ON THE MOVE
- Charles (wife Sue) Malone is the new pastor at Bethlehem Baptist Church, Winnfield.
- Reid Terry resigns as pastor of Searcy Baptist Church, Trout.
- David Logan is the new minister of music at First Baptist Church, Covington.
- Jake (wife Karen) Roudkovski is the interim senior pastor at First Baptist Church, Mandeville
First Baptist Church, Minden: Homecoming, February 4, 10:30 a.m., building dedication. Guests: Chuck Kelly, president of New Orleans Baptists Theological Seminary and his wife Rhonda Kelly. Pastor: Leland Crawford.
Crockett Point Baptist Church, Crowville: Revival, February 4-7, Evangelist: Bill Britt. Pastor: Curtis Owens.
- 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.
- New Life Baptist Church, DeRidder: “Soup for the Soul – Sowing Seeds of Hope”, January 26, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Entertainment: Peanut Butter & Jelly, comedians. There will be a gumbo luncheon, silent auction and door prizes. Cost: $10 and tickets can be purchased at the door. Proceeds will assist Beauregard Christian Women’s Job Corps in providing women in need with life and job skills. Pastor: Jerry Key.
- Man-Up Men’s Conference, Ruston: January 26, 6 p.m., Ruston Civic Center. Guest Speaker: Hank Hough of Kingdom Dog Ministries. Cost: $15 (Includes dinner) at the door.
- Georgetown Baptist Church, Georgetown: Josh Blakesley in concert, January 26, 7 p.m. Pastor: Carl Griffith.
- First Baptist Church, Bogalusa: Chili Cook Off, January 28, 6 p.m. Categories include bean chili, no bean chili and not a chili.Pastor: Greg Whaley.
- First Baptist Church, Lafayette: Couples Conference, February 2 – 3. Speaker: Dudley Bienvenu, Founder and Director of Bienvenu Counseling Services. This conference is designed to help couples to connect, reconnect and stay connected through challenges. Seasons of life is designed for married, dating, engaged, and separated couples, 18 and over, who have a sincere desire to improve and strengthen their relationship. Both partners must pre-register and attend all four sessions. The event is free and open to the public and there is no charge for materials. Please arrange for your own childcare, as childcare will not be provided at the church. Pastor: Steve Horn.
- Bonita Road Baptist Church, Bastrop: Wild Game Supper, February 2, 6 p.m. Guest Speaker: Mark Newell of Tecomate. There will be lots of door prizes, great food, hunting items auction, drawing for a giveaway and more. All proceeds go toward sponsoring a child with cancer or terminal illness. Pastor: Casey Johnson.
- First Baptist Church, Pineville: First@First Business Leader Luncheon, February 5, noon. Speaker: Michael Laidler with the John Maxwell Leadership Group. Cost: $10 and you may pay at the door. Please RSVP to Stewart Holloway (firstname.lastname@example.org.) Pastor: Stewart Holloway.
- Judson Baptist Retreat Center, St. Francisville: Adult Fish Fry, February 6, 9:30 a.m.-noon. Special Guest: Hunter Erwin. Cost: $10. Registration: 9:30 -10 a.m. Music: 10 a.m. Lunch: 11 a.m. Please call 225.634.7225 by February 1, 2018 to reserve your place.
- 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 get away. Cost: $75 (includes 1 night lodging, 3 meals) ($10/person deposit). Registration closes February 4. To register go to email@example.com or call 985.345.1831 for more information.
Almos “Calvin” Cantrell, Sr., 85, a trailblazing giant in evangelism passed away January 13. Called to preach at Louisiana Baptist Encampment in Mandeville at the age of 16, he served as Associate Evangelism Director with the Louisiana Baptist Convention for 22 years (September 1, 1973 until his retirement on August 31, 1994). He was named “Outstanding Pastor” by the Louisiana Baptist Convention in 1971. He was listed in “Who’s Who in Religion” in 1977 and 1991 and in “Who’s Who in the South” in 1999. He received his Doctor of Divinity Degree in 1980. He served as President of the State Evangelism Directors in 1982. He directed 14 overseas crusades (Africa, Australia, South Korea, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and in Hong Kong) for the Louisiana Baptist Convention. Most recently, he served as the pastor of Hudson Creek Baptist Church in the Big Creek Baptist Association. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Dorothy (Adcock), three children, Beth Whittington (Buster), Calvin Cantrell, Jr. (Brenda), and Paul Cantrell (Rhonda); six grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren and sister, Jewel C. Parker. He was preceded in death by his parents, David and Clara Brewer Cantrell; brothers, David Cantrell and Leroy Cantrell and sister, Neater D. Batten. He was buried in St. Clair Cemetery, located in Boyce, Jan. 15.