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ON THE MOVE
Corey Fontan is the new pastor at Mandeville First Baptist Church.
Robert “Bodie” Spicer is the new pastor at Clark Springs Baptist Church, Eros.
Danny Hawthorne is the new pastor at Greenacres Baptist Church, Bastrop.
John McDonald retiring as pastor at Westlake Baptist Church, Shreveport.
Stephen (wife, Crystal) Craver is the new Director for Shreveport Metro Baptist Collegiate Ministry.
Scott (wife Naikia) Ridenour is the new associate pastor of discipleship at Broodkwood Baptist Church, Shreveport.
Roger Harris is the new pastor at Countryside Baptist Church, Mooringsport.
Joey (wife Rachel) Anwar is the new Youth/College pastor at First Baptist Church, Haughton. He comes from First Baptist Church, Calhoun.
Jahill (wife Ka) Richards is the new pastor at Springs of Grace Baptist Church, Shreveport.
David Martin has retired from Hopewell Baptist Church, Spearsville.
Dana Trahan is the new pastor at One Life Church, Walker.
Mount Vernon Baptist Church, West Monroe: 182nd Homecoming, August 18, 10:15 a.m. Speaker: Steve Horn, new executive director of Louisiana Baptist Convention. Special Music: Trinitas. Pastor: Randy Burdeaux.
First Spanish American Baptist Church, New Orleans: 75th Anniversary Celebration, August 23, 7 p.m. with a dinner gala at Celebration Church’s Banquet Hall. The church, located at 1820 Sophie Wright Place, had to postpone its celebration in July because of weather which caused heavy flooding. Located in the lower Garden District, corner of Camp & Felicity, the church was founded in July 1944. Pastor: David Lema.
Red River Baptist Church, Benton: 170th Homecoming Celebration, August 25, 10:45 a.m. There will be a potluck meal in the Family Life Center immediately after worship service. Special Guest: Mike David, former pastor. Special Music: The Chapmans. All current and former members, friends, and guests are welcome. Pastor: Brent Shoalmire.
Bethel Baptist Church, Colfax: 148th annual Homecoming Sunday Celebration, August 25, 9:45 a.m. (Sunday School); 10:45 a.m. (Worship service). A covered dish lunch will be held in the Family Life Center following the Worship service. Speaker: Joe Reynolds. Special Music: Bethel Choir. Pastor: Carl Gulde.
Holloway Baptist Church, Deville: Four Sunday Nights in August Revival, August 18 & 25, 6 p.m. nightly. August 18 – Family Night. Speaker: Herb Dickerson; August 18 – Senior Citizen’s Night. Speaker: Richard Hebert. Special Music Leader: Richard Hebert. For more information, call Jack West at 318.451.3691 or visit our website www.hollowaybaptistchurch.com. Pastor: Jack West.
Gulf Coast Baptist Association, Morgan City: Unity Revival, August 18, 6 p.m. at Bayou Vista Baptist Church, Morgan City. Speaker: Darrell Guy, pastor of Unity One Church; August 25, 6 p.m. at Little Pass Baptist Church, Charenton. Speaker: Steven Kelly, pastor of Bayou Vista Baptist Church. Both meetings will be followed by food and fellowship. Director of Missions: Steven Kelly.
First Baptist Church, Dubach: Family Crusade, August 18-21, Sunday 10:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday-Wednesday, 7 p.m. Evangelist: 2TALK42 Ministries. Pastor: Cory Bruce.
First Baptist Church, Robeline: ‘Rekindle’ – Summer Revival, August 18-21, Sunday 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. There will be dinner on the grounds on Sunday and meal each evening starting at 5:30 with services starting at 6:30. Evangelist: Sam Moore. Worship: Mackey Willis Family. Pastor: Brian Ray.
Elwood Baptist Church, Forest Hill: Revival, August 18-21. Sunday at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Speaker: Ken Schroeder and Steve Speer. Music: Brad Mount. Monday-Wednesday 7 p.m. Speaker: Casey Johnson, Brett Faulk. Music: The Harrigills, Voices of Louisiana College, Casey and Heather Boone. Pastor: Michael Evans.
Jerusalem Baptist Church, Calhoun: Revival, August 19-21, 7 p.m. nightly. Evangelist: Reginal Warren Johnson. Music: Jerusalem choir and guest churches. Pastor: Don White.
Foster Road Baptist Church, Baton Rouge: Foster Road and Providence Baptist Church will host Revival, August 25-28, Sunday, 10:30 a.m. (Sanctuary) and 6 p.m. (Gym); Monday, 6 p.m.; Tuesday, 10:30 a.m. (Gym); Wednesday 6 p.m. (Gym). There will be a fellowship meal with the service following. Evangelist: Ed Lacey. Foster Road Pastor: Mike Morris. Minister of Music: Danny Miller. Providence Baptist Pastor: Philip Guay.
Old Saline Baptist Church, Castor: Family Crusade, August 25-28. Evangelist: 2TALK42 Ministries. Pastor: Michael Reed.
First Baptist Church, Olla: Revival, August 25-28, Sunday 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, 7 p.m. Evangelist: Bill Britt. Pastor: Greg Dunn.
Beulah Baptist Church, Many: Revival, August 25-28. Evangelist: Scotty McDowell, chalk artist. Pastor: Kenneth Leach.
New Covenant Baptist Church, Denham Springs: Revival, August 25-28, Evangelists: Malcolm Ellis. Pastor: Keith Zachary.
Amite Baptist Church, Denham Springs: The Forge, August 16-17, Speaker: Eddie Briery. This associational youth event is for students sixth through 12th grade. Pastor: Michael Luce.
First Baptist Church, Dubach: Standup Comedy, August 17, Group: 2TALK42 Ministries. Pastor: Cory Bruce.
Trinity Baptist Church, West Monroe: Back to School Bash, August 17, 4-7 p.m. Food, music, water slide, games, and fun. Come bring your family to the church, located at 214 Reagan St., West Monroe 71291. Pastor: Morgan McAllister.
Bayou Baptist Association, Gray: Back to School Bash, August 17, 3-7 p.m. This is for sixth to 12 grade and everyone is encouraged to bring a friend. Youth leaders are encourage to RSVP by calling Lizzy at 859.537.2288. There will be a message, worship, pizza, water and color war games. Participants are encouraged to bring a towel and extra clothes. Director of Missions: Joe Arnold.
Watson Baptist Church, West Monroe will honor Pastor Bob and Evelyn Holloway on their 25th year of ministry at the church with a reception August 18 from 2-4 p.m.
Martin Baptist Church, Coushatta: Made By Mercy in concert, August 18, 11 a.m. Pastor: Richard Kaufman.
Alto Baptist Church, Alto: Back to School Sunday, August 18, 10:30 a.m. All educators and students will be honored during this service. Guest Speaker: Mark Fenn, First West. Church family fish fry will be held at 5 p.m. at the Richland Baptist Encampment. Pastor: Alan Miller.
First Baptist Church, Covington: Adult 55+ Summer Celebration, August 20, 9 a.m. in Central Hall. Music: Ben Waites and John Yates, Ventriloquist/ Musician. Doors open at 8:30 AM. Cost is $10 which includes lunch, payable at the door on August 20. Register online at FbcCov.org/events or by calling 985.892.2149. Pastor: Waylon Bailey.
Woodland Park Baptist Church, Hammond: DivorceCare Support Group Series, August 21, 6 p.m. The sessions are every Wednesday. The church is located at 1909 J.W. Davis Drive, Hammond. For more information or to register, please call Woodland Park’s church office at 985.345.4012; email email@example.com or online at www.divorcecare.org. Pastor: Tim Moffett.
Social Springs Baptist Church, Ringgold: Paul’s Journey in concert, August 23, 7 p.m. A love offering will be taken. Pastor: James Hester.
Mt. Patrick Baptist Church, Bernice: The Chordsmen, Southern Gospel Singers, August 24, 6 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend. The church is located at 1232 Patrict Church Road, Bernice.
Calvary Baptist Church, Shreveport: The Erwin Family in concert, August 25, 5 p.m. Pastor: John Lary.