For the week of August 14, 2003
PIONEER – New Prospect church: Singing, Aug 17, 11 a.m with lunch served at
noon and singing to resume at 1 p.m.; Frank Self, Cleo Yeates, Sr. and Cleo
Yeates, Jr., along with others, will be performing; Walter Cloud, pastor.
HEFLIN – Bistineau church: Miracle Mondays, Aug. 4, 11, 18 and 25, 7 p.m.;
Marion Collier, Jimmy Brossette, Harold Danley and Everett Geis, Sr., guest
speakers; Everett Geis, Jr., pastor.
NEW ORLEANS – Oak Park: Gospel music concert; Aug. 24, 6 p.m.; Ben Caston,
minister of music; Paul Brady, pastor.
SULPHUR – First church: Brendan McKinney, flutist-singer, in concert, Aug.
17, 6 p.m.; Donald W. Dukes, music minister; David Holder, pastor. n
SULPHUR – First church: “Evidence of Grace” musical; Aug. 24, 6 p.m.;
Donald W. Dukes, music minister; David Holder, pastor.
MANSFIELD – First church: “God With Us” musical; Aug. 24, 6 p.m.;
Gary Gregg, minister of music; Thumper Miller, pastor.
LAFAYETTE – First church: SoulReal in concert; Aug. 22, 7 p.m.; tickets $5,
children under 12 free; for information, call (337) 233-1412; Perry Sanders,
COUSHATTA – First church: 4Given, gospel quartet, in concert; Aug. 17, 6 p.m.;
free admission/love offering accepted; Benny Alford, pastor.
WALKER – Judson church: “Heaven’s Gates & Hell’s Flames” drama;
Aug. 24-26, 7 p.m. nightly; free admission; nursery and children’s ministry
provided; Merelin McCon, pastor.
PINEVILLE – First church: Ridgecrest in Cenla Sunday School Leadership Training;
Aug. 23, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; for information, call (318) 448-8221; Gary Baldwin,
SLAUGHTER – First church: Darry Lisemby in concert; Aug. 17, 7 p.m.; Basil
BAKER – First church: “Round Up” Sunday; Aug. 17; The Transthams
in concert at 12:45 p.m.; Dennis Allen, pastor.
WEST MONROE – First church: Northeast Association Church Leadership Conference;
Aug. 21, 7 p.m.; call associational office at (318) 322-6760 Jim Gifford, guest
speaker; David Uth, pastor.
RIVER RIDGE – Riverside church: “Down By the Creek Bank” children’s
musical; Aug. 24, 6 p.m.; Debbie Pugh Vaughn, minister of music/children; Joseph
SPEARSVILLE – First church: Union Association Youth Rally; Aug. 24, 6 p.m.;
Werner Aswell, guest speaker; One Way, musical guest; Charles “Chuck”
PINEVILLE – Esler church: Aug. 17, 10:45 a.m. and 7 p.m.; Joe Aulds, evangelist;
The Aulds Family, music; Richard Brooks, pastor.
CONVERSE – Union Springs church: Aug. 24, 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.; Aug. 25-27,
7 p.m.; Joe Aulds, evangelist; Don Slack, pastor.
MINDEN – First church: “Mini-Chautauqua” Senior Adult Revival (everyone
is invited); Aug. 17, 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Aug. 18-20, 8:30 a.m.-noon; noon
meal is $3 each day; J. W. MacGorman, guest preacher; Don Stewart, Bible study
leader; Jim Hays, music leader; Bill Crider, minister of senior adults; Wayne
BATON ROUGE – Oakcrest church: 43rd; Aug. 17, 10:20 a.m. with noon meal to
follow; T. J. Ozbun, Jr., guest speaker; Tim Richardson, music; Ace McVay, pastor.
COLFAX – Colfax church: 100th; Aug. 31, 9:30 a.m. coffee/refreshments, 10 a.m.
service followed by catered dinner and precious memories service; James Preuett,
MONROE – Emmanuel church: Dale Liner, five years as music minister; Tom McCurley,
CHOUDRANT – Paul Brooks retires from Longstraw church after serving 19 years
ZACHARY – First church: Allen Springs to the gospel ministry; Aug. 24, 6 p.m.;
Eddie Davis, pastor.
Staff Changes Pastors
ALBANY – Iran Smith to Blood River church.
RINGGOLD – A. W. Smart to First church. BASTROP – Dennis Relaford to Bonita
DUBACH – John Flanagan to Fellowship church.
ARCHIBALD – Pat Lofton to First church as interim pastor.
DOWNSVILLE – Leon Cole to Downsville church as music director; Charles Davis,
RUSTON – Sally Hearn to Temple church as minister of childhood education, coming
from First church of West Monroe; David Willets, pastor.
DOWNSVILLE – Josh McDaniel to Holmesville church as youth director; Jerry
Whitman, pastor. Ministers Needed
ST. AMANT – New River church: Full-time pastor, send resumes to: New River
Baptist Church, Attn.: Sarah Lambert, P. O. Box 7, St. Amant, LA 70774 or call
(225) 675-8767; resumes should be postmarked by Aug. 31.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Minister of music; send resumes to: Muldoon Road Baptist
Church, Attn.: Jim P. Thrash, 382 Muldoon Rd., Anchorage, Ak 99504 or call (907)
333-9558 or fax (907) 338-4842.
PITKIN – First church: Full-time pastor; send resumes to: First Baptist Church,
P. O. Box 340, Pitkin, LA 70656.
COTTON VALLEY – Unity church: Pastor; send resumes to: Unity Baptist Church,
Attn.: Eugene Edwards, P. O. Box 606, Cotton Valley, LA 71018.
MANDEVILLE – First church: Seeking any former staff members who would like
to participate in homecoming services in September; e-mail Ken Schroeder at
call (985) 626-3217 or e-mail David Watson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LAFAYETTE – Community church: In need of volunteers to help build new church
building; will have ten complete RV hook-ups and washer/dryer at the site; meals
will be provided as needed; can contact the church at (337) 234-5563 or Steve
Hayes (project coordinator) cell phone: (225) 235-7807; Ed Jelks (mission church
builder-director) cell phone: (318) 451-9152; main phone: (800) 622-6549; fax
number: (225) 629-0652; e-mail: email@example.com;
Gary Funderburk (pastor) cell phone: (337) 781-7518.
LEESVILLE – Pulpit and Lord’s supper table available to any church, call First
church of Leesville at (318) 239-6534.
PRAIRIEVILLE – Used set of handbells wanted; call Broussard Grove church at,
(225) 673-6674. Nathan Luce, pastor.
CORTEZ, Colo.- Ivy Ingalls, 72, died Aug. 5 as a result of complications following
heart surgery. Ingalls was a retired Louisiana Baptist pastor. Some of the churches
he served included Oberlin Baptist Church, Oak Grove Baptist Church in Cheneyville,
Northside Baptist Church in Pineville and Oak Grove Baptist Church in Bentley.
He is survived by his wife, Edith, and one daughter.
BRENTWOOD, Tenn.- Harold C. Bennett, 78, died July 27. Bennett was president-treasurer
of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee from 1979-92. Prior to
this, Bennett was executive secretary-treasurer of the Florida Baptist Convention.
He also served in denominational posts in Texas, at the Southern Baptist Home
Mission Board (now North American Mission Board) and at the Sunday School Board
(now LifeWay Christian Resources). He also pastored churches in Kentucky, Arkansas,
and Louisiana. Bennett is survived by his wife, Phyllis, and two sons and a