First Baptist Church Pine Bluff, 6501 S. Hazel St., will present its monthly book review at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1.

First Baptist Church Pine Bluff, 6501 S. Hazel St., will present its monthly book review at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1.


Ken Thornton, pastor of First Baptist, will review the book, "Four Blood Moons – Something is About to Change" by John Hagee.


In this New York Times best seller, Hagee presents what he believes to be the supernatural connection of certain celestial events to biblical prophecy — and to the future of God’s chosen people and to the nations of the world.


Thornton is originally from Vicksburg, Miss. He is married to the former Ann Johnson of England, Ark. They have two sons, Craig and Jonathan. He has served as pastor of First Baptist almost two years, and has previously served as pastor in both Louisiana and Tennessee.


Thornton has served as both an active duty and reserve Air Force chaplain at 10 different Air Force base assignments, and has deployed several times. He currently serves at the rank of major as the Individual Mobilization Augmentee (IMA) staff chaplain to the command chaplain, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Langley Air Force Base, Va. He has been awarded six Meritorious Service Medals, four Air Force Commendation Medals, two Air Force Achievement medals, the National Defense Service Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal with one star, the Global War On Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War On Terrorism Service Medal, the Armed Force Service Medal with one star, the Air Force Overseas Ribbon Short Tour with one oak leaf cluster and the Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with gold border and one oak leaf cluster.


Thornton received a bachelor of arts degree from Central Baptist College at Conway in 1982; a master of divinity degree in 1989 from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary in Memphis, Tenn.; and a master of arts in management and leadership degree from Webster University in St. Louis, Mo., in 2007. He also completed a yearlong residency in clinical pastoral education at Wilford Hall Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas.


The public is invited to this book review. Refreshments will be served and door prizes will be presented.