Reeves co-authors textbook on Paul
BOLIVAR—Rodney Reeves, professor of biblical studies and dean of the Courts Redford College of Theology and Ministry at Southwest Baptist University, has co-authored a new textbook on the Apostle Paul. Published by InterVarsity Press, it is titled, Rediscovering Paul: An Introduction to His World, Letters and Theology.
His co-authors are David Capes, professor and chair of the department of Christianity and Philosophy at Houston Baptist University, and E. Randolph Richards, dean of the school of ministry and professor of biblical studies at Palm Beach Atlantic University, West Palm Beach, Fla.
Reeves has served as a pastor with churches in Missouri, Arkansas and Texas. He currently serves at First Baptist Church, Cassville.
Blunt names Hicks to child abuse board
JEFFERSON CITY—Richard Hicks, laity, Hallsville Baptist Church, has been appointed by Gov. Matt Blunt to the Child Abuse and Neglect Review Board. Hicks is an assistant prosecuting attorney at the Boone County Prosecutor’s Office.
His appointment is subject to Senate confirmation for a term ending April 7.
Christmas festival brightens Bolivar
BOLIVAR—The 27th annual Festival of Christmas was presented Dec. 2 in the Mabee Chapel at Southwest Baptist Univertsity. The event is sponsored by the university and the Bolivar Ministerial Alliance.
Breland leaves HLG for William Carey
HANNIBAL – Garry Breland, who has spent sixteen years serving as a faculty member and the last eight years as Vice President for Academic Affairs at Hannibal-LaGrange College (HLG), announced in August that he had accepted a new position in a familiar place. Breland began his new duties as Vice President for Academic Affairs at William Carey University in October. Breland will serve in a similar capacity as his position at HLG.
Hannibal-LaGrange College has begun a nation-wide search to fill the position of Vice President for Academic Affairs. For more information about this position, please contact VPAA Selection Committee Chairman, Barry Morgan, at 573-221-3675, ext. 270, or visit the HLG website employment page at www.hlg.edu/newsinfo/employment.php.
FARMINGTON – Chestnut Ridge Baptist Church recently ordained pastor Steven A. Thomas to the gospel ministry. Thomas has been serving at Chestnut Ridge since July, 2006.
Bethany Baptist to conduct Prayer Walk
CAPE GIRARDEAU – Prior to the Dec. 23 Christmas Service at Bethany Baptist, the Baptist Men will be leading a prayer walk of the church, both building and grounds. This time of prayer for, and over, the church will begin promptly at 8 a.m. on Dec. 22.
The entire church congregation will participant in this time of commitment, praise, worship, and prayer.
CAPE GIRARDEAU – Bethany Baptist Church’s annual Trunk or Treat – a Halloween alternative centered around open car trunk full of candy – saw 200 people come through Oct. 31. Activities for the children included refreshments, treats, a maze, face painting and steer roping.
SPRINGFIELD – James R. and Sarah Hagan are celebrating 65 years of marriage. They were married on Dec. 10, 1942. The Hagans served in Missouri from 1958 until 1969 at Neosho, Northside and then from 1974 until 1992 at First Baptist, Versailles, and Glenstone Baptist in Springfield.