Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

January 24, 2013

Church News

From Staff Reports
Corsicana Daily Sun

Corsicana — Word Alive Church, currently meeting at I.O.O.F., will host Dr. Jerry Savelle at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 17. Dr. Jerry Savelle was an average, blue-collar man who was struggling and needed God’s help. While he considered himself a “nobody,” when he became a believer God told him not to worry about it because He was a master at making champions out of nobodies. God has since taken Dr. Savelle from being a constant quitter to a man who knows how to stand on the Word of God until victory is experienced. Because of the life-changing combination of God’s faithfulness and Dr. Savelle’s “no quit” attitude, his life is totally different than it was 38 years ago. Since 1969, Savelle has traveled the world teaching people how to win in life. He has ministered in more than 3,000 churches in 26 nations, and has overseas offices in the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, and a mission’s outreach in Tanzania, Africa. God has used Dr. Savelle to impact people who are burned out on religion and who have backslidden in their walk with God, as well as Christians who have a need to hear the Word of God presented in terms applicable to their lives, dreams, and destinies. He is the host of the Jerry Savelle Ministries television broadcast which airs in 200 countries worldwide. Dr. Savelle is the author of more than 40 books, including his bestsellers, If Satan Can’t Steal Your Joy, He Can’t Keep Your Goods and Called to Battle, Destined To Win. He and his wife, Carolyn, also serve as founding Pastors of Heritage of Faith Christian Center in Crowley, Texas.

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God's Holy Temple COGIC located at 301 E. Third Ave. presents Minister of Music Bro. Eric Grant Jr. in concert making melodies from Heaven on the Hammond Organ at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013. Our distinguished guests will be Freedom Fellowship Choir, Greater Love Outreach Fellowship Choir, Taylor's Memorial Gospel Choir and featuring Judah Band. Master of Ceremony will be Minister Patrick Gunnell. Pastor Eric Grant Sr. invites everyone to the Revival services beginning Jan. 30 — Feb. 1, 2013. at 7 p.m. nightly. Guest speaker will be Bishop Demetrius Beachum, a native of Mexia. He is the proud Pastor of Ministry of H.O.P.E. in Marlin and Temple, and is married to Vickie Beachum, with four beautiful children.

He attended Cameron Chapel Church of God in Christ under the leadership of his father, Pastor J W Beachum and started preaching eight years ago at Jude Tabernacle (Chilton, Texas) under the leadership of the late Supt. L D Benson. He is a graduate of Mexia High School in Mexia, Texas and went on to continue his education at McLennan Community College (Waco, Texas), where he received his A.A. Degree in Commercial Music Performance, and pursued a major in Liberal Arts at both Central Texas College (Killeen, Texas) and Dallas Baptist University (Dallas, Texas). He served as the Band Director for Chilton ISD of ten years and currently serves as Band Director for Hearne ISD.

Bishop Beachum’s main objective is to win souls for kingdom building thru healing, overcoming, perfecting, and empowering by faith.

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  Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance will hold its Fourth Sunday Night Fellowship Service at Greater Wilgo Baptist Church, 621 East First Ave., Arthur Faulk Pastor. Clyde Chamber, pastor of the Thirteenth Ave. Christian Church will bring the message at 7 p.m. We are encouraging all churches and pastors to please be present. President Pastor Dairy Johnson. The public is invited to come and share in this worship experience. Jan. 27, 2013.

First Baptist Church announces the beginning of V.I.P.’s, designed to minister to Very Important People (children with special needs). FBC Corsicana believes everyone is created in God’s image and can relate to God, and that salvation is a gift that is not dependent on a certain level of intelligence or ability. If you have a child with special needs, you may bring him/her to Sunday School at 9:45 Sundays in the Fourth Floor Room E405 (purple door). Someone will be there to meet you, find out more information about your child and his/her needs, and match them up with a “buddy” (aide). From there, your child will be placed in an age-appropriate classroom with their buddy. There is a “purple room” for children who may need less stimulation for a time, or a medically-fragile child, or one who requires more individualized attention. During the contemporary worship service at 11 a.m., you may choose to take your child into worship service with you, or children with special needs may remain in the VIP Room on the Fourth Floor after Sunday School with adult special needs people. When Kidzpraise (Children’s Church) begins, the VIP students will transition down the hall to join that service with their “buddy” (aide). After the contemporary service ends, you may pick up your child from the Kidzpraise Room (Fourth floor Room E411). Kids (and adults) with special needs and their families are loved and welcome at FBC Corsicana!

Missionary Baptist Church, 405 S. 15th Street, Corsicana. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. followed by Morning Worship at 10:50 a.m. A meeting sponsored by the Vacation Bible School Director's Committee will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Sanctuary. Curriculum, duties and assignments will be discussed. Sunday Evening Worship commences at 4 p.m. Come and join the expanding variety of programs offered on Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. The Adult Bible Study and the Youth Programs have something for every age group. The youth are planning now for Summer Church Camp in July. Any parent or youth that has not been to a Summer Church Camp, this is the year. It's always a blast! God is blessing Missionary Baptist Church. Come see how.

Unity Baptist Church, 101 S. 30th St., where Chad Owens is pastor, invites you to services: Sunday School 9:45 a.m.  Sunday:  worship and children’s church at 11 a.m., worship at 6 p.m., and Wednesday: Prayer meeting at 7 p.m. Kings Kids class meets the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month. Tuesday, a group from Unity visits shut-ins at 10 a.m. Thursday, there is a Bible study at Northwest Apartments Community Center at 7 p.m.  Sunday, a group teaches and sings at Twilight Nursing Home at 9 a.m. and another group sings at Country Meadows at 2 p.m. Dr. Freeman from Chosen People Ministries will present God’s Road Map for Peace this Sunday at 11 a.m. Come join us as Dr. Freeman talks about Prophecy.  For transportation to services, call (903)872-2861. A nursery is open for church services.

Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church, 2105 E. Jones Ave., and its Pastor-Aide Department is sponsoring a Pre-Anniversary Breakfast for its pastor, Alfred Cox Jr. and wife Hazel at 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26. The theme is “A passionate shepherd with a clear vision,” based on Habakkuk 2:3. Area ministers will offer prays for our nation, our president, our community, our churches, world peace, and our pastors. Solos will be performed by Bro. Melvin Williams, Sis. Ruby Williams, and Bro. Fred Hall. Welcome will be by Sis. Cathy Cole. Pastor Ernest Betts of New Bethel in Kerens will be the master of ceremony. Pastor Fabian Jacko of Dallas will be the speaker for this occasion. Donations are welcome. Please come and hear this dynamic speaker and celebrate 11 years of our Pastor and Wife at Mt. Olive with great food and fellowship.

Lone Star Cowboy Church of Navarro County, located at 4495 W. State Hwy. 22, invites all to join us for our Sunday Church Services starting at 10 a.m. We have nursery for babies through age 2 years and activities for 3 and 4 year olds. Children ages 5 through 12 are invited to meet in the children’s building for Children’s Church.  We also have the following activities, Monday Nights at 7 p.m., Mounted Shooting; Tuesday Night 7 p.m., Team Roping and Women’s fellowship. 7 p.m. each Wednesday is Bible Study and Youth Service. Barrel racing is held at 7 p.m. on Thursdays. Everyone is welcome. Sunday, Jan. 27 will be Eatin’ Meetin’ and Church Conference. Saturday, Feb. 16 is the Sweetheart Dinner/Ball, Dinner served 5 to 7 p.m., Ball starts at 7 p.m.

The Living Word Christian Fellowship extends this invitation to all in the Corsicana area to join us as we open the gates of our new location at 3900 FM 744 across from CHS main parking lot. We desire to open the church to the community and serve our great city with the Love of Christ, come and see!!! You are welcome at 7 p.m. Jan 25, at 6 p.m. Jan 26, and  4 p.m. on Jan 27, 2013. For more information, contact the church at (903) 875-5537 or (903) 257-5155 or email

 Open Bible Study is held every Thursday morning at the Senior Activity Center, with singing beginning at 10 a.m. Bible Study is from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., and everyone is welcome. For more information, contact Fred Biltz at (903) 654-4979.

Intercessors for Navarro County Men’s Prayer Breakfast will meet at 6:45 a.m. Wednesdays. After meeting at various local churches through the holidays, the men returned to the usual meeting place at Navarro College on Jan. 16. Men who are interested in praying for all those in authority are welcome to join (1 Timothy 2:1-3) For more information, please call (903) 874-5561.

The Reaching Out to You Ministry of Sixth Avenue Baptist Church, 125 S. Fifth St., invites you to listen to its radio broadcast on KAND 1340 each Sunday morning from 8 to 9 a.m. Also, the church is seeking an organist, lead guitar player and a bass guitar player. If interested, please contact Bishop k.d. davis sr. at (903) 874-4873.

Kelly Temple COGIC will meet at 3:30 Sunday, Jan. 27. The Ushers on the Move For God. Speaker for the evening will be Evangelist Francis M. Crittendon, pastor of Now Faith Miracle Center. Host Pastor Billy Joe and First Lady Kelly, 501 N. Third St., Corsicana. President of Ushers Sis. Shirley Woods. Come and be blessed with the wonderful word of God. For more information call (903) 874-4118 or (903) 872-2737.

The New Bethel Baptist Church, 700 Elm Flat Road, Goodlow, Pastor Earnest Betts Jr., will have its installation of officers for the year 2013 at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013. Pastor Samuel Washington and The New Hope Baptist Church Family will be our guests. You are welcome to come and enjoy the Lord with this congregation.

Liberty Tabernacle of God and Pastor Waites invite you to worship when its Sunday morning Worship Experience begins at 9 a.m. with Sunday School, followed by Worship at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at 6 p.m. is intercessory prayer, followed by Bible study at 7 p.m. In the Bible study, the study is focused on “What on Earth Am I Here For?” based on Rick Warren’s expanded edition of “The Purpose Driven Life.” The public is invited to attend any and all services. Liberty Tabernacle is located at 2708 W. Eighth Ave. (behind the bowling alley) where the presence of God, the power of God, and the people of God are welcomed.

Grief Share, sponsored by Northside Baptist Church, meets from 5 to 7 p.m. each Sunday at the Fellowship Center on Forest Lane (across the street from Northside). This is a special weekly seminar and support group for people who are grieving the death of someone close to them. Each Grief Share session includes a video seminar and group discussion. Grief Share is a non-denominational group and features biblical teaching on grief and recovery topics. This group is sponsored by people who understand what you are experiencing and want to offer you comfort and encouragement during this difficult time. You are welcome to begin attending the Grief Share group at any session. Each is “self-contained,” so you do not have to attend in sequence. For more information, call Thelma Harvey at (903) 874-3277.

Love Chapel Baptist Church located at 400 North Benton Street where David E. Wilson serves as Pastor and Sharron D. Wilson serves as Minister will celebrate Black History Month with a special service at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013. The spoken word will be brought by Minister George Kitchen, Associate Minister at the Straight Way Missionary Baptist Church where Alvin E. Smith serves as Pastor. The theme for the occasion is “Connecting The Past To The Present” from the scripture Psalms 77:11-13. Everyone is cordially invited to worship with us in this service.


The Kingdom Connection Monthly Service will be 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 at Liberty Tabernacle of God located at 2708 West 8th Avenue where Erma J. Waites serves as Pastor.  The spoken word will be brought by Pastor Alvin E. Smith of the Straight Way Missionary Baptist Church.  The public is given a special invitation to fellowship with us in this service.


The Women of Glory Ministry will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 28, 2013 at the Straight Way Missionary Baptist Church located at 400 South 15th Street where Alvin E. Smith serves as Pastor.  All women are extended a special invitation to attend.  Minister Bobbie Jackson serves as President, Evangelist Ora Lusk serves as secretary; Pastor Erma J. Waites serves as Founder, and Pastors David E. Wilson and Alvin E. Smith are Advisors.