Central Baptist Church
Thursday, November 15, 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
October 1, 2018

Colossians 1:18 - "And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence."

As we stand on the brink of our Fall Revival, I wonder if Christ has the preeminent place in my heart as He should?  Does He have the preeminent place in your heart?

Am I satisfied with where I am in my walk with Christ?  Are you satisfied with where you are with your walk with Christ?

Revival is an intentional time when the Child of God does a self-evaluation under the light and leadership of the Holy Spirit.  Then as the Holy Spirit reveals to us those areas of our life where we confess and repent and come back to the will of God.

Let me encourage each of us to spend much time in prayer this week asking God to reveal any area of our lives that are not as they should be and then allow the Holy Spirit to do His work in our lives.

I look forward to seeing you and your family in the services each night.  Come and receive a blessing!


Eternity involves only two kinds of people, 1. Saved (God’s people), 2. Unsaved (Satan’s people).  The only two, some say they are neither, but that is not possible. God set this up and there is no other kind, only these two.  It is usually easy to tell them apart, but only if we (God’s) people dedicate ourselves to show the world that we are who we claim to be.  We know what is right, we know what is wrong. We should work to always be an example of what a Christian is. God says that we should be peculiar people, meaning that we don’t participate in the sins of this world.  We must be different in all phases of our life. Let’s make it easy for the world to know that we are really God’s people. Let’s bring Him glory. The reward is worth it over and over.

                                                            Bro. Danny


“This God—his way is perfect; the word of the Lord proves true; he is a shield for all those who take refuge in him.” Psalms 18:30 ESV

What do we do when we face hardships? What do we do when trials arise in our lives? I don’t know about you but very often when problems come in my life I do my very best to solve those problems by my own strength. I try to overcome adversity and face life head on by my own power. Very rarely does this ever work. Usually I fall into a sense of despair as my problems get bigger because I’m weak. I can’t possibly overcome these trials because I’m trying to do it on my own. God is there ready and waiting to step in and take the weight off of my shoulders; all I have to do is ask. He is my place of refuge; he can and does overcome these problems in my life—if I just put my full trust in Him.

How do you face adversity? Do you try to carry the burden on your own? Or do you put your trust in Jesus and let Him carry you through?                      Bro. Hunter



It seems that I’ve always had a weakness with not being able to forgive someone who has offended me during life, and as I watch and hear about people being so offended for so many reasons in today’s world, I wonder, what can help me learn to forgive?  Clearly, forgiveness is a key concept in scripture. God is the only one who can forgive sin, at least to the point of freeing one from the penalty of sin. However, God does encourage us to forgive one another. One of the disciples asked how many times one should forgive another. To which Jesus replied 7 times 70, in order to make the point that there should be no end to forgiveness. It’s my observance that those who understand the extent to which God went to forgive us, are usually those with forgiving hearts. On the other hand, those without an understanding of the depths from which they've been forgiven can easily neglect or refuse to forgive others. The bottom line is that folks who do not forgive others are probably not in a position to be gaining forgiveness. Forgiveness is the remedy by which we can regain closeness. Do we "have to forgive?" I don't know, but I believe that a person who refuses to forgive will surely have severe dealings with God. If you have suffered from this or other life problems, please join us in Sunday School. God always has the answers.                                             Bro. Tommy Johnson


Even though we did not meet in September, due to predicted bad weather, many of our Young at Heart members attended the Associational Choir Festival at the Lee Conference Center. Bro. Danny, Tara, and Bro. Jesse provided the music and two choirs sang selections for the audience. What a wonderful time of fun, fellowship, and praise! A delicious meal was enjoyed by all who attended.

  I want to encourage each one of you to attend our October 2nd meeting. Some of us are out of the habit of attending, but we have a fantastic program lined up. Our guest speaker will be Sheriff David Allison, so bring your favorite dishes and join us for an informative update about our County.

Senior Spotlight!
This month features two of my favorite members, Danny and Cheryl Johnson! Bro. Danny was born on January 19 and his favorite color is blue. He is a retired Funeral Director and has also worked at the US Post Office. Many of us know Bro Danny as our Minister of Music; he has led music and been involved with music for many years. His hobbies include working on old cars, trucks, and tractors, When asked something interesting about himself, he said he loved old people!!!! :)   Mrs. Cheryl was born July 4 and her favorite colors are green or purple. Besides being the Mother of 4 children, she continues to work at Picayune Funeral Home where she has been for many years. Her hobbies include gardening and watching Criminal Case. Something interesting is she has been married to Danny for 60 years, has 6 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren! That's awesome!

  I look forward to our time together and encourage each of you to be active and involved for the Lord - you will never regret it!

Love You, Reva


October 2018

Upcoming Church Events

September 30 – October 3 – Revival

 2 – Young at Heart Luncheon

 6 – Nelon Baby Shower – 4 PM

 7 – Deacon Meeting – 3 PM

 7 – Church Council Meeting – 4 PM

 8 – Assoc. Fall Meeting – 6:30 PM - Roseland Park B.C.

17 – Quarterly Business Mtg.

18 – Adult Fishing Day – 6:30 AM - Assoc. Lake

20 – Praise in the Park, Lucedale

28 – Church Picnic/Cake Auction

31 – Fall Fest/Trunk or Treat


Wednesday, October 31

5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

We will have a costume contest (nothing scary),

trunk or treat contest, treat walk, face painting

and other activities to participate in.

October Food Pantry Need

Spaghetti Sauce & Canned Chicken


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

Sunday, October 28 at 5 PM

Hot Dogs, Chili, Chips, Dessert

Chili Cook-Off

Youth Fundraiser Cake Auction

These will be homemade cakes, pies, etc.

Bring your lawn chair and join us for a time of

food, fun, fellowship and

go home with some delicious desserts!!

FALL REVIVAL Sept 30 – Oct 3

Guest Evangelist:  Bro. Clark Stewart

Guest Music Evangelist:  Bro. Ray Walker

Sunday Services

10 AM – Sunday School

11 AM – Worship Service

Followed by “Dinner on the Grounds”

6 PM – Worship Service

Monday – Wednesday

7 PM Service


Children’s & Youth Night - 5:30 PM

Saturday, October 20

Lucedale, MS

Headliner: Zach Williams

Tuesday, October 2

At Noon

 Time to start filling those shoeboxes again!!
***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


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