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RAYFLECTIONS

FALL 2015

Dr. Ray Higgins Who helps you with your faith journey? In a September 11 editorial in the Wall Street Journal, former “Meet the Press” host David Gregory writes about his faith—his personal journey, his family, and his career. He names three questions that are helping him grow in his faith. One, “how’s your faith?” Two, “I know who you are, but what do you believe?” Three, “who would you be if you lost it all?” And, he identifies the three people who asked him those questions—President George W. Bush; Beth, his wife; and, his Bible study teacher, Jewish educator Erica Brown. CBF is here to help you with your faith journey. CBF… • partners with 1,700 congregations; • has helped start more than 150 new congregations; • has 120 field personnel doing practical missions and ministries among the most neglected people in the world; • engages in community development in 20 of the poorest counties in the country through Together for Hope; • supports 122 Peer Learning Groups for ministers; • guides churches (more than 110) through Dawnings—a spiritual visioning process; • assists hundreds of churches and ministers in their search for ministry positions; • provides scholarships to 70 students in 14 CBF partner theological schools; • supports 650 chaplains and pastoral counselors who serve globally; • has raised and invested more than $6 million in thousands of volunteers engaged in disaster response nationally and globally; • engages in advocacy and ministry on issues related to poverty, hunger, health, education, religious liberty and more; • multiplies efforts through 18 state and regional organizations and dozens of ministry partners, including the Baptist World Alliance. CBF Arkansas is blessed with active partner churches, gifted ministers, and a strong network of lay leaders. We are grateful to be a partner on your faith journey. Being the presence of Christ together, Ray

2015 Logue Scholarship Recipients Full story on page 7

Devon Dundee Tylor Standley

Together for Hope Arkansas Launches Camp Go in Conjunction with All Church Challenge 2015 by Mollie Palmer, Together for Hope, Arkansas Director Several years ago, we found ourselves between a rock and a hard place. Short on volunteers for Swim Camp, we called everyone we knew – if we didn’t recruit 25 more volunteers, we wouldn’t be able to have a full camp. The biggest majority of our new volunteers were teenagers who had been a part of our friend Zipporah Mondy’s youth camp. That was the year that Swim Camp changed. These local teenagers created a culture of service in Swim Camp that made our campers want to serve. Over the next few years, our campers who’d “graduated” from Swim Camp showed up and asked if they could be put to work. By the end of camp last year, we realized there was a need to train these young people. In January, Kristen Muse and Brooke Johnston from Hayes Barton Baptist Church in Raleigh, NC and Kevin Mai from McGill Baptist Church in Concord, NC met with three of our local youth, Jaylen, Aaliyah, and Ira, to plan Camp Go, a leadership development experience for 13-15 year olds within Swim Camp. Our Camp Go planning team anticipated 20-25 students would participate. Continued on page 5


CBF Arkansas Adds Assistant Coordinator The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Arkansas has named Arkansas native and recent George W. Truett Theological seminary graduate Megan Pike as the organization’s first assistant coordinator. Pike, whose husband, Marty, serves as minister of children and youth at Pulaski Heights Baptist Church in Little Rock, Ark., will work halftime as point person for communications, missions, the young Baptist ecosystem, and Baptist Women in Ministry for the statewide affiliate of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship based in Decatur, Ga. “This is an exciting new season for CBF Arkansas,” said CBF Arkansas Coordinator Ray Higgins. “Megan brings global involvement, a vibrant seminary education, along with practical leadership experiences in the church, nonprofit organizations, community missions and collegiate ministry to her work with us.” Pike grew up in Mountain Home, Ark., and is a graduate of Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Ark., with a degree in sports/community recreation. She worked previously on the staff of Mission Waco Mission World, with Baylor University Campus Recreation, Waco Habitat for Humanity and Baylor Missions. She was active in Waco’s Calvary Baptist Church, where she was a CBF collegiate congregational intern and later the minister of community missions. She has been working with CBF Arkansas as a program and communications consultant since April. Pike started in her new role as assistant coordinator July 1st. She may be contacted at mpike@ cbfar.org . Editor’s Note: Adapted from Baptist News Global story by Bob Allen 2 CBFAR News - cbfar.org

Movement Leadership Team Summit August 25-27, 2015 - Decatur, Georgia by Patricia L. Griffen, Moderator-Elect As a new member of the CBFAR leadership team, I had the opportunity to attend my first Movement Leadership Team Summit in the role of Moderator-Elect. This year’s theme was: “Forming Identity & Embracing Our Future!” The Movement Leadership Team of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship is comprised of state and regional coordinators, and designated CBF Global leaders. The MLT gathers to promote effective communication, share information, define vision and a course of direction for CBF as well as to enjoy fellowship. The MLT meets three times a year and during the summer meeting in August, state and regional associate/assistant coordinators, moderators and moderators-elect are invited. The MLT Summit in August focuses on CBF identity and the direction for CBF during the year. Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Arkansas was represented this year by Ray Higgins, Coordinator, Megan Pike, Assistant Coordinator and Patricia Griffen, Moderator-Elect. Due to church obligations at Second Baptist, Moderator Preston Clegg was unable to attend and was missed. The three of us motored to Decatur and the drive was very pleasant. Pre-MLT activities included a tour of the CBF Global Office in Decatur and meeting a number of staff members. Ray was our tour guide as he is well known in the office, is well received and as a result we were warmly welcomed. As a first time attendee, this was an opportunity to interact with state and regional leaders with more in-depth interactions than is afforded at the General Assembly. Interactions and information exchanges took place in the large group settings, small groups, informal fellowship gatherings and over dinner. It was especially meaningful to experience firsthand our state and regional diversity, yet common goals of creating community through partnerships, collaborations, and fellowship. States and regions form unique identities centered on the needs of respective geographical areas. The MLT is a group that is supportive of each other, resourceful, and with a pervasive spirit of generosity. A considerable amount of work was devoted to the “CBF Identity,” defining who we are and how we share our narrative with others. Topics that were explored around this theme included: • The importance of branding and developing a sense of belonging and identity. • Forming together, while maintaining our diversity. • Strengthening our Christian faith together. • Spiritual formation as a process of being formed in the “Image of Christ” by the working of God’s spirit in community for transforming the world. • Moving from beliefs to being shaped by the life of Jesus. • We are a denomi-network through building and expressing who we are. Finally, plans were presented for the 25th Anniversary celebration of CBF in 2016 at the General Assembly in Greensboro, NC. The theme is “Christ’s Love Compels Us,” taken from 2 Corinthians 5:14, which states, “For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all.” As part of the 25th Anniversary, CBF is launching a significant fundraising campaign for strategic CBF ministries. CBF will share more information in the near future.

Ray Higgins, Megan Pike, Pat Griffen, and Suzii Paynter, CBF Executive Coordinator, listening to CBF Heartland’s Coordinator, Harold Phillips during a session

Ray, Megan, and Pat with the CBF Movement Leadership Team Thematic Devotional project behind


My Trip to South Africa - 2015

by Preston Clegg, Pastor, Second Baptist Little Rock In July, I joined a group of 6 other people from Second Baptist Church in Little Rock on the long trek from Arkansas to South Africa. 2BC has an ongoing partnership with several ministry friends in South Africa. We include them in our thoughts and prayers. We tell their stories. We see their faces. Our annual trips are not so much about the work we accomplish, as they are the relationships we make and strengthen. Over the last several years, South Africa has become part of our DNA as a congregation. We wouldn’t be who we are if we didn’t have a relationship with what God is doing in South Africa. This year’s trip was unique for several reasons. First of all, the Baptist Word Alliance gathered in Durban, a coastal city on the eastern shore of South Africa. At the BWA, we worshipped with thousands of other Baptists from around the world. Even a cursory glance around the room revealed a variety of people, from differing cultures, whose faith found diverse expressions. The only thing we had in common was Jesus, but that one tie that bound us together was stronger than our multitudinous differences. In that way, it felt like the Kingdom of God. Because South Africa played host to the BWA in 2015, it also made this year’s trip unique in one more way. For the last several years, 2BC has partnered with several other churches throughout the country, forming the South Africa Network. These churches give money, time, and energy to help promote and sustain the work of our partners on the ground. This year, over 70 people from network churches, college students from Howard Payne University, and individuals from other churches across the country joined us on this trip. After orienting ourselves in Johannesburg, we dispersed to various places to work and serve in ways that blessed our partners and bore witness to God’s Kingdom. Having all the network churches in one location was a powerful example of how the church’s work transcends the walls of the church. During this year’s trip, I was reminded that our God is indeed a global God. God is at work anywhere and everywhere, inviting us to join in. I was reminded that though God’s people are varied and diverse, the aim, source, and goal of our faith is the same- Jesus Christ. Our unity is found in the living Christ, not in static doctrine or cultural homogeneity. As a part of the network, I’ve learned that all of us can do more together than we can apart. As Baptists, we prize freedom, but we also value cooperation and collaboration. These are some of the reasons why we celebrate the work in South Africa and return every year. These are also some of the reasons why we celebrate the work and identity of CBF Arkansas. May we be CBF South Africa Network churches met with Suzii Paynter, CBF Global Executive Cofound faithful here, there, and everywhere! ordinator, to discuss the past, present & future of the network photo courtesy of Jayne Hugo Davis

Shane and Dianne McNary are native Arkansans working among the Romany peoples and serving in Slovakia and the Czech Republic as CBF field personnel since 2004. They have lived in Kosice, Slovakia for 11 years. cbfar.org - CBFAR News 3


Wendell Griffen 2015 Lectures The Hon. Rev. Wendell L. Griffen gave the 15th Annual T. B. Maston Lectures in Christian Ethics at Hardin Simmons University in Abilene, Tex. in March 2015.

Above graphic from www.logsdonseminary.org/maston-lectures/ Lecture One was entitled “Repentance, Reconciliation, and

Baptists-A Retrospective and Lessons from Our History.” Lecture Two was entitled “Repentance, Reconciliation, and Baptists-ReImaging and Embracing the Subversive Gospel of Jesus in the 21st Century.” His lectures may be viewed on the Hardin Simmons University website: www.logsdonseminary.org/maston-lectures/

Baptist Joint Committee Presents: Lectures on Social Justice and Religious Liberty

This fall, the Baptist Joint Committee is sponsoring a new lecture event with a focus on social justice, featuring two presentations from Judge Wendell Griffen. On Nov. 12-13, 2015, Griffen will deliver lectures on the campus of Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. Over the course of two days, he will examine the interJudge Wendell play of religious liberty and equal protection Griffen. Photo as well as issues of pastoral leadership and courtesy of CBF congregational discipleship. Global and story information “Religious liberty is a social justice issue, and Judge Griffen is uniquely poised to give courtesy of the students a foundation for understanding the BJC. moral imperative of justice in combination with religious liberty,” according to Charles Watson Jr., the BJC’s Education and Outreach Specialist. “We are excited to partner with Fuller and take a BJC event to their campus for the first time.”Judge Wendell Griffen will deliver the Lectures on Social Justice and Religious Liberty. Griffen is the founding pastor of New Millennium Church in Little Rock, a CBF partner congregation. He has served on the CBF Arkansas Coordinating Council, including Chair of the Finance Committee. He is a Circuit Judge. Dr. Patricia Griffen, his wife and a clinical psychologist, serves as Moderator-Elect of CBF Arkansas. Please visit www.bjconline.org/FullerLectures/ for more information. 4 CBFAR News - cbfar.org

CBF Arkansas Responds to Flooding in Texas Thank you so much for the contribution from CBF Arkansas toward the flood damage that our community [in San Marcos, Texas] is recovering from. The $2000 [CBF Arkansas has given] to this effort is truly a blessing and it will go far as we rebuild. We are working directly with several families to supply materials and workers to assist them in this difficult time. Here is how the money was used and what has been accomplished (a total of $3000 came from CBF Texas and Arkansas): • $1500 was put toward building supplies • $900 was put in gift cards to Lowes and Bed, Bath and Beyond to help victims replace contents or buy tools that they needed • $400 was used to sustain volunteers with supplies in order to provide free labor Since Memorial Day, our church has: • Organized volunteers to assist 6 homes* with mud/ clean out, • Financially assisted 3 families with storage, • Replaced a car for 1 family, • Provided temporary housing and assistance with several leases, • Organized 6 teams for specific recovery needs • Hosted three organizations on our grounds (Red Cross, Texas Baptist Men, and Bounce Student Disaster Recovery teams), and • Provided building materials for 6 homes* * The 6 homes are not reflecting the same people.

Packing relief bags for flood victims that contain basic supplies.

FBC volunteers cleaning out a flood victim’s home.

We plan to continue to organize volunteers for more flood-related projects as well as assist many more folks with building materials as we advance into the recovery stage. Thank you so much to CBF for all your prayers and contributions to our community in this time of crisis. God is so good, and it is a blessing to see him at work through his people during such time as this! Blessings, Monica Followell, Minister of Missions First Baptist Church San Marcos, Texas; and a 2008 graduate of Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Ark.


Together for Hope Arkansas College 2015 All Church Scholarship Recipients Announced Challenge :: by the numbers Ira Nealy

Taren Williams

Together For Hope Arkansas awarded two $1,000 college scholarships to local youth leaders this school year. Taren Williams is studying Child Development at Delta State University in Cleveland, Miss., and served as an intern with TFHAR this summer. Ira Nealy is studying music at Coahoma Community College in Clarksdale, Miss., and served as an intern with First Baptist Church of Richmond, Va. this summer. Thank you to our scholarship funding churches: New Millennium Church in Little Rock, Ark., First Baptist Church of Jonesboro, Ark., Delta Fellowship Church of Helena, Ark., First Baptist Church of Richmond, Va., and Hayes Barton Baptist Church in Raleigh, N.C.

Major gift creates TFHAR Scholarship Endowment Fund This spring Van and June Jones of Raleigh, North Carolina made a $20,000 gift to create the Together for Hope Arkansas Scholarship Endowment. The Joneses, active members of St. John’s Baptist Church in Raleigh, have had a long term interest in Together for Hope Arkansas. Van, a retired Army Chaplain and a deacon in their church, made his first June and Van Jones at the trip to Helena for the All Church Challenge in the sum- All Church Challenge closmer of 2003. He has played an active role in both ing ceremony held at the weeks of the ACC for the past 13 years. Recently, Helena Community Center after retiring as an engineer, June has joined him for the ACC. The All Church Challenge is a two week summer camp for children and youth. It includes a variety of daily activities at the City Park, a Swim Camp, and literacy and youth leadership development. It also has a construction/renovation component for churches and homes. The Scholarship Endowment has been invested with the CBF Foundation. The fund will be used to provide scholarships to Helena area students going to college. We’re looking forward to serving more college students in the future through this new Together For Hope Arkansas Scholarship Endowment Fund. For information about how you can contribute to the education of students in Phillips County, contact Mollie Palmer (mpalmer022@gmail.com). Additional gifts may be made to the fund in the following way: Send a check made out to CBF Arkansas (put on the memo line-TFHAR Scholarship Fund), 1504 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Little Rock, AR 72202.

Pre-K swimmer practices kicking with Kate Hall; photo courtesy of JV McKinney

The Pink Group from week 2 of the ACC shows off their craft made from recycled water bottles; photo courtesy of JV McKinney

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200 volunteers served in Swim Camp, Preschool Camp, Stories on Wheels Camp, Construction, Blessings Ministry, and Lunch Prep. More than 200 6-12 year olds and 35 3-5 year olds attended camp. 15 students who participate in TFHAR’s summer-long reading program in Lake View attended two weeks of intensive literacy camp. Construction projects included a new drop ceiling at Silver Cloud Missionary Baptist Church, interior and exterior painting at Galilee Missionary Baptist Church, platform repair at Allen Temple AME, new roof on one home, new pavilion at Washington Street park, and a hoop house at the local food bank.

Together for Hope Arkansas‘ 2015 ACC was a great success! Thank you to the many churches & groups that served with the ACC: • McGill Baptist, Concord NC • Midtowne Church, Benton AR • Koinonia Christian Fellowship, Imboden AR • FBC, Richmond VA • Hayes Barton Baptist, Raleigh NC • Cross Creek Baptist, Pelham AL • Calvary Baptist, Little Rock • Winter Park Baptist, Wilmington NC • St. John’s Baptist, Raleigh NC • 2BC, Little Rock • Park Meadows Baptist, Waxahachie TX • Greystone Baptist, Raleigh NC • Western North Carolina Cooperative Group Fellowship • FBC, Raleigh NC • Pulaski Heights BC, Little Rock Together for Hope continued from page 1 This July, our first Camp Go had 36 participants who learned about what it means to serve their community and put that knowledge to work in Swim Camp. Our Camp Go kids led music, demonstrated crafts, helped tell Bible stories, and assisted as swim teachers. They got excited about seeing how they could be a part of their community and how they could contribute to the camp they grew up loving. We’re so excited by seeing them excited about service, and so happy to know that Swim Camp has changed again. cbfar.org - CBFAR News 5


Offering for Hope

CBF Arkansas at CBF General Assembly in Dallas

I had a bad dream recently. Well it’s more akin to a nightmare than a dream to be honest with you. I dreamed there wasn’t a Together for Hope in Helena. Mollie and Stacy were long gone, their considerable talents being used to bless other places and people. I dreamed The Stories on Wheels bus was sitting on the side of the road with rotted wheels, busted Chris Ellis, out windows and the Minister of Mission fragments of books and Outreach, that had disintegrated Second Baptist because of time and Little Rock weather. I dreamed that swim camp was no more. The pool was empty and cracked. The water had long evaporated and disappeared. All that was left was wet decomposing leaves that the cold winters had blown in and the memory of a pool that was once used. Children, and some adults, were once again afraid to enter the waters. I dreamed that there wasn’t a youth development and leadership program that was Christ centered, empowering and that gave dreams and hope to youth. Gangs or other people who were only looking to exploit for their own gain offered the only ‘leadership programs’ in town. I woke up in a cold, weary sweat. Then I realized that it was a nightmare and that God is in fact making all things new. That he hasn’t forgotten or abandoned Helena. That this past summer Mollie and Stacy were coordinating the Stories on Wheels Bus, swim camp, youth development and helping lead people towards Christ. This fall we invite you to make a contribution towards our Offering for Hope, which supports Together for Hope Arkansas.

by Megan Pike, Assistant Coordinator

The Offering for Hope allows partner churches to further support literacy and youth development in the Arkansas Delta yearround. Visit www.cbfar.org to GIVE towards the Offering for Hope. 6 CBFAR News - cbfar.org

Photos courtesy of CBF Global

CBF of Arkansas was well represented at the June 2015 CBF General Assembly in Dallas. CBF Arkansans were involved in the Assembly in a variety of ways from workshop presenter and workshop attendees, as leaders in General Assembly worship, to attending the Baptist Women in Ministry Annual Gathering, to participating in a multitude of networking breakfasts and luncheons including, the Collegiate Ministry Network breakfast, the New Baptist Covenant luncheon, the Baptist Joint Committee luncheon, and the Young Baptists lunch.

Dr. Preston Clegg, Pastor of 2BC, Little Rock and CBFAR Moderator, sharing a Reflection on Creation during Worship Session III on Friday evening of the CBF General Assembly in Dallas.

Megan Pike (right) talking with CBF field personnel, Alicia and Jeff Lee, at the Global Missions booth in The Gathering Place. Editor’s note: The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship recently sent $5,000 to field personnel Alicia and Jeff Lee as part of its longterm response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis.

Together for Hope, Arkansas Director, Mollie Palmer, sharing with workshop attendees about Together for Hope. Attendees were given the principles of TFH to take back to their context and integrate them into their community ministries. Dr. Ray Higgins, CBFAR Coordinator, read scripture during Worship Session III on Friday evening of the CBF General Assembly in Dallas.

Fellowship in The Gathering Place: (from left to right) Kathryn Freeman, Director of Public Policy, Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission, and co-presenter of the Let Justice Roll Down: Learning from the African-American Experience workshop; Regina Hunt, workshop attendee and member of New Millennium Church of Little Rock; Dr. Patricia Griffen, workshop attendee, member of New Millennium Church of Little Rock, and CBFAR Moderator-Elect. Forming Together in The Gathering Place: Dr. Randy Hyde, pastor of Pulaski Heights Baptist Church, Little Rock and member of the Ministries Council, with Becky Smith, Ouachita Baptist graduate and CBF Area Coordinator for Mission Teams.


CBFAR 2015 Annual Gathering

STILL WORK TO DO: Christians, Churches, & Race Relations CBF of Arkansas held its 23rd Annual Gathering in Little Rock April 17 and 18 on the campus of Lakeshore Drive Baptist and New Millennium Churches around the theme, Still Work to Do-Christians, Churches & Race Relations. Also, Dr. David Cassady, president of FaithLab in Macon, GA, led a workshop on church communications and social media. The four presenters on the theme of race relations included: Dr. Reggie Williams, an Assistant Professor of Christian Ethics at McCormick Seminary, and author of Bonhoeffer’s Black Jesus; Dr. John A. Kirk, the George W. Donaghey Distinguished Professor of History at UALR and Executive Director of UALR’s Institute on Race & Ethnicity; Rev. Kasey Jones, Senior Pastor of the National Memorial Baptist Church in Washington, DC and Past Moderator of CBF Global; and Hannah McMahan, Coordinator of the New Baptist Covenant, an initiative of President Jimmy Carter, to bring together the variety of Baptist denominational groups. Dr. John Kirk speaks about “Civil Rights & Race Relations in Arkansas.”

Baptists from around the state join together to make a difference on race relations and celebrate their identity with CBF.

(l to r)—Hannah McMahan, Reggie Williams, and Kasey Jones lead a conversation about race relations with the audience.

2015 Logue Scholarship Recipients Announced Devon Dundee, George W. Truett Theological Seminary student, is pursuing a Master of Divinity with an emphasis in Ministry Leadership. Devon grew up in Greenwood, AR, and his home church is Cavanaugh Free Will Baptist Church in Fort Smith. He graduated from Hendrix College in Conway, AR, with a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies and Psychology before beginning his studies at Truett in 2014. Devon’s main area of ministry is media. Devon currently ministers through University Baptist Church’s media team, running computer for Baylor University Chapel, and working as a monitor at Mission Waco’s homeless shelter, My Brother’s Keeper.

Host pastors Wendell Griffen of New Millennium (right) and Bob Kessinger of Lakeshore Drive (middle) share a conversation with Doyne Elder

Tylor Standley, George W. Truett Theological Seminary student, is pursuing a Master of Divinity with an emphasis in Linguistics. Tylor lived in Clinton, AR growing up and then lived in the Memphis, TN area throughout high school. He considers Maple Grove Baptist Church in Trumann, AR his “home” church. Tylor served as a youth minister at Maple Grove Baptist during college. He graduated from Williams Baptist College in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry with an emphasis in Theology. Tylor began his studies at Truett in Fall 2014. Tylor served in youth ministry throughout his time at Williams Baptist College. He and his wife, Kelly, are currently attending Dayspring Baptist Church in Waco. After seminary, Tylor plans to get a PhD in biblical studies and teach in a college or seminary. The Tom & Ethel Logue Seminary Student Scholarship Fund, a ministry of CBF Arkansas, annually provides up to three $1,000 scholarships for Arkansas seminarians. Applications are received by the Scholarship Advisory Committee of the CBFAR Coordinating Council due March 15th and the scholarship recipients are announced by April 15th to be awarded for the following fall semester. The process is inclusive of the diversity of Baptist students with connections to Arkansas. Please contact Megan Pike (mpike@cbfar.org) for more information. cbfar.org - CBFAR News 7


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Keep in touch with CBF of ARKANSAS through our website: www.cbfar.org. Please send your email additions to mpike@cbfar.org if you would like to be included in our email communications. STAFF Dr. Ray Higgins, Coordinator Megan Pike, Assistant Coordinator Mollie Palmer, Director, TFHAR Stacy Henderson, Assistant Director, TFHAR Dot Hinson, Bookkeeper Roy Peterson, Volunteer Disaster Response Field Coordinator OFFICERS Dr. Preston Clegg, Moderator, Pastor, Second Baptist Church, LR Dr. Patricia Griffen, Moderator-Elect, New Millennium Church, LR Jennifer Wylie, Past Moderator, First Baptist Church, El Dorado Amanda Ford, Recorder, Rolling Hills Baptist Church, Fayetteville COOPERATIVE BAPTIST FELLOWSHIP OF ARKANSAS COORDINATING COUNCIL Jessica McFadden Bailey, Koinonia Christian Fellowship, Imboden Linda Bruns, Pulaski Heights Baptist Church, LR Suzette Cannon, New Millennium Church, LR Rev. Gerry Claybrook, Hot Springs Village Judy Dacus, First Baptist Church, Hot Springs Stephen Dunn, Hot Springs BC, Hot Springs Rev. Demetria Edwards, Lake Village Dr. Stephen Garner, First Baptist Church, Arkadelphia Rev. Ardella Gibson, Providence Baptist Church, LR Michael Hall, Calvary Baptist Church, LR Sharon Heflin, Second Baptist, LR Tony Hoyle, First Baptist Church, El Dorado Consevella James, Christway Missionary Baptist Church, LR Pat Kienzle, Rolling Hills Baptist Church, Fayetteville Rodney Landes, First Baptist Church, El Dorado Nate Looney, First Baptist Church, Jonesboro Rev. Danny Reding, Fayetteville Rev. Chris Richey, Helena-West Helena Rev. Monty Self, Calvary Baptist Church, LR Dr. Drew Smith, Arkadelphia Mica Strother, Second Baptist Church, LR Jenna Sullivan, Second Baptist Church, LR Rev. Steve Sullivan, Providence Baptist Church, LR Rev. Jana Wolfe, First Baptist Church, Jonesboro CONSULTANTS TO THE FINANCE COMMITTEE Dale Carter, LR Roy Peterson, LR CBFAR PASTOR-CHAPLAIN PEER LEARNING GROUPS Rev. Alan Tyson—Facilitator, Northwest Arkansas Group Dr. Chester Thompson—Facilitator, Southwest Arkansas and Eastern Arkansas Groups Dr. Preston Clegg—Facilitator, Central Arkansas Group CBFAR BAPTIST WOMEN IN MINISTRY Megan Pike—Facilitator CBFAR CHAPLAIN NETWORK Rev. Steve Sullivan—Facilitator

Special Gifts

To CBF ARKANSAS In memory of Kay Yeldell by Ray & Judy Higgins In memory of Ann Johnston by Ray & Judy Higgins In memory of Gayle Clark by Ray & Judy Higgins In memory of Troy Green by Lyndell & Bernice Lay In memory of Rev. R. D. Harrington by Lyndell & Bernice Lay In memory of Jim Caldwell by Sue Cato Gennings In memory of Rev. Steve Matthews by Ray & Judy Higgins In memory of Nancy Brazil by George Brazil In memory of Crawford Harlan by Mary Lou Harlan In memory of Ewing Guthrie by Lota Guthrie In memory of Dr. James Dunn by Dr. Boo & Mary Heflin In memory of Bill Dutton by Ida Lou Bradford In memory of Judge Melvin Mayfield by Ray & Judy Higgins In honor of Dr. Emil Williams by Robin & David Yates In honor of Kathy Sproles by Ray & Judy Higgins To TFHAR In memory of Wilson Deese & William Flynt by Katie Jacks To THE LOGUE SCHOLARHSHIP FUND In memory of Mrs. Ruby Wallace by Dr. Charlie & Sandy Long In memory of Leann Hanshaw by Dr. Charlie & Sandy Long In memory of Ruby Wallace by Lavelle Rollins & the “Birthday Group” In honor of Ray Higgins by Dr. Raouf Halaby

CBFAR Finance Report

July 2014-June 2015 Budget $155,140 Income $187,398.51 Expenses $186,083.31 Surplus $1,315.20 Amount raised from June Giving letter 22 giving units - $3,955

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CBFAR Fall 2015 Newsletter  

Catch up on the latest CBFAR news: -All Church Challenge -CBFAR in South Africa -New staff member -Logue Scholarship Recipients -CBF General...

CBFAR Fall 2015 Newsletter  

Catch up on the latest CBFAR news: -All Church Challenge -CBFAR in South Africa -New staff member -Logue Scholarship Recipients -CBF General...

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