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Posted: 10/17/03

Around the State

New faculty at East Texas Baptist University include Doug Barlow, assistant professor of chemistry; Kay Caufield, instructor of nursing; Bob Conlin, instructor of kinesiology/assistant athletic trainer; Brent Farmer, instructor of music/ band director; Ray Herman, instructor of voice; Blanca Jenkins, instructor of Spanish; Rick Johnson, professor of religion; Brent Maddox, assistant professor of theatre arts; Allen Redmon, assistant professor of English; and John Sargent, assistant professor of education. New staff include Robert Hogberg, mechanical maintenance manager; and Mike Midkiff, director of public relations and marketing.

bluebull Renee Burns has been named director of academic advising at Houston Baptist University.

Waco Baptist Association sent nine people to Boston to lead Experiencing God sessions and provide Sunday School and Vacation Bible School conferences. The group also held prayerwalks in Southbridge, Mass., and portions of Vermont. Participating were Larrye Weaver, Larry Key, Billy Edwards, Margie Cox and Royce Montgomery; Jerry and Kathy Brooks, Paul Stripling and Rex Bland.

bluebull Larry Reeves has been named director of the Mayborn Campus Center and university host at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. He formerly was director of campus activities and special events, campus and conference coordinator, and university host since 1982. He also is minister of music at First Church in Rosebud.

bluebull Abilene Association honored Mike Bradford of Fort Phantom Church in Abilene and Lee Fuller of Wylie Baptist Church in Abilene as pastors of the year during the association's annual meeting Oct. 20 at Beltway Park Church. Church of the year presentations were made to Ambler Church, Charles Maciel pastor, and South Side Church, Kevin Uekert pastor, both in Abilene. Jeff Reid, associate pastor of Pioneer Drive Church in Abilene, was named church staff member of the year. Wes Ratliff, also from Pioneer Drive, was tapped as layperson of the year.


bluebull First Church in Ovilla, 100th, Sept. 28. Wes Edwards is pastor.

bluebull David Lowe, 20th, as associate minister of music/organist at First Church in Amarillo, Sept. 28.

bluebull Mario Davila, fifth, as pastor of Flint Avenue Church in Lubbock, Oct. 1.

bluebull Alvin Petty, fifth, as pastor of Calvary Church in Friona, Oct. 1. In commemoration of his service to the church and also his 34th wedding anniversary, the church is sending the couple to Washington, D.C., for a week to facilitate a visit to the Smithsonian Institute.

bluebull Anthony Sisemore, fifth, as pastor of First Church in Floydada, Oct. 5.

bluebull Scott Walker, 10th, as pastor of First Church in Waco, Oct. 5.

bluebull Wendyl Glenn, fifth, as pastor of First Church in Sherwood Shores, Oct. 7.

bluebull Jimmy Storrie, fifth, as minister of youth at First Church in Lubbock, Oct. 11.

bluebull Larry Solice, 50th, in the ministry, Oct. 12. A long-time Texas and Louisana pastor, he was honored at Immanuel Church in Paris. While retired, he continues to serve as chaplain of the Paris Police Department and at Christus St. Joseph Hospital. He also leads a weekly Bible study at a nursing home.

bluebull Lakeside Church in Breckenridge, 10th, Oct. 19.

bluebull Mickey Renteria, 10th, as pastor of Iglesia Jerusalem in Lorenzo, Oct. 26.

bluebull First Church in Burton, 150th, Oct. 26. Bill Tinsley, associate executive director of the Baptist General Convention of Texas, will be the guest speaker. Ed Lovell, minister of music at Cliff Temple Church in Dallas, will lead the music. The old church building, which dates to the 1800s, will be open to guests. A luncheon will follow the morning service. Jack Broadwater is pastor.

Four of the five men who have served Amarillo Baptist Association as director of missions were on hand to help celebrate the association's recent 50th anniversary–Argus Burnett, 1957-66; Chester O'Brien, 1967-74; B.L. Davis, 1975-86; and Roy Kornegay, 1987-present. Stanley Brown, who served the association in 1955 and 1956, is deceased. The celebration was held at Trinity Church in Amarillo. A history of the association, “Light on the Plains,” also was presented.

bluebull First Church in Lake Jackson, 60th, Oct. 26. Former pastors Johnny Beard, D.O. Foster and James Reimer will attend as will former ministers of music Bob Griffin and Fred Guilbert. A luncheon, for which tickets are required, will follow. For lunch reservations, call (979) 297-2496. John Hatch is pastor.

bluebull First Church in Knott, 95th, Oct. 26. Special music, testimonies and a fellowship time will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. John Kinman is pastor.

bluebull Mike Garrett, 15th, as pastor of Monaville Church in Brookshire.

bluebull Marsha Miller, fifth, as music minister at First Church in Columbus.

bluebull Chester Sassman, 35th, as pastor of Calvary Church in Bay City.

bluebull Bryan Butler, fifth, as minister of education at First Church in The Woodlands.

bluebull Ron Davis, 15th, as minister of education and music at First Church in Liberty.

bluebull First Church in Markham, 100th, Nov. 2. Former pastor Joe Ramsey will speak in the morning service, followed by a luncheon. For more information, call (979) 843-5442. Howard Harper is pastor.

bluebull South Main Church in Houston, 100th, Nov. 9-16. The celebration will kick off with William Tanner as the guest speaker in the morning services. A luncheon and birthday party will be held beginning at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday will include a special service of remembrance and commitment. Friday will spotlight the church's music ministry beginning at 7 p.m. Saturday will feature an open house, reunion and prayerwalk from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. with box lunches available. A coffee honoring past and present staff members will follow from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The centennial celebration dinner will be held at the Radisson Hotel Astrodome at 6 p.m. Pastor Stephen Wells will preach a special centennial message in both services the next morning, with a commemorative photo taken in both the 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. services.

bluebull First Church in Normangee, 130th, Nov. 16. A thanksgiving service will be followed by a luncheon at noon. For more information, call (936) 396-2181. Kip Riley is pastor.


bluebull First Cedar Valley Church in Salado will host a concert by the McKameys at the Belton Junior High Auditorium Oct. 25 at 6:30 p.m. The Messenger Quartet also will perform. Tickets are $12 in advance and $14 at the door. For more information, call (254) 947-5100. J. Floyd Franks is pastor.


bluebull Carl Day, 94, Sept. 28 in Leesville, La. He was pastor of several Texas and Louisiana churches during his 65 years of ministry. He also worked for the Southern Baptist Sunday School Board for 15 years, and was associational minister for Johnson Association. He is survived by his wife, Lucille; sons, John Carl and Leslie; step-son, Raymond White; sister, Lucy Lee Hagins; 10 grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and 12 step-great-grandchildren.


bluebull Aaron Peck to the ministry at Willow Creek Church in Fort Worth.

bluebull Marion Antley, Lark Caldwell, Jim Collier, Charles Seely and Sue Turner as deacons at Broadway Church in Fort Worth.

bluebull Jason Nichols and Mike Lonigro as deacons at First Church in Canyon Lake.

bluebull Norman Poer as a deacon at Willow Creek Church in Fort Worth.

bluebull Don Finch, Roy Gray, Jim Kennedy, Terry Nance and James Shepard as deacons at First Church in Nixon.


bluebull Tolar Church, Tolar; Oct. 19-22; evangelist, Jerry Poteet; music, Jeff Ashley; pastor, Armo Bentley.

bluebull Central Church, Carthage; Oct. 26-28; evangelist, Ronny Marriott; music, Ronny Stribble; pastor, William Everett.

bluebull First Church, Bartlett; Oct. 26-29; evangelist, Bill Gravell; pastor, Kenneth Jordan.

bluebull First Church, Devers; Oct. 26-30; evangelist, Gary Newman; music, Sam Craig; pastor, Harry McDaniel.

bluebull Immanuel Church, Paris; Nov. 2-5; evangelist, BO Baker; music, Dick Baker; pastor, Randall Scott.

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