THE YEAR 2015…..
March 22 Sunday — Parkview Baptist Church, Baton Rouge morning worship services 8:15 and 11:00 am.
March 26 Thursday — Senior adult rally at FBC Van Cleave MS 9 to noon.
March 27-29 (Friday-Sunday) Ebenezer Baptist Church, Indian Trail, NC (just below Charlotte NC) Deacon retreat Fri night/Sat morning, a church dinner Saturday night, and preach Sunday morning. Tim Rogers, pastor.
April 7 (Tuesday evening) Sketching youth group from FBC Gainesville GA in New Orleans for a working retreat.
April 9 (Thursday morning) Senior rally for Mississippi Baptist Convention, meeting at First Baptist Brookhaven MS, 9 to noon. I’ll have two slots, the first to tell stories and the second to bring a sermon. Talmadge Smith, coordinator.
April 12-15 Pastors retreat in northern California for the state Baptist convention. Mike McGuffee, “Healthy Church” department for the convention. Will fly out on Sunday the 12th and back home very very very (etc) late Wednesday night.
April 17-19 Weekend in Birmingham…..
–April 17 Friday — Reunion of members of West End Baptist Church, Birmingham, held at Shades Crest Baptist Church in Hoover, AL. WEBC is our home church, where we were married, I was baptized, called to preach, etc. —April 18 Saturday In the afternoon, a joint worship service at Mt Calvary Baptist Church, the congregation now meeting where West End resided all those years. Then, that night a wedding in Birmingham. I’ll be drawing at the reception. —April 19 Sunday morning: preach at Central Park Baptist Church. 10:45 am. Dr. Mel Deason, pastor. —April 19 Sunday night – Preach at Valley Creek Baptist Church, Hueytown, AL (metro Birmingham) Dr. Bob Weber, pastor.
April 23 (Thursday) Preach at the Mississippi conference of Free Will Baptists, meeting in Columbus, MS. Rev. Larry Reynolds of Meridian. Meeting in the Marriott Hotel in Columbus. I’ll be preaching three times that day.
April 24-25 Dedication of the Caskey Center at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. I’ll be sketching people for the open house. Dr. Mark Tolbert, director
April 26-28 (Sunday-Tuesday) Autaugua Baptist Association, above Montgomery, AL. Sunday morning, Billingsley Baptist Church; Sunday night Jones Baptist Church; Monday morning 7 am Rotary Club. Then, spend the day drawing children at a school. Tuesday morning, speak/draw to the Autaugua Pastors conference.
May 2-3 (Saturday, Sunday) First Baptist Church of Albertville, Alabama. Dr. Chris Johnson, pastor. Banquet on Saturday night, preach Sunday morning, and a senior luncheon to follow.
May 7 (Thursday evening) Greenville MS. A senior adult banquet at Cornerstone Baptist Church. (We pastored in Greenville 1967-70 and love to get back from time to time.)
May 9-11 (Saturday-Sunday-Monday) Kernan Boulevard Baptist Church, Jacksonville, FL. We will do a Sunday School banquet Saturday night; preach at 11 am Sunday morning, and then do the monthly senior adult luncheon Monday at 11. As usual, I’ll be trying to sketch as many people as possible. In between this weekend and the next (see below), i hope to get some rest on St Simon’s Island.
May 14-17 (Thurs-Sunday) Senior retreat at St Simon’s Island, GA, for Hibernia Baptist Church of Fleming Island (Jacksonville) FL. Preaching Sunday morning at the Hyde Park campus of Hibernia and that evening at Hibernia’s main campus.
May 23-24 (Sat/Sun) Banquet on Saturday night and preach Sunday morning. Bistineau Baptist Church, Heflin, Louisiana. Mike Welch, pastor.
May 31 (Sunday) preaching at Centreville Baptist Church, Centreville MS for my friend Dr. Dennis Johnsey. (third time this year. I’ll have to find me a new sermon!)
June 3 (Wednesday) Draw at VBS Parents’ night. FBC Kenner (my home church)
June 5-6 (Friday/Saturday) Southern Christian Writers Conference at First Baptist Church of Tuscaloosa. I’m teaching two conferences: “How to write humor” and “Writing Effective Blogs.” Dr. David and Joanne Sloan are in charge. A great conference for writers and would-be writers.
June 14 (Sunday morning) Clough Pike Baptist Church of Cincinnati area. Josh Carter, pastor. Possibly Saturday night ministry also. (en route to Columbus Ohio for the SBC)
June 15-17 the Southern Baptist Convention meets in Columbus, Ohio. (I expect to be in the area from Saturday the 13th through the rest of the next week.)
June 26 (Friday) Wedding — Laura Mulholland and Antonio Martinez. In City Park, New Orleans.
July 11-12 (Saturday/Sunday) Melbourne Baptist Church, Transylvania, LA. Banquet Sat night and preach for the Sun morning service.
July 16 (thursday night) First Baptist New Orleans — I’m drawing at a CAC reception tonight at 7:30.
August 23-26 (Sunday through Wednesday) Revival — Cross Roads Baptist Church near Pelahatchie, MS. Pastor John Vaughn.
(September 14 (Monday) tentatively being held.
September 20 Sunday morning – First Baptist Church, Kenner, LA. My home church for the past 25 years. 10:30 am. Dr. Mike Miller is our beloved pastor.
September 27 – (Sunday) North Columbia Baptist Church, Columbia, MS. Dr. Joe Wiggins, pastor. Preach at 10:30 am service and sketch people at the lunch to follow. “Healthy church conference” taking place Sunday thru Wednesday.
October 11-14 Sunday-Wednesday Revival. Rockford, AL, Baptist Church. Jeff Fuller, pastor.
December 2 (Wednesday) – Christmas banquet for Covenant Community Church, Greenwell Springs, LA. Jeff Stanfill, pastor.
December 11,12,13 (Friday-Sunday) First Baptist, Jackson, Mississippi’s Carols by Candlelight. I’ll be in the foyer (or somewhere) sketching people as they enter and depart, all three nights. L. Lavon Gray, is the minister of worship. (I was on staff here for 3 wonderful years in the early 1970s, and have loved this church all these years.)
THE YEAR 2016—
January 22-24 (Friday-Sunday) Latta Baptist Church near Myrtle Beach, SC. Rob Pierce, pastor.
And that’s where we are at the moment!
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