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ON THE MOVE
Jay Ellerman is the new minister of music at Alto Baptist Church, Alto.
Gerald Martin has resigned as interim pastor at Gray’s Creek Baptist Church, Denham Springs.
Howard Turner is resigning as pastor April 1 at Live Oak Baptist Church, Denham Springs and Johnny Morgan is the new pastor at Live Oak Baptist Church.
Kevin (wife Joni) Brantley is the new youth pastor at Antioch Baptist Church, Farmerville.
Texas Avenue Baptist Church, DeRidder: 70th Homecoming, March 4, 11 a.m. A meal will follow services. Guest Speaker: J. P. Miles. The church is located at the corner of Bilbo and Texas St. in DeRidder. Pastor: Lindsey Burns.
Fullerton Baptist Church, Pitkin: Revival, February 21-25. Evangelist: Lyndon Longoria. Pastor: Steve Squires.
Midway Baptist Church, Jena: Revival, February 25-28, Sunday, 11 a.m. & 5 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, 6 p.m. Evangelist: Craig Franklin & Franklin Ministries. Pastor: Daniel Breithaupt.
Parkview Baptist Church, Tallulah: Family Crusade, February 25-28. Evangelist: 2TALK42 Ministries. Pastor: Jason Lupo.
First Baptist Church, Jonesboro: Family Evangelism Rally, March 1, 6:30 p.m. Speaker: Wilton Wall. Worship Music: Ode’ Pastor: Brian McAllister.
First Baptist Church, Crowville: Craig Franklin of Franklin ministries speaking, March 4, 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Springhill Baptist Church, Ringgold: Revival (Return to the Lord), March 4-7, 7 p.m. nightly. Evangelist: Bill Robertson, LBC Director of Pastoral Leadership. Worship: Darrell Robertson, music leader at Trinity Heights Baptist Church, Shreveport. Pastor: Marvin LeLeux.
Blood River Baptist Church, Albany: Revival, March 4-7, Evangelist: Joe Aulds. Worship: Price Harris. Pastor: David Collins.
Epps Baptist Church, Epps: Family Crusade, March 4-7. Evangelist: 2TALK42 Ministries.
Louisiana College, Pineville: Campus Revival, March 5-7. Evangelist: D.A. Horton.
Cotile Baptist Church, Boyce: Revival, March 8-10, 7 p.m. Speaker: Braden Martin. Pastor: Johnny Miller.
The three Baptist associations of Central Louisiana are searching for a Director of Missions. Please send recommendations to: Don F. Mabry, President of the Baptist Mission Center Trustees, for Big Creek, North Rapides and Central Louisiana Baptist Associations, 2201 Melrose St, Pineville LA 71360 or email@example.com.
Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Many: Tribute Quartet in concert, February 23, 7 p.m. Pastor: Justin Airhart.
n 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.
Cook Baptist Church, Ruston: 2018 Sportsmen’s Banquet, February 24, 6 p.m. Proceeds from the banquet help fund the Cook Seminary Scholarship Fund. Donated items for the auction are now being accepted. Tickets ($3) are now available. For more information, call Marc Taylor at 318.251.2698. Pastor: Jeff Smart.
Antioch Baptist Church, Farmerville: Hunters for Christ Sportsman’s Banquet at the Farmerville Recreation Center, February 24, 5:30-9 p.m. Special Music: Southern Revelation. Cost: $25 Adults & Teens; $12 Kids 12 & Under (includes Barbeque supper and a chance at great door prizes.) This is the yearly fundraiser for XMA, Inc./Extreme Missionary Adventures. For more information, contact Randy White at 318.267.9865 or rwhite@XMAonline.com. Pastor: Reuben Weaver.
First Baptist Church, Tioga: Men’s Beast Feast, February 24, 6 p.m. Guest Speaker: Dick Debusk. Pastor: Tim Hisaw.
First Baptist Church, Pineville: Service of Rededication and Celebration for renovated sanctuary February 25, 10:15 a.m. This special day will mark the completion of the first phase of the church’s master plan. Every building on the church campus received significant work as part of the more than $5 million project. The church’s sanctuary, built in 1959 and last renovated in 1989, received the greatest amount of work, bringing it up to date for a new season of ministry. The church is excited about what these renovations will mean for their continued ministry in Central Louisiana and beyond. First Baptist Church Pineville was founded in 1911. Pastor: Stewart Holloway.
First Baptist Church, Ponchatoula: “A Night of Instrumental Praise and Worship” by the SEL-CCO Orchestra, February 25, 6:30 p.m. This is a combined church orchestra concert with instrumentalists from all across southeastern Louisiana. It will be a worship service of orchestra alone music plus several congregational hymns. This is an event for all churches and anyone is welcome. Music Pastor: Chip Vickers. Pastor: David Cranford.
Summer Grove Baptist Church, Shreveport: Sportsman’s Night Out, March 1, 5 p.m. Savoie’s catfish buffet: 5:30 p.m. Speaker: Brodie Swisher (www.brodieswisher.com). Brodie is a world champion game caller having won the NRA’S Great American Game Calling Challenge World Championship, known as the Super Bowl of game calling contests. Cost: $12 and must be bought by February 25. Our grand prize is a guided bass fishing trip with Johnny Guice Fishing Guide Service on Lake Fork. There are many other great prizes including guns, coolers, etc. Tickets can be purchased by going online at www.summergrove.org or by going to the church Office during the week, or in the church lobby on Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Welcome Baptist Church, Dodson: The Bontrager Family Singers in concert, March 2, 7 p.m. A love offering will be taken. Pastor: Aubrey Spillers.
Louisiana Church, Abita Springs: The Issacs in concert, March 2, 7 p.m. Admission is free. A love offering will be taken. Doors open at 6 p.m. Pastor: Jerel Keene.
Ridge Avenue Baptist Church, West Monroe: The Blackwood Brothers Quartet in concert, March 2, 7 p.m. Everyone is invited. A love offering will be taken for the group. Pastor: Jim Wolfe.
First Baptist Church, Many: Reception celebrating Mary Gore’s 25th anniversary at Toledo Bend Baptist Resort, March 3, 2-4 p.m. Pastor: Jonathan Bost.
First Baptist Church, Bernice: Wild Game Supper, March 3, 5-7 p.m. Speaker: Robbie Rollins, Pastor of Cherry Grove Baptist Church and an avid outdoorsman. There will be door prizes for those who register at the door and special door prizes for children 18 and under. Pastor: Michael McIntosh.
First Baptist Church, Pineville: First@First Business Leader Luncheon, March 5, noon. Speaker: Major General Glenn H. Curtis, Adjutant General for the Louisiana National Guard. Cost: $10 and you may pay at the door. Please RSVP to Stewart Holloway (email@example.com.) Pastor: Stewart Holloway.
Broadmoor Baptist Church, Shreveport: Kacy Benson Ministries, March 8-9, Thursday, 7 p.m.; Friday 8 a.m. Pastor: Chuck Pourciau.