Bill Hines of Coushatta passed away March 3 at the age of 90. Memorial services were held at First Baptist Church of Coushatta with Lee Dickson and Billy Burkett officiating. Interment was at Springville Cemetery in Coushatta. He was a graduate of William Jewel University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Reared in a Christian home, he began his ministry in youth-led revivals at the age of 19 and actively served the Lord for over 70 years until his passing 9 days after his 90th birthday. He was a great minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ for over 70 years, with 38 of those years being served among the churches of the District Eight Baptist Convention. He was president of District Eight for four terms, and was still a faithful pastor at the time of his home-going. Preceding him in death were his parents and one brother, Bobby Hines. Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Jeanette; five children, Ginny Hines; Gene Hines and wife, Diane; Gerry Camp and husband, Richard; Joy Dowden and husband, Chris; Jennifer Moore and husband, Mark; and 10 grandchildren.
Ernest Julius [E.J.] Bradshaw of Leesville passed away March 6 at the age of 89. Services were held at East Leesville Baptist Church with his son David L. Bradshaw, Sr. and Jerry Key officiating. ‘Bro. Brad,’ as he was affectionately called, earned his B.A. degree from Northeast Louisiana University in Monroe in 1959. He attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary at Fort Worth, TX, and Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, NM. He was Licensed and ordained to preach the Gospel at First Baptist Church of Sterlington in 1952. He pastored Enterprise Baptist Church in Farmerville, Bethel Baptist Church in Dubach, Paron Baptist Church in Sterlington from 1953-1958. He also pastored two churches in Texas and New Mexico before serving as Student Recruitment and Consultant for the Evangelistic Division of the mission board of the Southern Baptist Convention from 1985-1991. In 1992 he moved back to Louisiana and served as pastor and/or interim for Cooper Baptist Church in Leesville, Flactor Baptist Church in Hicks, Antioch Baptist Church in Slagle,and Pine Hill Baptist Church in Leesville. Since 2005 he served as the Director of Missions for the Vernon Baptist Association. He served on the Executive Board, including as President for the Louisiana Baptist Convention. In his lifetime he has preached over 70 revivals in Louisiana, Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Illinois, Oregon, Washington, and Montana. He was preceded in death by his loving wife Bobbie Lee Bradshaw, and his granddaughter Teresa Hornburger. He is survived by his three sons: Ernest Julius Bradshaw, Jr., Alan Jerome Bradshaw and his wife Fran, and David Lee Bradshaw, Sr. and his wife Miriam; his brother, W.A. Bradshaw and his wife Shirley; and his brother-in-law Jerry R. Roberts and his wife Thelma; his grandchildren, David Bradshaw, Jr. and his wife Kristi, Keith Bradshaw and his wife Lorena, Candace Bradshaw, and Kimberly Thomass and her husband Nathan and his great grandchildren Ashland, Abigail, Noah, Eli, and Kian.
ON THE MOVE
Josh, wife Melissa, Eubanks is new as pastor at First Baptist Church, DeRidder.
Ronnie, wife Kayla, Whitton is new as music minister at Bethany Baptist Church, Bethany.
Jeff and Jan Shadoin are new as youth ministers at Bethany Baptist Church, Bethany.
Greg Covington is the new youth minister at Carroll Baptist Church, Walker.
David (wife Pamela) Carlton is the new Director of Missions for the Evangeline Baptist Association.
New Hope Baptist Church, DeQuincy: Celebrating 70 years of Hope, April 3, 10 a.m. Speaker: Jerry Chaddick, a former pastor. For more information, call 337.786.7520. Pastor: Roland Hebert.
Northwoods Baptist Church, Shreveport: 60th Anniversary, April 3, 10:30 a.m. A potluck luncheon will be served directly after the service. All are invited. For more information, call the church office.
Emmanuel Baptist Church, Shreveport: 75th Anniversary Celebration, April 17, 10:45 a.m. Former members and staff are invited to the service at 10:45 and the luncheon to follow. Please RSVP by calling (318) 686-7548 by April 10. Pastor: Chad Hardbarger.
First Baptist Church, Lafayette: Revival 2016. March 23-26 and March 27. March 23, 6:30 p.m., Brad Jurkovich; March 24, 6:30 p.m., Fred Luter; March 25, 6:30 p.m., Wayne Jenkins; March 27, 9:45 a.m. and 11:11 a.m. Steve Horn. Music: This Hope. Join us for dinner on Wednesday and Thursday at 5 p.m. for $6. Pastor: Steve Horn.
Camp Creek Baptist Church, Spearsville: Easter Sunday, March 27, 8 a.m. Evangelist: Joe Aulds.
Lone Cherry Baptist Church, Mangham: Revival, March 30-April 3, Evangelist: Joe Aulds. Pastor: Doyle Adams.
Northwoods Baptist Church, Shreveport: Revival, Sunday, 6 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, 6 p.m. Speaker: Wayne DuBose.
Colfax Baptist Church, Colfax: Revival, April 7-10. Evangelist: Lyndon Longoria. Pastor: Gary Howard.
Ft. Jesup Baptist Church, Many: Revival, April 10-13; Sunday, 11 a.m. Monday-Wednesday, 6 p.m. Evangelist: Michael Courtney. Pastor: George Treutlein.
First Baptist Church, Zwolle: Revival, April 10-13. Baptist Men’s Day will begin the revival and Spencer Lovett will be speaking Monday through Wednesday. Evangelist: Spencer Lovett. Music: Joe Jones. Pastor: Jerry Penfield.
First Baptist Church, DeRidder: Farwell Fellowship in honor of Lindsey and Janet Burns’ retirement as senior pastor, April 3, 3-5 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.
Steve Miller is available for supply or interim pastorate. If interested, call 318.277.1616 or 318.446.5472.
“Like new” Kawai RX-1 baby grand piano for sale for $9,750. The piano is 5 feet, 5 inches with a polished ebony finish. This piano currently retails for $20,800. It has hardly ever been played. If interested call Bruce Lingenfelter, 318.308.0567 or email email@example.com.
First Baptist Church, Bonita: Seeking a pastor. Please send résumé to First Baptist Church, ATTN: Spencer Harrington, 15082 Reynolds Street, Bonita, LA 71223.
Trinity Baptist Church, Natchitoches: Community Candlelight Lord’s Supper, March 25, 6 p.m.; Crimson Love: an Easter musical and drama, March 27, 10:30 a.m. presented by the Sanctuary Choir and Easter Dramatists; I Saw Him, a dramatic Easter presentation by Parable (the youth performing arts team) April 3, 6 p.m.; Children’s Spring Musical, presented by the children’s choir and drama, April 10, 10:30 a.m. Pastor: Joshua Currie.
Calvary Baptist Church, Natchitoches: Drive-thru Easter Drama, March 25, 7:45 p.m. – 10 p.m. It will be a reenactment of the betrayal, trial, crucifixion, resurrection and ascension of Jesus Christ. Calvary Baptist Church is located at 312 Hwy 3191, Natchitoches, LA 71457 for more information, please call us at 318.352.5017, Tuesday thru Thursday 9 a.m.-noon. Pastor: T.J. Boyd.
Lanier Baptist Church, Baton Rouge: The Life of Christ, an Easter musical production, March 25-27; Friday & Saturday, March 25-26 6:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 27, 10:20 a.m. Pastor: Mike Ferguson.
Celebration Church, Metairie: Good Friday service with communion, March 24, 6:30 p.m. (Celebrate Recovery), March 25, 6:30 p.m.; Spanish service (Iglesia Celebration, in the activity center), 6:30pm. Easter services, March 26, 6 p.m.; March 27, 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday evening, 7 p.m. Kenner campus: Good Friday services, March 24, 7 p.m. and March 25, 7 p.m. Easter services, 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m.; Slidell campus: Good Friday services, March 25, 7 p.m. Easter services, March 27, 7, 9 and 10:30 a.m. St. Bernard campus: Good Friday services, March 25, 6 p.m.; Easter services, March 26, 5 p.m.; March 27, 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m.; River Parishes campus, Good Friday services, March 25, 7 p.m.; Easter services, March 27, 9 and 10:45 a.m.; West Bank campus, Good Friday services, March 25, 6:30 p.m.; Easter Services, 9 and 10:45 a.m.
First Baptist Church, Winnsboro: Parsonage Egg Hunt, March 25, 10 a.m. Kids will hunt for Easter Eggs at the parsonage. Following the egg hunt will be a telling of the Easter story in the church sanctuary. Pastor: Craig Beeman.
Woodland Park Baptist Church, Hammond: Good Friday Services, March 25, 7 p.m. Special music: Adult choir led by music minister Bryan McDonald. Pastor: Scott E. Thompson.
First Baptist Church, Tioga: Family Easter Celebration, March 25, 10 a.m., and Good Friday Service, March 25, 6 p.m. The Cross of Christ, a wonderful Easter Celebration arranged by Cliff Duren and presented by First Tioga Sanctuary Choir, March 27, 10 a.m. Pastor: Tim Hisaw.
Bethel Baptist Church, Colfax: Children’s Easter Egg Hunt, March 26, 10 a.m. at the Family Life Center. This is for all children thru the sixth grade. Easter sunrise service, March 27, 7 a.m., breakfast at 8 a.m., and Easter program, 9 a.m. Pastor: Carl Gulde.
Simpson Baptist Church, Simpson: Children’s Easter Egg hunt, March 26, 10 a.m. Pastor: Jeremy Blocker.
Elwood Baptist Church, Forest Hill: Easter Egg Hunt, March 26, 1 p.m. Sunrise services, March 27, 7 a.m. followed by breakfast and Sunday school. For more information, call 318.305.3596. Pastor: Michael Evans.
First Baptist Church, Minden: Community Easter Egg Hunt, March 26, 10 a.m. Pastor: Leland Crawford.
First Baptist Church, DeRidder: Eggstravaganza featuring 12,000 eggs filled with candy and toys and 100 special gold eggs, March 26, 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. Free food and refreshments, Eggstreme jumpers, activities, puppet show and clowns. Bring a bag or a basket for fun-filled day of activities. Pastor: Josh Eubanks.
Redeemer, River Oaks, Sherwood and Stevendale Baptist Churches in Baton Rouge are partnering March 27 for an Easter Sunrise Service at BREC Forest Park, 7 a.m. Everyone is welcome. Bring lawn chairs.
Easter Sunrise Service, Kentwood at Inspiration Park, March 27, 7 a.m. To honor Jesus, our Savior and all Disaster Relief Volunteers. Speaker: Stan Statham. For more information, call 985.229.8595.
Cook Baptist Church, Ruston: Easter sunrise service at Railroad Park, March 27, 7 a.m. A church-wide breakfast will be served in the church gymnasium at 8 a.m.
Calvary Baptist Church, Slidell: Easter Cantata, March 27, 11 a.m. Pastor: Arron McGuffee.
Pine Grove Baptist Church, Ruby: Easter Service, March 27. Lord’s Supper, 8 a.m., fellowship breakfast, 8:15 a.m., Sunday school, 9 a.m., Worship – choir presentation of “Behold the Lamb.” Pastor: Ken Gilmore.
Trinity Baptist Church, Eunice: Easter Sunrise Service, March 27, 7 a.m., breakfast, 7:30 a.m.; worship, 8:30 a.m. Pastor: Thomas McManus (interim).
Philadelphia Baptist Church, Deville: Easter Services, March 27, 9 and 10:30 a.m. Pastor: Philip Robertson.
First Baptist Church, Jonesboro: Easter Morning Worship, March 27, 8:30 a.m. Following the services, there will be a brunch in the Family Life Center. After the brunch, the children will have an Easter Egg hunt at the church. Pastor: Charles Wesley.
Hillcrest Baptist Church, Franklinton: Community Sunrise service at Mile Branch, March 27, 6:30 p.m.; traditional service 8:30 a.m.; contemporary service, 10:45 a.m. Pastor: Andrew Voss.
Hebron Baptist Church, Denham Springs: Resurrection Sunday – Jesus the Risen King, March 27, 10 a.m. Photo booths will be set up for family photos.
First Baptist Church, Livingston: Town of Livingston Community Sunrise Service in the park across the Town Hall, March 27, 7 a.m. Everyone is invited to participate. Pastor: Brett Lester.
First Baptist Church, Jonesville: Sunrise service at Trinity Park, March 27, 7 a.m. Speaker: Mike Deville. Music: Mike Davis. Breakfast will follow at FBCJ Gym. Pastor: Gary Norris.
First Baptist Church, Albany: Joint Easter Sunrise Service for the area, March 27, 6 a.m. Pastor: Dan Munson.
Longview Baptist Church, Deville: Resurrection Sunday Services, March 27, 8:30 & 10:30 a.m. Pastor: Robby Poole.
North Central Baptist Association hosting Easter Sunrise services at Jimmie Davis State Park, Chatham, March 27, 7 a.m. Director of Missions: Marty Black.
First Baptist Church, Bogalusa: Easter Sunrise services, March 27, 7 a.m. Easter worship services 10:30 a.m. Pastor: Greg Whaley.
First Baptist Church, Many: Celebrate the Risen Christ, March 27, 11 a.m. This worship service will feature Easter music and the Lord’s Supper. Pastor: Jonathan Bost.
First Baptist Church, Vidalia: Easter Services, March 27, 10:30 a.m. Speaker: Charles Ramsey.
Sale Street Baptist Church, Lake Charles: Sunrise Service, Barbe Baseball Field, March 27, 7 a.m.; Easter Fellowship at the Sale Street Fellowship Hall 10 a.m. Light refreshments will be served.
First Baptist Church, Albany: Easter Sunrise Service, March 27, 6 a.m. Pastor: Dan Munson.
Foster Road Baptist Church, Baton Rouge: Easter Sunrise service, March 27, 7 a.m.; Easter Service, 10:15 a.m. Pastor: Mike Morris.
First Baptist Church, Pineville: First@First Business Leader Luncheon, April 4, Noon. Speaker: Monroe Milton, president and co-founder of Manchac Technologies. Cost: $10 and you may pay at the door. Please RSVP to Melinda Langford (firstname.lastname@example.org. Pastor: Stewart Holloway.
Sale Street Baptist Church, Lake Charles: Matt Maher in concert with his 2016 Spring Tour, April 7. Tickets are on sale at www.salestreet.org.
Northeast Baptist School, Monroe: Annual Golf Tournament, April 8, Noon, registration/lunch, 1 p.m. shotgun start at Chenault Park, 4-man scramble, Cost: $100. Registration forms available at the school, at Northeast Baptist Association center or online at www.nelba.net. For more information, call the school at 318.325.2077 or log on to www.mynbs.org.
Fair Park Baptist Church, West Monroe: Fourth annual Race2Grace 5k, 10k and 1 mile fun run, April 9, 8 a.m. Proceeds from this race will help FPBC Children Ministry send kids to attend Centri Kid Camp this summer. For more information, call 318.396.6306. Pastor: Waymond Warren.