Ken White licensed to the Gospel ministry
BOWLING GREEN – Ken White was licensed to the Gospel Ministry by he Second Baptist Church, Bowling Green, on July 15.
Following the licensing service, a time of fellowship was held. Donald R. Amelung is pastor of Second Baptist.
Bethany sets attendance record in June VBS
Cape Girardeau – Bethany Baptist was full of youngsters the week of June 18-22 as Vacation Bible School (VBS) was held. The theme was “Game Day Central: Where Heroes Are Made.”
Bethany exceeded their attendance totals of last year with an average of 100 children in attendance each night. The largest class was the first and second grade class with an average nightly attendance of 18 children.
During the week, the children held a Penny March and brought in pennies each night. The boys brought in $55.90 and the girls $66.25 for a total of $122.15. All the money will go to Bethlehem Church in Crosstown for the rebuilding of their church which was destroyed last fall by a tornado.
The week concluded on June 22 with a special program in the sanctuary, with prizes given to the children who brought the most visitors and for most Bible verses memorized.
Two souls were saved for all eternity with Jesus as a result of this year’s VBS, church officials said.
SBU football coach resigns after 2 years
BOLIVAR—Southwest Baptist University lost its head football coach after only two seasons when Jack Peavey resigned. Keith Allen, who serves as SBU’s defensive coordinator, was hired as interim head coach.
The Bearcats have 13 returning starters and 33 returning letter-winners. They open the season Aug. 30 against Harding University in Searcy, Ark.
Allen has been serving as assistant head coach and recruiting coordinator since 2005.