Tuesday
Oct302012

Fowler preaches on uniting hurt congregations

CABOT – As a new pastor, one might expect some disagreements between church members to arise when new on the scene, but how do you handle lingering pasts full of broken relationships, broken trust and divisions that are still affecting church members years after they took place?

Charles FowlerThat is the situation Charles Fowler, pastor of Germantown Baptist Church, Germantown, Tenn. faced when he became senior pastor in the summer of 2010. 

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Tuesday
Oct302012

State report: Missions work strong  

ABSC's Robby Tingle shares during the state missions report.CABOT – Robbie Tingle, Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC) missions ministries team leader, presented the state missions report during the morning session of the 2012 ABSC Annual Meeting Oct. 30 at First Baptist Church, Cabot.

Tingle interviewed several Arkansas Baptists who were involved in missions throughout Arkansas. They included Charles Simmons, pastor of new church plant ROK Church, Conway; Larry White, associational missionary with Faulkner Baptist Association; Bob Fielding, ABSC missions ministries team member; and Stacey Smith, Prison to Purpose program coordinator.

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Tuesday
Oct302012

New Arkansas ministers recognized at ABSC Annual Meeting in Cabot

New Arkansas ministers are recognized at the ABSC Annual Meeting.CABOT - Emil Turner, executive director of the Arkansas State Baptist Convention (ABSC), welcomed and introduced new ministers to the state during the morning session of the ABSC Annual Meeting Oct. 30 at First Baptist Church, Cabot. 

“I always enjoy this time of the program,” Turner said. “I enjoy getting to meet and introduce to you the new folks who have come to work with us in Arkansas.”

Turner asked each new minister to come to the podium and state their name, where they are serving in Arkansas and where they are from.

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Tuesday
Oct302012

Horne: Ouachita Baptist University students are ‘difference-makers’

CABOT – The best way to tell the success story of Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia is through the stories of its graduates and their work, Rex Horne, university president, told messengers and guests gathered at the Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC) Annual Meeting Tuesday, Oct. 30.

Rex HorneHorne shared about Amy York, a 2009 graduate from Dallas.

 

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Tuesday
Oct302012

Graham encourages pastors to maintain balance

CABOT – Jack Graham, pastor of Prestonwood Baptist Church, Plano, Texas, and former Southern Baptist Convention president, spoke during the morning session of the 2012 Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC) Pastors’ Conference held Oct. 29 at First Baptist Church, Cabot, prior to the ABSC Annual Meeting Oct. 30-31.

Jack GrahamGraham, an Arkansas native born in Conway, preached on keeping “ministry in balance,” taking his text from 1 Timothy 4 and 1 Peter 5.

 

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