ON THE MOVE
Ron Nation is new as pastor at Unity Baptist Church, Deville.
Chuck Evans is new as pastor at Zion Hill Baptist Church, Dry Prong.
Elliot, wife Suzi, Kahn new as staff director at Acadian Baptist Center, Eunice.
Stephen Richardson retires from Colfax Baptist Church, Colfax. In addition to Colfax and several other churches, he has served in the ministry for 46 years.
Caleb Willis is the new minister of music at Fairview Baptist Church, Coushatta.
Perry Webb, Jr., 91, of Natchitoches, passed away May 14. Services were held May 21 at First Baptist Church, Natchitoches. A private graveside service, under the direction of Blanchard-St. Denis Funeral Home, will be held prior to the memorial service. Webb served as a Baptist minister for 74 years. He began his pastoral ministry as a seminary student, serving a country church in East Central Illinois. Webb went on to pastor First Baptist Church, Poteet, Texas (1949-1952); First Baptist Church, Natchitoches (1952-1964); First Baptist Church, Albany, Georgia (1964-1975); and First Baptist Church, Baton Rouge (1975-1988). He served on the Louisiana Baptist Executive Board as secretary, vice chairman and president. He was President of the Louisiana Baptist Convention for two years. He loved the student activities at Northwestern State University, leading in the building of the first off-campus facilities of the Baptist Student Union, and serving as chairman of the BSU committee of NSU and State Pastor Advisor of the Baptist Student Union. He served as a Louisiana College Trustee. In 2015 he was honored with the recognition as Pastor Emeritus to the First Baptist Church of Natchitoches. He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Virginia Powell Webb; daughter, Deborah Webb Smith; son, Perry Flynt Webb, III and his wife, Kim; grandsons, Walker Smith, Phillip Smith and his wife, Amy, Jonathan and Tyler Webb; sister, Rebekah Webb Richards; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Lighthouse Baptist Church, Independence: Revival, June 5-10, 7 p.m. Speaker: Tim Norris. Music: L.C. Lord. Pastor: Ron Jordan.
Macedonia Baptist Church, Holden: Revival, June 8-10, 7 p.m. Speakers: Wayne Miley (June 8), Jeffery Hodges (June 9), Dale Martin (June 10). Pastor: Roger Dunlap.
Palestine Baptist Church, Grant: Revival, June 19-22, Evangelist: Scotty McDowell. Pastor: Hardy Estes.
Bethel Baptist Church, Bastrop: 70th Anniversary during the month of June with the theme “Great is Thy Faithfulness: Celebrating 70 years of the Faithfulness of God and His people.” June 12, 11 a.m. Honoring the Faithful will focuse on recognizing those who have served many years in the church. The evening service will be held at 4 p.m. at Chemin-a-Haut State Park Lodge where a meal will be provided and served by the young adults in honor of the older generations.; June 19, 11 a.m. “Faith of Our Fathers” will be the theme on Fathers’ Day and will recognize Christian fathers and other faithful servants of God; June 26m 11 a.m. “Faith for the Future,” and will feature young people serving in leadership roles in the worship service.
Fairview Baptist Church, Coushatta: 40th Anniversary, June 26, 9 a.m. followed by dinner on the grounds at 11 a.m. Speaker: Drew Landry, former pastor and currently pastor of Spotswod Baptist Church, Fredericksburg, VA. Pastor: Matt Endris.
Philadelphia Baptist Church, Deville: Homecoming 2016, June 26, 10 a.m. followed by dinner on the grounds. Speaker: Shannon Talley. Pastor: Philip Robertson.
Linda Lay Memorial Baptist Church, Gilliam: Simple Faith in concert, June 9, 6:30 p.m. A love offering will be taken.
Alto Baptist Church, Alto: Pet’s Unleashed: God Cares Fur You Vacation Bible School, June 11-12, Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. and Sunday, 10:30 a.m.-noon for pre-K through 6th grade. For more information, please call Sandy Miller at 318.623.4444. Pastor: Alan Miller.
New Bethlehem Baptist Church, Denham Springs: COW-a-bunga-Farm, Growing with our Faithful God VBS, June 13-17, 6-8:30 p.m. The age group for VBS includes all students entering K-4 through the sixth grade next school year. For more information, call the church at 225.664.7532. Pastor: James Courtney.
Satsuma Baptist Church, Livingston: Vacation Bible School Egypt: Joseph’s Journey from Prison to Palace, June 13-17, 5:30-8:30 p.m. a meal will be provided for the children at 5:30 p.m. Pastor: Brad Delaughter.
First Baptist Church, Slidell: Submerged Vacation Bible School, June 13-17, 6-8:30 p.m. Register online at www.fbcslidell.org. Pastor: Ricky Cummings.
First Baptist Church, DeRidder: Submerged Vacation Bible School, June 13-17, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Ages 4 years old (as of 5/31/2016) through sixth grade (just completed). Students can register now at www.fbcderidder.org. Pastor: Josh Eubanks.
McClendon, West Monroe: Submerged Vacation Bible School, June 13-17, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. or 6-8 p.m. (A morning and an evening VBS is being offered this year.) Ages 4 through completed K will have traditional VBS. Children who have completed grades 1–5 will have a Sports/Art Camp. Kids can choose one of the following for the week: baseball, flag football, basketball, soccer, cheerleading, art, drama, puppets, music, or foot praise. Register online at www.mbcwm.org. Pastor: Kevin Stewart.
First Baptist Church, Sulphur: VBS Music Camp, June 14-15, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Cost: $15 includes CD, T-shirt and lunch for both days). Submerged Vacation Bible School, Jun 20-24, 5:30-8:30 p.m. VBS musical, June 26, 10:30 a.m. To register, go online at www.fbcsulphur.org/vbs2016.
Cotile Baptist Church, Cotile: Vacation Bible School, June 20-24, 6-8 p.m. This is for ages 2-18. For more information contact 318.793.8847.
First Baptist Church, Haughton: Sporting Clay Classic and youth Fundraiser, June 18, 8:30 a.m. located at Los Paloma Sporting Clay and event center. To register go to www.fbchaughton.org. Pastor: Gevan Spinney.
First Baptist Church, Ponchatoula: Annual Patriotic Celebration 2016, June 19, 9:20 and 10:40 a.m. The celebration will include patriotic music, a tribute to the armed forces, and a message of encouragement and hope. Everyone is invited. Pastor: David Cranford.
Grace Memorial Baptist Church, Slidell: Father’s Day Celebration, June 19. There will be a gift for every day in attendance. Patriotic Service, July 3, 10:15 a.m. Community Outreach “Serve Sunday” July 31. Pastor: Bob Heustess.
First Baptist Church, Ringgold: Vacation Bible School, June 26-July1, 6-8:30 p.m. Pastor: Harry ‘O Brown.
First Baptist Church, DeRidder: Infinity Sports Camp, June 27-July 1, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. This camp is for kindergarten-6th grade (just completed). Cost: $135 ($50 deposit required), 2 children: $135 plus $90; 3 children: $135 plus $75 plus $75. The $50 deposit is non-refundable. Early drop-off is at 7:30 a.m. — $5 per day. Late pick-up is 5 p.m. — $5 per day. Campers need to bring a sack lunch and water bottle, sunscreen. Register online at www.fbcderidder.org. Pastor: Josh Eubanks.