Piney Grove Baptist Church, Lewisville, celebrated its 125th anniversary July 12-13. The event included worship, fellowship and sermons from former pastors.
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.
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.
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A celebration service and farewell party will take place July 20 at Crow Mountain Baptist Church for Don and Patricia Rose in honor of his 20 years of service as pastor.
On June 15, Father’s Day, Bayou Mason Baptist Church, Lake Village, witnessed a fifth generation baptism in their church. Iain McNemar made a profession of faith in vacation Bible school in a local church on the Thursday morning before and asked to be baptized on the following Sunday. Iain followed his mother, Amanda Hayes McNemar, who followed her mother, Carolyn Durham Hayes, who followed her mother, Bertha Anderson Durham, who followed her father, J.E. Anderson, in baptism at Bayou Mason. J.E. Anderson was Bayou Mason’s first candidate for baptism more than 60 years ago.