Wednesday
Jul092014

OMU event draws crowd

NORTH LITTLE ROCK – Participation in this year’s Office Ministry University (OMU) – an event sponsored by the Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC) for the purpose of helping ministry assistants achieve excellence in their jobs – almost double from last year’s participation.

About 140 people – representing 81 churches and 10 associations – attended the event this year, compared to almost 80 last year.

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Wednesday
Jul092014

ABSC ‘Cruise’ road captain dies

PEARCY – Brian T. Phelps, 53, of Pearcy – road captain of the 2012 and 2013 Arkansas Baptist State Convention statewide pastor and church staff motorcycle cruises – died June 26.

Phelps was born Feb. 9, 1961, in Sumner, Iowa, to Gene Phelps and Constance Young Phelps. He received a bachelor’s degree from Trinity University in San Antonio. Phelps was employed at Dan’s Whetstones in Pearcy.

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Wednesday
Jul092014

Williamson retires after 30 years as Spradling pastor

FORT SMITH – Spradling Baptist Church, Fort Smith, held a retirement reception May 11 for Ron Williamson, who has served as their pastor for more than 30 years.

“When people ask, ‘How have you been able to stay in one church for 32 years?’ I always reply the same way: ‘It’s not me; it’s them.’ Spradling folks love the Lord so it is easy for them to serve Him and others,” said Williamson.

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Wednesday
Jul092014

Ouachita Baptist Assembly offers adventure camp

Ouachita Baptist Assembly offered an adventure camp June 25-28. The camp offered experiences such as hiking, swimming and canoeing. Ouachita Baptist Assembly is the camp of Ouachita Baptist Association. See photo gallery here.

Wednesday
Jul092014

Fort Smith Christian Men’s Job Corps/Christian Women’s Job Corps holds prayer walk

About 60 people participated in the annual Fort Smith Christian Men’s Job Corps (CMJC)/Christian Women’s Job Corps (CWJC) Prayer Walk held June 2 at Oaks Manor Conference and Retreat Center. CMJC/CWJC participants, mentors, volunteers and board members came together with petitions and praises for the ministry. Participants shared specific praises from the past year and released bubbles representing the praises going up to God.