HLG family mourns
passing of Carroll
HANNIBAL –Kenneth A. Carroll of Monroe City, who founded Carroll Seed Farms in the early 1970s, passed away Sept. 25. He was a generous patron of Hannibal-LaGrange College (HLG) and is remembered as a strong man of faith and a prayer warrior.
Carroll was born May 19, 1932, in Palmyra. He was married to Rheyma Jean Burditt on Aug. 4, 1951, in Monroe City, and is survived by his wife and two grown children.
Carroll served several churches during his lifetime. He joined First Baptist Church, Palmyra, on Dec. 7, 1941. He was a member and a deacon at First Baptist Church, Monroe City, for many years. At the time of his death, he was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Hannibal. Throughout his life, Kenneth had a passion for witnessing and spreading the word of Jesus Christ.
In 2002, as a result of the vision and generous resources of Kenneth and Rheyma Carroll, and in cooperation with the HLG Missions Department, Carroll Missions Week was established at Hannibal-LaGrange College. This annual three-day event brings missionaries to HLG directly from the field and exposes students to cutting-edge ministry in a foreign culture.
In 2003, HLG President Woodrow Burt challenged Hannibal-LaGrange family and friends to become the center of recruitment and training for students called to missions. On Nov. 6, 2004, the Carroll Missions Center was dedicated.
“Kenny Carroll left a legacy on the Hannibal-LaGrange College campus that will impact students for many years,” said Tom Hufty, vice president for collegiate affairs and assistant to the president.
Antioch Southern Baptist welcomes evangelist
HARRISONVILLE – Evangelist Delton Dees will be at Antioch Southern Baptist Church Oct. 19-24. Services are at 7 p.m. nightly.
Delton has been an evangelist for over 38 years. He has preached over 2,500 crusades – hundreds of them in Missouri and several other states. Evangelist Dees has preached at the Southern Baptist Convention and for the Southern Baptist Convention’s Evangelistic Conference. The last three years he has been going to Africa and preaching from Egypt to Uganda. Earlier this year Delton preached crusades in 15 different areas on the African continent.
Michael Hamm installed as Scott City deacon
Scott City – Michael Hamm was installed as a deacon Sept. 7 in a special service conducted by Pastor Gregg Fina, First Baptist Scott City. Gregg stressed that deacons receive a special calling based on 1st Timothy, chapter 3, and how these men, placed in positions of servant leadership, must be godly and of good report. Fina said Hamm embodies the traits the Bible requires of a deacon and is supported faithfully and biblically by his wife, Misty. Vincent Cook, chairman of the deacons, made the recommendation for the ordination to proceed.
Mike Parry, pastor of Fruitland Community Church and moderator of Cape Girardeau Baptist Association delivered the charge to Hamm using Jeremiah as his text.
MBHC announces scholarship contest
JEFFERSON CITY – The Missouri Baptist Historical Commission, Hannibal-LaGrange College (HLG) and Southwest Baptist University (SBU) have announced a new joint scholarship contest open to Missouri Baptist students.
The research paper contest, which will focus on Missouri Baptist history, is open to current high school seniors and college freshman at HLG or SBU. Two winners attending each school will receive a $1,000 scholarship.
Submissions must be postmarked on or before April 15, 2009 to be considered. For more information, research paper guidelines and an application, contact Joanna Perkins at 1-800-736-6227 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coalition helps sponsor
biblical sexuality event
ST. LOUIS—The St. Louis chapter of the National Coalition for the Protection of Childen & Families, which is partnering with the Missouri Baptist Convention, is co-sponsoring a talk by Jennifer Roback Morse Oct. 26 at 6:30 p.m. at Central Presbyterian Church in Clayton. The talk is titled, “Promoting Safe Sex: Making the Hook-up Uncool.” It is free and open to the public.
Roback Morse is founder and president of the Ruth Institute. She spent 15 years teaching at Yale University and George Mason University. She also was a research fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution and at the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty.
The evening is being presented by ThriVe St. Louis along with the host church and the coalition. Call (314) 783-3040, ext. 225 or email email@example.com for more information.
Southwest Baptist will
host Fall Visit Days
BOLIVAR—Southwest Baptist University will host its annual Fall Visit Days Oct. 18 and Nov. 8. Fall Visit Days give prospective students and their parents an opportunity to tour the campus and meet students and faculty.
Registration will begin at 8 a.m. followed by a presidential welcome at 9 a.m. The day will end with campus tours from 2 p.m.-2:45 p.m.
For more information, contact the Office of Admissions at (417) 328-1810 or 800-526-5859, or visit the SBU website at http://www.sbuniv.edu/prospectivestudents/Fall_Visitation_Day/.
Harmony Baptist ordains three as new deacons
ROGERSVILLE – Harmony Baptist Church recently ordained three men into the deacon ministry, Danny Ipock, Jim Nystrom and Jeff Terrell.
First Baptist Church, Lamar, honors Hodson
LAMAR – Robb Hodson recently celebrated 10 years of ministry as Pastor of First Baptist Church, in Lamar. He began his ministry here on Sept. 6, 1998. Robb has served in six other churches in Missouri during his 29 years in the ministry: FBC Ava, Shiloah in Jenkins, Calvary in Windsor, FBC Reed Springs, FBC Weston, and FBC Vienna.
Spring River dedicates new DR building
JOPLIN – Spring River Baptist Association recently dedicated a new Disaster Relief building. The building will house the association’s Chainsaw Unit, First Response Unit, Bobcat unit and Shower Unit. Spring River began its involvement in Disaster Relief after a tornado ripped through the area in 2003. Since then, they have assisted in the response to several hurricanes, tornadoes, ice storms and have provided showers for various mission teams.
Historic Ozark church celebrates 162 years
OZARK – Prospect Baptist Church recently observed its 162nd anniversary. The church began in 1846, meeting in the home of the founding pastor, Ephraim Wray. Church records indicate they practiced the ordinance of foot washing its first years and men and women sat on separate sides of the church. Records also show the church originally met on Saturdays, moving their service to Sunday in 1857. The Founders’ Day concluded with the dedication of the 103-year-old building’s new entrance.
Washburn First Baptist
prepares for anniversary
Washburn – Washburn First Baptist Church will be having their 125th anniversary Oct. 19. Pastor Glenn Erwin will be speaking in the 8:30 a.m. service. David Tolliver, interim executive director of the Missouri Baptist Convention, will be the guest speaker at the 11 a.m. service. After the morning services, there will be a dinner on the grounds. At 2 p.m., there will be a Celebration Service featuring stories about the church’s past and a vision for the future. Congressman Roy Blunt will speak, and the guest preacher will be Cliff Palmer. There also is a book that has been published for the anniversary. Copies are available for purchase by contacting the church.
First Baptist Wheaton marks centennial
WHEATON – First Baptist Church will celebrate its 100th anniversary Oct. 19. The program will include current and former pastors and a time to share memories of the past century.
Copeland Baptist turns 100 with celebration
ST. JOSEPH – Copeland Baptist Church recently celebrated its 100th anniversary of gospel ministry.