ON THE MOVE
New Life Baptist Church, DeRidder: Lynn P. Clayton has announced his April 30 retirement, after 14 years as founding pastor. He was previously editor of the Louisiana Baptist Message for 28 years. He and his wife Leah plan to reside in DeRidder.
Collin (wife Gina) Wimberly is the new pastor at Trinity Heights Baptist Church, Shreveport.
Larry Bernal has resigned as pastor of Bethsaida Baptist Church, Ida.
Billy Stevens has resigned as pastor of Willow Point Baptist Church, Shreveport.
Jeremy Brister has resigned as pastor of Oak Grove Baptist Church, Bentley.
Jason, wife Tracy, Ogle is the new pastor at Bethlehem Baptist Church, Albany.
James Summerlin is the new associate pastor to students at First Baptist Church, Hammond.
Dustin Pierce is the new youth pastor at Trinity Baptist Church, Hammond.
Judd Roark has resigned as pastor at South Side Baptist Church, Bastrop.
Miguel “Papi” Barrios of Bernice passed away March 29 in West Monroe at the age of 80. Burial services were at First Baptist Church of Farmerville on Saturday, April 1. Reginaldo DeLeon officiated. Interment followed at Shiloh Cemetery in the Shiloh Community. Barrios was born July 5, 1936 in Guatemala. He was the founder of the Iglesia Bautista Nazaret and a former church planter for the North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention. A truly hard-worker, a caring pastor, and a great church planter, he planted Iglesia Bautista Betel betwen Farmerville and Bernice; Misión Bautista de Forest in Forest; Misión Bautista Belén in Ruston; a mission in Athens; Misión Bautista Filadelfia in Simsboro; a mission in Minden, and Iglesia Bautista Nazaret in Bernice. He also planted churches in Texas and Illinois. In 1983, he came to Monroe to serve as associational church planter and pastor of the small mission started by Alvin Rosenow, his wife Ruth and in-laws, IMB missionaries, James and Susan Ware. He faithfully served the Hispanic population in Northeast Louisiana — Tallulah, Columbia, Transylvania, Bastrop, Bonita, Rayville and Ruston. He is preceded in death by: His first wife, Oralia Barrios; a granddaughter, Alexandra; and a great-grand-daughter, Willow. He is survived by: his wife Maria Y. Barrios; a son, Miguel Barrios and wife Melba Pietri de Barrios, from Dorado, Puerto Rico; daughters Brenda Barrios Lambert of Winston Salem, N.C. and Mary Barrios from Farmerville; five grandchildren – Miguel E., Selena, Jonathan, Dennis Jr., and Courtnee; seven great-grandchildren; and special nephews Berner Requena, Axel Requena and Donald Rodriquez.
Robert (Murphy) Brantley, 89, passed away on March 5 in Baton Rouge. He was born July 29, 1927 in Walnut Grove, MS to Jennie May Cox and John Jackson Brantley and was a resident of Covington for 45 years. He was a United States Army veteran of WW II and a graduate of William Carey College in Hattiesburg, Miss. A Baptist minister for over 50 years, he was the long-time pastor at Collins Boulevard Baptist Church and also served Countryside Baptist Church in the old Chappapeela Association. The beloved husband of Exie Burns Brantley for 63 years, he is survived by one daughter Freda Brantley; Little (Jack), his grandson Luke N. Little; two brothers William O. “Bill” Brantley and Louis “Gary” Brantley; and two sisters Janice Brantley Boozer and Eula May Brantley Duroux. He was preceded in death by his parents; six brothers Lamar, Billie, Roy, Dewitt, JB and Abner Brantley; and two sisters Mabel Beard and Genevieve Wallace.
Bonita Road Baptist Church, Bastrop: 63rd Homecoming, April 30, 10:30-noon. Speaker: Brian McAllister. Worship: The Lisembys. Pastor: Casey Johnson.
Hebron Baptist Church, Denham Springs: 180th Homecoming, May 7, 10 a.m. Speaker: Rob Burns.
Maryland Baptist Church, St. Joseph: 75th Homecoming, May 7, 10:45 a.m. Lunch will be served following the worship service. Special Music: Brothers in Christ. Pastor: Larry Foster.
Bethel Baptist Church, Franklinton: 110th anniversary, May 7, 10:30 a.m. A potluck dinner will follow services. Everyone is welcomed. Pastor: Joseph Kelley.
First Baptist Church, Morgan City: 85th homecoming. May 7, 10:45 a.m. Speaker: Wayne Jenkins. Pastor: Brent Romero.
Bethel Baptist Church, Colfax: Spring Revival, April 23-26, Sunday, 10:45 a.m. & 6 p.m. Monday-Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Evangelist: Scotty McDowell, chalk artist. Pastor: Carl Gulde.
Wayside Baptist Church, Pollock: Revival, April 23-26; Sunday, 11:00 a.m. & 6:00 p.m.; Monday – Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. Speaker: Lloyd Whitman. Music: Joey Beck. Nursery will be provided. Please come and join us. Pastor: Kevin Simmons.
Fish Bayou Baptist Church, Crowville: Revival, April 24, 7 p.m. Speaker: Kelly Clark. Special Music: Wolleson’s Sister’s (Amanda & Julie). Pastor: Jim Goodman.
First Baptist Church, Jonesboro: Area-wide Crusade, April 29-May 3; April 29, Prayer Rally at Dodson High School Gym, 6 p.m.; April 30, Jonesboro-Hodge High School Gym, 6 p.m.; May 1, Jonesboro-Hodge High School Gym, 6 p.m.; May 2, Winnfield Middle School Gym, 6 p.m.; May 3, Winnfield Middle School Gym, 6 p.m. Evangelist: Bill Britt. Music: ODE’. Pastor: Stuart Toms.
Cecilia Baptist Mission, Cecilia: Revival, April 30- May 3. Evangelist: Lyndon Longoria. Special music: Kerry Longoria. Pastor: Peter Vidrine.
Bethel Baptist Church, Bastrop: Revival, April 30 – May 3, Sunday service begins at 6 p.m. Monday –Wednesday 7 p.m. Evangelist: Rubin Weaver. Pastor: Joe Don Hawthorn.
Fellowship Baptist Church, Mansfield: Revival, May 2-4, Friday and Saturday, 6:30 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m. Evangelist: David Permenter. Music: Pam Whitlock and Vicki Davis. Pastor: Weyland Gauntt.
Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, Columbia: Revival, May 7-10, Sunday, 6 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, 7 p.m. Evangelist: Bill Robertson. Special Music: Ben Waites. Pastor: Jerry Hendrixson.
First Baptist Church, Winnfield: Senior Adult Revival Luncheon, April 20, 11:30 a.m. in the Fireside Room. This will be the last session before our area wide Crusade, so don’t miss it. This will be a covered-dish style luncheon. The Foto Sisters in concert, April 23, 6 p.m. Sign up in the church office if you plan to attend this event. Or call 318.628.3544. Women’s Salad Luncheon, April 29, 11 a.m. in FBC’s Fireside Room. Speaker: Sandra Morehart, “It’s Not About the Periwinkles.” The 37th Annual Max Kelley Memorial Bar-B-Cue, April 30, 11a.m.-1p.m. Pick-up only. Cost: $10 per plate (half of a bar-b-cue chicken, potato salad, and “Skid Row” baked beans. Pastor: Steven Smithson.
First Baptist Church, DeRidder: Louisiana Baptists Singing Ministers and Singing Women in concert, April 20, 6:30 p.m. Cost: Free. A love offering will be taken. Every dollar collected goes toward the B.B. McKinney & Carroll Lowe and Teresa Thomason Scholarships. The McKinney & Lowe scholarships are awarded annually to two students at Louisiana College and two students at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary who are pursuing a degree towards a career as Minister of Music/Worship Leader. The Thomason Scholarship is awarded to a participant in the Louisiana Baptist State Piano Festival for the purpose of further collegiate studies. Checks can be made out to the Louisiana Baptist Foundation. For more information, call 337.463.9047. Pastor: Josh Eubanks.
Northeast Baptist School, Monroe: 9th Annual Golf Tournament, April 21, Chennault Park. Registration/lunch will be at noon with a 1 p.m., shotgun start. This is a 4-Man scramble. Cost: $100 per person. Registration forms available at the Associations Center, the School, or online at www.nelba.net. For more information call the school at 318.325.2077 or log onto www.mynbs.org.
First Baptist Church, Bossier: Jeremy Camp in concert, April 21, 7 p.m. The concert will also feature Citizen Way. For more information, call 318.746.7940. Pastor: Brad Jurkovich.
First Baptist Church, Anacoco: The Issacs in concert, April 21, 7 p.m. There is no cost. A love offering will be taken. Pastor: Durhl Davis.
Lakeshore Baptist Church, Monroe: Gospel concert featuring Sisters Four, Blessed Assurance and Southern Revelation, April 21 at 7 p.m. A love offering will be taken. Pastor: William Smith.
Coteau Baptist Church, Houma: Secret Church Simulcast with David Platt, April 21, 5 p.m. cost: $10 per person; Second Harvest Food Bank, April 29, 7 a.m. Pastor: Wayne Hunt.
Cypress Baptist Church, Benton: Christian standup comedian Tim Hawkins Live, April 22, 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at timhawkins.brushfireapp.com/events/435477. Pastor: John Fream.
Fair Park Baptist Church, West Monroe: Fifth Annual Race2Grace 5k, 10k, and 1 mile fun run, April 22. Proceeds from the race will help FPBC kids attend Centri-Kid Camp this summer. Pastor: Waymond Warren.
Holmesville Baptist Church, Downsville: Celebration Sunday honoring Pastor Jerry Whitman, April 23, 10:30 a.m. Following the services there will be dinner on the grounds. Concord Union Baptist Association Director of Missions will present Whitman with a plaque for his 40 years as pastor. A church wide fellowship will be held on Sunday, April 23, 2017 to celebrate this milestone in our church’s history and to recognize his dedication to our church and the community. Pastor: Jerry Whitman.
Bethany Baptist Church, Columbia: The Sanctuary Quartet, April 23, 6 p.m. Pastor: Brian Rankin.
First Baptist Church, Covington: ‘A Southern Gospel Concert’ featuring the Mark Trammell Quartet and Allison Speer, April 28, 7 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.) Cost: $15 (general admission). For more information, call the church at 985.892.2149. Pastor: Waylon Bailey.
Houston River Baptist Church, Sulphur: Come to the Well Women’s Conference, April 29, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Doors open at 8:15 a.m. Cost: $30. Pastor: Lonnie Gothrup
First Baptist Church, New Orleans: Lifeway’s Main April 29, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Cost: $59. Speakers: Darryl Strawberry, Russell Moore, Fred Luter, Rick Burgess, Eric Geiger, Robby Gallaty, Brodie Croyell, Brad Stine and more. For tickets or more information, go lifeway.com/Mainevent or call 800.254.2022 Pastor: David Crosby.
Toledo Bend Baptist Resort Ministry, Zwolle: 12th annual Toledo Bend Children’s Fishing Derby, April 29, 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. at San Miguel Park beach area. Kids, ages 3-15, come join the fun. Preschoolers must have a parent or guardian present and school-age children groups must have at least one adult for each 5 children. Bring a fishing pole or rod and reel and some bait (not provided). There will be a complimentary lunch on the grounds. For more information, call Mary Gore at 318.452.9731 or Toledo Bend Baptist Resort Ministry at 318.645.6601.
First Baptist Church, Haughton: Love Worth Fighting For Marriage Conference, April 30, 4-7:30 p.m. Speaker: Kirk Cameron. Musician: Warren Barfield. Cost: $40 per couple and tickets are on sale in the church office. Pastor: Gevan Spinney.
Bethlehem Baptist Church, Albany: A joint fifth Sunday singing with Blood River, April 30, 5 p.m. with a fellowship following. Pastor: Preston Nix.
Hebron Baptist Church, Bush: Ben Waites in concert, April 30, 10:30 a.m. Following services, the youth will have their fundraiser lunch. Pastor: Reggie Ogea.
First Baptist Church, Pineville: First@First Business Leader Luncheon, May 1, noon. Speaker: Ricky Belgard, Philadelphia Baptist Church. Cost: $10 and you may pay at the door. Please RSVP to Melinda Langford (firstname.lastname@example.org. Pastor: Stewart Holloway.