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ON THE MOVE
David, wife Rachel, Rose is the new pastor at Trinity Baptist Church, Lake Charles.
Jimmy Clark is the new pastor at Singer Baptist Church, Singer.
Christian Vige is the new Music Minister at First Baptist Church, Baton Rouge.
Neil Everett has announced his retirement as pastor of First Baptist Church, Calhoun.
Bob Holloway has announced his retirement from Watson Baptist Church, West Monroe.
Alise Wyant, husband Stan, who is the pastor of Faith Baptist Church, Bastrop, will be serving as the ministry assistant for Northeast & Morehouse Baptist Association starting November 7.
Caleb, wife Courtney, Adams called to serve as interim student minister at Trinity Baptist Church, Lake Charles.
Brian, wife Jana, Watson is the new worship leader at First Baptist Church, Lafayette.
New Bethlehem Baptist Church, Denham Springs: Revival, November 26-29. Evangelist: Bill Britt. Pastor: Randall Gill.
New Beginnings Church, Castor: Revival, November 26-29, Evangelist: Worship: Broken Vessels. Pastor: David Bolyer
Antioch Baptist Church, Farmerville: Revival, December 3. Evangelist: Bill Britt. Pastor: Rubin Weaver.
Trinity Baptist Church, Natchitoches: One-Day Revival, December 3, 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Evangelist: Michael Courtney. Pastor: Logan Brock
Mt. Paran Baptist Church, Shongaloo: Mark Lanier in concert, November 26, 6 p.m. Pastor: Edgar Bryan.
Trinity Baptist Church, Lake Charles: Bring in the Season with Lake Charles native Rory Partin and his big band, November 28, 6 p.m. This is a casual dinner theater type of environment with Partin and his All Star Big Band. The even is open to the community. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the church office at 337.480.1555. Pastor: David Rose.
First Baptist Church, Bossier City: Phil Wickham with Tasha Layton – Behold Christmas Nights, December 2, 7 p.m. Cost: https://www.ticketweb.com/event/phil-wickham-behold-christmas-tour-first-bossier-tickets/13626898?pl=transparentprod&REFID=fbevent&fbclid=IwAR2IXjAtPXBD6ksew-Qr2hrI54FhZc-2SmlbPp_idegj6mAo2e32kqujEEk Pastor: Brad Jurkovic.
Pineville Park Baptist Church, Pineville: Christmas Extravaganza Vendor Market, December 2, 9 a.m – 3 p.m. Pastor: Jeremy Shepherd.
Highland Baptist Church, New Iberia: A Night in Bethlehem, December 2, 5-8 p.m. There will be a live nativity, Christmas Caroling, Crafts & activities, photo ops, hot cocoa, train ride, petting zoo, treats and much more. Pastor: David Denton.
First Baptist Church, Bossier City: Phil Wickham – Behold Christmas Nights with Tasha Layton, December 2, 7 p.m. Pastor: Brad Jurkovich.
Columbia Heights Baptist Church, Columbia: Mark Lanier in concert, December 3, 6 p.m. Pastor: Warren Maxwell.
First Baptist Church, Pineville: Kick off the Christmas season December 3, 6 p.m. For Glory, a special music celebration of the New Born King. Pastor: Stewart Holloway.
First Baptist Church, Minden: The Sounds of Christmas — An instrumental Christmas, December 3, 6 p.m. Pastor: Leland Crawford.
Mangham Baptist Church, Mangham: Watoto Concert December 6 at 6:30 p.m. Pastor: Rick Aultman.
North Monroe Baptist Church, Monroe: Senior Adult Christmas Banquet, Dec. 7, 6 p.m. Speaker: Dennis Swanberg in concert. Pastor: Bill Dye.
First Baptist Church, Zachary: Mark Lanier in concert, December 7, 11 a.m. Pastor: Eddie Wren.
Renewed Women’s Fall Retreat, Camp Bethany, Dec. 8-9, December 8, 6 – 9 Dec 4:00am Guest Speaker: Becky Kiser and Shelby McNeal. Expect a wonderful time of spiritual growth and community with other ladies from FBC Haughton. Click here to register.: https://renewed-women-s-retreat-2023-first-baptist-church-haughton.pushpayevents.com/booking/attendees/new
Cost: $75 (with a women’s T-Shirt) and $85 without a women’s T-Shirt. Pastor: Gevan Spinney.
Summerfield Baptist Church, Summerfield: Join us at Summerfield Baptist Church on December 8th and 9th from 6-7 PM for a truly magical experience! Our live drive-thru nativity is back, bigger, and better than ever. Witness the timeless story of the birth of Jesus with real people, real animals, and an enchanting display of lights that will illuminate your evening. This year, we’re excited to introduce more scenes and even more dazzling lights, making this event a must-see for the entire family. Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate the spirit of Christmas in a unique and unforgettable way. Pastor: Rony Vinson.
Oak Grove Baptist Church, Bentley: Christmas Craft Fair, December 8, 5 p.m. Join us for our annual Christmas craft fair. The kids can come and make some beautiful Christmas crafts while listening to Christmas music. We’ll have hot chocolate and cookies to decorate. Then they will hear a brief story about Jesus and his birth and win a prize. Pastor: Michael Vanasselberg.
Bethlehem in the Park – A Night in Bethlehem, December 8-9, 6-8 p.m. Cost: $5 per car. Come stroll through the streets of Bethlehem and see the many shops that give a welcome to excited travelers. Watch the making of potter. Come visit the nativity, and let your heart and mind reflect upon the Son of God, the one in which the scripture says, “For unto us a child is born, unto us a Son is given: and the government shall be upon his should and his name shall be call wonders, Counsellor, the might God, the Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace. This will be held at Jimmie Davis State Park, Chatham.
First Baptist Church, Covington: Christmas Together – A Christmas Worship Celebration, December 8-9, 7 p.m. December 8; December 9, 2 & 6 p.m. Come join us for this free event as we celebrate a special time of worship. Pastor: Waylon Bailey.
First Baptist Church, Minden: We Have A Savior—Christmas Concert (featuring First Minden’s Choir and Orchestra, December 9-10, Saturday, 6 p.m. and Sunday, 10:45 a.m. For more information call 318.377.4334. Pastor: Leland Crawford
First Baptist Church, Mandeville: A Mandeville Christmas – Live Nativity, December 9-10, 6-8 p.m. Pastor: Ronny Cooksy.
First Baptist Church, Bernice: Mark Lanier in concert, December 10, 11 a.m. Pastor: Michael McIntosh.
First Baptist Church, Lecompte: Christmas in the Country, December 10, 4-8 p.m. There will be food, crafts, hot chocolate, games, live music, jumpers, 15Living Nativity, carriage rides. Pastor: Stewart Holloway.
Beulah Baptist and Union Springs Baptist: “Glorious Impossible” Christmas Cantata, December 10, 6 p.m. being held by the combined choirs of Beulah Baptist Church and Union Springs Baptist Church in Sabine Parish. The Cantata will be held at Beulah Baptist Church, 3417 Hwy 481, Mansfield in the Lula Community. Refreshments will be served after the Cantata.
Wilda Baptist Church, Boyce: Mark Lanier in Concert, December 10, 6 p.m. Pastor: Joey Rudisill.
Watson Baptist Church, Watson: Christmas Night of Worship, December 16, 7 p.m. Featured artists: Andrew Belmore, Madison Hope, Quint Adkins. This is a free event. Pastor: John Pemberton.
Alto Baptist Church, Alto: The Alto Baptist Church Choir will present the Christmas musical, “Noel! Born Is the King,” Sunday, December 17, 10:30 AM. Music minister Jay Ellerman. Pastor: Alan Miller.
Coteau Baptist Church, Houma: Mark Lanier in concert, December 17, 9 a.m. Pastor: Wayne Hunt.
Trinity Baptist Church, Natchitoches: A Promise Kept – The Blessing of Christmas, December 17, 6 p.m. Adult Choir Presentation in the TBC Sanctuary. Pastor: Logan Brock.
Riverview Baptist Church, Alexandria: Christmas Cantata – Star of Wonder, December 17, 10:15 a.m. Music minister: Mike Boone. Pastor: David Newton.
Lighthouse Baptist Church, Folsum: Greg Sullivan Ministries in concert, December 17, 11 a.m.
Social Springs Baptist Church, Ringgold: Mark Lanier in concert, December 17, 6 p.m. Pastor: James Hester.
Bistineau Baptist Church, Heflin: Mark Lanier in concert, December 31, 11 a.m. Pastor: Richard Methvin.
East Jena Baptist Church, Jena: Mark Lanier in concert, December 31, 6 p.m. Pastor: Mike Wilkinson.