Hope Resource Center

On Thursday, September 28, 2017 3:13 PM, Debra Burchfield <> wrote:

Wanted to update everyone on the progress of the Hazel Street property:

  • Deconstruction finished
  • Flooring removed (in every area except approximately 15% of the "copper" room.  Expect that finished by this weekend).
  • Expected total flooring cost (removal and installation) estimated to be approximately $30,000 (6,000 sq. ft of Luxury Vinyl Plank).
  • Building permit purchased,
  • Wall studs will be delivered today. (They were donated.)
  • Brother Stephen Harrison and a group from Family Church will be out tomorrow to begin the framing work.
  • Brother Justin Ross will have a team out Saturday.

The plan to follow once the studs are in place:

  • Once studs are up we will have another inspection by the city.
  • A permit will be obtained for the electrical work.
  • Electrical outlets and wall switches to be put into place.
  • Another inspection.
  • Sheetrock put up.
  • Floor sanded.
  • Cabinets set and walls painted.
  • Fire exit signs and fire extinguishers purchased and installed.
  • Flooring installed.
  • Final inspection by the city.
  • Moving Day!!!

We have a target date of November 1st.  This is an ambitious goal, however, we want to be good stewards of the resources God has given us and paying for two locations is extremely excessive.  The Lord will have to raise up His Army to pull together to get all the work accomplished.

If you would like to help or know anyone in your church that could help us, we will be at the new location this Friday and Saturday from 9:00 am to approximately 3:00 pm.  We will schedule more work days as needed and will let you know as soon as we have those dates so that you can come or promote them in your church.

Thank you for all your help.  Please let me know if you have any question or comments

Where to send Hurricane Relief

I have been asked about where to send money for hurricane relief, and if the HBA was involved. Since the ABSC Disaster Relief is our entity for receiving funds and since they already have a line set up for contributions, we are encouraging individuals and churches to send money directly to them. In order to donate, go to:, and look for the DR site window. It is very easy to locate. Click on the window and you will find instructions on how to contribute.

As you know, there are also many opportunities to serve. We are sending out updates, as we get them from the ABSC, which tell you where and when you can serve, and how you can become trained (required) to serve.

God bless you as you help bear the burden of so many that are in need.

Mike Manning        
Director / A.M., Harmony Baptist Association

2001 S Cherry St. Pine Bluff, AR 71601
501-581-9776 cell  -  870-534-1021 office  -  870-534-4625 fax



Disaster Relief Deployments

On Saturday, September 2, 2017 4:03 PM, Michelle Hendrix <> wrote:

Deployment is in full swing.

As of today, Saturday, September 2, 2017, we have 6 teams with 70 volunteers serving in Texas for Hurricane Harvey response.

Our state feeding unit is setting up at the NRG Center in Houston, one of the two largest Houston shelters open. We expect to be there a long time.

Today 28 people loaded a bus provided by Geyer Springs FBC, many on their first ever deployment as a result of Emergency Feeding Training held at the Baptist building last Wednesday.

We have 2 shower/laundry teams serving in Houston – Geyer Springs FBC and Ozark FBC.

Tri-County Recovery team and Shower/Laundry team are both serving in Victoria, TX.

We also sent Incident Management team members today to serve in the Texas Baptist Men headquarters.

As you know, many are hurting with incredible loss. Some have nowhere to go and no resources to do anything at all.

As you continue to pray for the survivors, please also pray for our volunteers – some experiencing the stretch and joys of deployment for the first time.

So thankful for all of you who are clearing your schedules to serve those in crisis!

A number of things to remember:

All volunteers who serve in Texas must be currently credentialed in the discipline in which they are serving with a current ID. Don’t forget to take and wear your ID!

We will most likely be feeding for quite some time and will need many teams of volunteers to serve on our State Feeding Unit (Unit 1).

Emergency Feeding Trainings are happening the next 2 Wednesdays (September 6 and 13) at the Arkansas Baptist State Convention in Little Rock. Please preregister at

Two Regional Trainings remain – Sept 9 in Jonesboro and Oct 14 in Little Rock. More info and registration are

If you are qualified and desire to serve on the Unit 1 Feeding team, please share your availability with us at  FILL OUT FORM (Click Fill Out Form.)


Together we are making a difference,


Randy Garrett

Disaster Relief Director

10 Remington Dr.

Little Rock, AR 72204

501.376.4791 ext 5249 - office

501.993.1247 - cell

      Missions Team ABSC


Today we updated the copy of Bro. Bobby Lamb's weekly report for November 12, 2017. Bro Bobby generates this report weekly and sends to various people. Check it out on the Info Center page of this website today.


Ministry Support Group Meeting


The HBA Men's Class will not be held until further notice..




Retired Pastors of the HBA

A new page has been added showing the retired pastors of the HBA. See this page.

Harmony News

HBA News

 Please pray for the following Pastorless Churches:

Gould First;

Grady First;

Kingsland First;




Harmony Baptist Association 's 100th Annual Meeting

             Harmony Baptist Association will celebrate our 100th Annual Meeting on October 23rd at White Hall First Baptist Church. If you would like to volunteer to be part of a Celebration Team which will plan this meeting, please contact Linda at the association office or Moderator Paul Williams at White Hall First Baptist Church. We want to rejoice in looking back and seeing what God has done for us and looking forward to seeing how we can join Him in advancing the Kingdom!!!

A petition for membership has been received from Family Church. Stephen Harrison is the lead pastor; Roosevelt Brown is campus pastor at Family Church/South Side; Campus pastor at Redfield Family Church is Dan McDonald.


Please let us know the dates for your church so that we can share your information and be praying for you!!!

Just email this information to Linda at or call the association office at 870-534-1021.


Pastor Appreciation October 2017

It’s not too late to remember your pastor and staff…

Brothers and Sisters of the HBA,

As I’m sure you know, October is Pastor Appreciation month. Your pastor (and staff) faithfully serve the Lord in ministry, and thereby, serve you as well. I hope that you will not forget them this month. It is a great time to honor and bless them in a significant way. Why not take the opportunity to say “thank you” to them for all they do?

How might you do that?

Some suggestions:

Provide a monetary gift

Give them some extra time off

Encourage people to share with them how much they are appreciated

Don’t forget their wives

Don’t forget other staff members

Be creative!

Whatever you do, do something that will communicate your love and appreciation. I’m confident that God will bless you for blessing them!

Thanks in advance for your support of these faithful servants.

Mike Manning


Inner City Ministry

On August 1st, Brother Hibner will be going to Missouri for a meeting with an association that is wanting to partner with our association.

Looking for a supply pastor, revival preacher...look here

Bro. Rudy Davis wrote to let us know he has many open dates. 

Bro. Rudy

Rudy Davis
204 Donna Drive
Little Rock, AR 72205

2017 Executive Board Meetings

2017 Executive Board Meeting Dates
Officers & Team Leaders @ 9:00 
Fellowship @ 10:00 
Executive Board Meeting @ 10:30

The next Harmony Baptist Association Executive Board Meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 12th at Hickory Grove Baptist Church, five miles west of Star City on Highway 11.

September 12th--Hickory Grove BC

December 12th--New Fellowship BC



Several new events have been posted onthe Info Center of this web site. Please check them out to see if you are interested and how to attend.


Harmony Baptist Association

Executive Board Meeting

will be held on Tues., August 8th

at Pine Bluff First Baptist Church,

6501 S. Hazel Street, Pine Bluff


Officers & Team Leaders @ 9:00

Fellowship @ 10:00   

Executive Board Meeting @ 10:30




Pastorless Churches

Please pray for the following pastorless churches

Gould First;

Grady First Baptist Church

Kingsland Baptist Church

Matthews Memorial.

Northside (Interim: Matthew Watson)

Dumas First Baptist Church is accepting resumes for Associate Pastor/Minister of Music and Children.  Resumes can be sent to Glenda Reding, 638 Hwy 138 East, Tillar, AR 71670 or emailed to