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ON THE MOVE
Justin, wife Alisha, Clark is the new campus pastor at First West Fairbanks.
Andrew Orr is the new education minister and wife Tracy Orr is the new children’s minister at Blanchard First Baptist Church from Philadelphia Baptist Church, Deville.
Jerod, wife Jessica, Gann is the new student pastor at Summer Grove Baptist Church, Shreveport.
Stuart Graves has resigned as pastor at Red River Baptist Church, Benton.
Micah Murrell is new pastor at NOW church, a church plant in Grant Parish.
Jonathan Murrell is new worship leader at NOW church, a church plant in Grant Parish from HIS Church, Pineville.
Matt Johns is interim music director at HIS Church, Pineville.
Roger Dunlap is the new pastor at Macedonia Baptist Church, Holden.
Marty Eaves was ordained into the Gospel ministry on November 7 at First Baptist Church, Zwolle. n Chase, wife Rachel, Sanders has been called as the new college pastor at First Baptist Church, Ruston.
Antioch Baptist Church, Farmerville: Harvest Sunday, December 5, 10:30 a.m. Speaker: Bill Britt. Pastor: Rubin Weaver.
New Hope Baptist Church, Calcasieu: Revival, December 12-15, December 12, 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. December 13-15, 6 p.m. nightly. Evangelist: Mackey Willis. Worship: The Mackey Willis Family. Pastor: Rob McLane.
Bayou Rouge Baptist Church, Evergreen: Furniture for sale. 22 1-foot long pews (light maple in color) padded back and seat; matching Lord’s Supper table; matching pulpit; two matching flower stands and two matching pulpit pews. If interested, please contact David Townsend at 337.945.3866, if no answer leave your number and he will call you back or Sam Pearce at 318.346.2166. To see the pews or to come pick them up call for an appointment. The church is located 100 Church St., Evergreen, LA 71333.
First Baptist Church, Blanchard: Southern Plainsmen in concert, November 28, 6 p.m. Pastor: Clay Fuqua.
Shreve City Baptist Church, Shreveport: Southern Plainsmen in concert, December 5, 10:45 a.m. Pastor: Gene Nix.
Ashland Baptist Church, Ashland: Southern Plainsmen in concert, December 5, 6 p.m.
Center Point Baptist Church, West Monroe: Southern Plainsmen in concert, December 11, 6 p.m. Pastor: Ricky Boone.
Hickory Grove Baptist Church, Coushatta: Southern Plainsmen in concert, December 12, 10 a.m. Pastor: Mike Fort.
Branson at Bethany: Christmas Show, November 30, 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Speaker: Seva May, singer, theater actress and former Miss Geogia, Music: The Foto Sisters. Comedy: Ryan and Friends. Cost: $17 (no credit cards). A meal will follow each show. Checks must accompany ticket sales. Makes checks payable to: NLBA/B@B, 5875 W. 70th St. Shreveport, La. 71129. Tickets will be mailed upon receipt of checks. Mark which show you are attending. Tickets went on sale September 20 and there will be no refunds after November 15. Bethany Camp & Conference Center is located at 9766 Hwy 79, Bethany, La. 71007.
First Mount Nebo Baptist Church, Jena: From the Manger to the Cross – A walk-through of the life of Jesus Christ, November 28, 6-8 p.m. at Nebo ballpark. Pastor: Mark Breland.
First Baptist Church, Denham Springs: The Lighting of Christmasville Spectacular! November 28, 6 p.m. The FirstKids Quest Choir will sing, the sponsor trees will be judges, and we will light up Christmasville together. The Christmasville Village will be in this new area but have all of the old favorites … story cabins, Santa, the petting zoo, the train, and the exciting new theme for Winter Wonderland: A Candy Land Christmas. The church’s ticketed public events will be Dec. 3-5 and December 10-12. Tickets are available now at christmasville2021. eventbrite.com. Members night on December 2 will not require a ticket. Pastor: Leo Miller.
First Baptist Church, Pineville: First@First Business Leader Luncheon, December 2, noon. Speaker: Octavia Williams, worship leader at River Outreach Church, Pineville. Cost: $10 (lunch catered by Southern Creations) and open to the business community. Please RSVP to https://fbcpineville. secure2.agroup.com/events/firstatfirst/2021- 11-04+11%3A50%3A00. Pastor: Stewart Holloway.
Istrouma Baptist Church, Baton Rouge: A taste of Christmas, December 2, 7 p.m. at the worship center on the Baton Rouge campus. Cost: $10 per/person. Kickoff the holiday season with our annual women’s even, featuring the best holiday foods and music around. Pastor: Tim Keith
Zoar Baptist Church, Baton Rouge: Senior Adult Ministry Christmas Luncheon, December 2, 11 a.m. in the fellowship hall. Music: The Foto Sisters. This is a ticketed event so contact the church for more information. Pastor: Clint Newsom.
Broadmoor Baptist Church, Shreveport: Falala Fest, December 3, 4-9 p.m. This will be a fun-filled event for the entire family. It will take place in the north parking lot of Broadmoor Baptist Church (weather permitting). There will be vendors, train rides, choirs, Christmas trees, and fireworks, and more. Pastor: Chuck Pourciau.
First Baptist Church, Lafayette: The Singing Christmas Tree – Born is the King, December 3-6, Friday, 7 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m., Sunday, 3 p.m., Monday, 7 p.m. Under the direction of John Frank Reeve, minister of music, First Baptist Lafayette plans to celebrate Christ’s birth this December with a Christmas program, “Born is the King”, featuring The Singing Christmas Tree. The Singing Christmas Tree has been a part of this special season for over three decades. The presentation will tell the story of the birth of Christ and will serve as an inspiration of hope and love in these often-challenging times facing us across our nation and world. Pastor: James Pritchard. n Parkview Baptist Church, Baton Rouge: Mark Lanier Ministries in concert, December 4, 11:30 a.m. Pastor: Chris DeGeorge.
Trinity Baptist Church, Oak Grove: Bethlehem Boulevard, December 4-5, 6-8 p.m. Bethlehem Boulevard is a walk through nativity where you will travel back to Bethlehem the night that Jesus was born. You will be guided through the busy streets Bethlehem where you will encounter merchants, shepherds, livestock, and people from all places that have traveled to Bethlehem. There is no cost, but donations will be accepted. Pastor: Courtney Rainey.
Columbia Heights Baptist Church, Columbia: Mark Lanier Ministries in concert, December 5, 6 p.m. Pastor: Warren Maxwell. n First Baptist Church, Bossier City: The Foto Sisters in Concert, December 5, 10:45 a.m. – noon. Pastor: Brad Jurkovich.
Trinity Baptist Church, Lake Charles: Grand Reopening Celebration, December 5, 9 and 10:45 a.m. Trinity Baptist will be celebrating the grand reopening of its remodeled central venue. Speaker: Steve Horn. Pastor: Steve James. n First Baptist Church, Ponchatoula: Thrive 55 Christmas, December 7, 10 a.m. Music/Worship: Fellowship: The Todd Allen Family. Pastor: David Cranford.
First Baptist Church, Haughton: Tinsel in the Trunk, December 8, 6 p.m. Life Group classes can be a part of holiday night for the church and community by registering their trunk. Classes are asked to decorate cars and give out candy or prizes. Be creative and present your favorite Christmas theme. If interested in participating, call Teresa at 318.949.2441. Food trucks will be on-site for food purchases. If you plan to bring your children and your friends, be sure to register before you come. Pastor: Gevan Spinney. n First Baptist Church, Moss Bluff: Christmas at First, December 8, 6-8 p.m. There will be a Christmas experience for the whole family. The event will feature funnel cakes, hot chocolate, Jingle Jam, fire pits, snow, live music and so much more. Pastor: Steve Bennett.
First Baptist Church, Zachary: Mark Lanier in concert, December 9, 10 a.m. Pastor: Paul Ballard.
First Baptist Church, Ponchatoula: Christmas Spectacular 2021—The Glory of Christmas, December 10 & 12, 7-9 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Childcare will be available for children ages 5 and under. Pastor: David Cranford. n First Baptist Church, Bossier City: Women’s Annual Christmas Gathering – Home for Christmas, December 9, 6 p.m. For more information, visit www.firstbossier.com/gathering. Pastor: Brad Jurkovich.
Calvary Baptist Church, Merryville: Live Walk Through Nativity, December 10, 6 p.m. and December 11, 8 p.m. Come walk through and visit with the town of Bethlehem. Live animals and something for all ages. Pastor: Jim Miers.
Houston River Baptist Church, Lake Charles: Journey to Bethlehem, December 10-12, 6-8:00 p.m. Come take a step back in time to experience the night of Jesus’ birth. Pastor: Lonnie Gothrup.
Philadelphia Baptist Church, Deville: A Christmas Musical – This is My Song, December 11-13, December 11, 6:30 p.m., December 12, 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., December 13, 6:30 p.m. Free tickets are available at the office, located at 722 Philadelphia Road, Deville, LA 71328. While tickets are free, they are necessary to ensure adequate seating. Pastor: Philip Robertson.
First Baptist Church, Jonesville: Mark Lanier with Sherry and Randy Miller in concert, December 11, 6 p.m. Pastor: Todd Whittington.
Bethel Baptist Church, Colfax: Mark Lanier in concert, December 12, 10:30 a.m. Pastor: Carl Gulde.
Trinity Baptist Church, Sulphur: Mark Lanier in concert, December 12, 6 p.m. Pastor: Lamar Huffman.
Hickory Grove Baptist Church, Coushatta: The Southern Plainsmen in concert, December 12, 10 a.m. Pastor: Mike Fort.