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  • 5875 W. 70th St

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    Belcher-PT Clarion-PT Ferry Lake-PT N. Keithville-PT

    Ban Suk-Assoc. Pastor/FT English Speaking Emmanuel/Vivian-Pianist Gray-Pianist/Praise Band Haughton-Discipleship/Education Westwood-Pianist

    Staff Updates


    January 14

    North Caddo/Pastors, Staff 11:30 am

    Main Street Restaurant Gilliam, LA

    20 Bi-Vocational 6:30 pm Associational Office

    Non-Profit Org US Postage Paid Shreveport LA Permit 37


    Staff Opportunities

    Ray Boswell 1928-2019

    Ray was honored at the 2018 Annual Meeting for his service to Association ministry for the past 70 years. He had served as an officer and on numerous committees over the past decades. Ray also served as President of the Louisiana Baptist Convention in 1983-84, and was the last layman to hold that position.

    Cindy Davis 1962-2019

    Cindy served as Children’s Minister, 2002-2008, at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Shreveport.

    Family & Friends Sympathy

    Fellowship Trips

    Do not wish to receive this publication? Please contact [email protected] or 318-686-5736

    Staff Changes

    Northwoods: Josh Lewis, Inter im Pastor

    Ellerbe: PETRA AND ISRAEL-Feb. 4-13, 2020. Come explore the breathtaking ruins of Petra and walk in the footsteps of Jesus throughout Israel. Cost-$3,885.00. For more information, Contact Dennis Sims at Ellerbe Baptist. 318-798-1988 or [email protected]

    Pastor Anniversaries Kendall Holley 1998 Broadacres

    Gevan Spinney 2003 First Haughton

    Mike Anderson 2004 Haynes Avenue

    Jim Gstohl 2005 Tower

    Tracy Graham 2006 Norris Ferry

    Brett Puckitt 2018 First Vivian

    Scott O`Rear 2019 Belle Park

    Broadmoor: Grief Share/SHIFT Grief Recovery support groups for

    adults (Grief Share) and children (SHIFT) grades 1-6 and 7-12.

    Spring cycle begins Jan. 13, 6-8 pm. Grief Share-room 1308, SHIFT

    -Children’s Department. 13 week cycle of sessions. For more

    information, call 318-868-6554 or

    Calvary: NIGHT OF PRAISE 2020, Jan. 10, 6 pm. Featuring:

    Allen Family, Larry Alton Trio, Donnie Crosswhite, Skeeter Snider,

    Sonia Barber, Rocky Paul Maddox & Rose Park Choir, and MUCH


    Woodridge: Come join area churches for a night of

    fun, Jan.24, 6-9pm. Fun learning, practicing for

    upcoming drills, games, pizza & more! RSVP to

    Teresa Small, 318-773-1611 or 318-949-2441 by

    Jan. 22. $5.00/child & adult attending. LOUISIANA LIFE MARCH NORTHWEST

    SUNDAY, JANUARY 19, 2020, 2-4 pm

    Shreveport Festival Plaza

    101 Crockett St., Shreveport, LA 71101 Because of construction to the Texas Street bridge, the route will be changed this year. The March will leave Shreveport’s Festival Plaza, go north on Market Street, turn west on Texas Street and end at First Methodist Church. The route is 6/10th of a mile.

    Congratulations to Claudia Lucas, Church Hostess at Pinecroft Baptist Church, who turns 100 in January. For many decades, Claudia’s ministry has been coordinating the kitchen. She has NO plans to Retire!

  • Baptist News

    2019 On December 2 & 3 over a

    thousand seniors made the Bethany

    Camp & Conference Center their

    destination. The Bethany Event Center was filled with Christmas

    songs, gospel music and laughter, all packed into a two hour

    Christmas Show.

    Three Bridges from Nashville, TN, performed a wide variety of

    music to set the Christmas Spirit. Comedian Tim Lovelace from

    Knoxville, TN, kept everyone holding their sides with laughter.

    Soloist, Barry LeBlanc, began each show with traditional

    Christmas classics.

    Volume 50, Number 1

    January, 2020

    This Association exists to assist our family of churches in reaching and

    discipling people for Christ.

    Northwest Louisiana Baptist Association


    The Northwest Association will once again began the new year with a night of prayer. Bellaire Baptist Church will host our larger Northwest family for a night of praise and prayer to the Father. The evening will be filled with individual and corporate prayer, and the Bellaire Choir and Praise team will lead us in worship. The night will be divided into four devotional segments.

    Praying For A Repentant Heart-Pastor Billy Sutton, Redeemer

    Praying For The Church-Pastor Kenny Joyner, Willow Point

    Praying For Those In Spiritual & Civil Authority-Pastor Randy Harper, Bellaire

    Praying For Those Who Are Hurting & Broken-Pastor David Rice, Brookwood

    During the segment of prayer for those in civil authority, members of law enforcement, fire fighters, and EMS, along with Caddo and Bossier educators present will be prayed over. Encourage those in civil service in your

    church family to be present to be recognized at the fifth annual CALL TO PRAYER.

    *Display the inside poster in your Church or Sunday School room.

    Last year’s Call to Prayer IV at Broadmoor

  • It’s the most wonderful time of the year! At least that’s what I’ve always heard the Christmas season called. But what makes this time wonderful? Is it the fact that we can shop on Amazon and not have to see the inside of a Walmart? Or maybe that we get to see family and friends that we spend the other 364 days avoiding? Well, maybe. What I think makes this time wonderful is that it’s a re- minder that God came to rescue us. That at the center of Christmas is God’s mission of redemption.

    At the Shreveport BCM, we seek to see as many students as we can presented with the truth of the gospel. We seek to see our students who are already Christians be active and passionate about sharing the gospel in Shreve- port and beyond. Many students have gotten to hear the Word in our free lunch programs and bible studies. We couldn’t do this ministry without the faithful support of the churches of the Northwest Louisiana Baptist Association. So along with “Merry Christmas” let me say a sincere, “thank you!” As you all enjoy this special season, I hope you’ll consider joining us in this special ministry, and together we can help more and more college students learn about the real reason for

    Christmas – the Gospel!

    We recently observed the annual World Day of Prayer. As a Council, we felt it important to direct our focus closer to home, so we prayed for the Shreveport-Bossier area. Congress- man Mike Johnson shared prayer requests for his work in Washing- ton. He told us there is a room close to where meetings are held that is a place several Congressmen go and kneel for prayer for our country and its leaders. We invited first responders to share specific things and activities to pray for that they see every day. Community Liaison Officers told us that many of their calls are for domestic issues, and one specific request was to pray for families to mend. Family deterioration is many times the beginning of criminal activi- ty. A retired teacher shared the life of teachers and their students. Lack of funds for supplies and lack of parental support affect the learning process more than many may realize. A Barksdale wife asked for prayers for the families of airmen/women. She asked specifically for prayer for their marriages, as deployment and the secrets the soldiers must keep can become trials for their marriages. We heard from a Bossier sheriff’s representative who reminded us that our conduct represents every- thing we are a part of—our job, an organization, our family. We can see a common thread — we need to pray for a renewal of God’s family structure. Each speaker joined a different table for prayer time, where we prayed specifically for him or her, for a specific area of Shreveport-Bossier and for the missionaries who had birth- days. Dick and Trisha Price recently spoke to our WMU at The Glen, telling us about the work in India. We are heading into the holiday season and WMU wishes for you and your family a season of love and caring, celebrating the Birth

    of our Savior, Jesus.

    Stephen Craver

  • A Pastor’s Perspective

    Merry December! Or something like that. I feel like it was just yesterday that Robert and I were talking about his retirement

    and my

    beginning of leading Bethany. With that, I am so grateful for his

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