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ON THE MOVE
Robert, wife Amanda, Davis is the new pastor at Maple Springs Baptist Church, Logansport.
Chad Ballard is the new pastor at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, West Monroe.
Taylor Auttonberry is the new children’s minister at First Baptist Church, Calhoun.
Corey McKinney is the new youth minister and Tyler Willams is the minister of music/worship at Hebron Baptist Church.
Russell Hinson has retired as pastor from First Baptist Church, Holden.
Stephanie Jeffreys is the new part-time ministry assistant on the LBC’s Missions & Ministry Team.
Erin Young Jones is the new LBC’s children/ youth missions strategist.
Ken Bryan retires as music minister at First Baptist Church, Calhoun.
Brad Watson new as pastor of First Baptist Church, Vidalia from Eastwood Baptist Church, Haughton.
Graceann Slaton is the new children’s minister at Koran Baptist Church, Haughton.
Chris Robinson is the new minister of student at Rose Park Baptist Church, Shreveport.
Bellevue Baptist Church, Jena: Revival meeting, January 22-25, Sunday, 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Monday-Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. Evangelist: Scotty McDowell. Pastor: Gary Norris.
Steve Bennett, Pastor Emeritus of FBC Moss Bluff, is available for conferences, revivals, or supply. Call 337.263.7114 n Alton Achord is available for supply. Call 318.715.8874.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. n Louisiana Life March, Lafayette, January 14, 9 a.m. Festival de la Vie: Lafayette. The event will be held at Parc International with speakers, prayer and special music.
Louisiana Life March, Monroe, January 15, 1:45 p.m. Meet in the purple parking lot at First Baptist Church, West Monroe. March will leave the church at 2 p.m., cross the Endom Bridge then continue to the Anna Gray Noe Park in Monroe for a program. Everyone is invited to participate.
Life March South: Baton Rouge, January 21, 10 a.m. the march begins at the Louisiana State Capitol lawn. Guest Speaker: Dustin Bertrand.
Life March Northwest: Shreveport, Bossier, 10 a.m.- noon, January 21. The march will begin travel from Bossier City across the Texas Street Bridge to Travis Street Parking lot across from Government Plaza in Shreveport.
Life March Southwest: Lake Charles Those attending the march should meet at Veterans Memorial Park, Lakeshore Drive in Lake Charles, 6-8 p.m., January 21. n Bayou Vista Baptist Church, Morgan City: 21st Annual Men’s wild game dinner, January 21, 2023, 5 p.m. Cost: $10 peer per person and all proceeds go toward Brotherhood Disaster Relief. Speaker: Johnny Morgan, Obedience 2 Death Ministries of Denham Springs. The meal of ‘wild and tame’ game will be in the church gym.
Eastwood Baptist Church, Haughton: Brian Free and Assurance in concert, January 27, 2023, 7 p.m. The public is invited. A love offering will be taken. Pastor: Brad Kirby.
Homewood Baptist Church, Alexandria: Today’s Southern Gospel benefit sing, January 28, 6 p.m. Featuring: Greg Sullivan, Brian Free and Assurance, and New Ground. Cost: There will be no admission, but a love offering will be taken. Pastor: Jimmy Koonce.
Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, Columbia: Greg Sullivan Ministries with New Ground in concert, January 29, 6 p.m. Pastor: Jerry Hendrixson.
Cheniere Baptist Church, West Monroe: Fifth Sunday Singing with area churches, January 29, 5 p.m. Everyone is invited. Pastor: Zach Anderson.
Loch Arbor Baptist Church, Monroe: Salt, Light, Song: Women’s Conference, January 29, 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. Speaker: Joan Pugh. Cost: $30 with t-shirt and $20 without shirt. Pay by Jan. 8. To register go to www.locharbor.com or to church’s Facebook page. Pastor: William Sikes.
Women’s Winter Retreat, Mansfield, February 18, 8:30 a.m.- 2 p.m. at the Clista Calhoun Event Center, 101 Monroe St. Mansfield (Previously held at Clara Springs Baptist Camp). Keynote Speaker: Teresa Harmening, Paris, Texas (Facebook -Teresa Harmening Ministries); Guest Speaker: Jann Franklin, local author from Grand Cane. Preregistration $20 per person or $25 at the door. Deadline to pre-register is February 10. Online-email Womenswinterretreat23@gmail.com.give names of guests attending and you may pay on PayPal@Womenswinterretreat OR mail check or money order to Women’s Winter Retreat, 21350 Hwy 174, Converse, LA 71419. Follow us on facebook at Women’s Winter Retreat. For additional information or questions ,contact Jeanine at 318.623.1695 or Cindy, 318.521.0439.
LEESVILLE, La. (LBM) — Wallace Blake Palmer, 87, of Leesville, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Dec. 20. Following services at First Baptist Church, Leesville, he was buried at Good Hope Cemetery in Anacoco under the supervision of Labby Funeral Home in Leesville. Born on July 16, 1935 to his parents Joseph & Hazel Hill Palmer in Hugo, Oklahoma. A 1957 graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Arts, he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1961. Two years after graduating from Southwest ern, Wallace married Beverly Kay Tate on August 30, 1963. They celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary in 2022. Palmer served as pastor at Garvin Baptist Church in Garvin, Oklahoma from 1956-1961, Calvary Baptist Church in Trinity, Texas from 1961-1963, Beall Chapel Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Texas from 1963-1967, Northside Baptist Church in Lafayette, Louisiana from 1967-1975, First Baptist Church in Leesville, Louisiana from 1975-2001, and Good Hope Baptist Church in Anacoco, Louisiana from 2005-until his retirement in 2017. He served on the Executive Board of the Louisiana Baptist Convention, the Board of Trustees for Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas for 10 years, and was on the Board of Trustees for Byrd Regional Hospital. Beginning in 1989, he made 25 mission trips to Brazil. He also took seven trips to the Holy Land leading six of them. In his spare time, he enjoyed playing golf and spending time with family (especially his grandchildren). He is preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Carolyn Bloodworth. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Beverly of Leesville; sons, Joseph Wayne Palmer and his wife Alba of Kenner, Louisiana, and Paul Blake Palmer and his wife Jessica of Katy, Texas; grand-children, Taylor Marie Palmer, Logan Elizabeth Palmer, Haley Catalina Palmer, Andrea Christina Palmer, Kaylee Lynn Palmer, Kylie Nicole Palmer; great grandchildren, Dante Alexander Lichau, Aiden Nicholas Lichau, and Mila Rose Serrano. Instead of flowers, the family requests donations be made to The Alzheimer Association, First Baptist Church of Leesville, or Good Hope Baptist Church of Anacoco.