Alfred Carroll Ministries and leaders, the Rev. Alfred and Sharon Carroll, invite the community to their 10th anniversary worship service and the 60th birthday celebration for Alfred Carroll Sr. Service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 7, at Living Grace Fellowship Church, 316 S. Poplar St. The Rev. Joshua Pickett, pastor of Grace and Mercy Missionary Baptist Church, will be the guest preacher. The birthday dinner will be served after worship at Living Grace. For reserve seating at the birthday celebration, call 870-692-9039.

International House of Praise, 1002 E. Eighth Ave., along with the pastor and co-pastor, Willie and Carla Edwards, will celebrate the church’s 14th anniversary at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 7. Special guests will be the pastor and first lady, William and Tonya Shaw of Pleasant View Ministries, along with their congregation. Pleasant View Choir will sing.


Family Time Baptist Church & Ministries, 501 Ohio St., will host the monthly union of the Pine Bluff Quartet Local at 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 7. Featured guests include Men In Christ, Mighty True Lights, Union Choir and Spiritualettes. Everyone is invited to attend.

Women’s events

Old St. James Baptist Church, 1307 W. 16th Ave., host the OSJ Women’s Ministry fellowship service at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 8. Entitled, “You Can Begin Again,” the service will feature words of inspiration by Jackie Patillo, a minister at New Community Baptist Church; moments of meditation by Joyce Murry, first lady of Gospel Temple Baptist Church; and a devotional period by Ruby Brooks, a minister. All women’s ministries are invited to attend.


International House of Praise, 1002 E. Eighth Ave., will sponsor revival at 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, Jan. 8-10. The guest speakers will be the prophet and wife, Leonard and Jesse Ford, of Reality of the Gospel Ministries at Little Rock.

Pleasant View Ministries, 1117 N. Palm St., will be the site for revival sponsored by Garri and Kizzie Martin, prophet and prophetess, at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Jan. 11-13. Guest speakers will be Willie Edwards, pastor of International House of Praise at Pine Bluff, and Leonard Ford, prophet of Reality of the Gospel Ministries at Little Rock.

Special events

Bright Star Missionary Baptist Church, U.S. 425 South, will present its installation of officers service at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 7. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Christopher Briggs, pastor of Newbirth Baptist Church.

Reynolds Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 706 S. Cypress St., and its pastor, the Rev. Andrew L. Williams, will begin the Baptist Training Union at 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 7, and evening worship at 6:30 p.m.

St. Peter AME Church at McGehee and La Renee Ministries will present a “Lunch Date with Jesus,” from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, at St. Peter. The free event will include refreshments, activities, fellowship and a movie. Details: The Rev. Lanette Frazier, 870-575-3619 or .

New Bread of Life Missionary Baptist Church, 1711 W. 13th Ave., will host its annual first Sunday of the Year service at 11 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 7. The pastor, the Rev. Sammie Smith Jr., will preach.