Sunday September 17

The Share Report -- Harmony Baptist Association

September 17, 2017

 (Solicited, edited, and published by retired Oak Grove Pastor Bobby Lamb of Pine Bluff, AR.)


Rankin Chapel

We had an awesome day in the LORD Sunday; 40 in attendance.

…We baptized a 14 year old then 32 came back Sunday night and a 42 year old man came forward to join the church by baptism. That's the kind of stuff that blesses us for sure. 3 additions in August and September is a huge number for us and we're grateful for what GOD is doing.

Pastor Monty Meek reporting.


Watson Chapel Baptist

406 in SS.    606 in worship? 

…Pastor Todd Howard preached from Hebrews in the a.m. and from Daniel in the p.m. service.

…There were three additions by baptism -- 2 adults and one youth.

…This year's Saw You at the Pole Rally will be held on September 27 at Watson Chapel Baptist Church from 6:30 to 8:00. Guest speaker will be Tee Uzoigwe, Campus Pastor of BCM at UAPB. This is an event for junior high and high school students, as well as youth pastors and youth adult leaders.

…For more information contact Garrett Fox, Youth Pastor at Watson Chapel Baptist Church, at 870-879-1370.  Join others in Harmony for this time of praise and worship to our Lord!!!​For more information contact Garrett Fox, Youth Pastor at Watson Chapel Baptist Church, at 870-879-1370.  

Thank you!

Bro. Garrett Fox

Youth Pastor

Sec. Audra reporting.


Dumas First Baptist

143 in SS and 168 to hear Pastor Dubs Byers.

…One young girl made a profession of faith and was received for baptism.

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

Sec. Jan Martin reporting.


Whispering Pines Cowboy Church

68 in attendance.

…3 joined the church.

…Bro. Wes Sparks has accepted the call to be the regular pastor.

…The church participated in the Sheridan parade this week.

…Great cowboy/cowgirl activity planned for the 31st.

Sister Hallie Burks reporting.


Pastors' Lunch will be held at 11:30 on

Thursday, September 21st at El Sol in Pine Bluff.  Take a break.

Join Brother Mike Manning and others for this time of fellowship.   

God Bless,

    Linda Tollison

    Harmony Baptist Association


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.


Mike Manning is the 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




We had 21 for Sunday School and 33 for Worship

…We had a wonderful service this Sunday with visiting Guatemalan Missionaries John and Diana Lubeck. We were blessed with their beautiful singing as well as stories about their work being done in Guatemala.

…We were also blessed with our Association Missionary Bro. Mike Manning visiting us along with my daughter, Chloe and husband Cole. We were blessed with hearing her beautiful voice also.

Pastor Bobby Mcpherson reporting.


Bro. Rudy Davis (Have Bible Will Travel) now has many open dates. 

204 Donna Drive
Little Rock, AR 72205



35--Sunday School
51--AM Worship Service

…Scripture Reading: Michael Curry--Mark 8:34, 35.

…Bro. Paul Jackson filled the pulpit at both the AM and PM service. His wife Cathy accompanied him. They were both in attendance for Sunday School.

….Bro Paul preached from Jude v. 17--35.  Bro. Paul emphasized that we must be aware with ones who are coming with false doctrine. It is time for the church to repent and get back to our first love (Jesus Christ). We must love everyone and rely on the Holy Spirit. We must love the sinner but hate the sin.

…A delicious pot luck meal was served immediately after the AM service.

Submitted by
Jo Ann Johnson



Sunday School 47, Morning Worship 76 and Evening Worship 28.

…Everyone have a blessed week....share what God has done in your life with someone this week.

Mission Awareness Director Marie Draper reporting.

Robert Greene, Pastor


Plum Bayou

Sunday School Attendance – 41

Worship Attendance – 51

 …Sermon Title:  “We Belong to God, Not to Sin.”                    

Scripture Reading:  l Corinthians 6:12-20


1.        That ALL Things Are Lawful,  But Not Helpful - Verse 12

2.       God’s Word tells us to Flee from Sin – Verses 13-17

3.        That Your Body Belongs to Christ – Verses 18-20

    In today’s world sex literally drives the decisions of a lot of people.  It sells everything from sports, cars, food and clothes.  It maybe lawful but it is not helpful.  Sin is still against God’s Word.  Sexual sin has broken more marriages, shattered homes, caused more heartache, disease, and destroyed more lives than alcohol and drugs combined.  Sex was created by God inside the sanctity of marriage.  This was the sin that Paul spoke of in these verses…the sexual Sin!

    We are to deal with this sin by fleeing from it. Our bodies were created for the Lord and the Lord for our body.  We must live for the Lord.  If we do not live for the Lord we contaminate the whole body of Christ in His Church.  Avoid this SIN!

    If our body belongs to Christ and we commit this SIN we have defiled the Body of Christ.  Our church is damaged.  Remember Your Body belongs to Christ.  It is His temple.  Our lives are more precious and valuable than the mockery of sexual influence in which we live.  Our bodies are not our own.  They were bought with the price of Jesus blood shed on the cross.

                             Our Homecoming is October 8, 2017.  

Dianne Aiken reporting.

Seth Givens, Pastor


Claud Road

Claud Road had 20 in SS and 25 in worship.  Bro. Russel was out.  His wife Joyce was in the hospital at Monticello.  Still having complication from thyroid surgery.  Pray for her. 

…Block party on Oct. 14.

Deacon Morris Conrad reporting.


Hickory Grove Baptist Church, five miles South West of Star City, Hwy 11.

Seventeen came for Sunday School “Bible Study” and four others joined with them for a total of twenty one for the Praise, Prayer and Preaching Services.

…Thirteen came back for the Evening Services.

Our Dixie Jackson State Mission Offering was $1000.00. We praise God for the giving spirit of the congregation at HGBC.

…Remember the 145th Anniversary is October 1, 2017. 

Two special services. First service starts at 10:30 am. The Kinsmen will be singing and Dr. Bob Harper will be preaching.

…After pot luck lunch the other service will begin at 1:00 pm.

The church was organized on Sept. 29, 1872.  For one hundred and forty five years the church has ministered in the community, the state and around the world, through prayer, giving and many other ways. Join with this church for these special services.

Acting Pastor Bill D Hilburn reporting.


Rison Baptist

We had 104 in Sunday School and 150 in morning worship to hear Pastor Danny Allen. 

…Funeral services for Mrs. Lynda Butcher will be at the church Wednesday morning at 10:00.  Mrs. Butcher was a faithful servant in the church for many years.

Sec. Pat Boyd reporting.

…Lynda Marie Brewer Butcher, age 74, of Rison went to be with the Lord on Friday, September 15, 2017. Mrs. Butcher was born December 30, 1942 in Rison, Arkansas, to the late Joe Oliver and Alcy Jones Brewer. She was a 1960 graduate of Rison High School. Lynda married Thomas C. Butcher, Jr. on August 27, 1960. They were married for 57 years. The last 17 years before retirement, they were a contract producer for Tyson Foods, operating as TomLyn Farms. Lynda spent 7 years as a teacher's aide at Rison and New Edinburgh Public Schools. She was a member of Rison Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School. Lynda was involved in Scouting where she served as a Den Mother and was an Assistant Explorer Advisor. She was past President of the PTA and the American Legion Auxilliary. Lynda was preceded in death by her brother, Joe Brewer.
Mrs. Butcher is survived by her husband, Tommy Butcher, Jr. of Rison; son, "Butch" Butcher of Rison; daughters, Lynn (Jeff) Wilson of Rison and Patricia G. (Roger) Cooper of Athens, Ohio; seven grandchildren, Kaatie Cooper, Jac Cooper, Jacob Wilson, Anna (Stewart) Ballard, Taylor Butcher, Nathan Wilson, Riley Butcher; great grandson, Grady Ballard; sister, Martha (Ronald) Thompson; and sister-in-law, Barbara Jean Brewer. 
Funeral services were 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at Rison Baptist Church with Brother Wade Totty and Brother Danny Allen officiating. Interment will follow at Black Cemetery near Rison.  

…Pallbearers are David Davis, Cleve Reed, Bubba Reed, Henry Doyle Beckham, Carter Taylor, Dwight Simpson and Ricky Fore.

…The family requests memorials be made to

Jesus First Building Fund

Rison Baptist Church,

P.O. Box 404,

Rison, Arkansas 71665

Published in Malvern Daily Record on Sept. 19, 2017



Happy to have five for both Sunday services at Bethel.

Fran Flowers reporting.

Charles Calhoun, Pastor.


Pastorless Churches:

Gould First;

Grady First;

Kingsland First;



Fellowship Bible Baptist at Star City

Oh my! I still have goosebumps from the awesome day of worship that I experienced at Fellowship Bible Church in Star City Sunday morning. I am always a little disappointed when my 3 Grandchildren are not able to attend church with me. My disappointment was quickly turned to joy when I realized that we had a total of 17 young people for children's Sunday school. I have always felt that young people in a church was a sign of a healthy church body. A church can not survive without the young, who are the future of the church.

…Our adult Sunday School lesson "The Paranormal" was led by Brother Tinker Stinson.  If you believe in good you have to believe in evil. Many people seek the advice of fortune tellers or the zodiac to guide their lives.  God provides us all the guidance we need. The key to his plans for us is found in his word, The Holy Bible.  In the 18th chapter of Deuteronomy verse 10 the Bible tells us "There shall not be found among you any one that make his son or his daughter to pass through the Fire, or that use the divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch."

Pastor Rickey Harrison's  morning message was taken from the books of John and Mark.  He titled his message "Living Water." In the 7th chapter of the Book of John we see, "In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried saying "If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. As always Brother Rickey delivered a passionate and heart felt sermon. Sunday morning’s  sermon visibly moved several members of the congregation. At the invitation 3 people came to the alter and the fellowship continued for some time after the service was dismissed. If you would like to hear the message please click on this link.

Also the message is streamed live on face book each week. Many people have approached me to say how much they enjoy this and I hope to be able to provide a better viewing experience soon.

…The evening Bible Study covered Chapter 12, verses 1-31 of 1st Corinthians. God provides his people with many different gifts through the Holy Spirit. By studying his word and prayer we can achieve the wisdom needed to recognize and use our gifts for the most benefit of the advancement of God's plan. 

…God is moving at Fellowship Bible Church, everyone one of us are so thankful for the continued blessings that He has provided. We pray that you and yours will have a safe and blessed week. 

Pastor Rickey Harrison

Church Clerk Jim Russell reporting.


Altheimer First Baptist Church 

Sunday School....................14

Worship Service..................23

…The sermon this morning by Bro. Travis was Part 2: “The Fall Feasts,” of his series "Jesus Fulfills the Feasts of Israel."  

…Special music, sung by Judy Harden, was "Sometimes It Takes A Mountain."

Evening Service........14

…We are continuing the Genesis Study by Chuck Missler of Koinonia House.

Adelle Taylor reporting.

Travis Thompson, Pastor


Sulphur Springs Baptist Church

We had a blessed day of worship with 14 for Sunday school and 25 for Worship.

Tommy Carter sang “Only By Grace” for the special music.

Bro. Hibner preached from Joshua 4:1 – 9 & 15 – 24 on “Memorials.”  Reasons for a memorial: 1. Time for remembering what God has done for us; 2.  To ask questions; 3.  To remind us of significant events; 4.  Sharing our faith with the next generation.

…We had with us this morning Lynn King leading our morning worship.

…We had 10 for evening Worship.

…Bro. Greg Smith brought our message this evening.  He preached from Revelation 4 – 5, Heavenly worship and the Lamb.  God created us for His glory.  We are to give Him praise.  How grand Heaven will be when we are there in person.

Hope all have a blessed week!

Secretary Tommy Carter reporting.

Harvey Hibner, Pastor


From Bobby

The young lad with five pieces of bread and two fish had no idea when he packed and headed off that morning that the little he had to share would mean so much to five thousand people.  Someone may scan this Share Report to find what you have shared.  Don't let them down.  Remember the story about the ten lepers that were healed?  How many returned to Jesus to give him glory?  Only one.  Men seem to make a habit of letting Jesus down.  Oh, yes, surely He knows that we are thankful.  Don't miss a chance to lift up Jesus and bring Him glory.


We had 13 for Sunday School and 16 for worship.

Brother Mark Estes brought the message from Daniel 2.

There is a God in heaven who reveals dreams.  There are common purposes of dreams.  A true prophet is always correct.  In Matthew 2, the Magi were warned in a dream not to return to Herod.  Joseph was warned in a dream to go to Egypt.  Joseph experienced a dream in Genesis 37.      John 5:39  We are to search the scriptures.  The God of heaven is found in Ezekiel, Ezra, and Nehemiah.

The stone is the Lord Jesus Christ.  He is the mountain cut without hands.  We must believe what God says.  We have the Word of God & Jesus is the cornerstone.

Hebrews 12:25-29 tells us that God is going to deliver us an unshakable kingdom.

God reveals himself to you and me.  We have to sit, read and study and He will reveal himself to us.

Koletta Hubbell reporting.

(Put Koletta on your prayer list for health concerns.)


Green Meadows

23 in SS and 40 to hear Pastor Russ Jasper.

Deacon James Naron reporting.


Central Baptist Church

112 for SS (Life Groups) and 141 to hear Pastor Jordan Ferris.

Youth: Tyler Dixon has relocated.

Sec. Candy reporting.



87 in SS.

Big day this coming Sunday  --  Homecoming.  Many special guests, including Shannon Rd. Pasto Josh Blevins.


Shannon Road

78 in SS, but 118 for church.

Pastor Josh Blevins preached from John 3 “Nick at Night!”

…Associate Gene Triplett will preach next Sunday morning as Josh will be at Hardin for their Homecoming.  Shannon Road will have Homecoming on Oct. 1.

…There will be a breakfast in the fellowship hall this coming Sunday.  Proceeds will go to the Dixie Jackson Offering.


South Pinewood

We had a great Sunday at South Pinewood.  I didn't get a complete count because some folks came in late, but something around 40 were present for worship.  We were glad to have some visitors with us.

God Bless,

Pastor Chris McGee


Anderson Chapel

Billy Roberson reports attendance of 28.  Pastor Wilkerson was at Northside Monticello for their homecoming.  Bro. Cooper from the Village Bread Shop was the speaker in his place.


Star City Northside

Pastor Matt Watson reports 7 for SS and 12 for worship.  He preached on the second coming of Christ.


Greenlee Memorial

Retired pastor Joe Meador filled in at Greenlee for James Watson, who was with the disaster relief team in Houston.  James returned home Monday.  Said the situation there was overwhelming.

…Wife Bonnie to have knee surgery this week in NLR.


Oak Grove

John Smith reports 40 in SS.

70 in worship to hear new pastor Michael Hayslip preach on “Law and Grace.”


White Hall First Baptist

Sunday School was 232.  Worship was 416. 

We have 8 people on a mission trip with Jim Monroe to Hope Rising Children’s Home in Haiti.  They will return Friday if they survive Hurricane Marie.  Remember them in prayer.

Sec. Robin Bolen reporting.

Paul Williams, Pastor


Garey Scott

This past Sunday Polly and I enjoyed the fellowship and message by Pastor Paul Williams at FBC, White Hall.  His message came from several passages. The title was "Awakened to Obedience", Acts 9:1-20

He began the message by showing us the way to be awakened is through Jesus Christ, John 14:6.

He gave several indications of what happens when God gets our attention.

He referred to the awakenings of Saul.

The first awakening was to conviction..."Why are you persecuting Me?"

Saul thought he was following God in all he was doing by trying to wipe out the people of The Way.  Saul thought he had it all together because in Philippians he was following the law. Then Saul realized his condition.

He was awakened, as shown in 1 Cor. 15:9.

He was the least. 1 Timothy 1:15

He was reminded that Christ came to save sinners.

The second awakening was to his call and mission.

In Acts 9:5, "I am Jesus..." and " get up and go!

…It's always a blessing to be with the folks at WH FBC. Some of their "family" were in Haiti on a mission trip.  Thank God for such a missions minded church family. May other churches follow Bro. Paul's conviction to reach the world. 

Retired Missionary and Pastor Garey B. Scott, Sr


Linwood Baptist Church  

The day started with a great group for Sunday School -- 9 in attendance then 13 for Worship Service.

...Bro. Randy Rushing brought the message on Prayer.

Deacon Wayne Mitchell reporting,


The Refuge Redfield

Morning Worship:  22

Pastor: Justin Ross


Elaine Hutcheson


Pine Bluff First Baptist

Great services at First Baptist Pine Bluff Sunday.  I preached out of Matthew 25 on the Parable of the Separation of the Sheep and the Goats, closing out a six sermon series from Matthew 24-25, the Olivet Discourse. 

…Sunday night we observed the Lord's Supper.  

…We have revival services Sunday, October 8 through Tuesday, October 10.  Services times will be at 10:30 and 5:00 on Sunday, and at 7:00 Monday and Tuesday evenings. 

Bro. Alan Dodson will be our guest speaker in these services.   He is Bro. Bryan Bolton's former pastor, and they served on the same church staff together for two years at First Baptist Church, Hazard, Kentucky

Bro. Alan is now a Regional Consultant for the Kentucky Baptist Convention.  Trained at the University of the Cumberlands, Clear Creek Baptist Bible College (B.A.), The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (M. Div.), and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (D. Min., currently in project phase), he served on church staffs for 22 years, including 18 years as a senior pastor.

He has served in a variety of denominational roles, including Vice President of the Kentucky Baptist Convention Pastors’ Conference and Vice President of the Kentucky Baptist Convention.  He serves as a guest lecturer in the Master of Arts in Christian Ministries program at the University of the Cumberlands and as Adjunct Professor of Church Revitalization at Clear Creek Baptist Bible College.

​He is happily married to Amy, and they have two sons: Allistair and Andrew.  As the KBC’s South Regional Consultant, he works with 13 associations and 438 churches located in 17 counties of the south-central and southeastern regions of Kentucky.

We invite all our sister churches to join us during the revival services.

Pastor Ken Thornton reporting.


Star City First Baptist – Marcus Rogers, Pastor


River Road – Shelby Andre, Pastor


Immanuel – Don Taylor, Pastor


Dollarway – Eddie Harrison, Pastor


Victory – Chris Russell, Pastor


East Side – Josh Dutton, Pastor


New Fellowship  -- Thirland Mckissic, Pastor


Family Time – Michael Williams, Pastor


Shepherd Hill – Thomas Lanthrip, Pastor


Kearney – Larry Heird, Pastor


Matthews Memorial – Pastor??


Gould  -- Pastor??


End of Report – Thanks for taking the time to share.  We are cooperative Baptists, aren’t we?


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