Across Arkansas – November 21, 2019

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Robert J. White, Sr., 86, of Hot Springs, died Oct. 8.

White was a member of Hot Springs Baptist Church, Hot Springs, where he served as a deacon. He served with Nailbenders for Jesus and All Because of Christ Ministries, which distributed tracts in Mexico.

He was preceded in death by his wife and three brothers.

White is survived by two sons, two daughters, six grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Baptist life

Current-Gaines Baptist Association will host a Wild Game Supper for men and boys at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 10, at M.B. Ainley Community Center, Corning.


Bryan Bolton received a doctor of educational ministry in Christian worship degree from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky. Bolton is the minister of music and children at First Baptist Church, Pine Bluff.

First Baptist Church, Branch, celebrated its 150th anniversary Sunday, Nov. 17.

Barcelona Road Baptist Church, Hot Springs Village, will dedicate its new church addition and renovated classrooms Sunday, Nov. 24. Don Moore, prayer ambassador for the Arkansas Baptist State Convention, and Charles Long, a former pastor, will speak at a special morning service at 10 a.m. An open house will be from 4-6 p.m. where refreshments will be served and tours will be given.

North Pulaski Baptist Association (NPBA) will host a retirement reception for Dennis Wilkins, associational missionary for NPBA, starting at 2 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 8.

On the move

Jason Grenko is serving as pastor at Mount Zion Baptist Church, Concord.

Gayla Parker is serving as executive director for the Pregnancy Resource Center for Southwest Arkansas. Parker is a writer, speaker, adjunct professor at Ouachita Baptist University and pastor’s wife. She also has served as Woman’s Missionary Union executive director for the Baptist Convention of Maryland/Delaware and is a former International Mission Board missionary.


Jason Grenko was ordained Oct. 6 at Tumbling Shoals Baptist Church, Tumbling Shoals.

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