Levy Baptist, NLR, hosts Albert Mohler as guest speaker

Levy Baptist Church, North Little Rock, will host R. Albert Mohler, president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, as special guest speaker during their 10:15 a.m. worship service Sept. 14 as part of Baptist History Day.


Truth Revealed Conf. takes place at Central Baptist, Conway

The Truth Revealed Conference will take place at Central Baptist Church, Conway, Sept. 14-15. The event will feature R. Albert Mohler, president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky.; Robert Smith Jr., professor of Christian preaching at Beeson Divinity School, and Mac Brunson, senior pastor of First Baptist Church, Jacksonville, Fla. Central Choir and Orchestra will lead in worship. Though the conference itself is free, there is a charge for those attending the luncheon with Mohler on Sept. 15. For more information, call 501-329-9283.


First Baptist, Searcy, holds open house for new building

First Baptist Church, Searcy, will have an open house and fellowship on Sept. 21 from 5 to 7 p.m. to celebrate the completion of the new "Kingdom Kids" and Family Education Building.  Everyone is invited to attend. For more information, call the church at 501-268-3561 or visit


Important Opportunity: Advertise in our Student Ministry Resources Directory!

 The staff of the Arkansas Baptist News (ABN) is compiling a special directory of student ministry resources that will be published in the Aug. 21 edition of the ABN.


We ask that you prayerfully consider submitting your name and information. Ads will be organized according to the type of ministry offered, such as youth and children's speakers, musicians and bands, drama and improv, creative ministries and children's programs (categories subject to change as needed).


The issue in which the directory will be published will also include a special section focused on the Youth Evangelism Conference, an annual conference attended by hundreds of youth and leaders. It will also be distributed beyond the usual realm of subscribers - Arkansas Baptist youth ministers (subscribers or not) will receive a free electronic version of the newspaper so they can use the directory as a resource.


Though larger ads are welcome, two general sizes of ads are available at a deeply discounted rate - 2.25 inches wide by 2 inches tall ($75); and 4.75 inches wide by 2 inches tall ($100). The Arkansas Baptist State Convention Evangelism & Church Health Team will offset this cost by $20, making the final amount owed $55 for the smaller ad or $80 for the larger ad. Please note: There are a limited number of ads available at this discounted rate, so schedule your ad today! 


If you would like to purchase an ad, you will need to submit the following information to (this is required to get this discounted rate): 
  • A photo of yourself or your ministry.  
  • A 25-30 word description of your ministry.  
  • Your phone number.
  • Your email address.
  • Your website (or mailing address if no website). 
  • You will also need to let us know which size ad you would like. 

Please email this information to no later than Friday, Aug. 1.

Prepayment is required.


Tucker to be named Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary 'Alumnus of the Year'

TuckerCORDOVA, Tenn. – Arkansas Baptist State Convention Executive Director J.D. "Sonny" Tucker will be honored as "Alumnus of the Year" at the Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary Alumni and Friends Founders' Days Banquet August 18.

The event will be held beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Betty Howard Special Events Room at the seminary, which is located at 2095 Appling Road in Cordova.

Reservations may be made by visiting