NOBTS Missouri alumni to meet in Osage Beach
NEW ORLEANS – The Missouri alumni chapter of the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (NOBTS) will meet for a reunion on Oct. 30 in Osage Beach.
The rustic Black Bear Lodge Restaurant at the Tan-Tar-A resort will be the site for the noon gathering. For more information, contact Don Currence at (417)581-2484 or email@example.com.
Olney Baptist Church calls Wallace as pastor
OLNEY – The Olney Baptist Church has called Jeremy Wallace as pastor. Jeremy and his wife, Rachel, have recently moved to the church parsonage in Olney.
Jeremy grew up in southwest Missouri. He is currently attending Hannibal-LaGrange College (HLG) as a ministerial student. Rachel is from southern Oklahoma and also attends HLG where she is a secondary English education major.
Jeremy and Rachel have been on numerous mission trips and previously worked one summer in the Evangelism Department of the Missouri Baptist Convention in Jefferson City. Because of their relationship with the Missouri Baptist Convention through the Rheubin L. South Missions program, Jeremy’s first challenge to the Olney Baptist Church was to increase the goal for the MMO offering. The church took the challenge and the offering received was more than double the goal that was set.
Dred Scott decision noted by association
ST. LOUIS—The St. Louis Metro Baptist Association by unanimous assent adopted a resolution honoring the 150th anniversary of the Dred Scott decision, a United States Supreme Court ruling that people of African ancestry were not persons. It took actions by all three branches of government—Emancipation Proclamation, 1863, Brown v. Board of Education, 1954, and the Civil Rights Act of 1964—to undo Dred Scott, and in 1995 the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) unwaveringly denounced racism as a deplorable sin.
Messengers to the 2007 SBC annual meeting in San Antonio in June passed a similarly worded resolution to the one passed in the 191st annual meeting of the St. Louis association at Parkway Baptist Church, Creve Coeur.
The resolution was written and sponsored by Jim Goforth, pastor, New Life Baptist Church, Florissant. Lynne Jackson, great-great granddaughter of Dred Scott and a member of Cross Keys Baptist Church in Florissant, was present to receive the resolution and greet those gathered.
Partnership missions lunch set for Oct. 30
JEFFERSON CITY—International Mission Board missionaries from Romania and Central Asia as well as a director of missions from Colorado will be the featured speakers at the partnership missions luncheon Oct. 30 at the 173rd annual meeting of the Missouri Baptist Convention in the Parasol I Room at Tan-Tar-A. Anyone involved with MBC partnerships is invited to attend.
Former SBU math professor honored
BOLIVAR—Bev Harris, 80, has been notified that his biography will appear in two consecutive volumes of “Who’s Who in America,” the 61st and 62nd editions, published in 2007 and 2008, respectively.
Harris taught mathematics 40 years before his retirement—two years at Humansville High School, two years at the University of Missouri, and 36 years at Southwest Baptist University.
Mineral Area Association marks 175th anniversary
IRONTON – The churches of Mineral Area Association celebrated the association’s 175th birthday during their annual meeting Sept. 20.
In addition to the association’s business meeting, the event was a celebration of the heritage of the Baptist association in general, not just Mineral Area. 2007 marks the 300th anniversary of Baptist associations. Jim Shaver, pastor of Providence Baptist Church in New Bloomfield discussed “The Baptist Association Today.”
In addition to local pastors and laity, David Tolliver, interim executive director of the Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC), Mike Green MBC president and director of missions for Twin Rivers Association, Don Hinkle, editor of The Pathway, Woodrow Burt, president, Hannibal-LaGrange College, and Stan Norman, vice president, Southwest Baptist University, were present to mark the occasion.