Faith & Values

Penton is active in many groups, ministries

First Missionary Baptist Church Pastor Kelly Penton is a familiar face in Washington Parish. Penton, 44, does a ...

Faith & Values

O’Ree: Pastors need to work for God, not man

Christ Way Ministries Pastor Michael O’Ree said it is time for the clergy to stand up and spread ...

Faith & Values

Rev. Merrill brings political activism to pulpit

In an effort to educate the Bogalusa community on the importance of voting and solutions to combating various ...

Faith & Values

McElveen leads students on diamond, in church

Franklinton High School’s Mack McElveen has a passion for Christ. “The word says that we are to glorify ...

Faith & Values

Hart to celebrate 1st anniversary at Mount Carmel

Replacing an icon is not for everybody. But the Rev. Douglas Hart is not your typical pastor. Hart ...

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For local pastor, preparation key to effective sermons

Thomas First Baptist Church Lead Pastor Shadd Pittman surrendered to the ministry in September 2004. “The Lord saved ...

Faith & Values

Family provides core of faith for local woman

To glance at Joiya Smith, one instantly sees inner joy and fulfillment. Raised in church, Smith practices what ...

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