MONTICELLO – Amy Brunson, member of Second Baptist Church, Monticello, has been named the Arkansas Baptist News (ABN) 2013 Mother of the Year.
Brunson was presented with a gift card during the April 28 worship service at Second Baptist Church, where Jimmy Albrecht serves as pastor.
PARAGOULD – Browns Chapel Baptist Church was destroyed by a fire overnight.
KAIT-TV, Jonesboro, reported that firefighters were called to the church shortly before midnight, Tuesday, April 23, where the fire had spread throughout the building – with flames shooting through the roof.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (BP) – George Beverly Shea, the longtime soloist for Billy Graham Crusades, died April 16 after a brief illness. He was 104.
Shea and Graham were lifelong friends, for decades living only a mile apart from each other in Montreat, N.C.
LITTLE ROCK – Don Pucik, associate executive director of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC) since 2003, has resigned effective June 15 to become pastor at Wynne Baptist Church, Wynne.
Pucik, 52, a native of San Antonio, Texas, succeeded Jimmie Sheffield, who served as ABSC associate executive director from 1986 until 2003.
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