But love your enemies,

do good to them,

and lend to them without expecting to get anything back.

Then your reward will be great,

and you will be children of the Most High,

because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked.

~Luke 6:35~

William Gill, Jr.

January 13, 1957 – September 10, 2021

A resident of Kentwood, LA, passed away on Friday, September 10, 2021 at his home in Kentwood, LA. He was born January 13, 1957 in McComb, MS and was 64 years of age. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Katherine Moore Gill; son, Mathew Gill; daughter, Kristine Crawford and Kane; grandchildren, Zane Estess, Alayana Crawford, Connor Crawford, Claire Crawford, Olivia Jones, Kane Janes and Misti Jones. Preceded in death by parents, William Gill, Sr. and Linda Gill; daughter, Manessa Ann Gill. A Memorial Service will be held from 3:00PM until 6:00PM on Friday, October 1, 2021 at Osyka Baptist Church, Osyka, MS. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit

Read the Bible Chronologically in 2021

October 1st Readings
JOHN 5:1-47
MARK 2:23-28
MATTHEW 12:1-8
LUKE 6:1-5
MARK 3:1-6
MATTHEW 12:9-14
LUKE 6:6-11
MATTHEW 12:15-21

Baptist Press

Read about how God cares for us despite our sine and the 36 new missionaries appointed Wednesday night.

Louisiana Baptist Message

Look to the right to find Hurricane Ida photos, stories, and relief efforts.

Today’s prayer focus

Today, let’s pray for younger and middle age adults who do not have Jesus in their hearts. Frequently, they do not raise their children to attend church and learn about Jesus. This breaks my heart. Please pray for them and their children.

Operation Christmas Child

October and the first weeks of November are especially busy getting all the shoeboxes packed, collecting the shoeboxes for our area , and getting everything turned in to the next location before they make their way to Dallas and then on to children all around the world. It is not too late to volunteer to help.

Anna Lee