‘Around the state’ is a segment in the eMagazine that goes out every other Thursday to our email subscriber list. In this segment, we feature church staff changes, as well as church news and announcements you send to us. We want Arkansas Baptists to know what’s going on around the state and be able to celebrate together and encourage each other. 

First Baptist Church in Evening Shade will celebrate their 75th anniversary on Sunday, December 12.  

Chris Albritton began serving as pastor at Florence Baptist Church in Monticello on November 14.  

Ryan Johnson began serving as pastor at First Baptist Church in Elkins on November 14.  

Eddie Brooks, who had served as interim at Cross Chapel Baptist Church in Harrisburg, has been called to be their full-time pastor as of November 14. 

Benjy McCann will retire as pastor at Maple Avenue Baptist Church in El Dorado on December 19. He plans to continue serving Arkansas Baptists as an interim pastor.  

Ronnie Winn is retiring as senior adult pastor at West View Baptist Church in Paragould on December 26.  

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