God is not unjust;

he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.

~ Hebrews 6:10 (NIV) ~



Bro. Darryl and “Miss” Laurie have a grandson! 

Joseph Wayne Hutto was born at 5:59 PM Wednesday.  He weighed 6 lb. 9.5 oz. and was 19  3/4 in. long.  Parents are Joe and Ashley Hutto.  Joseph is welcomed home by two big sisters.  Both mother and baby are doing well.



Read the Bible

  • 1 Kings 1-2
  • Job 4
  • Acts 26



Bible Study

  • 10 A.M. at FBC, Kentwood
  • Romans 9
  • Bring your Bible.



Louisiana Baptist Message –



Baptist Press –



Need to find a Sunday School class?  Contact the church office of FBC at 229-8111



Need to sign up children for VBS?  Contact the church office of FBC at ww9-8111



Third Thursday at the Cabin – Hopefully next month!




The more you give of yourself, the more you will be blessed!

Anna Lee




“Trust me in your times of trouble,

and I will rescue you,

and you will give me glory.”

~Psalm 50:15 NLT~




Demi Jane Drago has arrived.  She weighed 7 lbs. 6 oz. and was 21 inches long .  Shaw Marie Drago is the older sister.  Joey and Meghan Sharkey Drago are the blessed parents to these two daughters who are certainly gifts from God.



Linda Hornsby-Craddock is hospitalized in Brookhaven with a appendix issue.  Doctors are working to clear up infection so surgery can be done.  Pray for all to go well during this process.



George Bales’ surgery went well.  He is home recovering nicely.




Philip “Steve” Steven McMichael

April 24, 1982 – May 13, 2018
Steve, age 36, passed away on Sunday, May 13, 2018. He was a proud native of Hillsdale, LA and a resident of Amite, LA, who was passionate about being a Heavy Equipment Operator. Steve was a member of many Jeep Clubs and Cummins Clubs. Steve had a passion for anything that ran on diesel; whether it was his four wheel drives or heavy equipment, spending quality time with his wife cooking crawfish or anything outside was where he was often found. He had a love for the outdoors and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Steve’s true love was his family and always put them first in everything he did. He would help anyone in need, always shared his huge heart with anyone around and was never seen without his beautiful smile, he never left without a big hug and always said he loved you before leaving. Steve was an incredible husband and father, loving brother and son, and remarkable person who will be deeply missed.
He is survived by his loving wife of 5 ½ years, “My Jenny” McMichael; son, Timothy Alan Humphries McMichael; daughter, Taylor Ann Humphries McMichael; parents, Philip Owens McMichael and Rhonda Harper McMichael; siblings, Rhonda “Michelle” McMichael Honeycutt and husband Jonathan, Matthew “Dewey” Owens McMichael, Aaron Ray McMichael, Joshua Caleb McMichael and wife Haley. He is also survived by his niece, Avery Ann Bellaci; godchild, Alexis Bromell; new puppy, Diesel; and many close friends and extended family.
Steve is preceded in death by his grandparents; and best friend and dog, Tank.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Brandon G. Thompson Funeral Home to assist the family with funeral expenses.
Service Times and information are being developed by the family at this time. Please check back soon.



Read the Bible

  • 2 Sam. 23-24
  • Ps. 63
  • Acts 25



Friday Morning Bible Study

  • Romans 9
  • 10 A.M.
  • Fellowship Hall of FBC, Kentwood
  • You have an open-invitation to join us.



Baptist Press –



Baptist Message –



Vacation Bible School at FBC, Kentwood

  • “Shipwrecked – Rescued by Jesus”
  • June 4-8
  • 8:30-11:30 A.M.
  • Ages – Pre-K through 5th grade
  • Kickoff – June 3rd at 5 P.M.
    • Water slides
    • Food
    • Fun
  • Preregistration
    • Sunday morning at church
    • Shirts available at church office
    • Need more information? – Call 229-8111



God has plans for you to be on-mission today!

Anna Lee












“Be still in the presence of the Lord,

and wait patiently for him to act.” 

~Psalm 37:7 NLT~



David and I just watched the homecoming of the hostages who were held in North Korea.  What great homecomings they will have during the next few days and weeks!



A missionary had a homecoming too.  She arrived in heaven.

‘Return to sender’: Casket proclaims life journey

by Diana Chandler, posted Wednesday, May 09, 2018 (11 hours ago)
Tags: Heaven

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (BP) — Retired Southern Baptist missionary Patricia Stooksbury wanted everyone to know her life’s journey. She had it printed plainly on her pine shipping-crate-modeled casket.

“Return to Sender.” “To: Heaven thru Jesus Christ.” “This end up.” “Fragile.”

John Green, pastor of Wallace Memorial Baptist Church in Knoxville, Tenn., described the casket as unique and unlike anything he’d ever seen.

“I was so impressed because it was such an interesting way to share about her faith,” Green told Baptist Press today (May 9). “Everyone recognizes a shipping crate is sending you to another destination. That’s the story she was telling, even in her death — the story she was telling all throughout her life, which is that through faith in Christ we can have another home where we’ll spend eternity.”

Stooksbury, of Powell, Tenn., returned to her eternal home April 29 at age 70. Her journey was recounted and celebrated May 3 at Wallace Memorial Baptist Church, named in 1953 for William Wallace, a medical missionary to China for 17 years until his death at the hands of the communists in 1951.

At her funeral, the custom-built casket was front and center. By then, many friends and family members had signed the casket with well wishes.

“God speed.” “See you on the other side.” “Thank God for missionaries.”

The International Mission Board commissioned Stooksbury for the mission field in 1976. She spent more than 36 years spreading the Gospel, first as a Journeyman in Ecuador, then as a missionary to Costa Rica and Bolivia. She took medical leave in 2010, returning to the U.S. with pulmonary hypertension and stage 3 kidney failure.

She commissioned her casket in 2014 from Stevens Mortuary in Knoxville, the Knoxville News Sentinel wrote at the time.

“I think it’s appropriate for the occasion,” the News Sentinel quoted her as saying. “I want those at my funeral to notice my witness. I am going back to God, so I had them put ‘return to sender’ on top.

“On the sides, in English and Spanish, it says ‘To Heaven [thru] Jesus Christ,’ because it is because of Him and what He did that I can get there.”

Friends who spoke at her funeral, including her Knoxville pastor Mark Sasser, said she relished heaven.

“Here’s what I learned about Pat over the years that I’ve known her — she was ready to go,” said Sasser, pastor of Callahan Baptist Church. “She was ready to go. She had made her preparation.”

Stooksbury accepted her call to missions while a teenage member of Wallace Memorial Baptist, under the tutelage of former and longtime pastor Jim McCluskey. She joined Callahan Baptist after retiring from the mission field.

Retired Southern Baptist missionaries Carter and Charlotte Davis, longtime friends of Stooksbury, also noted her eagerness for heaven.

“Why isn’t the Lord calling me home?” she asked Carter Davis two months before her death, Davis said at the funeral. Davis didn’t know what to tell her, he said, other than God still had use for her on earth.

Bringing greetings from IMB to her survivors, Davis read from Ecclesiastes 7:1.

“A good name is better than fine perfume, and the day of death better than the day of birth (NIV),” Davis said. “That’s the way Patricia viewed death, something to behold and celebrate. Patricia, we love you and we miss you. We return you to sender.”



We may not have a homecoming to our country like the hostages did, but we can all have a sweet homecoming like Patricia Stooksbury!


Read the Bible 

  • 2 Samuel 11-12
  • Ps. 60
  • Acts 19



Let’s all get prepared for a heavenly homecoming!

Anna Lee


If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to deliver us from it, and he will deliver us from Your Majesty’s hand. 

But even if he does not, we want you to know, Your Majesty, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up.”

Daniel 3:17-18

I love to read about Daniel.  He had such high standards as he served God.



Mrs. Bessie Hayden got her portable oxygen yesterday and called to say she will be at Bible study this morning.  How many other places could she have chosen to to go today, but the desire of her heart is to be at church studying God’s Word.  We’ll be glad to have her back.



Pray for Debi Bales as she has  tests today at Cypress Point.  Pray for medical answers.



M-JAM is tomorrow.  Pray for the hundreds of hearts to be open to God’s word and the message of telling others about Jesus.


Read the Bible

  • 2 Sam. 1-2
  • Eccl. 11:6-10
  • Acts 14



Baptist Press



Baptist Message



Operation Christmas Child 

  • Do you like to paint, draw, crochet, sew, cut with scissors, laminate, etc.?  You will be able to make some items for OCC shoeboxes!
  • Do you shop?  Keep your eyes open for items children need or would enjoy (spoons, small bowls, flashlights, hair ornaments, solar calculators, highlighters, small puzzles and games, hairbrushes, glue sticks, t-shirts. scissors, fishing needs, aprons, small cars and trucks, small dolls, balls, small battery operated clocks, etc.)


  • If you received a shoe box two weeks ago, please see me for a label for your box.



How are you going to help someone know about Jesus this weekend?  One way is to bring them to church and let the Sunday School teacher and the pastor do the “teaching” for you!

Anna Lee











Be joyful in hope,

patient in affliction,

faithful in prayer.

~Romans 12:12 (NIV)~

National Day of Prayer




Read the Bible

  • ! Sam. 28-29
  • Ps. 553
  • Acts 14



Tomorrow’s Bible Study 

  • Romans 7
  • 10 A.M. in Fellowship Hall of FBC
  • Anyone who wants/loves to study the Bible



Baptist Press –



Ten people are lined up to attend M-JAM in Alexandria.  Say prayers the event will be meaningful to all the children and adults who will be there.  May each person’s heart for missions be encouraged.

Anna Lee









David also said to Solomon his son, “Be strong and courageous, and do the work.

Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the LORD God, my God, is with you.

He will not fail you or forsake you until all the work for the service of the temple of the LORD is finished.

~1 Chronicles 28:20~


Two ladies who are now home:

  • Mrs. Jeanette McGehee is home and able to get around a little.
  • Lisa Cutrer had her appendix removed Thursday night and is already home.

The last information I had, Alice Faye Lee was still hospitalized.

Keep praying for all three ladies.



Read the Bible 

  • Ruth 3-4
  • Psalm 48
  • Acts 3


Louisiana Baptist Message – http://www.baptistmessage,com






Those who will be attending the Children in Action trip to M-JAM need to get their permission slips and money in tomorrow.  Final reservations will be made Monday.



Thank-you for praying today.

Anna Lee


 “Come now, let us settle the matter,” says the LORD.

“Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow;

though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.

~Isaiah 1:18~


Mrs. Jeanette McGehee is in North Oaks with a fractured neck.  Thank God it was not broken.  Keep “Miss” Jeanette and Mr. Ed in your prayers.



Mr. Elwood Courtney of Holden had bladder surgery for cancer.  The doctor removed a tumor the size of a softball.  Mr. Elwood is doing well.  He is 99.  This is his 3rd round with bladder cancer.  Please pray his recovery continues to go well.




Shirley Foster

January 27, 1935 – April 16, 2018
A resident of Kentwood passed away on Monday, April 16, 2018 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond. She was born January 27, 1935 in Wheeler, MS and was 83 years of age. She is survived by son, Larry Leon Foster, Kentwood; 2 daughters, Mary Lynn Jordan and husband, Ted, and Sue Ann Huber and husband, Robert, both of Kentwood; sister, Peggy Gilley, Tupelo, MS;10 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband, Robert Marvin Foster; parents, Leon Percy Brewer and Lillian Beatrice Cox Brewer; brother, Gerald Leon Brewer; 2 sisters, Jimmy Sue Haile and Mary Nell McCreary. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 11 a.m. until religious services at 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 19, 2018. Services conducted by Rev. Ernest Graham. Interment Woodland Cemetery, Kentwood. For an online guestbook, visit



Jerrye Kay Rawls

December 17, 1938 – April 15, 2018

Mrs. Jerrye Kay Hendry Rawls, 79 of Magnolia, MS passed away Sunday April 15, 2018 at McComb Nursing and Rehab.

Visitation will be Wednesday April 18, 2018  at Hartman Jones Funeral Home 1801 Delaware Ave. McComb, MS from 9:00 AM until services at 11:00 AM. Burial will follow in the Simmons Family Cemetery in Magnolia.  Dr. Dave Hartson will officiate.

Mrs. Rawls was born December 17, 1938 in Amite, LA to the late Louis Hendry and was Maybelle Davis Hendry.

Jerrye Kay was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.  She loved God and her family dearly.  She was a long time member of Bala Chitto Baptist Church of Magnolia.  She had a great sense of humor and loved a good prank.  She loved to have a house full of company with a meal on the table.  She was not afraid of anything and was always up for a challenge.  She fought for the rights of the underdog and was the first one to give to someone in need.  If anyone needed a bed for the night or months she never   turned anyone away.   She loved crafting, mining, gardening, and fishing. She was a very skilled marksman.  She taught her family the importance of family, hard work, and ensured her children were raised with strong Christian values.

She was preceded in death by her parents Louis and Maybelle Hendry; two brothers Beau and Bennett Hendry.

Survivors include her husband of 59 years Mr. Willie Rawls of Magnolia; one son David Rawls and his wife Jennifer of McComb; two daughters Tonya Perniciaro and her husband Andy of Diamondhead, MS; Jackie Davis and her husband Chuck of Phoenix, AZ;  seven grandchildren Brooke Barton and her husband Dr. William Barton of Tuscaloosa, AL; Brandi Lockley and her husband Geoffrey Lockley of Oak Grove, MS; Josh Rawls and his fiancé Meghan Fadden of Mandeville, LA; Lauren Perniciaro, Logan Perniciaro, Quintin Davis and Peyton Davis; three great grandchildren William and Beau Barton and Elin Lockley; two brothers Gary Hendry and his wife Linda of Amite, LA; Shirley Littel and his wife Debbie of Amite, LA; two sisters Terrye Rhame and her husband Jerry of LaPorte, TX; Leslie Cleveland and her husband Arthur of Springfield, LA; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.



Mr. John Alan Blackwell – No obituary yet!




Read the Bible

  • Judges 16-18
  • Eeccl. 8:1-9
  • John 21



Baptist Press



Please be in prayer for the many hurting families in our community.

Anna Lee