Rankin Chapel Missionary Baptist Church near Gould will celebrate the seventh anniversary of the pastor, the Rev. Jimmy Polk, at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, July 8. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Woodrow Jackson, pastor of New United Baptist Church at Pine Bluff.


True Vine E Missionary Baptist Church, 1001 W. Second Ave., will observe the 12th anniversary of the inspirational choir at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 8. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Isaac Barnes, pastor of First Missionary Baptist Church at Gould.

The BKLR Quartet Convention Gospel Showcase Extravaganza will be held at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, July 8, at St. Luke Baptist Church at North Little Rock, and guests will include Southeast Arkansas participants. Artists will include the Racy Brothers, Doc McKenzie & The Hi-Lites, Luther Barnes & The Sunset Jubilaires, Lisa Knowles-Smith and The Brown Singers, Bishop Kenneth Robinson & Chosen. Admission is $25 each or $40 for VIP. Details: 501-291-9099 or

Rose Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 2121 W. 26th Ave., will host rehearsals for the Pine Bluff Women’s Community Choir’s Songs of Praise 66 Concert. Rehearsals will be 7 p.m. Fridays, July 13, 20 and 27. Details: Gloria Pickett, visionary, 541-0603, or Cubie Davis, scheduling secretary, 536-3306.

Men’s/Women’s programs

New Home Missionary Baptist Church, 3000 S. Orange St., will conduct its annual men’s and women’s day at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, July 8. The guest speaker will be the Rev. James Barnes Jr., pastor of New St. James Missionary Baptist Church.

Greater Battle Chapel Baptist Church at Altheimer will present its annual men’s day celebration at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 8. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Roswald Murchison of First Baptist Church at Woodson.


Greater Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, 3700 W. 13th Ave., will hold its annual youth revival with these ministers at 7 p.m. on the following dates: Wednesday, the Rev. Fendley Roy of Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church of Grady; Thursday, the Rev. R.D. Howard Sr. campus pastor of Family Time Baptist Church; and Friday, the Rev. John Williams of Oasis of Love Ministries at Lake Village.

Special events

Daniel Chapel Missionary Baptist Church at Moscow will observe family and friends day at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, July 8. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Willie Laws, pastor of New Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church at Altheimer.

Church of Christ, 3907 W. Hepburn St., will host a gospel meeting at 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday, July 8, and at 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, July 9-13. The speaker will be Don McClain.

Almeta Missionary Baptist Church at Reedville will present its annual usher’s program at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 8. The guest minister will be the Rev. Micheal Williams, pastor of Family Time Baptist Church & Ministries at Pine Bluff, along with his ushers. Essie Williams, president of Almeta’s ushers, invites all local church ushers to attend. Dinner will be served after service.

Greater Deliverance Global Ministry, 2215 E. Harding Ave., will host Live @ 5 at 5 p.m. Sunday, July 8. The guest speaker will be Larry Smith, an apostle of Shiloh Temple of Deliverance at Marianna.

Rose Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 2121 W. 26th Ave., will conduct its ninth annual ushers’ workshop from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 7. The Rev. Michael Stevens will be the facilitator, accompanied by instructors certified by the National United Church Ushers Association of America. At 3 p.m. Sunday, July 8, the ushers’ annual will be held and the guest speaker will be the Rev. Cordell Fields, pastor of Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church at Metcalf, Miss.

Bethel New Bethel Baptist Church, 2522 N. Pryce St., will honor the first lady, Shannon Simmons, at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, July 8. The guest speaker will be Donna Laws. Mary Coates will sing. Guests also include Melrita Johnson.

Pine Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 2101 Reeker St., will host the Multi-District Congress of Christian Education Sunday through Thursday, July 8-12. The Rev. Glenn Barnes Sr., pastor of Pine Hill, will speak at 7 p.m. Sunday. Classes daily for the Young People’s Department will be from 9 a.m. to noon and adult classes will be offered from 3-5 p.m. and 5:15-7:15 p.m. Sessions will feature the Rev. Don Hawkins, the lead dean, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, and the Rev. Kirby Gulley, lead president, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. On Thursday, the Young People’s Rally will be held at 7 p.m. and the Rev. Leon Massey, past president of the Consolidated State Baptist Convention, will be the commencement speaker at 8 p.m. To register, visit

Vacation Bible School

New Town Missionary Baptist Church, 3600 W. Second Ave., will host its Vacation Bible School Monday through Wednesday, July 9-11. Sessions will begin with jumpstart activities at 5 p.m. Sunday, July 8.

Old Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church, 3116 Port Road, will hold Vacation Bible School at 6 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, July 11-13.


Prayer Garden Christian Faith Center, 800 S. Apple St., will host a conference July 21 for young women 12-18 years old. The deadline to RSVP is July 12. Details: 870-717-9042 or 329-1113.