Cowling resigns as student pastor, accepts position in Louisiana

John Cowling has resigned as student pastor at Park Hill Baptist Church, North Little Rock, and has accepted a position with a nonprofit ministry in Ruston, Louisiana.


O'Dell serving as pastor of Second Baptist, Jacksonville

 David O’Dell began Feb. 15 serving as pastor of Second Baptist Church, Jacksonville, coming from Hardy Street Baptist Church, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, where he had served as pastor.


Roberts serving on staff of First Baptist, Hamburg

Turner Roberts began on Feb. 11 serving on staff of First Baptist Church, Hamburg, as youth minister, coming from First Baptist Church, Liberty, Texas, where he served as associate pastor of student ministries.


Outreach rodeo series ministers to cowboy community

Jessica Vanderpool
Arkansas Baptist News

MAGNOLIA – Ministry can take a variety of forms. Last year, ministry in south Arkansas took the form of numerous young people barrel racing, pole bending, goat tying and bull riding.

Mike Launius, pastor of Rugged Cross Cowboy Church, Magnolia, serves as president of the South Arkansas Cowboy Church Association (SACCA), a network of cowboy churches in the southern region of Arkansas that are affiliated with the Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC).

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Chris Prescott serving on staff of Heber Springs Baptist, Heber Springs

Chris Prescott began serving on the staff of Heber Springs Baptist Church, Heber Springs, as youth minister Jan. 4.