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New Community youth pastor

The Rev. Patrick Lockett, pastor and apostle at New Community Baptist Church, has named the Rev. Tony Williams, the new youth pastor. He will work alongside his family, wife, Linda Williams, and children, Zhoriah Williams, Timothy Williams and Daijah Williams. (Special to The Commercial)

Do you believe?

“I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die.” (John 11:25-26)

The Singing Revs

The Singing Revs gospel singers will celebrate their anniversary beginning at 5:55 p.m. Saturday, April 23, at Damascus Missionary Baptist Church at Grady featuring area singers. At 5:55 p.m. Sunday, April 24, the celebration will be held at Pine Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 2101 W. Reeker St., at Pine Bluff, featuring special guests Meant By God of Earle. Groups will also include the Westside Harmonettes, Williams Singers, Nu Mighty Supremes and Spiritualettes, among others. Special to The Commercial

Stagger not at the promises

(As it is written, “I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were. Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations; according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be. And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sara’s womb: He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God; And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able to perform. (Romans 4:17-21 KJV)

It’s the small things

Have you ever found yourself so busy or consumed by stuff you didn’t find much joy in the whole day? In this topsy turvy world we can rush right past the blessings and joy right in front of us overtaken by endless checklists and constant distractions.

Deacons honored

Alfred Carroll Ministries held its annual Deacon Burse Project service honoring eight of the eldest and active deacons. The event was held at Greater Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church and included Deacon Calvin Gipson, 71; organizer the Rev. Alfred Carroll Sr.; deacons Thomas F. Vaughns, 95, Able N. White, 80, Samuel Tyre, 83, Leo Carroll, 72, Novel Dixon, 77, R.B. Alexander, 79, and Leorn Alexander, 81. Special to The Commercial

If only…

Do you have any regrets? I sure do. There are some clothing and hair styles I regret. There are some words I’ve said and left unsaid I regret. Some of my action and inaction is regrettable. Regret is rooted in condemnation, guilt and shame. Regret tells you you’ll always be enslaved to that thing you did or said – your past.

The Favor of God

Lately I’ve been hearing a lot about God’s favor. I asked someone recently how they were doing. The response I got was, “I’m blessed and highly favored.” Mary was told this in Luke 1:26-28 because the Lord was with her and she was going to give birth to our Savior.

Breath of life

Ever feel deflated? Not like Tom Brady’s football, but simply worn out? Recently while I was on a hill operating a backhoe and turning with a full load the front right tire deflated.