Anniversaries


Bailey Chapel Missionary Baptist Church at Reed will celebrate the 12th pastoral anniversary of the Rev. Eddie D. Handley Sr. and Marilyn Handley, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Johnny B. Handley, pastor of Seven Star Missionary Baptist Church at Tillar.


Mt. Bayou Missionary Baptist Church at Altheimer will celebrate its 152nd anniversary at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15. The guest minister will be the Rev. Leroy Spears Jr., pastor of Union Baptist Church at Pine Bluff.


Mt. Nebo Baptist Church, 3201 W. Second Ave., will celebrate its 128th anniversary at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15. The featured speaker will be the Rev. Terry Brown of Richardson, Texas, formerly of Pine Bluff, a member of Amity Bible Church of Plano, Texas.


The Church of the Living God, 3120 Gravel Pit Road at White Hall, will celebrate its 28th anniversary at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15. The guest minister will be the Rev. Archie Dolls, pastor of Westside Baptist Church at Star City.


First Missionary Baptist Church, 4500 Faucett Road, will observe its 152nd anniversary at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15. The featured speaker will be the Rev. Brian Dodson of Freedom Missionary Baptist Church at Altheimer.


Gospel Temple Baptist Church, 1100 Oakwood Road, will commemorate its 104th anniversary at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Charles Helloms Jr., pastor of Oak Grove Baptist Church, along with his congregation.


East End Church of God in Christ, 709 Virginia St., will host the 60th anniversary of the pastor and wife, William J. Johnson and Eula Faye Johnson. At 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, the speaker will be Elder Christopher Nelson Sr., associate elder of the church. At 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, the speaker will be Elder Moses Chism Sr., assistant pastor of East End.


Motley Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 794 St. Raphael Road, will celebrate its 101st anniversary at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Robert Scott, pastor of Damascus Missionary Baptist Church at Grady.


Highland Baptist Church, 1320 S. Peach St., will celebrate its 101st anniversary at 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 15. The guest speaker will be Austin Hill, pastor of Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church at Nesbit, Mississippi.


Concerts


Prayer Garden Christian Faith Center Church of God in Christ, 800 S. Apple St., will host a youth explosion at 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15.


Barnett Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 1321 N. Birch St., will present its inspirational choir annual at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Marcus Morton, pastor of Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church at Jefferson.


Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church, 8523 Princeton Pike, will hold rehearsals for its all choir reunion concert. Rehearsals for musicians and singers will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18; 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24; and noon Saturday, Oct. 28. Details: 870-247-3525 or contact a current choir member.


Men’s/women’s events


Evening Star Missionary Baptist Church at McGehee will host its annual women’s day at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15. The guest speaker will be Princella Age of Smith Chapel Missionary Baptist Church at Pine Bluff.


Revivals


Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church in the Ladd community will host its fall revival at 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, Oct. 16-20. The guest preacher will be the Rev. Glenn Barnes Sr., pastor of Pine Hill Missionary Baptist Church at Pine Bluff.


Traveler’s Rest Missionary Baptist Church at Grady will host its annual fall revival at 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, Oct. 16-20. The guest evangelist will be the Rev. Woodrow Jackson Sr., pastor of the New United Missionary Baptist Church at Pine Bluff.


Prayer Garden Christian Faith Center Church of God in Christ, 800 S. Apple St., will have revival at 6:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Oct. 19-20. The featured speaker will be Monica Williams, a pastor from St. Louis, Missouri.


Special events


Unity Temple Church of God in Christ, 4401 W. Sixth Ave., will honor Nina Clardy, the former first lady of Unity Temple, Sunday, Oct. 15. The 11 a.m. service will be held at the church and the 3 p.m. celebration will be held at TOPPS Inc., 1000 Townsend Drive.


Eudora Missionary Baptist Church, 9405 Middle Warren Road, will host guest speaker, Bettie White, an apostle of New Covenant Church Global, at 11:15 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 15.


Traveler’s Rest Missionary Baptist Church at Grady will host its annual family and friends day celebration at 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 15. The Rev. Gregory Lee will be the speaker.


Unity Christian Fellowship Church, 2712 S. Bay St., will hold a city wide prayer at noon Saturday, Oct. 14.


Pine Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 2101 W. Reeker Ave., will host the City Wide Mission meeting at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16. The meeting time was changed from 1:30 p.m.


Word of Faith Full Gospel Baptist Church, 1108 S. Poplar St., will host its Faith-Grace-Holy Spirit pre-conference at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15. The guest speaker will be the apostle and pastor, Patrick Lockett, of New Community Church, accompanied by the praise team. The conference will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, Oct. 18-20, with the church’s pastor, Henry Land Jr., as lecturer. The keynote speaker will be William J. Strong Sr., bishop of Greater New Bethel Church at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, accompanied by members of his church.


St. Luke AME Church, 9908 Princeton Pike, will celebrate family and friends day at 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 15. The guest speaker will be Karen Bradley Blunt, a former member of St. Luke and currently a member of New Salem Missionary Baptist Church. She has been the cheer coach at the University of Arkansas Pine Bluff for 27 years.


Nu Bread of Life Missionary Baptist Church, 1711 W. 13th Ave., will present its youth adult fellowship service at 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 15. The pastor, the Rev. Sammie Smith, will speak.


True Covenant Church announces new services. The north campus at 219 W. Fifth Ave. (the Pointe Crusade Center building) at Pine Bluff will host services at 4 p.m. on the first and third Sundays. The south campus at 310 N. Main St. at Monticello will meet at 11:15 a.m. Sundays and 7 p.m. Tuesdays. The pastor and founder is Marcus Allen. Details: 870-360-6081 or 592-2935.


Victory Faith Church, 1517 S. Poplar St., will have its friends and family day at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 15. The pastor, K.D. Mixon Sr., will be the speaker.


St. James United Methodist Church, 900 University Drive, will host a homecoming worship service honoring the University of Arkansas Pine Bluff (formerly Branch Normal and AM&N College.) The service will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 15. The Rev. Mark Norman is interim pastor.