-Eddy Shoemaker, new as pastor, Peniel Baptist,West Monroe.
-Kevin Boles, interim minister of music, First Baptist, Jena.
-Robbie Isom, new as youth minister, Judson Baptist, Walker.
-Marlene Young, new as counseling ministry social worker, Temple, Baptist Ruston.
ANNIVERSARIES AND CELEBRATIONS
-Fellowship Baptist Quitman celebrates Homecoming 10 a.m. Sunday, July 13; dinner on the grounds; Wayne Morrow, speaker; Monty Horton, music; Don Doughty, pastor.
-Ridgecrest Baptist Ridgecrest Gospel Ministry Celebration/Reception honoring Preston Holder and wife, Ruby, for 50 years in the gospel ministry 2 p.m. Sunday, July 13.
-Salem Baptist Plain Dealing celebrates Homecoming and 164th anniversary 11 a.m. Sunday, July 13; Milton Sargent, speaker, lunch, afternoon singing, Clayton Dyess, guest singer.
-Doyle Adams, pastor of First Baptist Gilbert, celebrated his 50th year in the ministry April 27 with ceremonies at Temple Winnsboro.
-Jarred Pellegrin, minister of children, ordination service First Baptist, Blanchard, 6 p.m. Sunday, July 6. James Hill, pastor.
-RUSTON – Temple Baptist: Marvelous Monday Services 5 p.m. supper, 6 p.m. Monday, July 7; Steve Horn, speaker; Larry Turner, worship leader; 6 p.m. Monday, July 14; Aubrey Spears, speaker; Larry McCartney, worship leader. Rick Byargeon, pastor.
-OAK GROVE – Hill Baptist: 7 p.m. Sunday, July 6, through Wednesday, July 9; Jack Daniels Ministries; Leslie Yates, pastor.
-VIDALIA – Riverside Baptist: 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday, July 13; 7 p.m. Monday, July 14, through Wednesday, July 16; Jack Daniels, evangelist; The Harrigill Family, music; Glenn Harrigill, pastor.
CHURCH AND ASSOCIATION EVENTS
-WEST MONROE – Highland Baptist: Golden Age meeting, at Kiroli Park 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 3; Fantastic Friday 9 a.m. Friday, July 11. Gordon Dean, pastor.
-JACKSON – First Baptist: Watermelon social 6 p.m. Saturday, July 5. Joe Nesom, pastor.
-OAK GROVE – First Baptist: Oklahoma Mission Trip Show and Tell 6 p.m. Sunday, July 6. Carl Gulde, pastor.
-HOMER – First Baptist: Children’s trip to Monroe Zoo 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 8; youth tee shirt and hat fundraiser in progress. James Simeon, pastor.
-SHREVEPORT – Pinecroft Baptist: Ice Cream Fellowship 5 p.m. Sunday, July 6; Vacation Bible School 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 16. Marty J. Wright, pastor.
-DENHAM SPRINGS – Hebron Baptist: SPLASH Bible study 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 16; Music Camp 9 a.m. Monday, July 21, through Friday, July, 25; HBC Library Reading Club and Story Time 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 9, 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 16. Joe Alain, pastor.
-RUSTON – Temple Baptist: Patriotic program and fireworks 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 3; Friendship International’s English as a Second Language Class 9 a.m. Wednesday, July 9; Youth Lake Day, Saturday, July 12; Temple Tour Golf Tournament #3 Grove Golf Club 8 a.m. Saturday, July 19. Rick Byargeon, pastor.
-HAUGHTON – First Baptist: Celebrate Recovery 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 3; Day of Prayer Tuesday, July 8. Gevan Spinney, pastor.
-BLANCHARD – First Baptist: Jeremy Camp and Battlewings Game Friday, July 4; Esterlyn Concert featuring Klearview, Thursday, July 10. James Hill, pastor.
-WINNFIELD – First Baptist: Providentials Concert; 6 p.m. Sunday, July 13. Jerold McBride, pastor.
-BAKER – First Baptist: 55 Alive Driving Course 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 8; Mission Lab in New Orleans 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sunday, July 13, through Saturday, July 19; Youth Movies at the Mall, Tuesday, July 8; Youth World Changers Camp, July 10 – 19. Dennis Allen, pastor.
-PINEVILLE – Pineville Park Baptist: International Missionary Challenge Sunday, July 6, IMB missionary speaker; dinner on the grounds and blood drive; Voice of the Martyrs Challenge Sunday, July 13, Robert Brock, speaker. Greg Carroll, pastor.
-OAKDALE – First Baptist: Church-wide Independence Day Celebration 11 a.m. Sunday, July 6; Day Camp for younger children Monday, July 7 through Thursday, July 10. Stephen Laughlin, pastor.
-MINDEN – First Baptist: Senior Adult Mystery Trip Thursday, July 17. Wayne DuBose, pastor.
-ALEXANDRIA – Emmanuel Baptist: Tensas and East Carroll Parishes school ministry project through Thursday, July 24. Chris Thacker, pastor.
-VIDALIA – First Baptist: Fourth of July Celebration 4:30 p.m. Sunday, July 6; Community event featuring Miss-Lou Community Choir presents “Our Flag Was Still There,” at Natchez City Auditorium 7 p.m.Wednesday, July 3; Semi-annual Blood Drive 1p.m. – 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 9. Dan Glenn, pastor.
-WEST MONROE – McClendon Baptist: Ladies Clothing mission project. Rick Crandall, pastor.
-ALEXANDRIA – Calvary Baptist: Back to School Mission project; Widows’ Banquet 12 p.m. Sunday, July 20. David Brooks, pastor.
-DEVILLE – Philadelphia Baptist: Men’s Golf Retreat San Rayburn, Texas Friday, July 18 and Saturday, July 19; host homes needed for Korean Children’s Camp USA Sunday, July 20, through Sunday, July 27. Philip Robertson, pastor.
-ALEXANDRIA – Parkview Baptist: Senior In-Reach Ministry 3 p.m. Thursday, July 10; Children’s swim 2 p.m. Saturday, July 12. David Shaw, pastor.
-BATON ROUGE – First Baptist: Jefferson Terrace School playground equipment setup Saturday, July 12. Burn Page, pastor.
-WALKER – Judson Baptist: Summer Supper Series 6 p.m. Thursday, July 3 and 10; Youth Bible study 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 9 and 16. Merelin McCon, pastor.
-NEW IBERIA – Highland Baptist: Youth Friday Night Live 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 11; youth pool party 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 16. David Denton, pastor.
-KENTWOOD – First Baptist: Marvelous Mondays 7 p.m. Monday, July 14, Bobby Eads, speaker; Tim Daniels, worship leader. Joey Miller, pastor.
-ALEXANDRIA – Horseshoe Drive Baptist: Family Fun Friday 5 p.m. Friday, July 4. Aubrey Whitlock, pastor.
-WINNSBORO – First Baptist: All-Church dinner youth fundraiser Sunday, July 13; cost $5. Harry Boyd, pastor.
-SULPHUR – First Baptist: Children’s Movies in the Morning 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, July 9 and 16; “Breaking Free from the bondage of sin!” 5 p.m. Friday, July 14, through 5 p.m. Friday, July 18; Luke Johnson, speaker; Broken Vessels, music; David Holder, pastor.
-CALCASIEU – Peniel Baptist: 4th Annual Ladies Conference Tea Party 10 a.m. Saturday, July 19; Liz Luter, speaker; Paulette Mays, music; Louisiana’s Minnie Pearl; $10 registration. Call 318.659.4397. Gary Richerson, pastor.
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