Pastor Kevin L. Betton has an intense desire to see people grow in the knowledge of the Word of God. He has a powerful preaching and teaching ministry that has touched the lives of many people.
It's really something. We cover up wrongdoing with a shower of words and expect sound relationships between one another. Hostility boils under the surface just waiting for an opportunity to erupt. And when it does, we know real reconciliation has not been achieved.
By Edith Anderson Special to the Courier Church members love to fellowship, especially when it comes to sharing a delicious meal. God has placed special members in churches to prepare and ensure church dinners are just as appetizing and palatable as the spiritual food members received from the ministers. Often before blessing the food, you will hear the minister say, "chickens have died so that we might enjoy a good meal." The cooks who have ...
This week we celebrated Memorial Day commemorating those who have given their lives for liberty. It is altogether right to honor these brave soldiers.
In the Bible book of Ecclesiastes 5:4-5 we find these words, "When thou vowest a vow unto God, defer not to pay it; for he hath no pleasure in fools: pay that which thou hast vowed. Better is it that thou shouldest not vow, than that thou shouldest vow and not pay."
Elim Church Road is not just another country road with a few houses scattered along it. These days, with the growth in housing throughout the county, Elim Church Road (which is off Highway 196 west of Hinesville) is a fast growing area. New houses and subdivisions are being built, and people are moving into this once-quiet community and becoming members of the various churches.
When you hear the words "one life to live" what does it mean to you? Does it always remind you of the soap opera or does it remind you that you have only one life?
Pastor Howard Wright is accustomed to lending a hand, and he says he wants to see people improve their living conditions and spiritual lives.
Power of Faith Ministry was established in Deborah A. Richie's home in Hinesville in 1987. On May 21, the church will celebrate its 20th anniversary.
I celebrate when someone captures an understanding that sets him free from frustration and launches him into journey toward purpose and destiny.
A crowd bows their heads and prays outside the steps of the Liberty County Courthouse Annex during the 7th Annual National Day of Prayer on Thursday hosted by the United Ministerial Alliance of Liberty County. About 40 people joined in prayers and song to commemorate and reaffirm the role of prayer in our society and to respect the freedom of religion.
There is an interesting phenomenon concerning the size of things. On a recent trip to my grandmother's (Mamaw) home in the mountains of North Georgia, I thought about this in a new way. When I was young, my father pioneered a mission church in rural Pennsylvania. He worked diligently to establish that work (which continues to flourish) as well as worked a second and even a third job to provide for his family. During that ...
"My brethren, let not many of you become teachers, knowing that we shall receive a stricter judgment." (NKJ Version)
Members of the General Missionary Baptist Convention of Georgia converged in Liberty County April 24-26 for the seventh annual Moderators/Ministers Conference.
Pastor Willia Mae Wesley started out in ministry with her husband, and continued the ministry after his death.
Each Sunday in December, including Christmas Eve, candles are lit in celebration of Advent. This past Sunday was the first day when only one candle was lit.
Have you finished your Christmas shopping yet? I remember receiving a phone call from my mom many years ago. It was sometime in August, just before school was to start. We were about three minutes into the conversation when she said to me in a very excited tone, "I've finished my Christmas shopping!"
The Bible tells us many things about Jesus.
This holiday season is my most favorite time of the year. Thanksgiving Day has come and gone, but not in our hearts, for we always give thanks for so much.
If we think about it, there are many reasons we could come up with to give thanks.
I trust that your Thanksgiving was a good time. Some of you have sped by Thanksgiving and spent Friday in the stores. Others may not read this article until they have visited even more stores today.
What do we know about Jesus? Some only know that he was the son of God, others that he died on a cross to save man.
The new pastor in town is excited to be in the area.
Psalm 100 is the song of a thankful heart, a command to worship and serve this God, who made us by entering into His gates with thanksgiving and into His courts with praise. These praises unto God must be sung from our lips and from the depths of our souls. We must praise the Lord in the place recognized by the world as His court and also within the gates of our secret lives. If there is no praise for our God, then surely our song will not be accepted.
The Pleasant Grove AME Church celebrated its annual camp meeting Oct. 26 at the original site of the church, formerly known as Taylors Creek, on Fort Stewart.
There was an event in our community this past weekend that honored the life of a local hero.
In five days, many of us will be gathered around a table with family to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner. For my family, that will mean lots of loud talking and laughter and the consumption of more food than we ever should eat.
Many people, including Christians, seem to think they cannot make a difference in the world.
Paul finds himself in a little bit of a predicament in Acts 27.
The annual Mayor's Thanksgiving Service is today. This communitywide fellowship brings the Liberty County and Fort Stewart communities of faith together for a celebration.