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ON THE MOVE
John Hebert, Louisiana Baptist team leader for Mission & Ministry, will retire effective December 31, 2022.
Steven Kelly is new Associational Missions Strategist (DOM) for the Northeast Louisiana and Morehouse Baptist Association. He is resigning as DOM for Gulf Coast Baptist Association and as pastor of Bayou Vista Baptist Church, Morgan City.
Ronny, wife Kathy, Cooksey is the new pastor at Mandeville First Baptist Church.
Ferran, wife Lynda, Bertrand is the new Associational Missions Strategist for Mt. Olive Baptist Association.
Russell Hinson retiring from Holden Baptist Church, Holden at the end of the year.
Pastor Mitch, wife Lily, Williams was recently honored by First Baptist Church, Independence for 30 years of service at FBC, Independence and 61 years in the ministry.
First Baptist Church, Zwolle: 125th Anniversary, November 27, 10 a.m. Lunch will be served after the worship service in the FBC Zwolle Activity Building. Former and present members are invited to attend and renew old acquaintances and reminisce about the church’s service to the Lord. Pastor: Marty Williams.
South Louisiana Awakening Tent Crusade, November 28-December 2, 6:30 p.m. nightly. Evangelist: D.R. Harrison. Worship: Nightly guests. The revival is located at 10241 Destination Drive, Hammond.
Antioch Baptist Church, Farmerville: Harvest Sunday, December 5. Evangelist: Bill Britt. Pastor: Rubin Weaver.
Steve Bennett, Pastor Emeritus of FBC Moss Bluff, is available for conferences, revivals, or supply. Call 337.263.7114
Alton Achord is available for supply. Call 318.715.8874.
Redeemed Life Fellowship, Patterson: New Sanctuary Dedication, December 3, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Refreshments will follow the dedication. The church is located at 4042, Hwy 90, Patterson, La. Pastor: Ronnie Mabile.
Singer Baptist Church in Singer is seeking a bi-vocational Southern Baptist pastor. The position entails conducting Sunday morning, Sunday evening worship services and mid-week prayer service and other pastoral duties, i.e., funerals, weddings, etc. Salary and housing benefits will be determined. Applicants must be a leader who is prayerful, wise and steadfast; must be people oriented and possess strong pastoral skills; have good preaching and teaching and counseling skills; have the ability to assimilate with the people and the culture of First Baptist and possess strong pastoral skills and be passionate about reaching out to young people and families. Contact Jimmy Clark at 337,912.9882 or email résumé to email@example.com.
Gray Baptist Church, Jefferson, Texas: Mark Lanier in Concert, November 20, 6 p.m. The church’s address is 150 FM 727, Jefferson, Texas, 75657. Pastor: Roy Davis.
Calvary Baptist Church, Slidell: Thanksgiving Feast, November 20. Worship will be at 11 a.m. and the meals will be at noon. Pastor: John Brown, associate pastor.
Emmanuel Baptist Church, Shreveport: EBC Thanksgiving Dinner, November 20, 5 p.m. Pastor: Lane Moore.
Mangham Baptist Church, Mangham: Community Thanksgiving Service, November 20, 6 p.m. Bring snacks, finger foods and deserts. Pastor: Rick Aultman.
Bayou Vista Baptist Church, Morgan City: Annual Thanksgiving Dinner, November 22, 6 p.m. Please contact the church office with the number from your afmily attending. We will collect canned goods to replenish the food pantry. Pastor: Steven Kelly.
First Baptist Church, Bossier: Christmas Kickoff, November 30, 6 p.m. There will be lots of crafts, carols, food, desserts and plenty of Christmas fun. Join us as we celebrate the beginning of the Christmas season and light up the First Bossier campus. Pastor: Brad Jurkovich.
First Baptist Church, Pineville: First@First Business Leader Luncheon, December 1, noon. Speaker: Sissy Franks, administrator at Philadelphia Baptist Church, Deville. Please RSVP to https://fbcpineville. secure2.agroup.com/events/firstatfirst/2022-01-05+11%3A50%3A00. Pastor: Stewart Holloway.
First Baptist Church, Zachary: Mark Lanier in concert, December 1, 10 a.m. Pastor: Jake Roudkovski.
First Baptist Church, Winnfield: Joseph Habedank in a Christmas Concert, December 1, 7 p.m. Cost: Free. For more information go to FBCwinn.com Pastor: Jerry Pipes.
Bethlehem in the Park – A Night in Bethlehem, December 2-3, 5-8 p.m. at the Jimmie Davis State Park in Chatham. Cost: $3 per person to park entrance fee. Children ages three and under and seniors 62 and above get in free. Come stroll through the streets of Bethlehem and see the many shops that give a welcome to the weary travelers. Visit the bread shop, clothing store, the candle shop and the music store. Visit a fruit stand or maybe watch a potter make pottery on their pottery wheel. Look upon the Nativity scene and sense the love of God. This annual event is sponsored by the North Central Baptist Association (Jackson & Winn parishes).
First Baptist Church, Jonesville: Mark Lanier in concert, December 4, 6 p.m. Pastor: Todd Whittington.
Brookwood Baptist Church, Shreveport: The Shreveport Chapter of Reasons To Believe and Brookwood Baptist Church in Shreveport will host an apologetics Zoom event “An Evening With Hugh Ross” on December 6 at 6:30 pm. For further information, contact Mark Riser (markriser1@comcast. net). Pastor: David Rice.
First Baptist Church, Lafayette: The Singing Christmas Tree, December 9-12, Friday, 7 p.m., Saturday, 3 p.m., Sunday, 3 p.m., Monday, 7 p.m. An all-new show with a Cajun flavor is set for this year’s presentation of The Singing Christmas Tree at First Baptist Lafayette. Bring the entire family to see Acadiana’s largest tree with over 100,000 lights and music by the choir and orchestra. Tickets are free but to reserve a spot go to FBCLAF.org/Tree. Evening and matinee performances are available so you can bring the kids. Pastor: James Pritchard. n Christmas event: Christmas As It Should Be, December 9-10 at the Emmett Hook Theater; Saturday 7 p.m.; Sunday 4 and 7 p.m. www.tix.com/ticket-sales/philipandfriends/7107. n East Jena Baptist Church, Jena: Mark Lanier presents a Christmas concert with Shawn Drewett Family, December 10, 6 p.m. Pastor: Mike Wilkinson.
First Baptist Church, Mandeville: A Mandeville Christmas – Live nativity, December 10-11, 6-8 p.m. Pastor: Ronny Cooksey.
Philadelphia Baptist Church, Deville: A Christmas Musical – Did You Know?, December 10-12, Saturday 6:30 p.m., Sunday, 10 a.m., Sunday, 6:30 p.m. and Monday, 6:30 p.m. Tickets are available online at pbcministry.com/Christmas. Pastor: Philip Robertson.
Riverview Baptist Church, Alexandria: Tribute Quartet in concert, December 11, 6 p.m. Pastor: David Newton.
Hickory Grove Baptist Church, Coushatta: The Southern Plainsmen Quartet in concert, December 11, 10:30 a.m. Pastor: Mike Fort.
Bethel Baptist Church, Colfax: Mark Lanier will present a Christmas concert, December 11, 11 a.m.
Mt. Paran Baptist Church, Shongaloo: Mark Lanier will present a Christmas concert with former with special guest Kingsmen tenor Johnny Parrack, December 11, 6 p.m. Pastor: Ed Bryan.
Calvary Baptist Church, Merryville: A Night in Bethlehem – Live Walking Nativity, December 16-17, 6-8 p.m. We invite your family to wander through the old town of Bethlehem as we depict the time of the birth of Jesus Christ. The church is located at 424 HWY 111, Merryville, LA. Refreshments will be served, and Children will receive a gift bag. Pastor: Jim Miers.
Judson Baptist Church, Walker: Wreaths Across America event, December 17, 11 a.m. Judson Baptist will honor the 65 veterans buried in the church’s cemetery on the that day. Pastor: David Lane.
First Baptist Church, Pineville (Lecompte camps): Christmas in the Country, December 18, 5-7 p.m. There will be food, crafts, hot chocolate, games, live music, jumpers, a live Nativity. We hope you will join us in celebrating the true meaning of the Christmas season. Pastor: Stewart Holloway.
First Baptist Church, Bernice: Mark Lanier will present a Christmas Concert with special guest Andrew Ishe, pianist for the group Shenandoah, December 18, 11 a.m. Pastor: Michael McIntosh.
Holden Baptist Church, Holden: Retirement party celebration, December 18. Pastor Russell Hinson is retiring after 31 years in the ministry. There will be a reception for him and his wife, Lisa, immediately following the morning worship service. Everyone is invited to attend. For more information, please contact, Holden Baptist Church, 30130 LA Hwy 441, Holden, LA, 70744 or remail firstname.lastname@example.org. Pastor: Russell Hinson. n North Shreve Baptist Church, Shreveport: Trevor Thomas live!, December 18, 11 a.m. A love offering will be taken. Pastor: Cecil Marr.
Social Springs Baptist Church, Ringgold: Mark Lanier will present a Christmas Concert with special guest Andrew Ishe, pianist for the group Shenandoah, December 18, 6 p.m. Pastor: James Hester.