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ON THE MOVE
Mark Norwood is the new pastor at Green Oaks Baptist Church, Merryville.
Nancy Huey is the new children’s minister at Cheniere Baptist Church, West Monroe.
Billy, wife Linda, Edwards is the new pastor at Humble Baptist Church, Glenmora.
Hannah Greenwood is the new worship leader at First Baptist Church, Calhoun.
James Davison is the new minister of evangelism and missions at Fair Park Baptist Church, West Monroe.
Dan Teed resigned as pastor of New Hope Batist Church, Monroe.
Liam Gordon is the new pastor at Oak Grove Baptist Church, Clearwater.
Wade Allen resigned as pastor of Pilgrim Home Baptist Church, Benton.
Kurt Zortman is the new pastor at Elm Grove Baptist Church, Bossier City.
First Baptist Church, Leesville: 125th Homecoming, September 17, 10:30 a.m. Speaker: Louisiana Baptists Executive Director Steve Horn. Special Music: Minister of Music Lanny Turner, Parkview Baptist Church, Monroe. Immediately following services at noon, there will be a barbecue luncheon in the Christian Life Center. Pastor: Darin Worthington.
New Bethlehem Baptist Church, Denham Springs: 70th Homecoming, September 24, 9:30 a.m. – noon. Dinner on the grounds will follow the worship service. Pastor: Randall Gill.
Bellevue Road Baptist Church: 70th Homecoming September 17, 10 a.m. Singing: 11 a.m. Evangelist: Scotty Teague, Fort Smith, Arkansas, Music: New Wind Revival. A fellowship meal will follow the worship service. The church is located at 1195 Bellevue Rd, Haughton. Pastor: Ken Basco.
North Shreve Baptist Church, Shreveport: Revival, August 27-30. Evangelist: Bill Britt. Pastor: Cecil Marr.
First Baptist Church, Robeline: “Back to the Future Prophecy Conference.” August 27-30, 6:30 p.m. nightly. Evangelist: Sam Moore. Pastor: Brian Ray.
Milldale Baptist Church, Zachary: Labor Day Conference, September 1-4. Evangelist: Tommy Kiker, Bob Pittman, David Allen. Pastor: Dennis Terry.
Beulah Baptist Church, Haughton: Revival. September 10-13. Evangelist: Bill Britt. Pastor: Chad Mills.
Pine Grove Baptist Church, Castor: Fall Revival, September 10-13. Evangelist: Kyle Williams, World Recovery LLC. Pastor: James Lovell.
First Baptist Church, Blanchard: Fall Revival, September 10-13, 6:30 p.m. Evangelist: Jim Everidge. There will also be a lunch and Bible study Monday-Wednesday at 11 a..m. he will join us for. Pastor: Clay Fuqua.
Outreach Baptist Church, Columbia: Revival, September 17-20. Evangelist: Bill Britt. Pastor: CR Martin.
First Baptist Church, Benton: Revival, September 17-20. Evangelist: Sam Moore. Pastor: Robert Beadle.
Sweetwater Baptist Church, Quitman: Revival, September 17-20. Evangelist: Bob Pittman. Pastor: Wilton Wall.
Bethany Baptist Church, Bethany: Revival, September 17-20, 6:30 p.m. nightly. Speaker: Rocky Maddox. Worship: Phillip Green. Pastor: Marvin Cooper.
First Baptist Church, Leesville: Revival, September 17-20, 6 p.m. nightly. Revival Kick-Off with all FBC church plants. Speaker: Tommy Kiker, Senior Pastor of East Leesville Baptist Church; Monday, Military Night, Speaker: Garrison Chaplain Col. Michael Jeffries, Fort Johnson; Tuesday, David Doyle, youth & evangelism pastor, Trinity Baptist Church, Lake Charles; Wednesday, David Anderson, LBC’s childhood ministry strategist. Pastor: Darin Worthington.
First Baptist Church, Keithville: Revival, September 24-27. Evangelist: Bill Britt. Pastor: Mike Stowell.
University Baptist Church, Thibodaux: Priscilla Shirer Going Beyond simulcast, August 26, 8:30 a.-4 p.m. Doors will open at 8 a.m. All registration is online through Eventbrite. Early bird registration until August 11 is $25 per person. After August 11, registration will increase to $30 per person. Space is limited. Lunch will be provided. If you have any dietary restrictions, there will be refrigeration for you to bring your lunch. For more information or questions call 985.446.5818. Pastor: J.P. Cox.
Temple Baptist Church, Ruston: Going Beyond –Priscilla Shirer simulcast with worship by Anthony Evans, August 26, 8:30-4 p.m. Cost: $6. Get your tickets for Going Beyond Simulcast 2023 today at https://events.temple.life! Pastor: Reggie Bridges.
Bayou Vista Baptist Church, Morgan City: Going Beyond –Priscilla Shirer simulcast with worship by Anthony Evans, August 26, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Go to www. redeemedlifefellowship.com to register. For more details or questions, contact: Renee Mabile at 985.513.1607. Hosted by the Gulf Coast Baptist Association Women’s Ministry Union. Pastor: Eric Green.
Couteau Baptist Church, Houma: Going Beyond – A simulcast with Priscilla Shirer and Worship with Anthony Evans. August 26, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Cost: $25 per ticket and lunch is included. Call the church’s office at 985.876.6089 to purchase individual or group tickets. Pastor: Wayne Hunt.
First Baptist Church, Many: Southern Plainsmen in concert, September 3, 10:30 a.m. A love offering will be taken. Pastor: Bo Owens.
First Baptist Church, Zwolle: Southern Plainsmen in concert, September 3, 3 p.m. A love offering will be taken. Pastor: Marty Williams.
Fordoche Baptist Church, Fordoche: Greg Sullivan Ministries in Concert, September 10, 10:30 a.m. Pastor: Toby Delahoussaye.
Bethany Camp & Conference Center: Men’s 9-11 Fish Fry, September 11, 5:30 p.m. Cost: $10. Guest Speaker: Retired Army Lt. Colonel Kurt Zortman. Special Music: Rocky Maddox. Call 318.938.1221 to register.
5th Annual Gift of Life Banquet presented by the Cenla, Avoyelles and Miss-Lou Pregnancy Centers, September 12, 6:30 p.m. at the Randolph Riverfront Center, Alexandria. Guest Speaker: Leah Darrow. Emcee: Claire Lemoine. To register go online to:www. eventbrite.com/e/5th-annual-cenla-pregnancy-center-gift-of-life-banquet-tickets-668269872177. For more information call 318.314.3061.
North Monroe Baptist Church, Monroe: Sportsman’s Banquet, September 14, 5-8 p.m. Cost: Individual tickets $50 Tables may also be reserved for the event. Pastor: Bill Dye.
Couteau Baptist Church, Houma: A night of worship and prayer to end human trafficking, September 21, 7 p.m. Special Speaker: John Finch. Pastor: Wayne Hunt.
Benson Baptist Church, Benson: Southern Plainsmen in concert, September 23, 6 p.m. A love offering will be taken. Pastor: Delman Rogers.
Roy L. Johnson, 90, went to be with our Lord on July 29, 2023. Funeral services for Johnson were held on August 5, 2023 at 10:00 A.M. at Diamond Baptist Church, DeRidder, with Bill Smith and Paul Massey officiating. Interment followed at Lewis Cemetery in DeRidder. Johnson was born to Mr. and Mrs. Roy A. Johnson on November 19, 1932. He graduated from DeRidder High School in 1951. He married the love of his life, Myrtle June Brewer Johnson on June 3, 1953. He graduated from Louisiana College in 1954 and received a Masters of Divinity at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in 1957. Johnson pastored at Cile Baptist Church, Green Oak Baptist Church, Memorial Baptist Church, Burkeville Baptist Church, Little Cypress Baptist Church, Temple Baptist Church, and Cypress Creek Baptist Church. He was a long-time Director of Missions (April 1991 through August 2000) at the Beauregard Baptist Association. Johnson was preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, nine months, Myrtle June Johnson, his parents Roy A. Johnson, and Atlas Johnson, a daughter, Pamela June Johnson Melder, and a daughter-in-law, Joylynn (Lee). Left to cherish his memory are sons John (Diana), and Lee (JoAnn), and son-in-law Allen Melder (Frieda), five grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren.