When he arrived in Liberty County for his new military assignment, little did he know he would eventually become a pastor in this county. Since January 2008, Curtis Thomas has served as the pastor of the Friendship Missionary Baptist Church of Walthourville.
Journey Church has decided to branch out from its main campus in Bloomingdale to plant new roots in Hinesville.
The women's ministry of Gum Branch Baptist Church is preparing for yet another big event. They are eagerly anticipating their upcoming simulcast with nationally known author and speaker Beth Moore, who partners with LifeWay to conduct the simulcasts.
In this day and time, people have become extremely busy. One might say too busy. We have too many things to do and not enough time to do them.
Sunday, July 27, will mark a milestone in the history of the Good Shepherd Missionary Baptist Church. Members will be moving from their present sanctuary at 71 Kent Road in Walthourville to 4424 Oglethorpe Highway West in Allenhurst.
My nephew David recently turned 5. He is extremely bright, kind and talkative.
In addition to building the members spiritually, this pastor and church family have erected a new sanctuary. Established six years ago, the church is preparing for the dedication of the sanctuary.
In addition to his myriad talents, this busy pastor has just released his first book.
In the times that we live in, people have become so busy with the everyday affairs that it is easy for the family as a unit to suffer.
Besides recently becoming a shoo in for a seat on the Liberty County Commission, Gary Gilliard has been heading up a program that combats alcoholism and other drug addictions.
What does it mean to be set apart? In the Christian world, there are many things said and even quoted from scripture about man. Words that should have such great meaning become clichés. They are often revalued to the point of benign rhetoric.
He has a powerful and inspiring message, yet a sense of humbleness surrounds him. From his humble beginnings in little Riceboro to his promotion to the office of bishop, this man of God says he is just a "servant of God."
National Day of Prayer Key Scripture: "The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped." Ps 28:7a (KJV)
The new sanctuary is almost complete and there is a sense of excitement among members of Gum Branch Baptist, awaiting the opening of the 500-seat sanctuary.
I am excited about the role of Christians in today's world. Jesus said "Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt has lost his savor, wherewith shall it be salted? It is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men." Matthew 5:13
In the Christmas story, we find the wise men who came from the east searching for the Christ child, the savior of the world.
Are you through with your Christmas shopping yet? I thought I would ask this week because by the time you are reading my column next week, it will be too late.
During this time of year, many people begin to think about Christ. More attention is given to trying to live as he lived - helping others, giving of himself to others.
We did it - we have finally reached the last month of the year.
The other day, I glanced up at a sign at a business that read, "We all go somewhere, make sure you get there."
The day after Thanksgiving, we began our Christmas decorating. It always is my job to get everything down from the attic, put the tree up and put lights on it. My wife does most of the rest. I put a few decorations near the top, including "the topper." Any outside decorations usually are my responsibilities, too.
Last week, we began studying about the crown God offers to all and how to achieve the goal of receiving the crown.
Deacon Lamar Tillman was recognized as layman of the year during the 114th annual session of the General Missionary Baptist Convention of Georgia Inc. on Nov. 12 in Atlanta.
All mankind has to do is to look at God's creation and conclude from it that God exists.
If you are a fan either of the Bulldogs or the Yellow Jackets, you rode that coaster hard last Saturday. In all of my years of watching football (or any other sport), I do not remember a time when a game has swung back and forth like that. Even a basketball game with a one-point difference doesn't feel like that.
This command was given by our Lord prior to his ascension back into heaven. "And he said unto them, 'Go ye into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned'" (Mark 16:15-16). No matter who or what the individual may be - king or beggar, rich or poor, educated or illiterate - the message of the Gospel is for all. It is by this message that man can learn what to do to obtain the grace God offers to all.
"But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God's own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light." - 1 Peter 2:9
United under the theme "One voice, one community," the 12th annual Mayor's Service of Songs, Prayer and Thanksgiving took place Nov. 23 at the Fort Stewart Main Post Chapel.
Psalm 107:1 tells us to "Give Thanks to the Lord, for he is good..." During this Thanksgiving season, we have much to be thankful for as a result of the goodness of God.
Thursday was Thanksgiving Day. For the first time in a few years, my wife and I will be celebrating at home. We have family coming in for dinner, and we are looking forward to a good day.