For the wages of sin is death,

but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

~Romans 6: 23 NIV~

Check the FBC website for information about VBS which will begin in one week. You can register online or at the church office this week.

Rev. Michael Townsend of Pine Ridge and Tangipahoa Methodist churches lost his mother, Charlie Diane Phillips, Townsend, this week.

Lawrence “Pap” Richard Russell

October 22, 1939 – May 21, 2022

A resident of Independence, LA, passed away on Saturday, May 21, 2022 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born October 22, 1939 in Independence, LA and was 82 years of age. Pap was a member of the Tangipahoa Parish Home Builders Association. He is survived by his wife, Camille Phillips Russell; 1 daughter, Wanda Russell Breen (Jimmy); 2 sons, Rodney Russell (Margaret) and Larry Wade Russell (Theresa); 2 step-sons, Brandon Hammons (Tanya) and Hagen Hammons; 2 sisters, Dorothy Hulsey Mitic and Mary Jean Coates; 1 brother, Norwood Russell; 7 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents, Aaron Russell and Annie Lucille Russell; granddaughter, Jenifer Wade Russell. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 9:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM on Monday, May 23, 2022. Services conducted by Rev. David Cutrer. Interment Bankston Cemetery, Independence, LA. Pallbearers will be Jimmy Breen, Jeremy Russell, Kelley Neal, Brandon Hammons, Hagen Hammons, and Brandon Rayburn. Honorary pallbearer will be Johnny Rayburn. The family would like to invite guests to a meal at Mount Calvary Baptist Church, 202 Hwy 43, Independence, LA. For an online guestbook, visit


May 23 – Hosea 6:: 1-2

Check your prayer list and pray today.

Anna Lee Alford