Robertson honored for 50 years in ministry

Doyne Robertson, of Melbourne, was recently honored for 50 years in the ministry. A celebration was held at Sidney Baptist Church, Sidney, where he serves as pastor. He has not only served as a pastor in Arkansas and Louisiana, but also has served with the North American Mission Board and the International Mission Board. He retired in 2004 but has continued to serve as pastor and interim pastor for churches and has helped found Miracle Village International. He is pictured with his wife, Martha.


Jerry Gay inducted

Jerry Gay, associational missionary for North Pulaski Baptist Association, was recently inducted at Little Rock Air Force Base as honorary wing chaplain commander.
The 19th, 314th and 189th Airlift Wings inducted Gay and two dozen other new honorary commanders during a June 19 ceremony at the base.


Piney Grove celebrates 125 years

Piney Grove Baptist Church, Lewisville, celebrated its 125th anniversary July 12-13. The event included worship, fellowship and sermons from former pastors. 

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FBC, Floyd, holds noteburning

First Baptist Church, Floyd, has paid off their building loan on their new sanctuary and life center. They celebrated with a noteburning and revival June 27-29. Roy Conatser officiated the revival services with music by the Representatives and Johnny Parrack.  


Youth Evangelism Conference Aug. 8-9

HUNDREDS OF YOUTH will gather Aug. 8-9 for a time of worship and learning during the 2014 Youth Evangelism Conference (YEC), which will feature speakers, Christian bands, a comedy team and a training session for student ministry leaders. 

The conference, sponsored by the Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC) evangelism and church health team and made possible through the Cooperative Program, will be held at Immanuel Baptist Church, Little Rock. 

“The Youth Evangelism Conference exists to inspire, encourage and equip students and student ministries to be evangelistic,” said Warren Gasaway, ABSC evangelism and church health team member. “The conference has this distinct purpose so it becomes a great lead-in to the school year when students hit their mission field. We’re hoping this back-to-school event will be a great momentum builder.” 

Speakers are Brian Burgess, an international speaker and founder of Tootin’ in Town biker ministry, and Michael Wood, student ministry pastor at First Baptist Church of West Monroe, La. Wood was formerly on the student ministry staff of Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Texas. The Digital Age will lead worship and Capital Kings will perform in concert. 321 Improv, a comedy ministry, will also be featured. 

In addition, a student ministry training session emphasizing teen evangelism strategies will be hosted by Michael Wood from 9:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 9. Booth displays with examples of mission opportunities will be set up for youth and leaders to explore.

To register, visit For more information, call 501-376-4791, ext. 5132, or

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