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
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.
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 season of our lives, we lived in a mobile home. This was not a modular home like you see today. This was the '70s ...
"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.
The celebration continues 151 years later.
This time of year, Christians celebrate the coming to Earth of a savior - Jesus Christ, our Lord.
We are only a few days away from Christmas Day. I have to admit a couple of things to you. I love the Christmas season, and everything about it. Even as I think about the empty chairs and dinner table, and still am enamored by the lights, trees, decorations, music and pageantry of it all.
What gift are you looking for this year? Which one would be the greatest ever? Would it be a new car, a house or maybe a trip to some exotic place?
Yes, it's that time again, when people are running over each other to get a gift for a friend or love one.
I recently watched the classic Christmas movie, "Miracle on 34th Street." At the end of the movie, there was a campaign to get support for believing in Santa Claus.
My mother was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer in July 2004 and told she would live only three to four months.
More people think about Jesus this time of year than at any other. You hear people say "He is the reason for the season." The thing is he is the reason for all the seasons.
You are the sum total of every decision you have ever made - good, bad or indifferent. Neither God nor the devil can be blamed for where you are in life. You are where you are and have what you have because of your decisions.
On Dec. 1, members of Trinity Missionary Baptist Temple in Hinesville celebrated the church's 23rd anniversary. This celebration was made more special due to the church finally getting its steeple.
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.