EDITOR’S NOTE: Do you have a Revival, Homecoming, a new pastor, a community outreach or a concert? The Baptist Message would love to share your church news with the rest of the state. It is very easy to do, just send in your information (who, what, where and when) to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 318.449.4345. To get your event in the paper, please submit your information three weeks prior to the event.
ON THE MOVE
Wesley Coleman is the new student pastor at Swartz First Baptist Church, Monroe.
Jimmy Pitson has resigned as pastor of Clark Springs, Eros.
Caleb (wife Katrina) Richardson is the new children’s minister at Woodridge Baptist Church, Shreveport.
Doug Allen retiring as pastor at First Baptist Church, Blanchard.
Brandon Lewis is the new Louisiana Baptists youth strategist.
Cotile Baptist Church, Boyce: Homecoming, March 17, 11 a.m. There will be dinner on the grounds following the service. Evangelist: Ryan Perry. Pastor: Johnny Miller.
Airline Baptist Church, Metairie: 65th anniversary, March 24, 10:30 a.m-2 p.m. The church address is 421 N Lester Ave, Metairie, LA 70003. For more information, call Tiffany at 504.756.7024. Pastor: Eric Benoy.
Louisiana College, Pineville: Campus revival, March 12-14, 11 a.m. Evangelist: John Fream. Worship: Voices of LC (Tuesday) and Elevate (Wednesday and Thursday).
Cotile Baptist Church, Boyce: Revival, March 14-16 7 p.m. nightly. Evangelist: Ryan Perry. Pastor : Johnny Miller.
Open Door Baptist Church, Ragley: Dedication of new worship center, March 15, Evangelist: Bill Britt. Pastor: Sonny Simpson.
First Baptist Church, Maringouin: 2019 Spring Revival, March 17-19, 7:00 p.m. nightly. Evangelist: Sunday, Freddie Rodrigue; Monday, Chad Bolfa; Tuesday, Wayne Romig; Special Music: Hunter Bolfa and Emma Ellis. There will be food & fellowship. The church is located at 10970 Hwy 77, Maringouin, La. 70757.
Creston Baptist Church, Creston: Revival, March 17-20. Evangelist: Sam Moore. Pastor: Truman Leach.
Norwood Baptist Church, Norwood: Revival, March 17-20, Sunday 10:15 a.m. and 6 p.m., Monday-Wednesday, 6 p.m. Evangelist: Darel Daniels, pastor of Improve Baptist Church, Improve, Mississippi. Worship: Raymond Taylor, First Baptist Church, Slaughter. Pastor: Jimmy Womack.
Blood River Baptist Church, Albany: Spring Revival, March 17-20. Evangelist: Brandon Digilormo. Worship: Broken Vessels. Pastor: David Collins.
Trinity Baptist Church, Oakdale: Revival, March 17-20. Evangelist: Lyndon Longoria. Pastor: Dennis LaFleur.
Martin Baptist Church, Coushatta: Revival, March 17-20, Sunday, 10:45 a.m. & 7 p.m., Monday-Wednesday, 7 p.m. nightly. Evangelist: Joe Aulds. Worship: Johnny Dunn. Pastor: Richard Kaufman.
First Baptist Church, Ruston: Special speaker, March 17, 8:45 and 11 a.m. Guest Speaker: Chad Williams, former Navy Seal. Pastor: Chris Craig.
East Ridge Baptist Church, Lake Charles: Revival, March 23-26. Saturday evening will begin at 6:30 p.m. Paul’s Journey in concert; Sunday service times will be 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.; Monday and Tuesday service times will be 7 p.m. Evangelist/Worship: Paul’s Journey. Pastor: Alan Weishampel.
First Baptist Church, Farmerville: Concord Union Baptist Association Evangelism Rally, March 24, 6 p.m. Guest Speaker: David Hankins. LBC Executive Director: Worship: Frank Nihart. Everyone is encouraged to transfer your worship service to First Baptist Church, Farmerville for that evening. Pastor: Kurt Auger.
Bonita Road Baptist Church, Bastrop: Spring Revival, March 24-27, Sunday, 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Monday-Wednesday, 7 p.m. nightly. Evangelist: Craig Franklin. Worship: Broken Vessels. Pastor: Casey Johnson.
First Baptist Church, Montgomery: Spring Revival, March 24-27. Pastor: Lloyd Whitman.
New Hope Baptist Church Dequincy: Revival, March 24-27. Evangelist: Sam Moore. Pastor: Roland Hebert.
Freedom Baptist Church, Pitkin: Family Crusade, March 24-27. Evangelist: 2TALK42 Ministries. Pastor: Jeff James.
Bayou Baptist Association, Houma: The Churches United Evangelism Crusade, March 28-30, Thursday, 7 p.m. at the Cut Off Youth Center (205 W. 79th Street, Cut Off, LA 70345); Friday, 7 p.m. South Terrebonne High School (3879 Highway 24, Bourg, LA 70343); Saturday, 5 p.m., Nicholl’s State Peltier Auditorium (906 East 1st St., Madewood South, Thibodaux, LA 70301).
Alabama Baptist Church, Arcadia is seeking a bi-vocational pastor. Send résumés to Alabama Baptist Church, Attention Pastor Search Committee, 16061 Highway 151, Arcadia, LA 7100l. Résumés may be emailed to email@example.com or call Bonnie Woodard at 318.263.2555.
First Baptist Church of Eunice is seeking a full-time pastor. Please email résumés to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Global Maritime Ministries, New Orleans: Lighthouse Gala, March 15, 6:30 p.m. Audubon Tea Room in New Orleans. Two special awards will be presented to pay tribute to outstanding members of the maritime community — U.S. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans and U.S. Customs and Border Protection New Orleans have been named as this year’s recipients of the Crystal Lighthouse Award, which celebrates the Maritime Persons of the Year. Petty Officer Cory Ciekot has been named as this year’s recipient of the John P. Vandercook Service Award, which celebrates the Maritime Humanitarian of the Year. Cost: $75. Enjoy live entertainment while dining and bidding in the silent auction. All proceeds from this event will benefit Global Maritime Ministries. Order tickets online: www.myegiving.com/f/f2?formid=e29496ef-95c7-4626-976d-213251becb52.
Beauregard Baptist Association Women’s Event, March 15, 6 p.m. at the Beauregard Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall. Guest Speaker: Iris Blue. Worship Leader: Sarah Fortenberry. Cost: $15. For more information, call the Beauregard Baptist Association at 337.202.4043.
Toledo Bend Baptist Resort Ministry, Zwolle: 2019 Spring Workday, March 16, 8 a.m. Lunch will be provided. Please bring tools/supplies according to participate in raking/yard care, sorting, cleaning, etc. For more information, call Mary or Danny at 318.645.6601.
Jerusalem Baptist Church, Hammond: Craft and Car Show, March 16. Vendor spots are open. For more information, call the church office at 225.294.2001. Pastor: Phil Weaver.
Shiloh Christian Fellowship Baptist Church, New Orleans: Excellence in Ministry Conference, March 16, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.Speakers: Shateek Nobles, pastor of My Redeemer; Fred Luter, pastor of Franklin Avenue Baptist Church, Leroy Fountain, vice president of Louisiana Baptist Convention. Attendees will learn how to build effective leadership teams; stimulate church growth and utilize 21st century Outreach Techniques. The goal of this year’s conference is to equip attendees with resources to make a difference to make a difference in their community, Church and their family. Cost: $15. RSVP @ Eventbrite, by phone 504.948.4599 or by email email@example.com. Pastor: Michael B. Raymond.
Trinity Baptist Church, Turkey Creek: Sixth Annual Ladies Conference – (The Table), March 16, 9 a.m.-noon. Cost: $12 per person with lunch included following event. No childcare provided. Speaker: Kathy Nelson, author and Founder of Speak It Ministries. Praise/Worship: Michelle Tolar. Contact Jodie Nugent at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the church at (337.461.2300) Please leave a message and it will be returned ASAP. Pastor: Eddie Douglas Jr.
Bayou Vista Baptist Church, Morgan City: 2nd annual Gulf Coast Baptist Association Music Celebration, March 17, 6 p.m. Each participating church will be presenting a maximum of 2 musical selections from choirs, ensembles, and solos. There will be a gumbo fellowship following the service. Music Minister: Bobby Powell. Pastor: Steven Kelly.
First Baptist Church, Haynesville: Man Church, March 19, 6 p.m. Speaker: Luke Hockenios. Come enjoy a free hamburger and sides. This event is sponsored by Men of Courage of Louisiana. Pastor: Jeff Tinsley.
First Baptist Church, Haughton: Men of Courage, March 19, 6:30 p.m in the Family Life Center. Speaker: Nick LeBrun, FLW Pro and All American Champion. Meal: fried catfish. For more information, contact John Alford, email@example.com or 318.455.2916. Pastor: Gevan Spinney.
First Baptist Church, Jena: A Walk to Remember Women’s Conference, March 22-23, Friday 6-9 p.m. (supper will be provided); Saturday 9 a.m.-noon (snacks will be provided). Speaker: Sheila Breazeale. Cost: $10. Childcare provided each day with reservation. For more information, call the church at 318.992.4184. Pastor: Dominick C DiCarlo Jr.
Amite Baptist Church, Denham Springs: Iron Sharpens Iron Men’s Conference, March 23, Pastor: Michael Luce.
Goldonna Baptist Church, Goldonna: Jericho Prayer March, March 23, 10 a.m. The march for all U.S. troops and also for all suicide survivors. Participants will leave the church taking the route south down Ash Street, following onto Main Street, back up the hill on Vine Street next to the post office circling back through Talley Street. The group will make this loop around town several times. On this march, prayers will be offered for our troops, their families, and any other individuals who have been touched by suicide. Tickets will be sold in the weeks prior to this date for grilled chicken plates for $7.50. The participants will be asking friends and family to pledge a monetary amount per lap with a maximum of 7 laps (about 1 ¾ miles). All proceeds will go to the “Faith Comes by Hearing” ministry for Military Bible Sticks. This ministry produces and provides Military Bible Sticks which have the New Testament loaded onto them in a MP3 player format. These devices are are small, come with ear buds and have been coated so they do not reflect light if worn on the uniform of soldiers. The sticks are paid for through donations ($25 per device) and given to Military Chaplains in the different branches of our armed forces. When a soldier comes in for counseling with their chaplain and requests a Bible, they are then gifted a Bible Stick. If interested in this ministry, please contact Womack at 318.727.4527 or 318.533.0023. Pastor: Jason Womack.
First Baptist Church, Pineville: Hosting Richard Blackaby, March 24, 6 p.m. Guest Speaker: Richard Blackaby, president of Blackaby Ministries International. Pastor: Stewart Holloway.