BROTHER BOYCE GRISHAM KNEE SURGERY 4-03-2018:
Brother Boyce Grisham is now scheduled to have complete knee replacement surgery on April 3, 2018 and we pray everything will go well and he will have a complete recovery.
SISTER DEANNA WISE TO HAVE SURGERY 2-27-2018:
Sister Deanna Wise is scheduled to have surgery on the vertebra in her neck on February 27, 2018 in a medical facility in Marion, Arkansas. She is taking some muscle relaxers prior to the surgery and it has had some side effects but it helps the pain in her neck. Pray for a safe and effective surgery and it will alleviate the pain she has had for quite some time in her neck.
ORDINATION OF BROTHER JEREMY WISE, JANUARY 14, 2018:
Bethany was blessed with a large congregation to share the occasion of the ordination of Brother Jeremy Wise to the work of the ministry on Sunday January 14, 2018 in spite of the wintry weather. There were 27 ordained ministers and deacons who sat in the presbytery to perform the official work of the ordination. Brother Larry Wise was chosen as moderator of the presbytery and Brother David Wise as clerk to record all the proceedings. Brother Jerry Wise was chosen to question Bro. Jeremy on the articles of faith of Bethany church and his agreement with them and promise to stand by these articles in his ministry to which he agreed on all 13 articles read to him by Jerry Wise and Brother Larry Wise was chosen to deliver the charge as to responsibilities of the ministry. Brother Steve Weaver was chosen to pray the ordination prayer accompanied by the laying on of hands by the members of the presbytery. After the ordination prayer, Bro. Jeremy and his wife, Hillery were asked to sit in from of the pulpit as Brother Larry Wise delivered the charge focusing on the calling to the ministry and responsibilities as a servant of the Lord, a steward of the mysteries of God, a soldier in the army of God, and a student of the word of God. Brief charge also given to his faithful wife Hillery and to the church, Antioch to which he has been called as Pastor.
Brother Jeremy and Sister Hillery were given the right hand of fellowship and best wishes by every one in attendance at the conclusion of service and bidden God speed as they go forward.
TONY LANGLEY BAPTIZED 01-07-2018 AS NEWEST MEMBER:
Brother Tony Langley was baptized at the conclusion of services on January 7, 2018. He had joined on Christmas Eve of 2017. We welcome him and pray god will bless him as he goes forward. Brother Langley is the son of Sister Sandra Wiesner.
Brother Larry Wise and Brother Tony Langley after the baptism
NEW MEMBER OF BETHANY TO BE BAPTIZED:
Bethany was blessed in Christmas Eve services Sunday December 24 with a new member. At the conclusion of services Brother Tony Langley came forward desiring to join the church, declaring his love for the Lord and belief in the doctrine of the church along with his admission of past mistakes but also ready to start a new course in his life. He was graciously received and will be baptize, Lord willing, on first Sunday in January, 2018 which will be Sunday morning January 7, 2018 after regular services. Brother Langley is the son of Sister Sandra Wiesner.
ORDINATION OF BROTHER JEREMY WISE:
Bethany Primitive Baptist Church has called for the ordination of Brother Jeremy Wise to the full work of the gospel ministry. His ordination is scheduled for Sunday afternoon January 14, 2018 beginning at 2:30 p.m. He has been called as pastor of Antioch Primitive Baptist Church in Oxford, MS and he has accepted the call. We pray the Lord will bless him in his new field of service to the Lord.