March 24, 2017

Pastoral Anniversary at Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church

(Franklin, GA) -- Please join Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church in Franklin for the First Pastoral Anniversary Celebration for Pastor Henry and First Lady Nellie Smoke on Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 2:30 PM. Pastor Johnny Strickland of Macedonia Baptist Church (Grantville, GA) and special guest recording artist Monica Lisa Stephenson will be appearing. … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: He Keeps Me Singing

The following excerpts are from an article posted to It was written by Sharon Hall: "Luther Burgess Bridgers was born in North Carolina on February 14, 1884 … After receiving his ordination as a Methodist Episcopal minister; Luther served as a pastor and evangelist. In March of 1911, he received an invitation to preach a two-week … [Read more...]

Boston butt fundraiser to benefit Caney Head Youth

(Heard County, GA) -- T-Roy will be smoking Boston butts for the upcoming Easter holiday to benefit the Caney Head Church Youth Group! They will be available for pick up at Caney Head Church at 4:00 PM on Saturday, April 15th. Pre-orders (required) are due by by April 5th. The cost of each Boston butt $30. All proceeds will benefit the Caney Head Youth. … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: Our History Reveals Jesus’ Impact Upon Our Lives

“Lord, my history reveals how personally Your truth impacts my life.” That’s a sobering statement, isn’t it?  You see, we can say whatever we want about our faith in Jesus Christ. However, our history reveals how personally His truth impacts our lives. And by the way, belief, or faith if you will, is a verb. It doesn’t simply describe an act of the mind. … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: Change

In his book, Transformational Groups, author Ed Stetzer says, “…Change never happens until the pain of ‘staying the same’ exceeds the pain of ‘change.’”  Wow! As I was preaching recently, I asked the congregation a question. I asked, “Do y’all know why I’m fat – uh – ‘fluffy?’”  (Fluffy is a much nicer word. FAT is a cold, hard, insulting word!) I then … [Read more...]

Family and Friends Day at Heard Wesley United Methodist Church

(Franklin) -- Come join us in celebrating our Annual Family & Friends Day, Sunday, March 12, 2017 at Heard Wesley United Methodist Church. Morning message will be delivered by Rev. Stephanie Keith at 11:00. Afternoon celebration commences at 2:00 p.m. with guest speaker Rev. Yolanda Colton. Lunch will be served. See you there! … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: ‘Till My Change Come

Job 1:6(KJV) says, “Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and satan came also among them.” I submit that if satan shows up among the sons of God as they are presenting themselves before the Lord, then it is no stretch of the imagination to believe that he will show up in the affairs of mankind. As the story of … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: Not Everything in Life Needs Fixing

In life, one of the greatest struggles we face is learning how to determine what needs to be fixed and what doesn’t. Not everything in life needs to be fixed. (Reread that last sentence!) As a preacher, leader, and a man, (or male of the species) I struggle with that last statement. Men are fixers by design.  Tell us what’s wrong; we’ll fix it! Women (and … [Read more...]

Appointed Quartet in concert at Centralhatchee First Baptist

(Centralhatchee) -- Centralhatchee First Baptist Church is honored to announce that Appointed Quartet, from Tunnel Hill, Ga., will be in concert with us on Sunday, Feb. 12th. Appointed Quartet is a multi-talented, Southern gospel group that loves to minister with song and testimony. They will join us during the 11:00 morning worship celebration. Everyone … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: Confidence

His name was Karon Prestridge. He was a parishioner of mine when I served as pastor of Stovall Baptist Church in the 1980’s. I had the privilege of leading him to personal faith in Jesus Christ and I quickly learned to love him! Not long afterwards, Karon, or “K” as I often called him, was diagnosed with cancer. He was told that it was terminal and was … [Read more...]