Freedom Missionary Baptist Church at Altheimer will celebrate the 23rd pastoral anniversary of the Rev. Brian and Jackie Dodson at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Frank King of Mt. Zion Baptist Church at Pettus.

Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church, 2507 Hill St., will host the 18th annual appreciation service for the pastor, the Rev. Kevin Crumpton Sr., and family, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11. The guest speaker will be the Rev. James Murry, pastor of Gospel Temple Missionary Baptist Church at Pine Bluff.

St. John Missionary Baptist Church at Mitchellville will celebrate the ninth pastoral appreciation honoring the Rev. T.R. and Flora Ramey at 11:15 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 11. Everyone is invited to attend.

Living Word Baptist Church, 5617 Sulphur Springs Road, will celebrate its sixth anniversary at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Christopher Briggs, pastor of Newbirth Baptist Church.

Black History

Mt. Olive AME Church at Star City will present its annual Black History program at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Lanette R. Frazier, pastor of St. Peter AME Church of McGehee.

Victory Faith Church, 1517 S. Poplar St., will have a Black History Month program at 10 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 11. Janice R. Mixon, an educator in the Little Rock School District, will be the speaker.

Union Missionary Baptist Church, 609 E. 24th Ave., will sponsor its annual Black History program at 11 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 11. The guest preacher will be the Rev. Raeshawn Howard.


St. John AME Church, 1117 W. Pullen St., will present its annual concert during Black History Month at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11. The free event will feature the renowned University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Vesper Choir.

Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, 900 S. Grant St., will host a music and praise service at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11. The event will include Men In Christ and the Sensational Soul Revivals.

Reynolds Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 706 S. Cypress St., will present its second Sunday night musical at 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11. Guests include True Vessels of Ladd and Nu Emage.

Men’s programs

Rock of Faith Deliverance Church, 1717 S. Main St., will host the prayer breakfast of the Men of Faith men’s ministry from 8-11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10. All are invited.

Women’s programs

Kings Highway Missionary Baptist Church, 2312 Fluker St., will celebrate its annual women’s day program Sunday, Feb. 11. The 10:45 a.m. speaker will be Gladys Benford, a member of Kings Highway. At 3 p.m., the guest speaker will be Carla Martin, a member of First Baptist Church at Pine Bluff and vice chancellor for finance and administration at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.

Special events

Unity Christian Fellowship Church, 2712 S. Bay St., will hold an evangelistic and worship service at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15. The speaker will be the Rev. Samuel Thompson of Pine Bluff.

Abundant Life Church, 3109 S. Main St., began the Jesus Explosion Feb. 8. Services will continue at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, and a luncheon will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10.

Eudora Missionary Baptist Church, 9405 Middle Warren Road, will host guest speaker, the Rev. Phillip Puckett of Thomas Chapel Baptist Church at Gould, at 11:15 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 11.

Eighth Avenue Missionary Baptist Church, 1200 W Eighth Ave., will have its 53rd annual Valentine Heart Service at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11. The guest speaker will be Jackie Washington of St Peter’s Rock Missionary Baptist Church at Dumas. The guest soloist will be Morgan Monk of Old St James Missionary Baptist Church.

Transformational Consultants Institute, 811 W. Sixth Ave., will host Behind the Veil Expository Teaching Ministries classes. Classes are free, however the cost is $10 for persons signing up for lunch, according to a news release. Sessions are held Thursdays – biweekly from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The spring 2018 semester began Feb. 8. Classes are presented by Margarette Williams, Ed.D and Ph.D, of Transformational Consultants Institute and Ephesus Christian Bookstore. For details or to register, call 870-535-5665.


Grace Temple Missionary Baptist Church, 909 S. Wisconsin St., will hold its annual youth day at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Royce Jackson Jr., pastor of New Jerusalem Baptist Church at Dumas. All are invited.