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ON THE MOVE
James H. Miller retired April 14 as pastor of the First Baptist Church, Spearsville.
John Elliott retired April 28 from Emmanuel Baptist Church, Natchitoches.
David Correira has resigned as pastor of Eastside Baptist Church, Ponchatoula.
Stan Wyant is the new pastor at Faith Baptist Church, Bastrop.
John-Robert Phillips is the new associate pastor to students at First Baptist Church, Hammond.
Haven Kinchen is the new director of children’s ministries at First Baptist Church, Hammond.
Robert Robinson is the new pastor at Covenant Baptist Church, Slidell.
Joseph (wife Megan) Cumberland is the new youth pastor at Rose Park Baptist Church from First Baptist Church, Tallulah.
Social Springs Baptist Church, Ringgold: Harvest Sunday, May 12, 11 a.m. Evangelist: Sam Moore. Pastor: James Hester.
Anacoco Baptist Church, Anacoco: Revival, May 12-15. Evangelist: Scotty McDowell, chalk artist.
Fellowship Baptist Church, Mansfield: Revival, May 17-19. Evangelist: Lyndon Longoria. Pastor: Weyland Jack Gauntt.
Southside Baptist Church, Jonesboro: Revival, May 19-21. Evangelist: Scotty McDowell, chalk artist. Pastor: Wesley Venable.
Pine Grove Baptist Church, Castor: Spring Revival, May 19-22, Sunday 6 p.m.; Monday-Wednesday, 7 p.m. Evangelist: Kyle Williams. Music: Sherri Lloyd. Pastor: James Lovell.
Oak Hill Baptist Church, Bastrop: Revival, May 19–22, 6 p.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Monday-Wednesday. Speakers: Bodie Spicer and Steve Pace. Pastor: Andy Myrick.
Lake St. John Community Baptist Church, Ferriday: Revival, May 22-25. Evangelist: Scotty McDowell, chalk artist. Pastor: Mark Richardson.
John Elliott is available for supply, interim or bi-vocational pastorate. He can be reached at 318.332.5483.
Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, West Monroe: Randy Burdeaux, pastor of Mt. Vernon, is now a captain in the 20th Engineer Battalion of the Louisiana Army National Guard and is serving as the unit’s Chaplain
Sam Wheat, Minister of Education & Outreach at Emmanuel Baptist Church is retiring in May. A reception will be held for him May 19 from 2-4 p.m. in the Family Life Center of Emmanuel Baptist Church, Ruston.
First Baptist Church, Zwolle: 29th annual Adult Day at Clara Springs Baptist Camp, Pelican, May 9, 10 a.m.-1 pm. Special Guest: Brent Lamb, former lead-singer for Shenandoah, a Christian recording group. Lunch will be complementary. Please RSVP to the church office 318.645.4492 by May 1 if you plan on attending. Pastor: Marty Williams.
First Baptist Church, Rayville: Ben Waites in concert, May 11, 6 p.m. Pastor: Eddie Wren.
Stevendale Baptist Church, Baton Rouge: Day Three with Greg Sullivan in concert, May 17, 7 p.m. Pastor: Stephen Young.
First Baptist Church, Pineville: Marriage Night Simulcast, May 17, in the fellowship hall on the lower level of the activities building. Cost: $40 a couple. A catered meal will be included with this event as well as childcare. Marriage Night livestream event is in partnership with RightNow Media. Marriage Night will bring together thousands of husbands, wives, and engaged couples to hear from Francis and Lisa Chan (You and Me Forever), Les and Leslie Parrott (The Good Fight), and comedian Michael Jr. Please register at www.fbcpineville.net or by calling the church office at 448-8221. Pastor: Stewart Holloway.
Center Point Baptist Church, West Monroe: Wild Game Supper, May 18, 4–7 p.m. Free catfish, chicken, sausage, and wild game. Bounce house and door prizes. Speaker: Robert Dukes. Music: Brent Avara. For more details, call Ricky at 337.224.8008 or Rochelle at 318.307.9455. The church is located at 608 Winnfield Rd., West Monroe 71292.
Victory Baptist Church, Hammond: Day Three with Greg Sullivan in concert, May 19, 10:30 p.m. Pastor: Jimmy Hill.
Beulah Baptist Church, Winnfield: Ben Waites in concert, May 19, 10:30 a.m. Pastor: Lamar Carpenter.
First Baptist Church, Bossier City: Family and Fireworks, May 19, 7-9 p.m. at FBC Bossier’s Freedom Fields. Bring your friends and your family and enjoy a laid-back atmosphere where you can relax in your lawn chair, blanket, enjoy some food and fun. Our concession stand will be open and there will be additional food options. There will be field games kids and adults can play (soccer, football, Frisbee), inflatables, music and the evening will close out with one of the largest Fireworks shows in Louisiana! Pastor: Brad Jurkovich.
Bonita Road Baptist Church, Bastrop: Man Church, May 23, 6:30 p.m. Speaker: Russell Caldwell. Worship: ‘Therefore Worship.’ Pastor: Casey Johnson.
North Monroe Baptist Church, Monroe: Zion’s Way, May 24-25, 7 p.m. Pastor: Bill Dye.