Around the State

‘Around the State’ is a segment in our eMagazine that goes out every other Thursday to our email subscriber list. In this segment, which appears in the last issue of each month, we feature church staff changes, as well as church news and big 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 some news and updates from “Around the State.” 

  • Elmdale Baptist Church will celebrate its 60th Anniversary on April 25th!
  • Pastor Dave Hughey will celebrate 5 years as Lead Pastor at Geyer Springs First Baptist Church in Little Rock on May 16! Pastor Dave has served in various roles at Geyer Springs for 29 years.    
  • Butch Riddle, longtime Pastor at FBC Ashdown recently retired. His last Sunday was on Easter.
  • April 19-21 – Several Arkansas churches are hosting Mike Stone (SBC Presidential Candidate) for informational meetings. Visit for dates, times, and locations.
  • April 29 – Ed Litton (SBC Presidential Candidate) will be a special guest at the 2ND Conway Pastors Collective. A free lunch is offered and the event begins at noon. RSVP here: 
  • Gateway Baptist Church in Judsonia will be celebrating its 25th anniversary in May. 
  • Crossroads New Baptist Church in Saline County will be celebrating its 50th anniversary in June.
  • Seth Tucker transitioned from his role at the Arkansas Baptist State Convention to become the senior pastor at First Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Arkansas.
  • Macedonia Baptist Church will be celebrating its 165th anniversary this year.

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