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Posted: 6/27/03

Around the State

Wayne Poage, Dallas Baptist University's director of athletics, was a recipient of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics' Director of the Year award for 2002-2003. Poage was one of 25 winners chosen from more than 1,600 institutions.

bluebull Nine new Hardin-Simmons University faculty members will join the school in the fall, including Rick Adams, visiting instructor in art; Andrea Gasser, instructor in athletic training; Richard Kincaid, visiting instructor of communication; Kenneth Lyle, associate professor of New Testament and Greek at Logsdon School of Theology; Ben Odhiambo, assistant professor of environmental science; Joanne Roberts, associate professor of sociology; Sharon Rogers, assistant professor of nursing; Sandy Self, associate professor of political science and legal studies; and Sharon Souter, assistant professor of nursing and director of the bachelor of science in nursing program.

Ron Herring, executive director of Rehoboth Association, recently presented a $5,000 check to Pastor Byron Houck of Miller Grove Church in Emory. The check was a gift from the Baptist General Convention of Texas and came from the Small Church Matching Grant Fund. It will be used for the church's building fund.


bluebull Crestview Church in Midland, 50th, Aug. 1-3. A fiesta will be held at the Party Station Friday; doors will open at 5:30 p.m., and serving will begin at 6:30 p.m. Saturday events will include a golf tournament at Nueva Vista Golf Course beginning at 9 a.m., a 2 p.m. ladies' tea, a Koinonia Choir reunion at 4 p.m., anniversary choir practice at 5 p.m. and a former staff and members' reception at 7 p.m. Sunday events will include morning services at 8:15 a.m., 9:40 a.m. and 11 a.m. A land purchase offering will be taken at all three services. A catered barbecue luncheon will be served at noon. John Gerlach is pastor.

bluebull First Church in Belton, 150th, Aug. 2-3. Festivities will begin at 5:30 p.m. Saturday with a dinner in the fellowship hall. A worship service will follow at 7 p.m. Former staff and members will be recognized. Leroy Kemp, former pastor, will preach in the morning service Sunday. Andy Davis is pastor.

bluebull Calvary Church in Huntsville, 65th, Aug. 3. A luncheon and fellowship will follow the morning service. For more information, call (936) 295-5393 or e-mail James Featherstone is pastor.

bluebull Canyon Creek Church in Temple, 25th, Aug. 8-10. Former staff and members who plan to attend are asked to contact the church at (254) 773-6084 or Trey Turner is pastor.


bluebull Janette Shackles, 47, June 9 in Ghana, Africa. A native of Austin, Shackles was killed in an automobile accident while serving as a missionary with the International Mission Board. Appointed in 2001, she died while traveling from the capital, Accra, back to Nalerigu, where she served at the Baptist Medical Center and worked among the Mamprusi people group.

bluebull Paul Royal, 72, June 11 in Durango, Colo. He died while on vacation. He was a minister for almost 50 years, serving in a variety of roles–from minister of music and youth, to single adult minister, to pastoral care minister. From 1978 to 2002, he served at Park Cities Church in Dallas, where his latest years were dedicated to pastoral care for the sick and their families. He also served the church as single adults minister. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Bonnie. He is survived by his wife of six years, Marilyn; sons, Darrell and Barry; daughter, Paula Wardell; two sisters; and four grandchildren.


bluebull A festival for Christian clowns will be held Aug. 12 at Woodridge Church in Kingwood. Believers Balloon Jam 2003 will feature Ralph Dewey. Exhibits will be open from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., and classes will be scheduled from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Registration is available at by clicking on clown ministry. Registration is $10 before Aug. 1 and $15 at the door. For more information, call (281) 360-7140.


bluebull Howard Bright to the ministry at Water Street Church in Waxahachie.

bluebull Rey Escalante to the ministry at Caribbean Church in Corpus Christi.

bluebull Frank Silvas to the ministry at Calvario Community Church in Corpus Christi.


bluebull Little York Church, Houston; July 4-6; evangelist, Jerry Oliver; music, The Calvary Singers; pastor, Dennis Watts.

bluebull Beulah Church, Millsap; July 6-9; evangelist, Malcolm Ellis; music, Todd Keller; pastor, Kevin Moore.

bluebull Donelton Church, Lone Oak; July 6-10; *evangelists, Bill and Vicky Murphy; pastor, Mark Slaughter.

bluebull Oak Hills Church, Kemp-ner; July 6-11; evangelist, Dewayne Smith; music, Judy Morrison; pastor, Andy Papson.

bluebull Shelton Avenue Church, Brckenridge; July 6-11; *evangelist, Herman Cramer; *music, Ernie Overstreet; pastor, Jesse Sellers.

bluebull Corinth Church, Cisco; July 13-18; *evangelist, Herman Cramer; *music, Ernie Overstreet; pastor, Benny Hagan.

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