CenturyMen return to Arkansas April 14

LITTLE ROCK – The CenturyMen will be performing at Second Baptist Church, located at 8th Street and Cumberland Street in downtown Little Rock, at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 14.  Admission is free. 

FullerIt is the first visit of The CenturyMen to Arkansas since 2000 and their second concert tour under the direction of North Little Rock native Charlie Fuller, music director and conductor. Fuller is also the minister for congregational life at Second Baptist and former professor of music and dean of the School of Fine Arts at Ouachita Baptist University.

The CenturyMen is an auditioned men’s chorus of professional Christian musicians who are music ministers from across the United States. The CenturyMen assembles annually to present concert tours in various areas of the U.S.. Their overseas tours have literally circled the globe. Their recordings, which include the Grammy-nominated Christmas album “Beautiful Star – A Celebration of Christmas,” are available on iTunes or at

The CenturyMen have performed at a range of significant venues across the country including the U.S. Capitol, Constitution Hall, the Crystal Cathedral, the Dove Awards, as well as on both NBC and CBS television channels, said Fuller.

“They were invited to be one of the first outside music groups to visit mainland China and will embark on a groundbreaking performance/mission tour to Cuba in 2016,” Fuller added.

Prolific Baptist composer and hymn writer Buryl Red, a native of Little Rock, founded The CenturyMen in 1969.Red died April 1, 2013 at the age of 76.

Red is perhaps best remembered as composer of “Celebrate Life,” a musical created with lyricist Ragan Courtney, considered a landmark in church music. Released in 1972, Celebrate Life is still in print, sold by LifeWay Christian Resources.


First Baptist, Ashdown, adult choir to present "Salvation's Story"

First Baptist Church, Ashdown, adult choir will present “Salvation’s Story,” a praise and worship musical for Easter, at 6:30 p.m. March 29.


Midwestern Seminary to host first “The SBC & the 21st Century" Symposium Sept. 28-29

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Midwestern Seminary announced today that the institution will host a symposium entitled, “The SBC & the 21st Century: Reflection, Renewal & Recommitment,” on Sept. 28-29 in Kansas City, Mo.

The event will be highlighted by the presentations of key Southern Baptist leaders such as Frank Page, Ronnie Floyd, Paige Patterson, Thom Rainer, Albert Mohler, and David Dockery.

According to Midwestern Seminary President, Jason Allen, who will also present a keynote address, the symposium will be the first edition of a triennial symposium which is designed to address the Southern Baptist Convention, its heritage, identity, and future.

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Worship Conference April 27-29 at Mid-America Seminary

CORDOVA, Tenn. – The annual Adrian Rogers Conference on Worship: Preaching & Praise will be held April 27-29 on the campus of Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, 2095 Appling Road Cordova, Tenn.

Featured at the 2015 conference are Arturo "Art" Azurdia III and music by Ray Jones and Huw Priday.

Azurdia“Get ready to revive, renew, and rejoice … Spring is a time of renewal, so make plans now to Revive!” reads a news release about the event.

Azurdia is senior minister of Word and worship at Trinity Church and associate professor of pastoral theology at Western Seminary, both in Portland, Ore. He is a frequent speaker at various national and international conferences. Azurdia and his wife, Lori, have two children, Katherine and Jonathan. 

JonesJones has 43 years of worship leading experience. He grew up in a minister’s home and has led worship in Texas, Alabama, and Louisiana. Jones has also produced more than 40 worship and Christian music albums, and recently wrote the book, Will You Worship?, which was awarded Best of the Best 2012 by Worship Leader Magazine.

Priday Huw Priday was born in the small market town of Brecon, Mid Wales, and for the past 20 years has performed as a professional opera and concert artist. He studied in London at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and at the Royal College of Music. Huw and his wife, soprano Elizabeth Woollett, have sung to royalty and heads of state throughout the world.

For a complete schedule of conference of events or to register, visit For more information about the conference call 800-968-4508.


Village Baptist, Bella Vista, honors pastor 

Members and friends of Village Baptist Church in Bella Vista will honor Bill Bowen April 20 for his 15 years as pastor during the morning service with special guests, followed by a reception.

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