ON THE MOVE
Kyle, wife Rachel, Pieri is the new pastor at White Castle Baptist Church, White Castle.
Mickey Alexander is the new pastor of Cedar Baptist Church, Archibald.
Andrew Voss has resigned as pastor of Hillcrest Baptist Church, Franklinton.
David Barnard is the new worship leader at Philadelphia Baptist Church Horseshoe Drive, Alexandria.
David Montgomery has resigned as music minister at First Baptist Church, Livingston.
Gary Johnson is the new pastor at Waller Baptist Church, Bossier City.
Roy Davis has resigned as pastor of North Shreve Baptist Church, Shreveport.
Jason Frazier has resigned as pastor of Woodland Hills Baptist Church, Shreveport.
Billy Flowers is the interim pastor at Emmanuel Baptist Church, Vivian.
Howard Cole is the interim pastor at Kingston Road Baptist Church, Shreveport.
Rick Carter was licensed to the ministry in November by his father Pastor Paul Carter at Conway Baptist Church, Farmerville.
Washington Baptist Church, Washington: Revival, Jan. 13-15, 6:30 p.m. nightly. Evangelist: Lyndon Longoria. Music: Brad Mount. Pastor: Louis Charrier .
Calvary Baptist Church, Shreveport: Price Harris’ 25th annual Night of Praise, Jan. 13, 6 p.m. Worship: Harris, the Allen Family, Branded, Aaron Wilburn and Johnny Parrack. Cost: Free. A love offering will be taken to help fund mission projects. Pastor: John Lary.
Oak Ridge Baptist Church, Oak Ridge: The Sanctuary Quartet, Jan. 15, 10:45 a.m. Pastor: Eddie Davis
Camp Living Waters, Loranger: BRAVE – Preteen Retreat, Jan. 15-16. Cost: $50 per person. Camp Pastor: Corey Olivier. Fifth and sixth graders are invited to attend to attend a weekend of Bible study, games, s’mores and fun. For more information, email email@example.com or call 985.345.1831.
Unity Baptist Church, Oak Grove: The Sanctuary Quartet, Jan. 15, 6 p.m. Pastor: J. Kelly Coleman
First Baptist Church, Covington: Adults 55+ Winter Celebration, Jan. 17, 9 a.m. – noon. Cost: $10 (payable at the door/lunch included). Seating is limited and reservations are required. Join the Young at Heart group for their 31st anniversary celebration featuring gospel singer Ben Waites and comedian Lee Bayless with lots of door prizes, refreshments, music, laughter and wonderful fellowship. To register go online at fbccov.org/ministries/adults-55 or by calling the church office at 985.892-2149. The deadline to register or cancel is Jan. 11, 4 p.m. Pastor: Waylon Bailey.
Taylor Baptist Church, Taylor: Annual Wild Game Supper, Jan. 20, 7 p.m. Bring you favorite wild game dish. Pastor: Jimmy Eppinette.
Bayou Vista Baptist Church, Morgan City: Gulf Coast Association annual Wild Game dinner, Jan. 21, 6 p.m. Cost: $10. Pastor: Steven Kelley.
First Baptist Church, Minden: Wild Game dinner, Jan. 24, 6:30 p.m. in The Family Life Center. Everyone is invited to bring their favorite game dish and enjoy an evening of fellowship and fun. Pastor: Leland Crawford.
First Baptist Church, Haughton: Shine 2017 Kickoff event for Women’s Ministry, Jan. 27, 6:30 p.m. Speaker: Jinny Henson. She and her husband John co-authored the book “Maggie Lee for Good” following Maggie Lee’s tragic death in a church bus accident in 2009. Cost: Free. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 757.788.9537. Pastor: Gevan Spinney.
First Baptist Church, Bossier City: PLACE Conference, Jan. 27-28, Friday, 6-9:30 p.m.; Saturday, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Speaker: Jay McSwain. This conference will equip church leaders in volunteer ministry placement, personal discovery, coaching and connecting. For more information, call First Bossier at 318.746.7940. Pastor: Brad Jurkovich.
Summer Grove Baptist Church, Shreveport: Northwest Louisiana Baptist Association Call to Prayer II, Jan. 29, 6 p.m. Praying for the lost, missionaries, families, our community, state, and country, repentance, revival, and much more. DOM: Lane Moore.
Dwayne Smith, 57, passed away Dec. 20. Pastor of First Baptist Church, Basile for the past nine years, he loved the people of Basile and especially if he could lead someone to the Lord. He loved camping but most of all he loved his family. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Patricia B. Smith of Basile; two sons, Billy Smith of Basile and Michael Smith and wife, Sara of Pineville; sisters, Faye Fontenot and husband, Lester of Basile, Shirleen Francois and husband, Craig of Evangeline, Elisa LaFleur and husband, Donald of Elton and Ruth Horn and husband, Doug of Moss Bluff; granddaughter, Gracie Ann; brother-in-law to Myrtle Meaux of Texas, Ralland Boone of Butte La Rose, Diana Belfour and husband, Lee of Eunice and Charles Boone of Prairieville. He is preceded in death by his son, Owen Smith; and his parents, William and Willa Mae Bellon Smith; and a sister, Billie Pennington.
Guy Gerald “Jerry” Waldron Sr., 79, passed away December 3, 2016. Born Dec. 30, 1936 to Guy and Reeda Waldron, he graduated from Haynesville High School and Louisiana Tech University, where he earned degrees in chemical engineering and business. He worked for 40 years as a chemical engineer until his retirement. During that time, he also served his community and his beloved First Baptist Church, Haynesville through various ministries. He served 22 years as a member of the Claiborne Parish School Board. For the last 12 years up to the time of his death, he served as the minister of music at FBC Haynesville. He had such a passion for church and his choir. From coaching sports, to teaching Sunday School, to leading youth groups, to leading worship, Jerry had a burden for souls and wanted everyone he met to be with him in Heaven one day. Jerry is survived by his wife of 57 years, Betty Dubberly Waldron; three children, Guy Waldron, Jr., Greg Waldron and his wife April, and Susan Woods and her husband David; 11 grandchildren, Cody, Madison, Mason, Hayden, Brady, Brandon, Leyton, Lincoln, Emma, Sophia, and Casey; his sister’s daughter, Jennifer Garner Fowler, her husband Jay, and daughter Reeda Kate; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Linda Waldron Garner.