Magic Springs AMPLIFY! June 13

HOT SPRINGS – Magic Springs Water and Theme Park is hosting an event for students and those involved with student ministry to be held at the Hot Springs Convention Center and at the park on Saturday, June 13. “Amplify!” is a conference-style event featuring nationally recognized speakers and a concert by Grammy Award-winning Christian hip-hop artist Lecrae. Family Force 5 will perform Friday, June 12 at 8:00 p.m.

The conference features a diverse lineup of speakers and entertainment including Brandon Barber, lead pastor at Elevate Church in Houston, Texas; author and speaker Mercy Lokulutuu of Baltimore, Md., and renowned Christian magician Brad Brown of Louisville, Ky.

“We have put together an incredible package for this conference,” said Steve Honeycutt, general manager of Magic Springs. Our event last year was a tremendous success with more than 800 students attending, and we hope to top that this year.  Participants only pay for park admission at greatly reduced rates and the conference is free," he added.

– Source: Magic Springs news release


Pastor/staff motorcycle ride May 28-29

LITTLE ROCK – The third Arkansas Baptist pastor/staff motorcycle ride is set for Thursday and Friday, May 28-29.

Pastors and other church staff members interested in participating are asked to meet at 10 a.m., Thursday, May 28 at the Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC) Building in Little Rock. The group is expected to ride throughout southwest Arkansas visiting various mission points and then return to Little Rock the following Friday afternoon.

The pastor/staff ride is being hosted by J.D. “Sonny” Tucker, ABSC executive director; Tim Yarbrough, editor/executive director of the Arkansas Baptist News, and Marcus Brown, a member of the ABSC evangelism and church health team.

Pre-registration for the ride is required to receive a T-shirt on the day of the ride. To register, visit by May 18.

For more information, contact Marcus Brown at 501-376-4791, ext. 5128, or email


Butch Riddle, longtime pastor, honored June 14

A reception honoring Butch and Glenda Riddle, in recognition of his 25th anniversary as pastor, will be held from 2-4 p.m., June 14, at First Baptist Church, Ashdown. For more information, call 870-898-5196.



Watson Chapel Baptist holds revival services

Watson Chapel Baptist Church, Pine Bluff, will hold revival services May17-20. The speaker will be Bob Pittman.


Rankin Chapel Baptist Church, Dumas, celebrates 75th

Rankin Chapel Baptist Church, Dumas, will celebrate its 75th anniversary May 24.

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