‘Around the State’ is a segment in the eMagazine that goes out every other Thursday to our email subscriber list. In this segment, which appears in the first issue of each month, 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 some news and updates from “Around the State.”  

  • Second Baptist Church in Perryville will celebrate 25 years in June. 
  • Crossroads New Baptist Church in Little Rock will celebrate 50 years in June. 
  • Steve Stevenson has pastored Finley Creek Baptist Church in Sage for 30 years this month.  
  • John Hodges has pastored at Salem First Baptist in Salem for 25 years in June.  
  • Dennis Strope will celebrate 35 years of ministry at Fairview Baptist Church in Paragould.  
  • Rev. Chuck Owens has moved from FBC Maumelle to answer the call to Central Baptist, Paragould Campus as their Discipleship Pastor.  
  • Recent new hires at the Arkansas Baptist State Convention building are Sollie Jones, who joined the Missions Team as a Ministry Assistant, and Gena Harris, who joined the business office as an Accounting Assistant. 
  • The Arkansas Baptist Children’s Homes & Family Ministries also hired someone new. Joining their team is Becky Bruns as their Connected Adoption Specialist. 

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