Central Baptist Church
Sunday, January 24, 2021

Centralite

 
 
“THE CENTRALITE”
Family Newsletter of Central Baptist Church
 
“Building the Greatest Church since Pentecost”
 
 
Bro. Billy Galloway, Pastor
Bro. Danny Johnson, Minister of Music
Bro. Cory Jones, Youth Director
  
 
January 1, 2021
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  

    

From the Desk of Bro. Billy

 

          In July of the year 2000, under the leadership of the Holy Spirit and the call of the Church, Ginnie and I accepted the call to pastor Central Baptist Church.  Without reservation I can say that these past 20 years have been 20 of the most wonderful years of our lives.

       There have been many ups and downs in these years, especially physically in my life, but during all this time, you, the family of Central Baptist Church, stood by our side.  You held us up in prayer and you were patient with me in my times of recovery.  For this I will ever be grateful to you, my Central family.

       In these 20 years we have seen God do many great and wonderful things.  We've seen souls saved and we've seen Christians grow and mature in the faith.  We've seen children born, grow up and leave the nest.  We've seen them blossom into mature young adults, but most of all we've seen them receive Christ and become strong young Christian adults.  For this privilege I thank God.

       In these 20 years I've had the privilege of working with some of the greatest men and women God has ever placed upon the earth and especially in our lives.  Many of them have gone to their reward in Heaven and many, like me, are awaiting that great day when we too will see Jesus face to face.  I thank you for your wisdom that you imparted to us.  Without you I would not have made these 20 years. What I am trying to say is thank you!  Thank you for your love, your patience, and your just being there in all the ups and downs of 20 wonderful years.

       Please know that you will be in our prayers every day and we would ask that you continue to pray for us as we continue to serve our Lord Jesus Christ in a different capacity. 

       Please know that you are family and you will always be our Central family!  We love you and God bless!

 

 
 
 

MUSIC MINISTRY

 

Well, we certainly agree that 2020 was a year of surprises, a time of trouble, world wide sickness, and a lot more.  The devil has chosen 2020 to really cause all kinds of problems.  I believe he is doing everything he can in these last days, for he knows his time is drawing to an end.  Jesus is coming and He will take his people home and then everything will continue to get worse.  I believe his return is very, very close.  So my choice is to keep trusting him, try to do his work, and keep my eyes on the eastern skies.  When times are bad, Jesus is always there doing things for our good.  Let’s keep our faith, trust his word, and these bad things will not be the end, for Jesus will make all bad things become good, the evil will not win!!  Even so, come quickly Lord Jesus.  God bless us all!

             Bro. Danny






YOUTH MINISTRY 

 

 

Fellow Central Baptist family, I'm writing this entry knowing that it’s the last time that our Pastor of 20 years will contribute to this newsletter. Bro. Billy Galloway leaves behind a legacy of servant leadership, reverence for God's word, and dedication to God's church. I remember growing up at my home church with a similar experience, a pastor of almost 20 years retired. Some of you came to know Christ under Bro. Billy,  he has performed marriages, and walked with you through grief as a loved one passed. Yes, that was Bro. Billy, but more importantly that was God ministering to you through him. The future is unknown, but God has already made a selection of our next pastor. Let us pray now for that man. Let us pray for the pastor search committee. Let us pray for Central Baptist Church to continue to be a light in this wonderful community of McNeill. 

Now for a little house keeping, in light of current events and the continued rise in Covid-19 it is in the best interest to cancel the Student Retreat. Please continue to practice social distance, avoid touching your face, and wear a mask, especially if you are sick! 

God bless, Cory Jones

 

 

YOUNG AT HEART

 

What a year 2020 has been! Even though it's been a hard, frightening year in terms of the pandemic and political unrest, we have made it to December, a month of promise and hope! Many have felt little joy this year and have found it hard to rejoice about anything, but this month we can celebrate the birth of our King and have hope for a brighter future  because of His birth! Thank you, Jesus, for being our Savior, Protector, and Healer!!!!!

   Many of our seniors have not been out and about since the pandemic started in March, but I want to say that they are still serving and praying! Before this pandemic happened, we were an active group, serving our community and helping mission projects. That has not changed! Throughout this time many have continued to donate to our Food Pantry Ministry, our Shoebox Children's Ministry, the Mango House, mission offerings, and our local Christmas Angel project. We continue to minister to others through phone calls, cards, and texts - this keeps us connected!

   Even though we have not been able to physically meet, I encourage each of you to continue to support your church and her ministries.  By doing this, we continue to serve which is one of the greatest joys of all!

   Merry Christmas!  Love you all! Reva

 




January 2021 - Upcoming Church Events

1 - New Year’s Day - Office Closed

3 - Bible Drills Begin

17 - Sanctity of Human Life Sunday

31 - 5th Sunday Singing - 5 PM



 

**Updated Church Service Times**

Sunday

10 AM - Morning Worship Service




 

January Food Pantry Need 

Peanut Butter and Jelly

All non-perishable foods are needed.



Operation Christmas Child - Shoebox Ministry

Thanks for a great 2020 for our Shoebox ministry, we had 318 Shoeboxes!! 

Now is the time to start on our 2021 Shoebox collecting!

We will begin collecting items for 

our Shoebox packing party.  

January items needed:

Soap and Washcloths

 


We kick off Bible Drills in January!!

Bible Buddies - Grades 1 - 3

Children’s - Grades 3 - 6

Youth - Grades 6 - 12

Speaker’s Tournament - Grades 10-12

If you would like to participate please 

see Ms. Matty Jo for the literature.



Sunday, January 17

Pick up a baby bottle, fill it with change, and return it by Sunday, February 21.


Ark Trip - June 5 - 11, 2021

Children’s expenses (food, tickets, room) will be covered. Parents will be responsible for their expenses (food, tickets, room). 

We will be glad to book your rooms and order tickets for you to get the discounts, but the deposit must be made when we book rooms and tickets.  Balance will be due May 5th.  The deadline for sign-up is 

February 14th.  See Mary Kennedy for more information.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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