Central Baptist Church
Wednesday, December 12, 2018


Family Newsletter of Central Baptist Church
“Building the Greatest Church since Pentecost”
Bro. Billy Galloway, Pastor
Bro. Danny Johnson, Minister of Music
Bro. Hunter Williams, Youth Director 
November 1, 2018


Several years ago I invited a pastor from over in Texas to come and preach our spring revival.  One of the men in his church, who was the pilot for a Saudi Arabian oil baron, had his own twin engine plane.

He flew the pastor to Lumberton and remained with him for the week.  One morning we flew from Lumberton to McComb for the preacher to see a friend of his.  On the way back the pilot asked me if I would like to take the controls. Well everyone who knows me knows what my answer was, YES!

There I was with my hands on the wheel!  Now I really thought I was flying the plane but the pilot was sitting right beside me.  Now he could fly the plane without me but I could not fly it without him.

Folks that’s the way our relationship with God is.  God can do it without me but He invites me to fellowship with Him and He teaches me to be dependent upon Him through prayer.

As much as we think we’re in control, we must understand that with Christ we can do all things but without Him we would crash and burn!




Music Ministry



What a great time of revival services.  We had good attendance, good singing, good preaching, and enjoying the presence of God.  The most important aspect of any Church service, without the presence of God, it would only be a time of meetings that would not profit anyone.  So we are the most thankful for the presence of our Lord. All Churches need revival, we as individuals need Revival. We get in a routine, doing the same things over and over until we are like in a rut.  We need that rebirth, that dedication, the renewing of our relationship with God. This is what revival is all about. I pray this will last and last. Thank you Lord for sending revival.

Just a note: We are working on our Christmas Cantata, every Wednesday at 5:30 PM.  You are welcome and encouraged to come help us! God Bless!

                                                            Bro. Danny





Youth Ministry

This month is always a special time. We take the time to specifically be thankful for all that we have. We gather together as families and eat and show thankfulness. But, what if I told you that we are to be thankful even when it isn't Thanksgiving? The Bible says in 1 Thessalonians 5:18 to, "Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you who belong to Christ Jesus." We are commanded to be thankful always for it is God's will for our lives! Sometimes it is hard to see what God is doing in our lives, especially when things are hard, but we know that all things work together for good when God is in control. So be thankful that we have a God who cares for us!

Hunter Williams





Sunday School


I can’t think of a better way for God's family to enter the church building before Sunday School, than by shaking your hand and receiving a high-five from your child.

We hope to see you this Sunday at 10 a.m.

Bro. Tommy

Young at Heart News

November 6: VOTE!!!  


Our Young at Heart Luncheon at Noon on Tuesday, November 13, will be our Thanksgiving meal.  

Our special guest will be retired Marine, Michael Butler.  Come out and show your appreciation for his service.


Senior Spotlight!

Mrs. Reva Henegar is this month’s special senior.  Reva was in the swing choir in high school, also the track team, and played community softball, pitcher.  Harlen and Reva started dating in May of 1974, they were set up on a blind date by her friend Trudy.

Reva was studying music and went on to study in college, she was a piano virtuoso, her senior year, she got all ones on her piano juries.

She had thought to be a nurse, but completed school with a double Bachelor of Science degree in English, Speech and Drama.  Missouri awarded her one of the few lifetime teaching certificates for her academic performance. She also worked full time in a nursing home during college.

Reva and Harlen were married December 18, 1976, she taught in California, Arkansas, and Louisiana, where she pretends to have retired, (31 years) but she volunteers 2 days a week at PRC Lower Elementary.

Her calling was at risk children, she always worked with them having the heartbreak of those lost to violence offset by those who are now successful professionals.

Reva and Harlen were blessed with one daughter, Elizabeth, and one grandson, Peyton.

She put up with 11 moves in 21 years as a military wife, and this year makes 42 years of marriage to a very difficult man. (per Harlen)  





November 2018

Upcoming Church Events

2 - Youth 5th Quarter Lock-In

4 - Daylight Savings Time Ends

4 – Gower/Cruz Bridal Shower - 2 PM

4 – Deacon Meeting – 4 PM

5 –Minister’s Fellowship - 10:30 AM - Springhill

5 – Baptist Women’s Day of Prayer - 10:30 AM - LCC


6 – Young at Heart Luncheon - Noon

7 – Children’s Activity - Shoebox Shopping

7 – Special-Called Business Meeting

Present 2019 Proposed Budget

11 – Shoebox Deadline/Dedication - 11 AM

14 - Special-Called Business Meeting

Discuss 2019 Proposed Budget

15 - Thanksgiving Basket Supplies Due

19 - Thanksgiving Basket Pickup

22 - Thanksgiving Day - Office Closed

28 - Vitalant Blood Drive - 3-8 PM



November Food Pantry Need

Spaghetti Sauce 
Peanut Butter & Jelly

Items needed for Thanksgiving Food Baskets:  Canned Ham, Stuffing Mix, Canned Sweet Potatoes, Cranberry Sauce, Jiffy Mix, Canned Green Beans, Canned Pumpkin, Gravy Mix, Instant Mashed Potatoes, Dessert/Pie Mix

(United Blood Services New Name)

Church-Wide Blood Drive on the Bloodmobile


Wednesday, November 28, 3:30 -8:00 PM

Bridal Shower For Emaleigh Gower & C.J. Cruz

Sunday, November 4 at 2 PM



Daylight Savings Time Ends on Sunday, November 4.

Remember to set your clocks




Happy Thanksgiving from the CBC Staff   

Bro. Billy Galloway      Bro. Danny Johnson

Bro. Hunter Williams      Bro. Jesse Jones

Kandy Mitchell Tara Poolson

Matty Jo Fox      Gracie Carter

Youth Lock-In


Friday, November 2

after the PRC vs. Picayune Game




Time to start filling those shoeboxes!!  
Our Church Goal:  140 Boxes
***Sign-out the number of boxes you wish to fill
***Pick up your empty OCC shoebox(es)
***Fill it up with supplies
***Insert check for $9.00 per box, 
to cover postage
 (Make checks payable to CBC)
***Return to church by November 11 

Central Baptist Church
“For We Preach Not Ourselves,
 But Christ Jesus as Lord”