Monday
Jul212014

Missionaries gather for wedding

A host of current and former missionaries attended the wedding of Ken Hoekman and Anisha Gohain, which took place April 12 at the home of Stan and Stella Williams in Sherwood. Hoekman and the Williams attend The Summit Church in North Little Rock. Danny Jones, teaching pastor/engage ministries at The Summit Church, married them.

The couple met through Hoekman’s sister and brother-in-law, who are missionaries in India. Hoekman grew up as the son of two missionaries and desires to be a pilot on the mission field in the future. Currently, he serves in the Air Force. A heart for missions runs in Hoekman’s blood. His great-aunt served as a missionary to Japan, and his brother currently serves as a missionary in India. About 30 current or former missionaries, including short-term missionaries, attended the wedding.

Monday
Jul212014

Park Hill, NLR, youth choir attends SonPower

Park Hill Baptist Church, North Little Rock’s youth choir recently returned from Orlando, Fla., where they attended Lifeway Christian Resource’s SonPower event, an event that combines music and missions. It included rehearsals where choirs joined together in preparation for making a recording to be used by choirs all over the world to rehearse with for their own presentations. The trip also included mission projects and worship.

Monday
Jul212014

WBC's PBL business society wins awards

Williams Baptist College’s chapter of Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) business society earned 10 national awards, including two first-place awards, at the annual PBL National Leadership Conference.

Monday
Jul212014

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.

Monday
Jul212014

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.

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