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ON THE MOVE
Richard Ainsworth retires as Traditional Worship Pastor at North Monroe Baptist Church, Monroe.
Brett Cook is the new pastor at Emmanuel Baptist Church, Minden.
Michail Baldwin is the new pastor of Weldon Baptist Church.
Joe Stutson is the new pastor at Calvary Baptist Church, Slidell.
James & Jazz Delatte are the new youth ministers at Westside Baptist Church, Ponchatoula.
Robert Robinson is the new pastor at Covenant Baptist Church, Slidell.
Ernest Graham is the new pastor at Woodland Baptist Church, Springfield.
Cory Taylor is the new pastor at Evans Creek Baptist Church, Pearl River.
First Baptist Church, Haughton: Harvest Sunday, October 25. Evangelist: Bill Britt. Pastor: Gevan Spinney. University Baptist Church, Thibodaux: Community Tent Revival, November 1-4, 7 p.m. Speaker: Sam Greer, pastor of River Bank Baptist Church, Chattanooga, Tenn. Pastor: J.P. Cox.
Serenity Baptist Church, Tickfaw: Revival, November 18-20, 6:30 each night. Evangelist: Gary Bowlin. Pastor: Keith Wagner.
Bayou Vista Baptist Church, Morgan City: Fall Family Day, October 25, 9:45 a.m. (Sunday School), 11 a.m. (Worship Service). Following the service, there will be hamburgers, hot dogs, and other food items under tents behind the church. This is mixed with carnival-type games for the kids, a hayride, a photo booth, and a softball game for all who would like to participate. Pastor: Steven Kelly.
First Baptist Church, Winnfield: The Great Pumpkin Mask-erade, October 25, 5-7 p.m. There will be fun for the entire family. The event will be held in the FBC annex. Pastor: Jerry Pipes.
First Baptist Church, Ruston: Party in the Park, October 25, 4-6 p.m. Join us for some hamburgers (to go style), festival games, and some fun in the open air at Lincoln Parish Park. Sign-up at First Baptist Ruston. Pastor: Chris Craig.
Watson Baptist Church, Watson: Fall Festival and Trunk or Treat, October 25, 4-6 p.m. In case of inclement weather it will be held on Sunday, Nov. 1. Trunk or Treat judging will be by donation ($1 donation) at each vehicle. The vehicle with most donations wins first place trophy and bragging rights. Proceeds will go to Camp Living Waters. Kids wear your family friendly costume (nothing scary). There will be candy, hot dogs and chips for all kids. Pastor: John Pemberton.
First Baptist Church, New Orleans: Treasure Quest 2020, October 25, 4:30-7:00 p.m. Families will use a map directing them to fun games and activities at different homes where they will also receive clues that will lead them to the Family Treasure Chest filled with candy, silver and gold mardi gras beads. Once found, boys and girls will reach inside the treasure chest to claim their loot.
First Baptist Church, Denham Springs: Fall festival, Oct. 25, 5 p.m. Entertainer Mark Lippard will headline an event that also will feature a trunk or treat afterwards. Pastor: Leo Miller.
Cypress Baptist Church, Benton: Fall Festival, Oct. 28, 6-7:30 p.m. The annual event will feature food trucks, free candy and games. Pastor: John Fream.
First Baptist Church, Haughton: Trunk or Treat, October 28, 6-8 p.m. There will be lots of candy and family fun beginning at 6 p.m. Area food trucks will be on-hand for guests to purchase their choice of food. Pastor: Gevan Spinney.
Tioga First Baptist Church, Tioga: Fall Festival, October 28, 5-7 p.m. Pastor: Tim Hisaw n Philadelphia Baptist Church at Horseshoe Drive, Alexandria: Trunk or Treat, October 31, 5:30 – 8 p.m. Featuring 3-time American Ninja Warrior Competitor Jared Greer, not to mention plenty of candy for all. Pastor: Stuart Sasser.
Longview Baptist Church, Deville: Fall Festival, October 25, 5-7 p.m. Pastor: Robby Poole.
Cotile Baptist Church, Boyce: Trunk or Treat, October 31, 4-6 p.m. in the church’s parking lot. Pastor: Johnny Miller.
Trinity Baptist Church, Pineville: Trunk or Treat, October 31, 5-7 p.m. Come enjoy an evening of safe, family fun with candy, games and fellowship. Pastor: Kevin Roberts.
The Church at Marksville, Marksville: Trunk or Treat, October 31, 5-7 p.m. There will be lots of candy, prizes, a cake walk, games, hot dogs and more. Come join us for a night of family fun in a safe environment. Pastor: Kenneth Austin.
Mt. Union Baptist Church, Spearsville: Halloween Blood Drive & Trunk or Treat, October 31, in the church parking lot. The blood drive will be from 1-5 p.m. followed by the Trunk or Treat from 5-7 p.m. Pastor: n Mangham Baptist Church, Mangham: Trunk or Treat, October 31, Pastor: Rick Aultman.
First Baptist Church, Zwolle: Trunk or Treat, October 31, 5-7 p.m. at the church. There will be plenty of candy and fun for the kids. Pastor: Marty Williams.
Ouachita Baptist Church, West Monroe: Fall Festival featuring a drive thru Trick-a-Trunk, October 31, 5-7 p.m. Pastor: Mike Holloway.
University Baptist Church, Thibodaux: Fall Family Fun Fest, October 31, 6-8 p.m. at the corner of Percy Brown and Ardoyne. There will be a Trunk or Treat, free food and a bounce house. Pastor: J. P. Cox.
First Baptist Church, Houma: Trunk or Treat, Oct. 31, noon-3 p.m. The church will have plenty of candy, games and fun. Pastor: Steve Folmar.
Pine Grove Baptist Church, Pineville: Trunk or Treat, Oct. 31, 2- 4 p.m. Evangelistic juggler Matthew Geisel will headline an event that also includes lots of candy. Pastor: Brent Romero.
First Baptist Church, Moss Bluff: Light the Bluff, Oct. 31, 5-8 p.m. A safe alternative to Halloween will feature free food and lots of fun. Pastor: Steve Bennett.
West Lake Baptist Church, Doyline: Trunk or Treat, Oct. 31, 5-7:30 p.m. Hot dogs, chips and drinks will be served, and the church yard will be filled with trunks of candy. Pastor: Michael Sanders.
First Baptist Church, Vidalia: Trunk or Treat, Oct. 31, 6-8 p.m. Pastor: Wes Faulk.
Esler Baptist Church, Pineville: Harvest Festival, November 1, 4-7 p.m. Come enjoy a bonfire, food, candy, games and fellowship. Pastor: Joshua Timothy.
Cook Baptist Church, Ruston: Celebrate LIFE! November 1-3. Speaker: Scott Klusendorf, a nationally acclaimed pro-life speaker. Pastor: Jeff Smart.
Trinity Heights Baptist Church, Shreveport: Laughing All the Way to Christmas Celebration, November 29, 6:00 p.m. Speaker: Dennis Swanberg, America’s Minister of Encouragement. The celebration is free to the public. A loving offering will be collected. Minister of Music: Darrell Robertson.