Church news


Anniversaries/Annuals

Amos Chapel Baptist Church, 2401 Port Road, will celebrate the 31st anniversary of its pastor and wife, Rev. Robert Willis Jr. and Stephanie Willis, starting with ministers night at 7 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. Leon Hicks of Crossroads Missionary Baptist Church of Deberry, Texas, as the guest speaker.

Sunday at 3 p.m., the guest speaker will be the Rev. Rev. Jeffro Williams Sr. of Holy Garden of Prayer at Chicago, Ill.

Watkin Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 800 S. Juniper St., will hold its annual usher program on Sunday at 11 a.m. The guest speaker will be ShyQuon Ely, associate minister of Mount Vernon Missionary Baptist Church at Kansas City, Mo.

Westside Missionary Baptist Church in Star City will host the 102nd annual session of the Big Creek and Reedville District Baptist Association. Monday night will be the welcoming program, with president James Spencer giving his Layman address. Tuesday night will be president Addie O’neal giving her annual address. Wednesday night will be the address by Moderator Royce Jackson Sr. Registration and enrollment will be held from 6 to 6:30 nightly.

Reynolds Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 706 S. Cypress St., will have its annual appreciation program in honor of their pastor, the Rev. Andrew Williams, Sunday at 3 p.m. The Rev. Aaron Barnes Sr., pastor of the New Home Missionary Baptist Church, will be the guest speaker.

Canaan Christian Center, 7890 Middle Warren Road, will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of its the apostle and pastor, Craig and Sheryl Banks, Sunday at 10 a.m. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Gregory Eichelberger of New Genesis Christian Fellowship at McGehee.

Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, will honor the pastor and wife, the Rev. Darrell and Sherice Martin, with a pre-anniversary dinner and a play with a comedy show from Funny Man-Rickey Cole, on Sept. 22 at 6 p.m. at the Altheimer School Cafeteria. Tickets are $10 in advance and $20 at the door.

First Missionary Baptist Church at Altheimer will be celebrating the 110th church anniversary on Sunday at 3 p.m. The guest preacher will be the Rev. Willie Laws of New Morning Star Church at Cornerstone.

Concerts and Musicals

Solid Rock Missionary Baptist Church, 2915 S. Main St., will be having its 14th annual choir celebration on Sunday at 3 p.m. The Rev. Walter Witherspoon, pastor of True Harvest Missionary Baptist Church in Dumas, will be the guest speaker.

Rose Hill Missionary Baptist Church at Meroney will be having a musical benefit program for Kristie Jackson on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. Guests include choirs from Timothy Chapel, Owens Chapel and New United Baptist churches.

Grace Temple Missionary Baptist Church, 909 S. Wisconsin St., will be honoring its musicians Eugene Parker and Curtis Corbin on Sunday at 3 p.m. Guests include Mt. Nebo and Mt. Calvary choirs, Gwen & Family and the Maddox Family.

The Southeast Arkansas Community Mass Choir will meet Saturday at 7 p.m. at Mount Zion Baptist Church for mass choir rehearsal. Officers meet at 6 p.m.

Motley Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 794 St. Raphael Road, will be celebrating its annual choir anniversary Sunday at 3 p.m. The Rev. LeArthur Shelton, pastor of Lampkin Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, will be the speaker.

Revivals

New Light Missionary Baptist Church at Tillar will be holding revival services on Monday through Wednesday at 7 nightly. The Rev. Charles Adkins, pastor of Second Baptist Church in Dumas, will be the guest speaker.

Grace and Mercy Missionary Baptist Church, 817 W. Sixth Ave., will present its fall revival services at 7 nightly with these speakers:

• Wednesday, the Rev. LeArthur Shelton, pastor at Lampkin Chapel Missionary Baptist Church

• Thursday, the Rev. Robert Willis, pastor at Amos Chapel Missionary Baptist Church

• Friday, the Rev. Frank Harris Jr., pastor at New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church.

Newbirth Baptist Church, 401 E. Fifth Ave., will host its fall revival services Tuesday through Thursday at 7 nightly. The guest preacher will be the Rev. Carlos Kelly, pastor of New Hope Baptist Church at North Little Rock.

Love Fellowship and Deliverance Christ of God in Christ, 411 S. Oleander St., will be having its fall revival Wednesday through Thursday at 7 nightly. The guest preacher will be Chester Z. McIntyre, pastor of Peacemaker Church in Kansas City, Mo.

New Jericho Missionary Baptist Church, 1600 Liddell St., will be holding revival services on Wednesday through Friday at 7 nightly. The Rev. A. Howard of Grace Temple Missionary Baptist Church, will be the guest speaker.

Special Events

First Southern Baptist Church in Sheridan, will be celebrating its 20th homecoming on Sunday. Mark Wheeler will bring the sermon that morning, then lunch and fellowship singing will be held in the afternoon. All former members are invited.

Green Meadows Baptist Church, 4201 U.S. 65 South, will be having its homecoming Sunday. Sunday School will be at 9:45 a.m. followed by worship at 10:50 a.m. Jessie Whitley, former pastor, will bring preach followed by lunch and opportunities for testimonies.

Watkin Chapel Missionary Baptist will be honoring its first lady, Debra A. Jones, on Saturday at 6 p.m. at the fellowship hall of Mount Carmel Missionary Baptist Church, 900 S. Grant St. Estella Simmons, first lady of Bethel New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, will bring the words of encouragement.

Christian Lighthouse Church 1610 Highway 104, will be having a special worship service Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Marcus Cooper of Mark’s Community Church in Jacksonville will be the guest speaker.

First Trinity Church of God in Christ, 700 S. Catalpa St., will hold its Nurse Guild Annual Day on Sunday at 10 a.m. The guest speaker will be Barbara Deloney, an evangelist of Grapevine Church of God in Christ.

City Wide Mission, will meet at Allen Temple AME Church, 1125 Virginia St., Monday at 1:30 p.m.

The Rev. George Glass Jr., pastor of New Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church at Bastrop, La., will be the guest speaker at Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church at Noble Lake Sunday at 11:15 a.m.

Youth

The youth department at Liberty Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 6300 U.S. 79 South, invites youth choirs to come celebrate their second annual youth explosion where there will be one combined choir Sunday at 3 p.m.

Bethel New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, 2522 N. Pryce St., will be having a youth service on Sunday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Ashley Malvin of Little Rock will be the guest speaker.

New St. Hurricane Missionary Baptist Church, 3319 Ohio St., will be celebrating its youth choir anniversary on Sunday at 3 p.m. Special guests will be the Renewed Generations.

Women’s/Men’s Day

First Missionary Baptist Church, 4500 Faucett Road, will hold its annual Women’s Day service at 3 p.m. Sunday. The guest speaker will be Cleo Cooper of Mt. Gale Baptist Church at Conway.

Travelers Rest Missionary Baptist Church in Grady will be celebrating its women’s day on Sunday at 3 p.m. JoLinda Smith of Mason Temple Church of God in Christ at Altheimer will be the guest speaker.

St. John Missionary Baptist Church at Sherrill will be having its women’s day on Sunday. Sunday School will start at 9:30 a.m. followed by worship service at 2:30 p.m. The guest speaker will be Ronnie Johnson of Kings Highway Baptist Church. Their annual choir rehearsal will begin on Saturday at 5 p.m.

Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church at the Noble Lake community will be having its annual women’s day on Sunday at 3 p.m. The guest speaker will be Sherry Toney of Sixteen Section Missionary Baptist Church in Monticello.

Greater Ward Chapel AME Church, 3700 W. Sixth Ave., will be having its annual men’s day Sunday at 4 p.m. Sheriff Gerald Robinson will be the guest speaker.

Macedonia Baptist Church in Rison will be having their Men’s and Women’s Day on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. The Rev. Donzell Jones, pastor of the Jericho Baptist Church, will be the guest speaker.

Prairie Lake Missionary Baptist Church, will be holding their Men’s and Women’s Day on Sunday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Melvin Ely will be the guest speaker.