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 email@example.com 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
Peter E. “Pete” Keough is the new pastor at Simpson Baptist Church, Simpson.
John McCatherty is the new pastor from interim at Ferry Lake Baptist Church, Oil City.
Roy Strother is the new pastor at New Bethel Baptist Church, Arcadia.
Gibbie McMillan from interim to pastor at Taylor Creek Baptist Church, Kentwood.
Bobby Daniel resigns as pastor at First Baptist Church, Vinton.
Jay Avance resigns as pastor of First Baptist Church,Baker and is the new pastor at East Fork Baptist Church, Kentwood.
Shelly Clutter is the new youth minister at Simpson Baptist Church, Simpson.
Dana Anika is the new preschool director at Philadelphia Baptist Church, Deville. She will replace Pam Keith who has retired from the position.
Mike Matthews is the new music director and Sacha Matthews is the new pianist at Rocky Springs Baptist Church, Homer.
Longview Baptist Church, Deville: 97th Homecoming, May 2, 10:30 a.m. followed by dinner on the grounds. Speaker: Leonard Free. Pastor: Robby Poole
Beech Springs Baptist Church, Minden: 150th Anniversary, September 2021. The church is in the process of looking for prior/current members for whom they have lost contact in preparation for its anniversary celebration. Please send name(s), address, phone and email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Pastor: Randy Brown.
Gloster Baptist Church, Gloster: Hope Revived, April 26-29, 6:30 p.m. nightly; Defining Hope, Monday, Speaker: Cliff Estes. Worship: Keith and Fontaine Simmons; Living Hope, Tuesday, Speaker: Luke Hockenjos. Worship: Scotty Blackwell; Building Hope, Wednesday, Speaker: Ronny Cates, Worship: The MITC Worship team and Keila Cates and Alex Flores; Restoring Hope, Thursday, Speaker: Richard Taylor. Worship: Caleb and Jenni Robison and collective worship teams from previous nights. Pastor: Ron McLellan.
Esler Baptist Church, Pineville: Revival, April 28-May 2, 6:30 p.m. Evangelist: Brian Crain. Worship: Mike and Debbie Cinereski. Pastor: Joshua Timothy.
First Baptist Church, Haughton: Awaken 2021 Crusade, May 1-5. May 1 – Children’s Event – FamBlitz Live at the Worship Center, 6 p.m.; May 2 – Evangelist: Bill Britt. Worship: Jason Lovins Band, 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.; May 3 – Men’s event featuring professional fisherman Clay Dyer, 6 p.m., Cost: $10; May 4 – Women’s even featuring Chewbacca Mom Candace Payne, 6 p.m.; May 5, Ninja Warrior at Haughton High School Football Stadium with free food and big giveaways, 5 p.m.; May 5 – Evangelist: Bill Britt Worship: Jason Lovins Band, 6 p.m. Pastor: Gevan Spinney.
New Hope Baptist Church DeQuincy: Revival, May 2-5; Sunday, 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. nightly.. Evangelist: Sam Moore. Worship: We-R-Called. Pastor: Roland Hebert.
Bethel Baptist Church, Grand Bois: Revival, May 2-5. Evangelist: Mackey Willis Family. Pastor: Jimmy Autin.
First Baptist Church, Gilbert: Revival, May 9-12, Evangelist: Bill Britt. Pastor: Bubba Ezell.
Topsy Baptist Church, Lake Charles, Revival, May 9-12. Evangelist: Mackey Willis. Worship: Mackey Willis Family. Pastor: Lloyd Carroll.
Fellowship Baptist Church, Central: Revival, May 16-19. Evangelist: Malcom Ellis. Worship: Mackey Willis. Pastor: Mardy Guidry.
Bethel Baptist Church, West Monroe: Revival, May 19-23, 6 p.m. nightly. Speaker: Grant Bamburg, pastor Victory
Baptist Church, Monroe. Worship: Mason Granade and Bethel Baptist Praise Band. Pastor: Dennis Hensley.
Old Anacoco Baptist Church, Leeville: Revival, May 23-26, Sunday, 8 a.m. Monday-Wednesday, 5 p.m. Speaker: Herman Cramer. Pastor: Kenneth Hodges.
Southside Baptist Church, Jonesboro: Revival, May 16-19. Sunday, 10:30 and 6 p.m., Speaker: Clovis Sturdivant; Monday, 6 p.m., Speaker: Charlie Hammonds; Tuesday, 6 p.m. Speaker: Bruce Cardin; Wednesday, 6 p.m., Speaker: Dick DeBusk. Anyone who has special music for the revival should call 318.576-9918. Pastor: Wesley Venable.
A Wurtzler piano that is in pristine condition is being given away to either a church or individual in need by retired Pastor Bob Galloway. If interested, call 318.473.8803. The piano must be picked up from Galloway’s home, which is located 150 Christine Drive, Boyce, La.
Larry Baldridge is available for pulpit supply. If interested, call 337.250.3954 or email him at email@example.com.
First Baptist Church in Coushatta, LA is seeking a youth minister. For more information, please call 318.932.4023 or visit the website at www.fbccoushatta.com.
Toledo Bend Baptist Resort Ministry, Zwolle: 14th annual Toledo Bend children’s fishing derby, May 1, 9 a.m.-noon at San Miguel Park pavilion for children age 3 to 15 years of age. Participants much bring a fishing pole or rod and reel and bait. Preschoolers must have a parent or guardian present at all times. School-age children groups must have at least one adult for each five children. There will be a complimentary lunch on the grounds. For more information, call Mary Gore at 318.645.6601.
Rocky Branch Baptist Church, Farmerville: Ben Waites in concert, May 2, 10:30 a.m. Cost: Free. Pastor: Terry Mims.
Fellowship Baptist Church, Converse: Jimmy Price in concert, May 2, 6 p.m. Soft drinks, coffee and desert will be served after the concert. Pastor: Ron Boyer.
Bethel Baptist Church, Bastrop: Ben Waites in concert, May 2, 6 p.m. Pastor: Tim Post.
First Baptist Church, New Orleans: FBNO at the Park, May 2, 5-7 p.m. There will be plenty of food, friends and fund. Pastor: Chad Gilbert.
Cherry Ridge Baptist Church, Bastrop: Ben Waites in concert, May 3, 11 a.m. Pastor: Dennis Hackler.
Woodland Hills Baptist Church, Shreveport: The Southern Plainsmen Quartet in concert, May 9, 11 a.m.
Indian Mound Baptist Church, Greenwell Springs: Greg Sullivan in concert, May 16, 10:45 a.m. Special Guest: Rickey Atkinson. Pastor: Jim Efferson.
Trinity Baptist Church, Pumpkin Center: Greg Sullivan in concert, May 16, 5 p.m. Special Guest: Ricky Atkinson. Pastor: Avery Dixon.
Victory Baptist Church, Hammond: Greg Sullivan in concert. May 23, 10:45 a.m. Pastor: Johnathan Watts.
Cypress Baptist Church, West Monroe: The Southern Plainsmen Quartet in concert, May 23, 11 a.m. Cost: Free admission. Pastor: Jeff May.
Bethel Baptist Church, West Monroe: The Southern Plainsmen Quartet in concert, May 23, 6 p.m. Cost: Admission is free, but a service offering will be taken to assist in the group’s mission. All are welcome. For more information, call 318.325.5891. Pastor: Dennis Hensley.
North Monroe Baptist Church, Monroe: Ben Waites in concert, May 30, 9 a.m. Pastor: Bill Dye.
French Corner Baptist Church, Ponchatoula: Greg Sullivan in concert, May 30, 11 a.m. Pastor: Eric Hattaway.
Cross Branded Cowboy Church, Pineville: The Southern Plainsmen Quartet in concert, May 31, 7 p.m. Pastor: Steve Speer.