Tuesday
Nov292011

Burgos dies after extended illness

WHITE HALL – Mark Burgos, 53, of White Hall, died Nov. 26 following an extended illness.

Burgos, a native of Mississippi, was featured in the Sept. 22, 2011 edition of the Arkansas Baptist News. To read the story from the ABN digital archives, click here.

BurgosAlong with his wife, Amanda, he served as a North American Mission Board Mission Service Corps missionary in Arkansas and New York. He was a member of First Baptist Church, White Hall.

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Thursday
Nov172011

ABSC meeting attended by nearly 700

LITTLE ROCK – Messengers to the 158th Arkansas Baptist State Convention Annual Meeting Nov. 1-2 approved a 2011 Cooperative Program (CP) budget of nearly $21.5 million, elected officers and passed several resolutions.

GO! Across the Street, Across Arkansas, Across the World was the theme of the meeting, which was held at First Baptist Church, Little Rock. The meeting was attended by 687 registered messengers, which is down from last year’s 761 messengers at Central Baptist Church, Jonesboro. Guests are not counted.

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Thursday
Nov172011

First Baptist, Almyra, top in CP percentage

LITTLE ROCK – With more than 40 percent of its budget dedicated to the Cooperative Program last year, First Baptist Church, Almyra, is the top church in Arkansas in overall percentage giving. The church was recognized, along with other top givers, during the Cooperative Program Breakfast held at First Baptist Church, Little Rock, during the Arkansas Baptist State Convention Annual Meeting. The church also took top honors in per capita giving, with $1,224 per person given to the Cooperative Program.

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Thursday
Nov172011

Lomax named Wash. Madison DOM

FAYETTEVILLE – Ron Lomax, global missions pastor at First Baptist Church, O’Fallon, Mo., for the past five years, is the new director of missions of the Washington Madison Baptist Association in Fayetteville.

He was elected Sept. 29 during a special-called meeting of the association’s board of directors. Lomax was keynote speaker during the association’s annual meeting held Oct. 17 at Sang Avenue Baptist Church, Fayetteville.

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Thursday
Nov172011

Christmas: a joyous family celebration

Christmas is a joyous time of year, filled with wonder and excitement. 

In the midst of the hustle and bustle of the holidays, parents may be challenged to remain focused on the true meaning of the season – the celebration of Jesus’ birth.

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