baptist Church, Folsom.
Gerald Burton is the new pastor at Antioch Baptist Church, Tickfaw.
Matt Pinckard is the new Next Gen pastor at Bethlehem Baptist Church, Albany.
Russell Osborne is the new pastor at Lighthouse Baptist Church, Independence.
Courtney Rainey is the new pastor at Greenacres Baptist Church, Bastrop.
David (wife Celina) Rice is the new pastor at Brookwood Baptist Church in Shreveport.
Larry Alton is the new music minister from interim at First Baptist Church, Keithville.
Fullerton Baptist Church, Pitkin: Revival, February 21-25. Evangelist: Lyndon Longoria Pastor: Steve Squires.
Calvary Baptist Church, Forest Hill is seeking committed musicians to form a praise team. Positions needed are: lead guitar, rhythm guitar, bass player, drummer, and keyboard/piano player. Singers are also encouraged to reply. Anyone interested (serious inquires only) in filling any of these positions can contact Aaron Dunn at 337.655.0237 or Wayne Dunn at 318.733.0248.
Riverview Baptist Church, Alexandria: The Erwins in concert, February 8, 7 p.m. A love offering will be received. Pastor: David Newton.
First Baptist Church, Slidell: Mardi Gras Parade Outreach, February 9, 4 p.m. during the Selene Parade. The event will take place on the front lawn with food, cups, candy, and hot chocolate. Pastor: Casey Stark.
Bethel Baptist Church, Colfax: Second Annual Fishing Tournament, February 10, at Midway Marina on Red River in St. Maurice. All proceeds from the tournament benefit the mission trip to Malawi, Africa in June 2018. For more information call the church office, 318.627.3131. Pastor: Carl Gulde.
First Baptist Church, Bastrop: DPAT Active Shooters Police Officer Standard Training (POST) class for Churches, February 10, 8 a.m. in the Family Life Center. Requirements to participate: must already have concealed carry license in hand; must have a minimum of 360 rounds of ammunition; must bring no less than a 9mm weapon to course; must be physically able to kneel, stand, and/or be in prone shooting positions and must have Pastor’s consent in writing. Cost: $125 (facility, training site, and lunch provided). Register by calling the church office at 318.281.6885. Pastor: Richard Gambill.
Woodland Park Baptist Church, Hammond: Allen Family Ministries in concert, February 11, 6:30 p.m. Pastor: Scott Thompson.
Camp Living Waters, Loranger: Youth Winter Retreat, February 11-12, starting at 4 p.m. on February 11 and ending at 4 p.m. on February 12. Speaker: David Odom, NOBTS. Music: First Ponchatoula Praise Band. Take some time off with your youth this winter for a quick getaway. Cost: $75 (includes 1 night lodging, 3 meals) ($10/person deposit). Registration closes February 4. To register go to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 985.345.1831 for more information.
Philadelphia Baptist Church, Deville: Marriage Retreat 2018, February 16-17 at Cypress Bend Resort, Many. Cost: $255 per couple (Registration is transferable but non-refundable). Price includes conference, room and food. Register and pay online/www.pbcministry.com. Retreat includes conference, room and food. For more information, contact Pam Keith at email@example.com or call 318.715.0936. Pastor: Philip Robertson.
First Baptist Church, Hornbeck: Wild Game Feast, February 16, 6 p.m. Guest Speaker: Chad Sanders, hunting videographer. Pastor: Jack Bell.
First Baptist Church, Covington: Work as Worship Conference simulcast, February 23, 7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Join thousands of business leaders across the country for a full one-day retreat to hear from experts, be encouraged, and discuss how to connect your faith and work. Visit fbccov.org for more information. Pastor: Waylon Bailey.
Northshore Baptist Church, Slidell: Work-as-Worship Conference simulcast, February 23, 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Join thousands of business leaders across the country for a full one-day retreat to hear from experts, be encouraged, and discuss how to connect their faith and work. For more information or to register, go to www.northshorechurch.org. Pastor: Larry McEwen.
Immanuel Baptist Church, Hammond: Work-as-Worship Conference simulcast, February 23, 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Join thousands of business leaders across the country for a full one-day retreat to hear from experts, be encouraged, and discuss how to connect their faith and work. Cost is $25.00. For more information or to register, go to www.workasworshipretreat.org. Pastor: Mark Goree.
SLIDELL — Charles Edward Starnes, 83, passed away in Slidell December 29 after a lengthy illness. Born on Dec. 7, 1934 in Pell City, Alabama, he was the son of the late Charlie and Inez Starnes. Starnes, who obtained his Masters of Divinity from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, pastored churches for more than 50 years. He served as pastor at Empire Baptist Church, Empire, La.; Wayside Baptist Church, Anniston, AL; Memorial Baptist Church, Bogalusa, and Calvary Baptist Church, Slidell. He also served as chaplain at Allied Systems in New Orleans and volunteered as chaplain at Slidell Memorial Hospital where he logged over 4,500 volunteer hours. Starnes was a strong supporter of missions and went on mission trips to Korea, Zimbabwe, Guatemala and helped form several missions in the Slidell area. Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Sandra Carriere Starnes; son and daughter-in-law, Glenn and Caroline Starnes; daughter and son-in-law, Cara and Tim Huber; grandchildren, Chris Starnes, Kyle Starnes, Bethany Brewer and husband Taylor, Brent Starnes, Garrett Huber, Gavin Huber; great grandchild, Ellie Starnes; brother and sister-in-law Paul and Elizabeth Starnes; brother-in-law, James Copeland and many beloved nephews, nieces and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Ruth Copeland, Juanita Copeland and husband Jim; brother, Roy Starnes and a sister-in-law, Linda Starnes. A memorial service honoring Starnes will be held Feb. 10 at 2 p.m. at the Calvary Baptist Church house, 1615 Old Spanish Trail, Slidell.