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.  

Here are recent updates from “around the state.”  

  • Jody Gannaway retired as pastor at Arkansas City Baptist Church on January 30, 2022. He was ordained at that same church in February of 1958.  
  • Alan Brown celebrated 10 years as pastor at Freeman Heights Baptist Church on February 6. Patty Orrell celebrated 20 years of service as the financial secretary at Freeman Heights. 
  • Stuart Springer is now the contemporary worship leader at Balboa Baptist Church in Hot Springs Village.   
  • Tagel Muqtasid, a ministry assistant with the Church Planting Team of the ABSC, has accepted a position as a program director with Apartment Life. She and her husband serve as church planters at New Generations Church in Maumelle.  

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