“[The Lord] is being patient for your sake.

He does not want anyone to be destroyed,

but wants everyone to repent.”

~2 Peter 3:9 (NLT)~




First Baptist Church, Kentwood

  • Prayer meeting will be at 6 P.M.  You may attend in person, wearing a mask, or watch online at 6 P.M. on Facebook or YouTube.
  • Revival services begin tomorrow night at 6 P.M. You may attend in person or online. Please be in prayer for people to be receptive to what God has in store for us.




Read the Bible in 2020 – August 26

  • Job 20:1-22:30
  • 2 Corinthians 1:1-11
  • Psalm 40:11-17
  • Proverbs 22:2-4



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We are thankful Hurricane Laura missed our area for the most part, but realize other people will be greatly influenced by the weather in the next few days.  Pray for safety for the people.  Also, pray for individual preparations and wise decision making.




The Covid-19 virus has impacted people in various ways.  A number of people are trying to work long-delayed surgeries in at area hospitals  Pray all will be done in God’s perfect timing.




Pray for those who are pretty-well homebound because of the virus.  It’s been almost six months for us.  Withdrawal from the normal activities of our lives causes major changes.  We have two people here, but pray especially hard for individuals who are alone.  Days can be long between mail, phone calls ,and visits.




Please pray for all the area students up through college age who are beginning another year of school.  Pray for good health and wise choices for each person.  Pray for teachers who are facing job changes or retirement due to Covid-19.




Dallas Kirk Russell

March 17, 1935 – August 22, 2020

A resident of Russelltown, LA, passed away on Saturday, August 22, 2020 at his home. He was born March 17, 1935 in Russelltown, LA and was 85 years of age. He is survived by wife, Mary Louise Ricks Russell; son, Stanley Barton Russell; brothers, Morris Russell and Conley Russell; grandchild, Colby Barton Russell. Preceded in death by father, Olaf Shelby Russell; mother, Edith Lillian Spring; sisters, Ontie Gredesky, Iris Bell, Mary Lyle Ellzey, Clariece Toney and JoAnn Russell. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 5:00PM until 9:00PM on Thursday and from 10:00AM until religious services at 2:00PM on Friday, August 28, 2020. Services conducted by Bro. Randall Carmadelle. Interment Russelltown Cemetery, Roseland, LA. For an online guestbook, visit




Samuel Paul Boudreaux, Jr.

August 06, 1942 – August 24, 2020

Samuel Paul Boudreaux, Jr., a resident of Greensburg, LA, passed away on Monday, August 24, 2020. He is survived by his wife, Linda Carlota Collins Boudreaux; his children, Ronald Damian and Joy Lynn Boudreaux Moore, Kay Jeanine Boudreaux, and Thomas Scot and Tracy Lane Boudreaux Johnson; also survived by Linda’s son, Ronald Lyle Johnson and the Schwartz Family; grandchildren, Davin Paul Boudreaux, Joseph Scot and Rachel Johnson, Leigha Rae Watson, Joe and Rebecca Hope Easley, Ian Eldridge McKinney and Carrissa Cortez, Dustin James Watson, Thomas Lane Johnson, Jacob O’Bryan and Brittany Moore, Carlota Lynn Johnson, Ian Michael Johnson, Anabelle Johnson, and 11 great-grandchildren; sister, Ethel Fitzgerald and family; brother, Hubert “Bubby” Tycer and the Tycer family; sisters, Mamie Reese and Mauricette Gilpin. He is preceded in death by his grandson, Jonathan Paul Boudreaux “Jonboy” Moore; brothers, James O. Tycer and his wife, Robelia, Tommy Lane Buckley, and Bobby; a sister, Hazel; brothers-in-law, James “Jimmy” Schwartz and Dr. Joel Fitzgerald; and Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Tycer. Paul wanted his family and loved them unconditionally. He enjoyed his garden, cooking Sunday dinner, fishing, hunting, and social gatherings including cards, music, dancing, friends, and his family. He was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather, and will be deeply missed by all who knew him. We invite you to join us Saturday morning, August 29th to remember Paul’s life at his home with his family. Service will be at 10:00AM with food and fellowship following at 11:00AM.



Keep your chin up and God in your heart.  Focus on being a blessing to others.

Anna Lee


Glory in his holy name;

let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice.

~1 Chronicles 16:10~




George Schwebel, formerly of Amite, passed away this week.  A memorial time was celebrated last night at a lake near where he lived.




Read the Bible in 2020 – August 24
  • Job 12:1-15:35
  • 1 Corinthians 15:29-58
  • Psalm 39:1-13
  • Proverbs 21:30-31




This is a big week in Louisiana – Covid-19, Margo, and Laura

Let’s start over:

This is a big week in Louisiana – Church yesterday, revival at the end of the week, opportunities to help others, time to stay at home with family, etc

Bro. Darryl and his son, Phillip, ended church yesterday morning with “The Anchor Holds”,

The Story Behind – “The Anchor Holds” written and performed by Lawrence Chewning

This is the service from FBC, Kentwood, LA yesterday morning.  I hope you choose to watch the whole service.  If not, choose to listen to Bro. Darry and Phillip Miller sing “The Anchor Holds” at the end of the service.  You’ll be blessed and more prepared for the week.




Stay safe from the virus, the hurricanes, and all the other things that try to overwhelm us.  Remember your faith and hold tight to the “Anchor”.

Anna Lee


“O Lord, you are a great and awesome God!

You always fulfill your covenant

and keep your promises of unfailing love

to those who love you and obey your commands.”

~Daniel 9:4 (NLT)~




Read the Bible in 2020 – August 23

  • Job 8:1-11:20
  • 1 Corinthians 15:1-28
  • Psalm 38:1-22
  • Proverbs 21:28-29



Beware of the Covid-19 virus and the two storms, Laura and Marco, that appear to be headed our way.  Take proper precautions for both.  Pray for Louisiana Baptist Disaster Relief workers who may be called upon to show God’s love to people in their difficult times.




If you are unable to attend church or just need to stay home for now, most of the local churches and many others, offer online church services .  What a blessing that is!  Say special prayers for both of these problems and for those who might be affected by them this week.




Remember the phrase. “Hunker down”?  That is what me may need to do.  Be prepared.

Anna Lee






In the same way, faith by itself,

if it is not accompanied by action,

is dead.

~James 2:17~




FBC, Kentwood

Attention FBC Kentwood church attendees – Our Deacon Council met and after prayerful thought and consideration has made the decision to re-open for Worship Services only starting this Sunday morning the 23rd. At this time we will require everyone attending in person to wear a mask during the service.
Our Council will be monitoring the Covid situation within our community and will make adjustments in the future as needed. Thank you in advance for understanding.




Spring Creek Baptist Church

Church Family,
We WILL have services this Sunday!
Sunday School: 9:15am
Am Service: 10:15am
Discipleship Training: 5:00pm
Pm Service: 6:00pm

Please be considerate of others, if you are sick or not feeling well please watch our services on Facebook Live and join us again when you’re feeling better.
-Let us know how we can pray for you!

Masks are encouraged if you feel comfortable wearing them.

Please help us get the word out to our members who may not have social media.

God bless you!





Read the Bible in 2020 – August 22

  • Job 4:1-7:21
  • 1 Corinthians 14:18-40
  • Psalm 37:30-40
  • Proverbs 21:27



From Samaritan’s Purse

Is there any group planning a prayer march for our area?
Please be in prayer as two hurricanes could possibly hit our area in a few days.  Include the people of our area in your prayers.  Take some steps today to prepare, just in case.  Check on others who might need some assistance in storm preparations.
I read that sandbags can be filled at area fire stations.  Flooding is not usually a problem in the Kentwood area, but there are many homes within a short distance of Kentwood that could face flooding.
What could you do to help them?  This is a good mission project for groups from area churches.
Anna Lee


When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said,

“I am the light of the world.

Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness,

but will have the light of life.”



Read the Bible in 2020 – August 21

  • 1 Job 1:1-3:26
  • 1 Corinthians 14:1-17
  • Psalm 37:12-29
  • Proverbs 21:25-26



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Don’t just read and move on.  Take your time to answer each question.

What are you thankful for today ________________?  

    • In the world?
    • In your country?
    • In your state?
    • In your parish?
    • In your community?
    • In your neighborhood?
    • In your house?
    • In the room you are in now?
    • In your church?
    • In your family?
    • In your household?
    • In your heart?

What are you willing to change?




Continue to pray for:

  • Those who do not personally know Jesus
  • Families not in harmony
  • Family members with communication issues
  • Families with sickness in their midst
  • Families with financial issues
  • Adults, youth, and children in schools
  • Workers and patients in hospitals and nursing homes
  • Churches, leadership, members, activities
  • Workers and shoppers in stores, businesses
  • Etc.



Spend some time in prayer.

Anna Lee












To the one who is victorious,

I will give the right to sit with me on my throne,

just as I was victorious

and sat down with my Father on his throne.



Yesterday, we spoke with a former student who almost died with Covid-19.  What a horror story it was!  Thankfully, due to her knowledge. age, and previous good health she survived.   Please be careful.




David has seen two specialists this week.  Each of them gave him a very good update.  David also received Procrit and iron, his first, this week.  Thank-you to all who have, and who continue, to pray for him.  God has blessed us greatly.




Read the Bible in 2020 – August 20

  • Esther 8:1-10:3
  • 1 Corinthians 12:27-13:13
  • Psalm 37:1-11
  • Proverbs 21:23-24




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Fall Food Round-Up for the Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home

The truck will be at FBC, Kentwood on September 21.  Be sure to have your donations at church before that date.  Check with the office to learn of the items most needed at the children’s home.




Operation Christmas Child is still collecting and will begin packing soon.  I’m not sure if we will have our usual packing party due to Covid-19.  I’ll update you when that decision is made.  We will pack and ship shoeboxes this year.  We will also be serving as a collection site again this year.  Remember, there are children who have never had a “shoebox” filled with gifts and an introduction to Jesus.  Let’s be instrumental in being the “missionaries” who help them learn about Jesus.




Thanks for your prayers for all those mentioned here and for those who are not mentioned by name, but who are “Standing in the Need of Prayer”.  Here is a different arrangement, featuring focusing on children.  I think you will appreciate it.


Anna Lee







For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed—a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: “The righteous will live by faith.”

~Romans 1:17~




Bryan Tate’s FB Update:

On this date two years ago Dale and Brandon left here with Bryan around 9:00 pm headed to MD Anderson. I thought that was the last time I’d see him alive as he was really low and i was sick and unable to go with them. Dale and Brandon checked several times on the trip to check for a pulse. They really didn’t think he’d make the trip there. God put him where he needed to be and put the right doctors there. It was game on and they/ Bryan never looked back. He was put in a trial that was God sent. In 28 days he was in remission and has stayed there. It’s been a long road, not an easy one but when we go back to Houston this fall he will be taking his last treatment. All by the Grace of God and in His time .

He has been on Prayer List all over the US as he served as the Wild Coon Hunt Chairman for BBCHA for the whole US and has many friends / acquaintances scattered over many states. The prayers of our local friends and church families have been especially special to us. We felt them all.

Of the last four times we have been home he has had pneumonia three of those times and hospitalized two of the times. We think this last time they have finally got a handle on it and looking forward him not fighting this constantly.

Continue to keep him in your prayers. We are so blessed with the best friends .




Most of the Covid-19 patients in our area seem to be improving.  Please pray for eveyone to return to good health and for others to NOT get the virus at all.




Ken Newman

September 16, 1963 – August 16, 2020A resident of Kentwood, LA, passed away on Sunday, August 16, 2020 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond, LA. He was born September 16, 1963 in Mc Comb, MS and was 56 years of age. He is survived by his son, Gabriel Newman; mother, Sydney Dykes Fuller and husband, Udo; 1 brother, Wayne Newman, Jr. and wife Sheena; former wife, Ronde Newman; Spouse to be, Debra Bennett. Preceded in death by his father, Wayne Newman, Sr. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 3:00PM until religious services at 6:00PM on Thursday, August 20, 2020. For an online guestbook, visit

Patti Cox White

December 10, 1955 – August 12, 2020
Patti Cox White
Patti Cox White, 64, a resident of Zachary, passed away on Wednesday, August 12, 2020. Visitation will be on Monday, August 17, 2020 at Galilee Baptist Church, Zachary from 10:00 am until service time at 12:00 noon conducted by Pastor Andrew Williams. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Patti is survived by her loving husband of 40 years, David White, daughter, Brittany Murphy, son, Brant White, great nephew raised as her own son, Maverick Meadows”T-Mack”, sister, Mary Lillie, grandchildren, Hunter Murphy and Hayden Murphy, niece, Danita Lillie, nephew, Kris Lillie, and great niece, Gabby Maloy. She is preceded in death by her parents, Stewart and Audrey Cox, brother, Stewart Cox Jr., father in law, Elisha White and mother in law, Edith White. Pallbearers will be Brandon Reeves, Albert Meadows, Maverick Dekota Meadows, Kris Lillie, Derek Foreman, Caleb Kistler, Tony Fresina, Jessie Jones, Hayden Murphy and Hunter Murphy. Honorary Pallbearer is Brant White.
Patti graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University with a Bachelors in Sociology. She was a probation officer for 32 years, a commissioner in charge for elections, reserved deputy for Constable office, substitute teacher for Livingston Parish Schools, manager for H&R Block, and volunteered for various food banks. She loved shopping, gardening and traveling.
Masks are required for anyone attending services or visitation

Dr. Sue LeBlanc

Loranger, Louisiana

Sep 19, 1945 – Aug 16, 2020 (Age 74)

Dr. Sue-LeBlanc-Obituary

Gwendolyn Sue Cooper LeBlanc, DDS, of Loranger, Louisiana, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Sunday, August 16, 2020, at the age of 74. She was born on September 19, 1945, in Independence, Louisiana, the daughter of the late T.T. Cooper and the late Ruby Simpson Cooper. DrSue LeBlanc graduated from Louisiana State University School of Dentistry in 1975 where she was elected to the C. Edmund Kells and Omicron Kappa Upsilon dental honor societies. She became board-eligible in the American Academy of Gnathologic Orthopedics in 1984 and received her accreditation with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry in 1995. Besides running a successful practice in Hammond for years, she has also held an associate professor position at LSUSD and several esteemed positions on boards and honor societies throughout the years including: Board of Directors of the AAGO; president of the LA chapter of the AACD. She is a member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of General Dentistry and American Laser Society. DrLeBlanc is also a published researcher having several articles in The Journal of the AAGO, Dental Dialog, and PPAD: Practical Procedures and Aesthetic Dentistry. In 2011, DrLeBlanc received her National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians Basic.

Besides being dedicated to her profession, DrLeBlanc was also a loving mother and she absolutely adored her grandchildren. She will be dearly missed by her family, friends, and colleagues.

DrLeBlanc is survived by her daughter, Michelle LeBlanc; son, Vial “Joey” LeBlanc, III, and wife Kristin; grandchildren, Nash Rung, Elizabeth “E.V.” LeBlanc, and Vial “Joey” LeBlanc, IV; sisters, Yvonne C. Vernon, and Patricia Ann Tynes and husband Don; brother-in-law, Allan Cummings and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Vial “Joe” LeBlanc, Jr.; sister, Frances Sylvia Cooper Cummings and brother-in-law, Henry L. Vernon, Jr.

Family and friends will be received at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home, 2000 N. Morrison Blvd., Hammond, Louisiana 70454 on Thursday, August 20th from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm.

A Funeral Mass will be held at Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church, 609 3rd St., Independence, Louisiana 70443 on Friday, August 21st at 10:00 o’clock.

Inurnment will take place at Cooper Cemetery of the Sacred Heart in Loranger, Louisiana.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in DrSue LeBlanc’s memory to the Junior Diabetes Research Foundation at, or to the Annie Cooper Memorial Scholarship Fund, 1007 W. Thomas St, Ste B-C, Hammond, Louisiana 70401.

Face masks are now mandatory to attend any visitation or service at the funeral home and church. Thank you for your cooperation.

An on-line guest book is available at




Don’t forger the online prayer meeting from FBC, Kentwood tonight at 6 P.M.  You can watch on FB or You Tube.




Read the Bible in 2020 – August 19

  • Esther 4:1-7:10
  • 1 Corinthians 12:1-26
  • Psalm 36:1-12
  • Proverbs 21:21-22



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How is God going to use you today?????

Anna Lee







Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.

Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.

~James 1:2-4~





Read the Bible in 2020,  August 18

  • Esther 1:1-3:15
  • 1 Corinthians 11:17-34
  • Psalm 35:17-28
  • Proverbs 21:19-20




I will be thankful for the day when I can say I do not have a single friend dealing with Covid-19.  I think we all will.




Let’s continue to pray for the students and staff at schools or at home.




Dana Newman Perilloux

October 25, 1983 – August 16, 2020

Dana Newman Perilloux, a resident of Franklinton, LA, passed away on Sunday, August 16, 2020 at Merit Health Center in Jackson, MS. She was born October 25, 1983 in Hammond, LA and was 36 years of age. She is survived by her 2 sons, Troy M. Perilloux and Tyler J. Perilloux; spouse and best friend, Timothy Perilloux; brother, Kyle Newman; brother, Clint Spears and wife, Kelly; step-brother, Adam Rohrer; step-father, Karl Rohrer; grandmother, Lynda “Nanny” Spears; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Preceded in death by her father, Richard “Dickie” Newman; mother, Leshia Newman Rohrer; grandfather, Troy Spears; grandparents, E.J. and Faye Newman. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 10:00AM until religious services at 12:00PM on Saturday, August 22, 2020. Interment Spring Creek Cemetery, Kentwood, LA. For an online guestbook, visit




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Revival at FBC, Kentwood, August 27-30, will be available online.  Thursday – Saturday services will be at 6 P.M.  Sunday morning services will be at 10:30.




Have a wonderful August day.  Stay cool and hydrated.

Anna Lee







For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror;

then we shall see face to face.

Now I know in part;

then I shall know fully,

even as I am fully known.




When Dr. John Sullivan was a pastor in Texas, my uncle served as his music minister in two churches.  The Sullivans and Tollesons were close and have remained friends for many years.  My relatives moved to a church on the Texas coast just before a hurricane moved in.  Much of their church was destroyed.  That’s where my relatives and some other members of the church were.  After the storm passed, my uncle got his family further north before returning to the coast.  Momma and I drove to Texas to pick up four Tollesons to stay here until living conditions were better where they lived.  I have fond memories of eating and sleeping there before the return trip. She cooked a wonderful “Sunday” lunch for us with the best roast, rice, and gravy I have ever eaten.  She  had potatoes, carrots, onions, etc. with her roast.  It was simple delicious!  She and Bro. John were so kind.  Four of the five members of my Texas family are now in heaven to greet her.

Nancy Sullivan, Encourager, Mentor, Who Dearly Loved Ministers’ Wives, Dies

JACKSONVILLE—Nancy Hinson Sullivan, wife of John Sullivan, retired executive director-treasurer of the Florida Baptist Convention, died Aug. 12, 2020 at the Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville, Fla. The 83-year-old had suffered a heart attack in June and then a stroke a week prior to her death.

Nancy Sullivan was born with a twin sister Aug. 21, 1936 in Jonesboro, Ark. She met John Travis Sullivan in Washington, D.C. while they both worked for the Federal Bureau of Investigation. When they were dating, Nancy Sullivan took him to her Southern Baptist church and assumed he was a Christian. But her father discerned he was not and told her so.

They were married on June 24, 1955. Three months later, Nancy Sullivan presented the plan of salvation to her newlywed husband and led him to the Lord Aug. 13, 1955. He was baptized in Congress Heights Baptist Church in Washington, D.C., and was ordained to the gospel ministry on Dec. 1, 1957, by First Baptist Church, Cupertino, California.

After serving alongside her husband in churches for 32 years, she became Florida Baptists’ first lady when John Sullivan was elected to lead the state convention in 1989. Until he retired in 2015, Nancy Sullivan crisscrossed the state, traveling to churches alongside her husband.

According to close friend Susan Owens, of St. Augustine, “It was like they were one person. She traveled every mile he traveled. She has always been right there with him, encouraging him.”

“She was special. I will hold onto many memories. She was my mentor, friend, I loved her dearly,” Owens said.

Nancy Sullivan always defined her role as “John’s wife” ready to stand behind him. She had a burden for “hurting pastors’ wives” she would often say, “As a pastor’s wife for 32 years, I want to say that it can be great. We have great memories of every church we have ever served.”

“Other than her family, Nancy loved ministers’ wives more than anything,” John Sullivan said.

In 1992, Nancy Sullivan served as president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ministers’ Wives Conference, a job that included planning and hosting the annual luncheon held during the SBC, as well as raising funds to underwrite the luncheon costs.

She was dismayed that many pastors’ wives could not afford to attend the luncheon and established the Ministers’ Wives Endowment Fund, approaching friends, acquaintances, churches, state conventions and SBC agencies for contributions. Recently the name of the fund was renamed “The Nancy Sullivan Endowment Fund” for the SBC Ministers’ Wives Luncheon in honor of her efforts.

“There was no one like Nancy Sullivan. Her heart was extraordinary,” said Susie Hawkins, wife of the GuideStone Financial Resources President O.S. Hawkins. “Her encouragement and vision with ministers’ wives was the driving force to establish an endowment fund to lower prices so that every wife could enjoy the luncheon. She worked tirelessly for years,” she added.

“No one is indispensable to the Kingdom of God, but some are irreplaceable and that was Nancy Sullivan,” Hawkins said.

Rhonda Kelley, wife of New Orleans Theological Seminary Emeritus President and adjunct professor of women’s ministries, said Nancy Sullivan was a “long time dear friend. I will always be grateful for her personally investing in my life as a young minister’s wife.”

“One of her great contributions to the Kingdom of God and Southern Baptists was her commitment to ministers’ wives. We will ever be grateful for the endowment she established to secure funds for the ministers’ wives luncheon,” Kelley said.

“May we all live godly and faithful lives as she did.”

Nancy Sullivan was awarded numerous honors in her life, including “The Mrs. J.M. Dawson Award for Outstanding Services”, presented by the Southern Baptist Convention Ministers Wives, June, 1999; and “The Clyde Merrill Maguire Award for Ministers’ Wives,” presented by the Florida Baptist Convention’s Ministers’ Wives, November, 1998.

She is survived by her husband, and their three grown children: son John Michael Sullivan of Stuttgart, Ark., and his wife, Jennifer; and daughters Cheryl Ann Anderson Allen and her husband, William, “Sonny” of Nashville, Tenn. and Jeanie Wendt and her husband, Sam, of Fayetteville, Ark. She had five grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

She was a member of First Baptist Church in Jacksonville where he serves as senior adults pastor.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

Notes and cards can be sent to John Sullivan at 4451 Charter Point Blvd., Jacksonville, Fla. 32277. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting gifts be made to The Nancy Sullivan Endowment Fund for the SBC Ministers’ Wives Luncheon, which can be sent to their home; or on-line at the Southern Baptist Foundation.

The Covid-19 virus continues to be a problem for a number of families in our area.  Please pray for those who are sick, their families, and medical staff caring for them.  Also pray for those who are working to prevent the spread of the virus.
Waylon Bailey: “People are Struggling”
Read the Bible in 2020 – August 17
  • Nehemiah 12:27-13:31
  • 1 Corinthians 11:1-16
  • Psalm 35:1-16
  • Proverbs 21:17-18




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May God bless each of you.

Anna Lee




“Seek first God’s kingdom and what God wants.

Then all your other needs will be met as well.”

~Matthew 6:33 (NCV)~




Covid-19 is still working in our area.  Some people are on the “road to recovery”, some are still struggling, and unfortunately new cases are still appearing.  Please do your part to help stop this awful virus.




A number of churches are not going to have regular services today.   I’ll not list them all, but FBC, Kentwood will be online (Facebook and You Tube) only at 10:30 A.M. and 6:00 P.M. today.  Spring Creek Baptist Church will not meet in any way today.  Please pray for our churches.  Neither church has announced plans for next week.  The revival at FBC, K has not been cancelled at this time.




Temple Holland Bryant

March 30, 1961 – August 14, 2020

Temple Holland Bryant, 59 of Amite, LA died on August 14, 2020 after a long illness. The loss of Temple’s unique charm and sense of humor will be missed by all that knew him. As a child, he could bring out laughs with his silly nature. After his first day of school, he announced that his teacher said he knew everything and was finished with school. He brought chuckles to anyone in need. His well articulated compliments showered friends and strangers alike. Temple left smiles in his wake. A young Temple joined the USCG and proudly served across the country over the years, he received many awards and gained more brothers and sisters. He later brought his talents to Jackson Hewitt. He reveled in being the Tax Man and loved his loyal clients. Along with military bearing and a strong intellect, he was remarkably creative, Temple baked, carved rocks, sculpted and painted, yet music was his favorite. He left us a library of You Tube videos where he shared his humor, heart and talent. Temple also believed in the power of community service, volunteering at various food banks and kitchens. His children and grandchildren were his pride of his life. He delighted in being near them and talking about them. Temple had a special relationship with his many cousins, nieces and nephews, finding specific connections with each. He is survived by his daughter, Samantha Moody; son, Dustin Kibbe; grandchildren, Carter, Christian and Maelee Moody and Gannon and Andrew Kibbe; mother, Shirley Bryant; brothers, John Bryant (Phyllis), Stephen Bryant (Tisha) and Matthew Bryant (Liz); sister, Elizabeth Bryant Towe; special cousins, Mary Jo Ricks and Kathy Wales; goddaughter, Krystal Alonzo. He was blessed to know and love his many nieces and nephews and a devoted extended family. He is preceded in death by his father, James H. Bryant. A Memorial Service will be at Pine Ridge Methodist Church on Saturday, August 22, 2020 at 2:00PM. Burial to follow in Pine Ridge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Temple would like you to tell a joke, do something kind, sing a song, and tell people you love them. Every day, Fair Winds and Following Seas. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit




Read the Bible in 2020 – August 16

  • Nehemiah 11:1-12:26
  • 1 Corinthians 10:14-33
  • Psalm 34:11-22
  • Proverbs 21;14-16



Don’t forget to “drop-off” you items for Operation Christmas Child and the Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home at FBC, Kentwood this week.




During this time, it is important that each person steps up and becomes the church to those around them.  How will you do this during the coming week?

Anna Lee