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Putnam, Herman Keene, O. B. Dukes, Afthur Lorance, Pellam 
Bateman, Oury Buckley, and W. H. Herrington. : 

Published Since 1877 

Pictured is the Clarke College Class of 1927. Front row—left to right: Mré. Bob Lambright (sponsor), Elton Barlow, EdnaPeart Mi 
Daves Yarbrough, Ethel Overby Huff, Amy McDaniel Suddith, Mrs. R. B. Moulder, Lorene May Palmer, Mertis Palmer Hawkins, 52/d more than 10,000 young people are 
Esteli Walker Harris, Onedia McDill Herrington, Mrs. tke S. Bass, Ike S. Bass, and Wheeler Cathey. Back row — left to right: Neal: » 

Mills, 7. 8. Moulder, W. C. Palmer, W. T. McMullan, Robert W: 

Clarke Grads Gather 
For 50th Anniversary 

The Golden Anniversary of the 
Clarke College class of 1927 was held 
recently on the campus with twenty- 
three members of the class present to 
renew old friendships and recall 
memories. Many of those who could 
not attend wrote to express their greet- 
ings and to bring the assembled class 

: up to date on their activities. 

The program, which had been 
spearheaded by Wheeler Cathey and 
Elton Barlow, both of Jackson, began 
with a time of fellowship and conver- 
sation. A time of , greeting, 
and welcome by W. L. Compere and 
Alumni Director Allén B. Parnell was 
followed by a break for picture taking 
and class business matters. An intro- 

duction of members with pa gs ye 
information was followed by the 

Clarke College history and a memorial 
service for the twenty-five class mem- 
bers who have died. 

Over half of those present had gone 
on to be active in the field of education, 
with others in the ministry and busi- 
ness. The class member coming the 
greatest distance was Neal Putnam 

Special guests for the reunion were 
dpdae its Leavin weseene 
‘i it was sponsor 

of the class of 1927) and Dr. and Mrs. 
M.-C. McDaniel (McDaniel was on the 

Of Golden Gate Seminary 

MILL VALLEY, Calif. (BP) — Wil- 
liam M. Pinson, Jr., has been elected 
to become the 

fourth president of Gol- 
den Gate Seminary. 
The seminary’s 

trustees selected © 
the pastor of the 
First Baptist 
Church of Wichita 
Falls, Tex., to head 
the 33-year-old 
Southern Baptist 



ing Harold K. 
Graves, who retired July 31 after 25 
years of service as president. 

Pinson will begin his service as pres- 
ident on Aug. 15, 1977. The date for his 
formal inauguration will be an- 
nounced later. 

The 42 - year - old Pinson has been 
pastor of the Wichita Falls church, one 
of the largest in the Southern Baptist 
Convention, since 1975. From 1963 to 
1975 he was professor of Christian 
ethics at Southwestern Seminary in 
Fort Worth. : 

In 1969-70 Pinson was interim pastor 
of Manhattan Baptist Church in New 
York City. He served as associate sec- 
retary of the Christian Life Commis-. 
sion, Baptist General Convention of 

‘Thurman To 
Speak At 
Carey College 

Clarence Thurman, former South- 
ern Baptist missionary to Malaysia 
and,chairman of the de- 
partment at William , 
will be keynote speaker for ‘‘ 
summer commencement Aug. 14. 

Thurman was a missionary 
evangelist for more than 10 years be- 
fore joining the Carey faculty in 1973. 
His biography has been chosen for list- 
ing in such publications as- 
ing Educators of America,” ‘‘Per- 
sonalities of the South,” and, most re- 
cently, ‘‘Who’s Who in Religion.” 

Phat ete 
m “ ._F ) ‘ 

Association, the — Southeastern 
Psychological Association, and the 
Mississippi Association for Higher 

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Texas from 1957-63. He was- graduated 
with a B.A. degree from North Texas 
State University in 1955, B. Div. degree 
from Southwestern Seminary in 1959, 
and a Th.D. degree from Southwestern 
in 1963. He has done graduate study at 
Edinburgh, Columbia, Yale, Prince- 
ton, Texas Christian, and San Fran- 
cisco Theological Seminary. 

‘, Pinson has written widely in the field 

of Christian ethics, general ministry, 
and . Among his works are: 
“Applying the Gospel: Sugg-stions for 
Christian Social Action in a Local 
Church,” “The Five Worlds of Youth”’ 
(Continued on page 3) 

David Grant 
To Address 
MC Graduates 

David R. Grant, pastor of the 
Z ist Church, Jackson, 

will be Charles E. Martin, vice - 

dent for academic affairs; 
McMillan, dean of the Graduate 
School; Tom Goldman, assistant dean 

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JACKSON, 'Y, AUGUST 11, 1977 

y _ Chester Swor of Jackson, interna- 
a y khown writer and lecturer for 
>, youth —_S. will be the principal 
. 12 for Mississippi Baptist 
* Youth Night - 
= The annual gathering of young - 
ple from all across the state will 
SDs ott ba the intent ppi Col- 
iseum eum in Jackson. Larry Salter, Youth 
“Night Committee chairman for the 

to tax the capacity of the col- 

© Until last year Mississippi 

Youth Night was held during Christ- 
mas holidays. In 1976 it was changed to 
‘the summertime date. 

Bob Tyler, of Starkville, athletic di- 
>) rector and head football coach at Mis- 
_ >} -sissippi State University, will also be a 
speaker during the Youth Night prog- 
ram. He will present his personal tes- 

Easy Answers? The Christian who — timony as a Christian to the young au- 
turns to the pages of the Bible for an  dience. 
all-inclusive set of rules to live byor The current Junior Miss for 
for easy answers to today’s difficult Jackson, Cindy Malone, will be on the 
moral questions has some serious Program for her testimony and to sing. 
misunderstandings about the relation- ~Cindy is a graduate of Jim Hill High 
ship of the Bible to moral decision School in Jackson and is planning to loads of young people to come from 
making, according to John A. Wood, enroll in Baylor University in Waco, Very area of the state for this meet- 
director of program development for ‘Texas, for the fall term. She is a ing. It is annually the biggest meeting 
the SBC’s Christian Life Commission, ™ember of Daniel Memorial Baptist that Mississippi Baptists have.” 
during the conference on “The Bible “Church in Jackson, where her father, Playing the organ for the evening 
and Moral Decision Making” at’ ‘the Rev. Byron Malone, is pastor. will be Chuck Endsley, artist in resi- 
Ridgecrest, N.C.“‘Partofalegitimate The fourth program personality is dence and organist at Calvary Baptist 
Christian approach to decision making K . Church in Jackson. Endsley is also a 
involves a genuine assessment of your ellys, Sigmans ron onl an arranger, and a record- 


real wants . . . God made us to desire The pianist will be Steve Roddy of 
Mission Tour 

Ken Medema, an internationally 
known blind composer, pianist, singer, 
and recording artist who lives in 
Upper Montclair, N. J. 

“This is one of the strongest Youth 
Night programs we have had,” said 
Salter. ‘‘We will be looking for bus 

and feel. To negate these functions 
youl ea bed ont pervert sat palates Jackson, a student at Auburn Univer- 
Sity in Alabama. Steve is the son of 

them.’ The Bible, Wood said, teaches David Roddy, minister of education at 
First : 

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210200 Wid SOO 

TW guernsey REE SO Se 

that they are responsible for their own fari Kelly, executive avy: cat tics Garces io Jpchmoe. — 
deal” pastor: “The unspoken re- is made up of Salter, consultant in the | 
dunt ber seer see > pot com. turned from a tour of Southern Baptist Sunday School Department; Jerry 
mittee when speaking to a prospective missions installations around the Merriman, associate director of the 
minister for their church is — can you “rd. Accompanying them on the trip Department of Student Work; Marilyn’ 

is demanded and the 18-hour - a - day 
preacher who turns a church around 
as one would a corporation is lionized 
and lifted up . . . inspite of the fact that 
his wife and family are hurt in the pro- 
cess,”’ declared Cecil Sherman, pastor 
of FBC Asheville, N. C., to a confer- 
ence at Glorieta, N. M. on ‘‘The Bible 
and Moral Decision Making’’ spon- 
sored by the Christian Life Commis- 
sion of the SBC. For married minis- 

‘ ters, Sherman urged them te bring a 

balance to their ministries by spend- 
ing more time with their families arid 
less time trying to reach the prover- 
bial “‘top of the denomination ladder” 
by hopping from one church to another 
to gain position, more money and 
power. (BP) 

Brazilian Volunteer Teams 

were a layman and his wife, Mr. and 
Mrs. Gordon Sigman of Holly Springs. 

The Kellys and the Sigmans were in 
South America, Southeast Africa, In- 
dia, and Southeast Asia. They visited 

visiting the missions in Rio de Janeiro 
and ended in Tokyo and during the 
five-week trip had the opportunity of 
interviewing more than 100 foreign 


Kelly preached a number of times 
during the trip and visited with many 
national Baptists and their leaders 
along the way. 2 

“We obtained a bird’s-eye view of 
practically all of the various types of 
missions: work we do the 
world,” Kelly said on his return. 

(Continued on page 3) 

AUG 1S 977, 

0,000 Expected 
or Youth Night 


Singapore Project 

Strategy Readies 7 

SINGAPORE (BP) — After two 
years of extensive planning, an urban 

Southern Baptist missionaries serving 
here is ready for action. 
The development stage of the 
evangelism strategy is nearing com- 
‘pletion. Already Singaporians and 
missionaries are implementing the 

With FMB For Relief Work 

MORUMBI, Brazil (BP) — Geraldo 
Silva had worked for 19 days and 
nights helping the flood victims, but 
his resources gave way. He appealed 
for help and got it from Southern Bap- 

For the past two years, Silva, who 
moved to this north central Brazilian 
village to live and minister after com- 
pleting his education, has traveled 
through the islands on a flat - bottomed 
boat with limited medical supplies, 
Bibles and literature. 

Now his cargo became homeless 

_ flood victims among the Brazilian is- 

land people of the Parana River, 
whom he transported through the 
rough water, treating the sick, until his 
money, supplies, boat and energy 
were exhausted 

Silva, a male nurse who grew up ina 
Christian home, to Southern 
Baptist lor help and got 
immediate response. The Southern 
Baptist Foreign Mission Board has 
appropriated $110,000 for work among 
the island people who are struggling to 
recover from recent severe flooding. 

Flooding along the Parana is not un- 


y © 

Dn were pene riage. fl - But this-year the rains were 
to by Lewis Nobles, president different. ‘ 
of the college. Assisting the president “At first, a number of houses were 

flooded, and then rather than letting 

up as usual, the weather failed to coop- 
erate,” said R. Cheyne, Southern 
missionary field representa- 
tive for East Africa who is working this 
year as associate to the board's con- 
sultant on world relief and disaster re- 
sponse. , 
Always living with problems of pov- 

faced a new kind of need and Silva was 

‘ Bae 
z “ 

erty and malnutrition, the now 

“When the people kept coming it 
simply drove him further until he sold 
his own furniture and borrowed what 
else he could to buy medicine and food, 
giving all he had to those who had no- 

.”" Cheyne said. 
tly, Silva. spent several 
days in the hospital suffering from 
exhaustion. He was worried about “his 
people." Some 41 had been baptized as 
4 result of his ministry and more than 

19 and 2. 

teachers have been obtained for all 
At First Baptist Church, 


. on Aug. 20. The 

study guide on James. Child care will be provided through five 

Five Area Bible 

Five area Bible conferences will be held simultaneously in five locations 
Book of James will be studied at each one, and qualified Bible 

125 families had opened their homes 

for-preaching and Bible studies. Now . 
they needed him and with his boat and “ 

supplies gone he had no way to help 
them. . 

Silva finally appealed for help. First 
the churches in Mato Grosso re- 
sponded. The men worked together to 
provide lumber and helped to build a 
new boat. The state Baptist convention 
in Brazil bought a new motor and the 
organization of Southern Baptist mis- 
sionaries sent out a call to the disaster 
relief office of the’board. 

of the conferences. 
hepa ef meme ooh oe 

confident of its success,” 

project, according to Southern Baptist 
Missionary Associate Ralph W. 
Neighbour Jr., who has led in the de- 
velopment of strategy for starting 200 
house churches in Singapore by 1980. 
With the planning phase near com- 
pletion, Neighbour is returning to his 
former pastorate, West Memorial 

July. William R. Wakefield, the South- 
ern Baptist Foreign Mission Board's 
for Southeast Asia, said he 
will consult with Neighbour in the Un- 
ited States or even call on him for short 
trips overseas as the need arises in 
connection with the project. 
Neighbour came to Singapdre in 
January 1975 as a specialist in urban 
evangelism. The Singapore conven- 
tion adopted the evangelism program 

in July 1975, and Southern Baptist mis-...___ 
* sionaries have cooperated closely in 

planning the project. ; 

The first step in Singapore's 
strategy has been identification. Using 
varied means of communication, Sin- 
gapore Baptists have sought identity 
as ‘“‘the people who care.”’ 

In the second step, they tried to de- 
termine the n of the people 
through direct mail and door - to - door 
surveys. Using the survey results « 
Singapore Baptists are now setting up 
friendship groups aifhed-at meeting 
the needs of the people. : ’ 

Friendship groups will offer help in 
such areas as gu itar playing, person-_ 


ality development and choosing the * 

right career. Participants in these 
ps will be encouraged to join Bible 

“Those who come to accept Christ 
will then be nurtured and encouraged 
to start or becomé part of extension 
churches. The implementation will 
take many years as this program is 

to plant churches in every 
neighborhood ‘of the city of Singa- 
pore,” said Wakefield. 
Prk. Aa OLR 13. 
said. He just returned from a trip to 
Southeast Asia which he met 
with ans missionaries. 

Wakefield said the urban strategy 
planin aia ae 

with that , is also 
ready for Sapiemanaalice. “ity ex- 

iilieieinttie take 


_ ‘Thursday, August 11, 1977 

"Court School Aid Decision _. 

Both Approved And Deplored 

By Barry Garrett 

w. (BP) —A Baptist 
na nego 
ing the U.S. Supreme Court decision in 
the Ohio school aid case 

reacting negatively. 
James E. Wood Jr., executive direc- 
tor of the Baptist Joint Committee on 
Public Affairs here, said that inthe 

May not be used to support church 

“Any claim that the court has in ef- 
fect paved the way for the use of public 
funds for church schools clearly ig- 

* mores the substance of the court’s deci- 
sion and its rationale,’’ Wood de- 

Wood .pointed out that the Baptist 
Joint Committee on Public Affairs for 
30 years has participated in briefs to 
the U.S. Court in opposition 
to the use of tax funds for the support of 
parochial schools, as it did in the Wol- 

In these briefs, Wood continued, the 

respecting religious 
the separation ‘of church and state, 
public control with expenditure of pub- 
lic funds, and the uniquely public func- 
tion of American public schools.” 

In the Wolman case, the U. S. Sup- 
reme Court upheld parts of an Ohio 
state law and declared as unconstitu- 
tional other parts. It upheld parts that 
allocated public funds for the benefit of 
children in parochial schools, but 
which funds, in the view of the court, 
did not contribute to the educational 
programs of the schools. Declared un- 
constitutional were those parts of the 
law that, in the view of the court, went 
beyond aid to children and gave aid to 
the schools as such. 

Upheld were those parts of the Ohio 
law that authorized the state to pro- 
vide nonpublic school pupils with 
books, standardized testing and scor- 

diagnostic services, and 
therapeutic and remedial services. 

Declared unconstitutional were. 

those portions of the Ohio law that pro- 
vided instructional materials ‘and 

“tothe“educational program of the 

The court opinion was read by Jus- 
Harry A. Blackmun. It declared 
pass constitutional 
muster under the establishment 
clause a statute (1) must have a secu- 

The majority opinion of the court 
said, ‘We have acknowledged before, 
and we do so again here, that the wall 
of separation that must be maintained 
between church and state is a blurred, 
indistinct, and variable barrier de- 
pending on all the circumstances of a 

particular relationship. 

In 1968, in Board of Education v. Al- 
len, the Supreme Court upheld state 
loan of textbooks to private school 
pupils under certain circumstances. 

decision, Justice Thurgood Marshall 
said, ‘I am now convinced that (the) 
Allen (decision) is largely responsible 
for reducing the ‘high and impregna- 
ble’ wall between church and state 
erected by the First Amendment to a 
‘blurred, indistinct, and variable bar- 
rier’ incapable of performing its vital 
functions of protecting both church 
and state.” 

Also dissenting in the Wolman case, 
Justice William J. Brennan attacked 

‘the Ohio law by saying that “ingenuity 

in draftsmanship cannot obscure the 
fact that this subsidy to sectarian 
schools amounts to $88,000,000.”" He 
also expressed the view that the Ohio 
program presents ‘‘a divisive political 

_ Potential of unusual magnitude.” 

Church Travels 50 Miles 

When two South Carolina churches of different faiths, size and racial make-up 
joined hands to conduct a Vacation Bible School, the enrollment was so high the 

children had to move outdoors. Ten adults from Ashley River 

Church in 

Charleston traveled 50 miles each day to the small town of Walterboro to lead the 
Bible school at the black St. James Holiness Church. (BP) Photo 

Italian Church Baptizes 
16 In Special Service 

NAPLES, Italy (BP) — People sat in 
the windows and stood in the aisles 
here as the Naples Baptist Church 

tract in an art museum, read it and 
found the church address. 
He said he “watched, like a lion 

was the only baptismal 

The 23 - year - old pastor’s son, the 

organist, said to one of the 
sionaries: “ 


Jimmy Alien, newly elected presi- 
dent of the Southern Baptist Conven- 
tion and former national president of 
Americans United for Separation of 

| application 
principal of separation of church and 
State,” that the decision will result in 
“excessive entanglement”’ between 
government and religion, and that the 
public schools are the real victims by 
draining off public funds for nonpublic 
school education. 

Sparrowk: | 
‘Uplift — 

By Laura Deal” 
ne ee OV ud brataonie 
Sparrowk ~ year - 
and sixth woman to become 
of the American Churches in 

be national convention in late 
Mrs. Sparrowk singled out several 
areas of concern. As leader of her de- 
nomination she stated her overall 

Mrs. Sparrowk said that she affirms 
civil rights and due process for all 
people, but she added that decision 
about whether to receive gays into 
membership and to ordain them as 
clergy of the American Baptist 
Churches is made on the local regional 

She cited the statement issued by the 
Ministers Council last year: ‘We be- 
lieve the practice and advocacy of 

and grounds for denial of ordination. 
We also affirm that past homosexual 
practices, when disavowed, should not 
be a barrier to ordination.” 

of Reformed Churches 
to be held here Aug. 22-28. It 

~- Alliance 

— of this world confessional family. 

London (RNS) — For the first time 
since the days of the 17th Century when 
Britain was a commonwealth under 
Oliver Cromwell, Congregationalists 
celebrated Holy Communion in 
Westminster Abbey as one of the high- 
lights of the International Congrega- 
tional Fellowship Conference. 

Seminarians’ Concern Helps 
Reunite Nigerian’s F amily 

By Nancy McGough 
LOUISVILLE (BP) — After three 

. years of separation, a Nigerian family 

been reunited here — thanks to 
some concerned seminary students 
and a number of area Southern Baptist 

os ee Theological i- 
nary, left his family in 1973 to to 
the United States to better or 
Christian service in his country. 
Since then he, his wife Olanike, and 
children, Jide 10, and Oye 5, had 
prayed for some way for them to be 

a together. Oye was just two when Rufus 

left and could not remember his 
father. . 
Their dream came true when 

about it. The two had also been 
classmates at Sanford University in 
Birmingham, before coming to South- 

Turner said he and friends living on 
the. third: floor of Southern’s 

just try to raise some money and see if 
we can get them over here.”’ 

In mid-October, 1976, the students 
dug into their own pockets. Many re- 

Senior Adults-Stay 
Active At Clarksdale 

Oakhurst Church, Clarksdale or- 
ganized a senior adult ministry in 
Sept. 1972 known'as The Rolling 

club. ‘And He is still leading us in our 
growth and outreach.” . 
Once each month there is a am 
with lunch, or a one day trip. All the 
planning, cooking, and etc. is done by 
younger ladies ‘‘who love to work with 
During the winter months, ladies of 
the club meet two days a week to make 
quilts. Trudy Mayers and Mrs. Hardy 
Peters, two club members, lead the 


. “We hope to get them (the men) 
involved in making things for our craft 
sale, also,”’Rives comments. 

A scrapbook is kept of all activities, 
and a year book lists each member 
with his phone number, address, and 


see ‘The Passion Play” in Eureka 
Springs. Rives says she loves her work 
and is ‘‘. . .so happy that more 
churches are aware of the 
needs of senior adults, and we cer- 
tainly need their wisdom.” 

y dents troopeé:ever to Rufus's 
‘ Hall talked it over and decided, ‘‘Let’s 

turned to their home churches and 

explained Rufus’s situation. ” 

In response to the need of a family 
they had never met, churches in 
Clarksville, Tenn., Decatur and Annis- 

eral other cities contributed, including...- 

the Sunday School class to which 
Rufus belongs at Walnut Street Baptist 
Shortly after Thanksgiving, the stu- 

ment and presented him with $1,200 
they had collected. Rufus went into ac- 
tion, and on a snowy day in early 1977, 
his shivering family stepped off of a 

They had never seen snow before — 
in fact, had never been in cold weather 

— and saw the U.S. as a winter wonder-_ 

They are making adjustments to a 

new culture and climate. Olanike is 

it difficult to cook the new foods 

which “‘are not like ours at home.”’ And 

so, ‘I have been the cook since they’ve 
come,” Rufus said with a laugh. 

Rufus, from a royal family in 
Nigeria and raised as a Moslem, was 
led to Christ as a young man by South- 
ern Baptist missionaries. Olanike’s 
father, a pastor, befriended the young 
Christian. Rufus had visited her home 
several times before he met Olanike, 
who was away at college. 

“I think my coming here will be 
fruitful,” Rufus recalled thinking the 
first time he saw Olanike. And he was 
right. They were married in 1962. 

Rufus will probably be at the semi- 
nary — earning the doctor of education 
degree — about three more years he 

But no doubt the next three years 
with his family will be far less lonely. 


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Atlanta (RNS) — The Presbyterian 
Church .in the U. S. (PCUS) has av- 

New York (RNS) — The 30 - denomi- 
nation National Council of Churches is 
setting up a Task Force on Christian - 
Muslim Relations. NCC member 
bodies are being asked to pers as 
many representatives as they to 
the task force’s first meeting, at NCC - 
headquarters here Sept. 12. 

New York (RNS) — The zombie - 
like look of the late Cardinal Joseph 
Mindszenty at his 1949 treason trail in 
Hungary led U.S. intelligence agents 
to believe that Communists had de- 
veloped mysterious ways to bend the 
mind and will and started a 25-year 
research effort on how to control 
human behavior, to an in- 
vestigative report in The New York 

Pittsburgh (RNS) — County offi- 
cials here have passed an ordinance 
placing strict controls on solicitations 
at the Greater Pittsburgh Airport by 
such groups such as the Hare Krishna 
movement. The ordinance does not 
bar solicitations. It prohibits unau- 
thorized sales or advertising and pro- 
vides regulations-for distributing lit- 
erature, proselytizing, and begging for 
money at the airport. The rules cover 
permits and confining solicitations to 
certain areas. 


Gainesville, Fla. (RNS) — A Hare 
Krishna leader here says that the 
sect’s members will defy a Jackson- 
ville Airport order. Members will defy 
a decision of airport authorities to 
limit soliciting to a 10-by-10-foot area 
in the lobby. ‘ 

New York (RNS) — A joint project 
involving three Protestant denomina- 
tions will construct at least four solar - 
heated church buildings, one in each 
major climactic area of the United 
States to test the of such a 

velopment Task Force of the Joint 
Strategy and Action Committee 
(JSAC), a consortium of 12 Protestant 

"Oxford, Eng. (RNS) — An Anglican 

priest says The Church of England 
should speak out, “firmly and offi- 
cially,” in a statement the 
freedom of Prince Charles, heir to the 
British throne, to the woman of 
his choice and stressing that the 
bride’s religion is not a factor. The 


‘oung of Amory 
and has two children, Lee and- 

Doug Warren has been selected 
for inclusion in the 1977 edition of 
Outstanding Young Men Of 
America. This is spon- 

sored by the U.S. Jaycees and. _ 

other civic organizations of 
America. Warren is a 1972 
graduate of Mississippi pra: a 
received his master of divinity 
degree from New Orleans Semi- 
nary in 1976, and has served 
churches in Hinds, Yazoo, Ran- 
kin, and Copiah counties. He has 
conducted revival meetings in 
Mississippi, Louisiana, Florida 
and Georgia. He currently serves 
as pastor of Calvary Church; 
Silver Creek. He is married to the 
former Dianne Duck of Clinton 
and they have two children, Laura 
and David. 

Philip Duncan is the new pastor 
of Tinsley Church (Yazoo). Heisa 
recent graduate of Baptist le 

Grace ville’ 

Church (Clarke). Little ‘Bi 

Church (Lincoln) has called 
Duvall as pastor and requested 
his ordination to the minis- 
try. Duvall, a Miss. hon- 
ors graduate; plans to enroll in 
New Orleans Seminary this fall. 

David. Hamil-. , Who Among American High 

ton, pastor Double 
Springs Church 
(Webster), has 
been awarded 
* Young Religious 
me Leader by the 
Maben area 
Jaycees. He is 
married to the 
former Susan 
of Eup- 

‘Raleigh recently surprised 
Dr. and Mrs. Rebert H. Perry 
with a reception on his 25th year in 
the ministry. Perry has been pas- 
tor of the church for two and a half 
years. He was recently named to 
appear again in the Who’s Who in 

Religion second edition 1977-78, 
Florida, and Achievement fourth 

. They have one child, Kristie, 
Duncan will enter Miss: College ir: 
é, September. 

Jerald, Welch has resigned as . 

pastor of FBC Isola effective July 
24. On Aug. 1 he assumed the posi- 
tion of director of missions for 
Franklin Association in Ala. His 
name has also been included in 
the second edition of Who’s Who in 

The Board of Advisors for the 
Outstanding Young Men of 
America Awards Program has 
announced that the following have 
been selected for inclusion in the 

Melvin Keith, Laurel; Donald 
Nathad Savell, Forest; Roy 
Richard McHenry, Okolona; D. 
Clark Measels, Ellisville; Wayne 
Rex Yancy, Saltillo; James 
Elmer Messer, Vicksburg. 


Books For Christian Service 

An effort to collect from 50,000 to 75,000 books from Baptists in Mississippi to 
establish or enlarge libraries where it is difficult to do so is getting under way. The 
Project is being promoted by the Brotherhood Department of the Mississippi Baptist 
Convention Board. The books will be used for libraries in the United States, the 
Bahamas, Jamaica, Korea, india, Liberia, Ghana, and other English - 
reading countries in Africa. Committee members meeting in Jackson were, left to 
right, Leo Moore, Jackson; Marvin Graham, Mt. Olive; Paul Harrell, Jackson; Owen 
Gregory, Jackson; and Owen Cooper, Yazoo City. Harrell is director of the Brother- 
hood Department. 

Most people are akin to the old 

who said he was entirely 

open to conviction, but would like to 

see anybody who could convince him. 
— The Link 

Johnson Assumes 

M. C, Johnson assumed the respon- 
sibility as director of missions of 
Holmes and Leflore Associations on 
August 1. : 

He is a graduate of New Orleans 

’ Seminary, a former director of mis- 

. sions in Maryland, and pastor of 

chufches in , Alabama, and 

a drive to head off a 

vote on the sale of liquor in the county, 

according to Charlie Bryant, director 
of associational missions. 

i County Baptist Association 

(Decr.) (Decr.) 
(270,477) — (17.4) 
* 522 20.3 
38,495 _ ~— 
. (100.0) 

School Students, Who’s Who 

Rone, live in Kosciusko. 

W. David Prevost, minister of 
music and youth for Meadville 
Church, has been selected to the 

Cooperative . 
Gifts Fall Below 
July ’76 Figure 

Cooperative Program gifts of 
$580,259 received through the offices of 
the Mississippi Baptist Convention 

month,”’ Kelly said. The receipts 
which come into the office following 

year, Kelly said. The 
for the year to date is $4,420,858. 
$479,142 below the prorated 
figure for seven months of the 

The total 

Blidget this year is $8.4 
million. 4) 

Baptists, Pentecostals 
Upset Liquor Election 

Bryant was chairman of the steering 
committee in the effort and reports 
that in two weeks the dry forces had 
accumulated names to coun- 

BGCT President — 

Pastor James : 

G. Harris, Dies 
FORT WORTH (BP) — James G. 

the Unt 


here, died 

p' al Convention of 
Texas at the time of his death. He was 
first vice president of the Southern 
Baptist Convention during 1973-74. 

Funeral services were held at Uni- 
versity Baptist Church Aug. 2. 

Baker J. Cauthen, executive direc- 
tor of the Foreign Mission Board, and 
James B. Landes, executive secretary 
of the Texas Convention, officiated. 

A member of the Foreign Mission 
Board from 1971 until his death, Harris 
served as its president from 1975 to 
April 1977. He also served as president 

. Of the alumni association of South- 

western Seminary, Fort Worth, during 
1974-1975 and was on the board of trus- 
tees for Baylor University, Waco, 
Tex., from 1964 to 1973 and then from 

of the Southern Baptist Radio and 
Television Commission and chairman 
of the Christian Life Commission. 

Kelly - 

(Continued from page 1) 

The trip was in the process of plan- 
ning for-three years, Kelly said. About 
half of it was financed by the Missis- 
sippi Baptist Convention Board 
through funds received from sources 
other than the Cooperative Program, 
he added. ‘‘The other half was fi- 

Thursday, August 11, 1977 BAPTIST RECORD PAGE 3 

: The Missiong{ask 
| e Must Go To Work Now 

By Join Alexander, Director Stewardship Dept., MBCB 

During Foreign Missions week at Ridgecrest summer One of our mis- 
sionaries from Hong Kong shared with us the ri she has been having 
recently with young people swimming out of Red to freedom in Hong Kong. 

pastor taught his sons the scriptures. There are many Christians in China today 
according to reports by those escaping. 

your through 

Did you know that it took $54,981,023 in 1976 to operate the Foreign Mission 
Board in its witness for Southern Baptists? That is $4,548,752 per month, 
$1,057,327 per week, $150,633 per day, $6,276 per hour, and $104.00 per minute. 

Do you know the average cost of supporting a missionary? It is $10,838.11 per 
year, $903.18 per month, $208.43 per week, $29.69 per day, $1.24 per hour, and $.021 
per minute. How much work did you or your church provide last 
year? I believe you would be interested in. figuring it out. 

Do you know that there are now 2717 missionaries serving in 86 countries? 

Are you aware of the current efforts of the Foreign Mission Board? It is called 
TOTAL MISSIONS THRUST: Global Discipleship. The challenge and objective 
is to provide every person on earth the ity to hear the gospel by the close 
of the century..This will require an_all-dut effort by each Southern Baptist. It will 
require the utilization of every means of communication possible at home and 
abroad and for dedicatiomof personal resources. The stewardship obligations of 
Southern Baptists toward overseas missions rest upon all church members. 
Some Christians can respond through missionary service, but all need to respond 
in prayer, giving, concern, and personal involvement. The time-frame for 
TOTAL MISSIONS THRUST: Global Discipleship is now, the last quarter of the 
twentieth century. ; 

‘We must work the works of him who sent me, while it is day; night comes, 
when no one can. work” (John 9:4 RSV). sg 

Washburn Retirement 
Marks End Of An Era 

Washburn, “Mr. Sunday School’ to 

Mission Board has offered Washburn 
and his wife, Kate, the opportunity to 
work in Scotland for a year, beginning 

nanced by private individuals who 
were very interested in our making the 
tour,” he said. 

It was planned in cooperation with 
the Foreign Mission Board. 

Mr. and Mrs. Sigman paid their own 

—— Baptists for the past 20 
¥ , Tetired as head of the Sunday 
School Board’s Sunday School de- 
partment, Aug. 1. 

.Washburn, a board employee of 44 
years, has invested his life in promot- 
ing Bible study because of a conviction 

travel expenses. that ‘reaching people for Christ is a 

He has worked with many outstand- 
ing Southern Baptist leaders, includ- 
ing four presidents of the Board, I. J. 
Van Ness, T. L. Holcomb, James L. 

Sullivan and Grady Cothen. 
School leaders with whom he 
thas. include Hight C.. Moere, 

iJ “ ns 

and J. N. Barnette, the only other per- 

son to Southern Baptists’ Sunday 
School program, which now has al- 
most 7.5 million members enrolled 

As a boy in North Carolina, 
Washburn was a member of the same 

mission work. The Kellys were gone 
five = weeks and visited missionaries and 
missions all along the way. A reception 
was held for them at the Baptist Building 
on their return. 

Raymond Road 
To Hold School 
For Bus Workers 

A two day school for bus pastors and 
workers will be held at Raymond Road 
Church in Jackson on August 15 and 16. 
The school will begin Monday at 11:30 
a.m. with a free welcome luncheon and 

nee At 1 p.m. the conference 
begin with lectures and individual 
class programs on such subjects as 

church as Barnette, who served as 


When Barnette left Double Springs 
Baptist Church, Washburn’s father 
took over as Sunday School director. 
His parents’ strong commitment to 
Southern Baptists and the association 
with. Barnette in those early years, 
made moving to the Sunday School 
Board in 1933 a ‘‘natural thing,” ac- 
cording to Washburn. 

Washburn’s theory of operating for 
his years in Sunday School work prob- 
ably is best explained in his para- 
phrase of one of Barnette’s sayings: 

“If you will work to grow a great 
Sunday School, in that process, you 
will have already developed a great 
church, because the basic element of 
Word is what Sunday School 
work is all about.’’ 

Several opportunities have arisen 
during the past years to leave the Sun- 

children’s church, the bus pastor, bus 44y School Board to work in a church, 

driver, teenage worker, puppet minis- 
try, promoting, children soul winning 
and many others. First day activities 
will conclude at 9 p.m. 

Church, Louisville, Ky.; Lyle Harris of 
Louisville; Frank Stiedle, music 
evangelist of Canton; Mike Wells, bus 
director at Raymond Road; and Cecil 
Harper, soloist from Robinson 
Street Church in Jackson. 

Second day activities will begin at 9 
a.m. and conclude at 8 p.m. Lunch will 
be furnished at no charge both days 
but evening meals will be taken at 
local restaurants. 

Heart Attacks 

or a state convention, but Washburn 
said he ‘‘always felt led to remain at 
the Sunday School Board, because the 
mission of the board is right at the 
of New Testament churches — 


tors,” he said, “but we have continued 
to re-assess essential functions of the 
church and what a Bible teaching 

can ‘ 
“Sunday ools have always 

in April 1978. While there, he will serve 
‘as a general consultant to the 

Union of Scotland in the field of religi- 
ous education. 


(Continued from page 1) 
and “‘How to Deal with Controversial 

and universities, NBC’s 
“Faith in Action” series, and deli- 
vered one of the major addresses at 
the meeting of the Southern Baptist 
Convention in Kansas City, Mo., in 
June 1977, 

| Missionaries’ 
Son Dies In 


HOUSTON (BP) — Kyle Kingsley, 
22 - year - son of Southern Baptist mis- 
sionaries, died at 1:30 p.m., Friday, 
July 22, in Northwest Houston Medical 
Center after suffering a cerebral 
aneurysm during the weekend of July 

Kingsley’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. 
Gene E. Kingsley of Alabama and 
Texas, returned to the United States 
July 21 from Lilongwe, Malawi, where 
he works with theological education by 
extension and as a general evangelist. 

Funeral services were held July 25 
in the Champion Forest Baptist 
Church in Houston with burial at 
Forest Lawn Cemetery in Beaumont, 

Young Kingsley was born in the 
states, but moved with his parents to ~ 
the mission field at the age of five. He 
had just completed his sophomore 
year at Lamar University, Beaumont, 
and was living in Houston for the 

Survivors include his parents; two 

“brothers, Kirk, who is a collete student 
living in Dallas for the summer, and 
Keith, a senior at Rift Valley Academy 
in Nairobi, Kenya; and one sister, Ka- 
ren, age 10, who lives at home. 

SBC Missions 
Gifts Ahead 
Of Last Year 

NASHVILLE (BP) — With only two 

funds after 10 months total 
to $39,217,027 at 
year, total 

point while 
455,883 in 
nated gifts, have climbed f 
$84,609,774. Total gifts exceed last 

sien. ee 

for July tallied 
‘vaeeb. 87, on increas of mere ihe 14 
percent over total gifts last July. 




The Way To Go 

Church budgets are being formed or 

time to give 

the Cooperative 

“Go ye.” 

Through the _— since its incep- 
in 1925, we have understood that 
the Cooperative Program is our way of 

there, wherever “there” might 

, all over the world. This means in 


our state, all across our nation, and 
into every nook and cranny in the 
world where we are allowed to send 
missionaries. ~ 

This is what the Cooperative Prog- 
ram is. It is simply the greatest plan of 
financing a world-encircling missions 
effort ever devised. It is the financial 
heart of what Baptists are all about. 

We cannot afford for the Coopera- 
tive Program to be given second-rate 
consideration. Things on the local 
scene need to be looked after and taken 
care of, but the world-wide considera- 
tion needs to be just as prominent in 
the thoughts of the budget makers. 

There may be those who would say 
that the Cooperative Program is too 

broad and covers things that are not 
missions oriented. Yet everything that 
is a part of Cooperative " 
financing has been felt to be miss’ 
supportive by Baptists gathered in de- 
liberative sessions at Conventions, or 
it would not have been included. 

The Cooperative Program deserves’ 
the very strongest support of every 

Because we are Baptists, any indi- 
vidual or church can decide not to siyp- 
port the Cooperative Program at all. 

But the scripture says, “Go ye,” and 
we can’t escape that. 

The Cooperative Program is the way 
to go. 

Challenge For Youth 

’ The biggest meeting Mississippi 
Baptists have every year is this week. 
It is the annual Youth Night, and an in- 
teresting and entertaining program 
has been planned. 

More than interesting and entertain- 
ing, however, it doubtless will be 
spiritual and challenging; for two of 
the best known names in Mississippi 
will be a part of it. 

Chester Swor will be the inspira- 
tional speaker. For the past 40 years he 
has been groups such as 
this all over the nation, and thousands 
of lives have been changed as a result. 
This dynamic man has put himself 
under the control of the Lord, and he 
has been blessed with a great deal of 
determination and ability for the Lord 

to use. The results have been without 
measure. ‘He lives almost in the 
shadow of the Mississippi Coliseum, 
where the meeting will be held, so he is 
our own. Whatever effort it takes to get 
a good-sized group of young people to 
this meeting to hear Chester Swor will 
be worthwhile. 

Another well - known name is Bob 
Tyler, athletic director and head foot- 
ball coach at Mississippi State. His 
Christianity is well documented, and 
he has been bold in presenting his tes- 
timony of the presence of Christ in his 
life. His presence at the meeting will 
be an inspiration to many young 

Another Mississippian to be on the 
program is Cindy Malone, the reigning 

Junior Miss of Jackson. She will sing 
and give her testimony of the Lordship 
of Christ. Cindy is the daughter of 
Byron Malone, the pastor of Daniel 
Memorial Baptist Church in Jackson. 
No doubt, she will delight the audienee 
and present a challenge to the young 

_ People. 

The music will be under the direc- 
tion of Ken Medema, a well - known 
blind composer, pianist, and singer. 

- The organist will be Chuck Endsley of 

Calvary Baptist Church in Jackson, 
and the pianist will be Steve Roddy of 
First Baptist Church in Jackson. 

A more worthwhile program could 
not have been prepared. It is one the 
young people of this state will re- 
member for a long time. 

“An Informed Baptist” 

Throughout this summer the Baptist 
Record has been a six-page paper 
rather than an eight-page publication 
such as Mississippi Baptists have been 
accustomed to for years. 

We have sought to make the six-page 
issues as interesting and informative 
as the ei are when they are 
published. We hope circumstances 

not up to tions. There- 
fore we don’t feel we should seek relief 
in from that source. Our Baptist Re- 
cord budget for 1978 will seek no addi- 
tional Cooperative Program funds, 
though the total Baptist Record 
budget will be a great deal more than 
for this year, probably by about 

It will be recalled that in the issue of 
June 9 a small circulation price in- 
crease was announced. On Jan. 1, 1978, 

present figure of $2.40. The club plan 
rate will be $3.60 per year as compared 
with $2.76 at this time. The annual in- 
dividual subscription cost will be $3.75 
per year as compared with $3 now. Ad- 
vertising costs will also be increased 
slightly, and we hope our advertisers 
will stay with us. We feel we offer them 
a good market, for we screen our ad- 
vertisers very carefully; and while 

Record advertising does not 
carry Baptist Record endorsement of 
the product, we try to be careful not to 
—a ee 

All of these increases will not be 


st ce 
sy ie i 

enough, however, and we feel we have 
no choice but to expect some addi- 
tional six-page papers. We plan to go 
back to eight-pages for the most part 
on Sept. 1 of this year, but there will be 
other six-page papers next year. 

Even so, we are still as large 
Space-wise as. any other paper in the 
Southern Baptist Convention area and 
larger than most. And as we cut down 
on space we seek to give as much space 
to news from Mississippi Baptist 
churches as ever. We try to do our copy 
trimming in-other areas. 

ippi Baptist Convention. Under 
Article VIII of the constitution is 

Section 1. The official organ of the 
Convention and the Convention Board 
for the publication of Baptist and 
world religious news, and dissemina- 
tion of Baptist doctrines, the creation 
of goodwill toward the denomination, 
and the promotion of the work of the 
Convention and the Convention Board, 
shall be the Baptist Record. It shall be 
published weekly and shall at all times 
keep itself in harmony with the aims of 
the Convention and the churches 
cooperating with the Convention. 

Section 2. The columns of the Baptist 
Record, the limitations of its space 
considered, shall be open to the Baptist 
churches and associations of the state 
and to all the boards, institutions, and 
agencies of the Convention for the pub- 
lication of news of their activities. 

These are the principles under 
which we seek to operate. 

Two self-evident truths have been 
known among Baptists even since the 
days of J. B. Gambrell, the first editor 
of the Baptist Record. One says, “An 

informed Baptist is a better Baptist.” 
This would mean that the more know- 
ledge the church member has with 
which to perform his duties, the better 
he will be able to perform them. Thus 
an informed Baptist is.a better church 
member and makes the pastor’s job 
easier. David M. Gardner, editor of the 
Baptist Standard in Texas in the 
and 50s, said the Baptist state paper 
the budget of the church is like having 
an additional associate pastor on the 

It is crammed full of information 
about what Baptists are doing each 
week, and it is presented in an attrac- 
tive manner. And while it must com- 
pete with television, the daily papers, 
and leisure time activities, it promotes 
the Kingdom of God through those who 
read it. 

The other truth has been stated: 
This would mean to say that Baptists 
are fully capable of making the right 
decisions in their democratic fashion 
and depending on the Lord if they have 
adequate knowledge with which to de- 
cide. This knowledge of Baptist affairs 
all over the world comes to them 
through their state paper. 

Now is the time to consider putting 
the Baptist Record in the church 
budget to send it to every family. As 
has been the custom for several years, 
the Baptist Record will be sent free for 
two months to every family in a church 
not already in a plan if the church will 
vote to enter into this program. At the 
end of the two months the church will 
begin receiving monthly bills for only 
20 cents per family per month. It will 
be 24 cents per month after Jan 1. 

That is‘ a’ bargain. But bargain or 
not, it’s worthwhile. 

Book Reviews 

nacerd, I tell comngiilied ts renpeoe te 

to Therman ‘ 

The privilege of knowing Bro. 
Bryant was not.mine until 
the year 1976, when he served our 
church as interim pastor for six 
months. I agree in toto with the re- 

marks of Dr. concerning this 
great servant of God. Never before has 
one person made such a lasting impre- 
niet foe my life for the cause of 

The sincere (Agape) love, the gentle 
smile, the kind words he spoke, all at- 
tested to his faith in a living Savior. 
Yes, Bro. Bryant was an outstanding 
servant of the Lord whose influence 
touched many lives and the fruits of 
which will be seen for years to come. 
Yet, it is my belief that a great con- 
tributing factor to his goodness and his 
greatness was the loyal support of his 
lovely wife. ‘‘Annie Grace,” as he lov- 
ingly referred to her, was always with 
him and in her quiet manner encour- 
aged him, strengthened him, and 
worked with him for the Glory of God. 
Yes, they were a “peculiar people” 
because of their total devotion to one 
another and their family, but most of 
all because of the total commitment of 
their lives to their Lord and Savior. To 
me they will always be a “‘special 

I praise God for allowing me to know 
them; and I pray that He will continue 
to bless and sustain Mrs. Bryant, the 
children, and grandchildren until that 
Great Reunion-Day. - 

Elaine Cade 

NOBTS Appoints 
Five To Faculty 

New Orleans Seminary has ap- 
pointed five new faculty members in 
the , religious education, and 
church music divisions. 
Named as faculty members-by the 
Board of Trustees are Joe Cothen, 
of Oak Park Church, New Or- 
; Ann. Daniel Carlino,' a social 

worker at the Sellers Baptist Home - 

and Adoption Center in New Orleans; 
Talmadge Butler, music editor for the 
Baptist Sunday School Board Music 
Department. Also appointed were 
Bernard minister of educa- 

‘tion and administration at Travis Av- 

enue Church, Fort Worth; and Al 
Washburn, minister of music and or- 
ganist for Highland Church, Louisvil- 
le, Kentucky. 7 

The faculty additions have been 
made to fill vacancies and to keep 
ahead of healthy enrollment increases 
and program development. 

“~~ eee Ceneee ee 

Like little Anna (in Mister Ged, This 
Is Anna), I have just one big 

a journalism class assignment. I 
toured the Baptist Church House, 

~ Highgate and Hampstead Heath. 

(Evelyn Keyes laughs at me back 

Silver Jubilee Musical Pageant. It was 

Cothen-has been named associate 
professor of pastoral work; Carlino 
will assume duties as assistant profes- 
sor of social work; Butler will serve as 
assistant professor,.of church music 
education and administration; 
Washburn also will assume duties as 
associate professor of church music 
andorgan. | 

The faculty meinbers began their 
teaching duties effective August 1. 

Spiritual Hunger 
Disaster Leaves Mark 

In Brazil 


By Earl Kelly 
“Disaster” is a word that Missis- 

Graham (Word, 187 pp., 96.95) Writing 
at a time when interest in the subject of. 
the ‘‘new birth’’ is at an all time high, 
Billy Gratiam uses his facile pen to 
show in clear, understandable lan- 
guage, just what the Bible says the 
term means. In 13 fresh, readable 
chapters, under 3 division headings, 
‘“‘Man’s Need,” “‘God’s Answer,” and 
“Man's ** he shows the why, 
the how, the what of the new birth. 
These are truths Baptists and many 
other evangelicals have taught 
through the centuries, so rg will 
present little that is new to , yet 
they are presented in Dr. Graham's 


Ree catty 
: SET 

from the Psalms, by Nelle A. V 
Ark (Baker Book House, $2.45, 60 pp. 
What better way to greet the morning 
than with a psalm of . This book 
gives 60 morning 
thanks and praise. 



votions full of | 

of the Sahel, the earthquakes 
of Guatemala, Turkey, China, and 

of appreciation to God for our afflu- 
ence, and our sensitivity to the hurts of 
others. Let God be praised that many 
of us have come to understand that 
when one member of the human race 
experiences pain because of a disaster 
the whole fabric of humanity is af- 
Revently I made a 

two - da 
7 suiageteagiondea tuumniion 

in Brazil. At3 a.m. I sat on the balcony 
of my 24rd floor hotel room, 

to the surf pound the rocks below as it 
had done for centuries before the Por- 
tuguese discovered the area they were 

Christ with outstreatched arms on 

Faces And Places 

By Anne Washburn McWilliams 

at Wembley that Billy Graham held 
his first crusade in 1954. First we heard 
that no tickets for the pageant were 
available, except maybe on black 
market for 18 or 20 pounds (35 or 40 
dollars). That way was unacceptable 
to us, so we gave up. Then we heard 
that a block of 77 tickets had been 
bought by university officials for high 
school students. With the hope that 77 
high school students would not all ap- 
pear, we waited. And some did not 
show up. We got two tickets for two 
pounds each and rode to the stadium 
with about 60 or 70 teen-agers. 

It looked as though everyone in Lon- 
don was heading for the stadium. Once 
when the snarled traffic came to a 
standstill, we suddenly heard a cry 
from the back of the bus: ‘The Queen 
is coming! The Queen is coming!’’ All 
vehicles stopped and waited for her 
limousine to pass. From the bus we 
could look directly into her car as she 
passed. She wore a turquoise evening 
gown, white cape, and gold crown. 

In this Silver Jubilee Review, men 
from all three “Armed Services 
paraded together for their Sovereign. 
As a grand climax for the first half of 
the pageant, 2,000 participants formed 
a huge crown flanked by the letters 
ER. Groups of bands in their red coats 
formed the base of the crown. Caval-’ 
rymen made up the apex; flag bearers 
framed the top. torches were 
centered in the letters ER. There were 
70 bands, with the bugles, drums, and 
bands of mounted cavalry, as well as 
the Scots with their bagpipes. 

At the close the sound of 100,000 voi- 
ces singing “Abide With Me’’ turned 

_My thoughts toward the day we shall 
hear the cry, ‘The King is 

“God hath highly exalted him that at 
the name of Jesus every knee should 
bow.” Phil. 2:9-10. : 
Will we be as well prepared to greet 
Him as London was her Queen? i 


dents. The goal of the South Brazil 
mission is to have an enrollment of 
1,000 students by 1982. Inflation which 
is presently averaging above 40 per- 
cent a year has made it impossible for 
Brazilian Baptists and the Foreign-—-,, 
Mission Board to provide an additional 


I had watched a new highspeed. 
press run at full speed to provide 
copies of the 

prayer ate 


Neshoba Church, Union deacons pictured left to right are Tom Gully, T. L. Howie, 
Chester Clark, Jack Mason, Eugene Tidwell, Victor Rivers, James Vance, Mack 
Johnson, Allen Boler, and Jesse Pilgrim. Also pictured is Warren Haney, pastor. 

- Neshoba Celebrates 100th 

Neshoba Church, Union celebrated its 100th birthday on June 26 with a day of 
festivities and worship. The program consisted of music specials, testimonies 
from former members, and a centennial sermon preached by E. R. Pinson who 

pastored the church around 30 years ago. A presentation of the church’s history 

was made by Thelma McBeath. 

The overflow crowd enjoyed fellowship and a meal together. Special i- 
tion was given to those born during the first 20 years of the church's ellatence. 
Also recognized were former pastors, other ministers, and those married in the 


Senior citizens over 80 years old are 
(front left to right) Ester Gully, Cleo 
Howle, Alma Smith, Jennie Wilson, 
Mattie Vance, (back row) Tom Gully, 
Lee Richardson, Clara Houston, and 
Louva Howle. 

Former pastors of the church left to 
right are ‘Henry Adams (1968-1976), 
Warren Haney (present pastor), and E. 
R. Pinson (1944-1949). 

‘Southern Baptists Form 

Research Fellowship 

DALLAS (BP) — The Southern Bap- 
tist Research Fellowship has been 
formed here by representatives of 
several Southern Baptist Convention 
(SBC) agencies. 

The group chose Leonard Irwin of 
Atlanta, director of the planning sec- 
tion of the SBC Home Mission Board, 
as president. 

Albert McClellan, associate execu- 
tive secretary and director of program 
planning for the SBC Executive Com- 
mittee, Nashville, called the research 
fellowship a ‘mainstream denomina- 
tional leadership group of the future. 

“In our complex age,”’ he said, “‘it is 
extremely hazardous to undertake any 
kind of program and institutional de- 
velopment without research. We can- 
not afford misdirection, false starts 
and costly mistakes. Research will 
help avoid these.” 

Irwin said the organization will, 
among other functions, promote the 
application of research in program 
development and provide a forum for 
developing research skills and sharing 
researth efforts. 

James H. Landes, Texas Baptist 
executive director, and Lloyd Elder, 
assistant to the executive director, 
discussed research relating to state 
conventions and specifically such 
things as the Good News Texas mass: 
media campaign of Texas Baptists. 

In light of recent research for Good 

. News Texas and the Living Proof 
media campaign, said Landes, Baptist 
need to do additional research to learn 

_ why they are in better favor with the + 
public than was expected. 




“We ‘ieed to do research to deter- 



Medicines & Drugs 

mine how we can keep good favor and 
avoid the pitfalls of groups who’ve had 
it and lost it; he added. ~ ; 

Landes said research is also needed 
in Southern Baptist areas of family life 
and mission work. 

“We need to investigate why the 
mission dollar is becoming less of the 
church’s income.” 

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It took me over 20 years to realize 
why this ritual makes me so furious. It 
means the child has two main theories 
to set forth. One, the parent’s memory 
has failed. And I’m getting to the age 
where that is a very touchy subject. 
Two, the parent can’t handle simple 
math. And that is rather touchy with 
me, too. ¢ 

Anyway I finally decided to answer, 
tone for tone, ‘‘Don’t tell me how old 
you,are. I remember when you were 
born. I was‘there.” , 

* Seriously, I guess the reason this tell- 
ing me how old they are bugs me is be- 
cause it is usually involved in some dis- 
cussion that involves privilege, rights, 

Every once in a while I find myself in 
my praying doing the same thing with 
the Lord — pointing out how long I’ve 
been a Christian, how long I've done 
this or that or the other — but I was not 
aware of how silly it is for me to be that 
way with the Lord until I was consider- 
ing how I feel when my children tell me 
how old they are. 

I could say to them as I have felt the 
Lord says to me, Child, don’t tell me 
how old you ave — I wes hese Baers 
you, I planned for you a long time, 
wanted you to be mine. and I made all 
the preparations for you to be mine, 
and you always will be mine. 

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The Clean Energy People 

Denominations of $5000.00 
$1000.00, $500.00, $250.00 
and $100.00 offered 
on most issues 

Announces the Association of 
children and adults 

And the formation of the MERIDIAN PSYCHIATRIC 
GROUP at St. Joseph Community Hospital, Highway 39 
North, Meridian, Mississippi. 

. Psychiatry... ida hd Clinical Psychology... 
G. Howard Freeman, Jr., M. Div., M.D. 

John W. Perry, Ph.D. James S. Sabin, M.D. 

Telephone 693-5947 

Call Collect For 
Information Or Prospectus 
(601) 948-1920 

Or Write 
518 E. Capitol Street 
Suite 202 
Jackson, MS. 39205 

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. 43 Simplified 
The Alternste. ~~ Tithers Budget 
» Forward Forward Commitment Stewardship ya bee a 
Program Cheracteristics Program Program . Program Revival and Promotion 
Weeks of preparation................. 4 ; of . ; , : 
Weeks of presentation................. 4 ~) ame 
é Dinner........ Yes Yes No ° No 
Children’s party... ........: Yes Yes No No No 
Letters or paper................-- 5 2 3 No No 
Pre-visitation in homes. .... 0... eee Yes Yes No Yes No 
Visit homes not returning pledges Yes No No No No 
Stewardship devotionals........ Yes Yes Yes Yes No 
Stewardship Sunday School lessons Yes Yes Yes Yes No ~ 
Preach stewardship Messages. . 5 4 3 4 e 
SUED.) .....- Ap peewee cee. a 3 2 ag No 
Tithing testimonies......... Yes ~ Yes Yes Yes No 
Stewardship tracts 8 Oi. 1 4 No 
Budget adoption... ....... Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 
Tithing emphasis.............. Yes Yes Yes Yes No 
Commitments asked for Yes Yes Yes Yes No 
*Dinner or Budget Fair is suggested , 
“*Optionel to thie 
rograms ar Sows. TO, Tithe ee 2 : 
nary visitation, news two 
es : 
saturation of stewatd- devotionals, suggests three stew- 
pos ardship 
great deal of secre- SR-8, * , 
terial » este stewardship 
FB-8, The teaching, tour 
Lasts does not or 
maitouts, hes si Day offering and 
and tracts, 
less secre week, has responsive 


Sardis Church (Smith) had 
homecoming on pe 7. Services 
began at 10:30 a.m. lunch was at 12 

noon. There was a time for singing in 
the afternoon. Guest speaker was W. 
P. Blair. Billy Ray Smith is pastor. 

Darlove Church (Washington) will 
have its annual homecoming on Aug. 
14 at 10:30 a.m. Glenn Nations, former 
pastor will preach the morning mes- 
sage. An evening concert at 2 will be 
conducted by the Southland Boys of 

‘A new activities building will be 
opened in special ceremonies Aug. 
19-21 at First Baptist Church, Tupelo. 
The events will get under way on Fri- 
day evening with a fellowship supper. 
On Saturday the new building will be 
open for tours between 10 a.m. and 4 
p.m. The special dedicatory services 
will be during the Sunday morning 
ner hour. Bill Rittenhouse is pas- 

ye View Church in Gulfport will 
celebrate its 20th Anniversary with 
special services on Sunday, August 21. 
R. R. Darby, the first pastor of the 
church, phere pon sagging 
morning worship service. The theme 
will be ‘Praising God for Past Experi- 
ences at BVBC.” A church fellowship 
luncheon at the Holiday Inn will follow 
the morning service. The cost will be 
$3 per person, and reservations are re- 
quired. The present pastor, Tom 
Gautier, will bring the message for the 
evening worship service. The theme 
will be “Praising God for Future Ex- 
periences at BVBC.” 

Concord Church, Ackerman will 
celebrate its 140th birthday on August 
14. It is also annual homecoming day 
and the beginning of summer revival. 
Earl Kelly, executive-secretary of the 

CB, will be the speaker for the 
rning service. Charles Whitten, 

the history of the church. Sunday 
School will be at 10 a.m., worship ser- 
vice 11 a.m., and lunch 12:15. After- 
noon speaker will begin at 1:30 p.m. 
Revival services will be at 10:30 a.m. 
and 7:30 p.m. Monday - Friday. 
Speaker will be Harold Scott, Harper- 
ville Church, and song leader will be 
Don Dukes, Ackerman Church. 

Just For The Record 

F BC Brooklyn ! 
Breaks Ground 


FBC Brooklyn held a ground breaking 
ceremony for its new fellowship hall. Pic- 
tured are Mrs. Bertha Cooley, Kenneth R. 
Shoemake (pastor), and Terrie McCar- 
die. The oldest and the youngest church 
member present in Sunday Schoo! that 
day broke ground. Mrs. Cooley also 
broke ground in 1945 for the present 

Columbus Fairview Mission Team . 

Works In New Castle, Penn. Area 

The Fairview Church, Columbus youth mission team spent 13 days in Pennsylvania. 
The young people, working with Donald Knapp of Beaver, Pennsylvania, taught 
Mission Bible Schools, took surveys and presented music concerts in the New Castle, 
Pennsylvania area. According to Knapp, a new Southern Baptist church will be 
Started in that area because of the work of the young people. Bob Waldrop is minister 
of music/youth and Gene Henderson is pastor. 

Southern Will Exchange Degrees 

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Trustees at Southern have provided another 

peg eae ~ ity for alumni to exchange their B.D. degree for an M.Div. or their Th.D 
‘or a Ph.D. 

Between now and December 1, 1977 alumni who hold the bachelor of divinity 
degree from Southern i may exchange it for the master of divinity by 
sending the old diploma to Harold S. Songer, director of basic professional 
studies, along with a check for $25 to cover the cost of the new diploma and 

Alumni who hold the doctor of theology degree from Southern may exchange it 
for the doctor of philosophy by mailing the old diploma and a check for $25 to 
Page H. Kelley, director of graduate studies. 

The seminary address is: 2825 Lexington Road, Louisville, KY 40206. The 
exchange period expires December 1. 

Ocean Springs 
Vancleave Holds 
Note Framing 

Vancleave Church, Ocean Springs 
recently held a note framing service in 
which the church celebrated the 
payment in full of three bank notes 
which completely retired all outstanding 
church debts. Shown in the picture are 
Mrs. Opan Vaughn, treasurer; Felix 
Greer, pastor; and M. L. Malone, finance 
committee chairman. Since this 
occasion, the church has voted tp build 
additional educational space. 
Construction. on this addition is 
expected to begin soon. 

7 Receive Southwestern Degrees 

Seven Mississippi students received degrees from Southwestern 
Seminary on July 15. Pictured above left to right are Michael L. 
‘kdwards from Tupelo, master of music; William M. Fox, Jr. from 
Jatkson and Randoi C. Lindsay from Kosciusko, master of divin- 
ity; Jerry W. Morgan trom Ripley, master of church music; Donald 
C. Solomon from Vicksburg, doctor of education; and Leroy 
Sylvester, Jr. from Kosciusko, diplomain theology. Brenda Joyce 
Teague (left) from New Albany received a master of religious 

st 14 

Sunday School Lesson: International For Au 

Gideon: God’s Courageous 

By William Fallis 
Judges 6—8 

In 1865 William Booth and his wife 
Catherine were popular evangelists of 
the New Connexion offshoot of 

terest in the poor 
and exploited 
people caused the 
leaders of their de- 
", nomination to re- 
ject them. What 
they really wanted 
to do was to win the 
lost in London’s ter- 
rible East End slums, the people out- 
side the concern of the churches. It was 
very hard work with little support. The 
crowds were often so rough that Wil- 
. liam needed a converted prizefighter. 
Peter Monk, as his bodyguard. His in- 
come averaged three pounds a week 
for his wife and six young chidren. He 
preached mostly in tents and secular 
buildings; churches were not open to 
the kind of people he wanted to reach. 
Eventually Booth named his ministry 
. the Salvation Army: 
Down Baal’s Altar 

(Judg. §:25-32) 

The judge (or champion) who prob- 

peared to Gideon, called him a 
“mighty man of valor,”’ and 
sioned him to save Israel from 

After Gideon was convinced that it 

‘not che but all our 

Israel (6:36-40). Gideon led his forces 
to camp only four miles from the 
Midianites. But to prevent Israel from 
boasting of their own might after the 
victory, the Lord told Gideon to send 
home all the people who were fearful. 
After two-thirds of the army had left, 
~ ten thousand still remained. To reduce 
this force even more, the Lord had the 
men drink at the well or spring. The 300 

Knowing Who Gave The Victory 
(7:20-21; 8:23) 

After overhearing the strange * 
dream of a Midianite, Gideon was con- 
vinced that the invaders were ripe for 
a beating. Returning to his camp, he 
divided his force into three equal com- 
panies to take up positions around the 
enemies’ camp. Each man had a 

(probably aram’s horn) inhis 

another with their 
. The army was decimated as it 

After that stunning victory, Gideon 
thought the time had come to have 

who raised water in their hands and right hand and a torch hidden in a such a man as their king. But when 
lapped it were chosen for the battle.In pitcher or jar in his left hand. At 19 they offered the throne to Gideon, even 

the light of Gideon’s strategy, verse 8a 
probably means that they collected 300 
jars and trumpets. 

Life And Work For August 14 “° 

The Sanctity Of Time 

By Bill Duncan, Long Beach, First 
Exodus 20:8-11; Mark 2:23-28 

p.m. just after the relief watchmen 
had come on duty, Gideon led his men 
all at the same time to break their 

fused because he felt that only the Lord 
should'rule over them. 

convocation.” Throughout the Old majority of the people. Recently, a 

By building a hedge of minute laws 
“Remember the sabbathdaytokeep about the Sabbath, the Jewish leaders 
it Holy” (Exodus 20:8). The Com- 
mandment assumes that the day will 
be remembered so 
that the day will be 
set apart for rest 
and holy living. The 
main idea is posi- 
tive. ‘‘Holiness’’ 
meant complete 
dedication to the 
Lord. It might in- 
volve separation 
from the world. Hol- 

7 oi. 

Sabbath. He permitted His disciples to 
pluck grain on 

proclaims the sanctity of all 

a part, the whole 

becomes involv. . So God decreed 

that one day should be set for 

a rt te 2 ied 
; toHi 

‘The Sabbath was to be a day of rest. 

because it 

was part of man’s . The day 

to the Lord, not to man for the 

of his own interest. By this, 

man was reminded that his days were 

not his own. 

The Sabbath became a day of wor- 
ship in the religious life of Israel. The 
book of Leviticus gives us the details of 
how the day of rest was to be “a holy 

m tear 

was Israel’s hero. Some people 

= Devotional 
Does God Have To Say: 

By Kermit McGregor, pastor Temple Church, Hattiesburg 
Exodus 3:1-12 

The cranes 
pon wp aaa 
tion to use J. Hardee Kennedy’ 

SE re ak enna’ ole “Oe ge eee 


of a “continuously bush 

tocapture the “‘resolule purpase” of investiga 
's words. 

What did God have to say? To Moses he said, “ANSWER ME!" When God saw 
that one turned aside to ‘‘see’”’ he called him by name. From Genesis to Revela- 

to say! 

God also said to Moses, “RESPECT ME!” Every pérson 

tion, scripture reveals that God is trying to get man to answer Him. He truly has 

who has been ushered 

into the presence of royalty can attest to the consciousness of extr 

God also said, “KNOW ME!” “. 
Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God 
miracle working. 

I am!” (John 1:1-18). — 

‘you must not approach me as the ordinary.” Acknowledge 
ition to worship. ~- 

‘am the God of thy Father, the God of 
of Jacob.” This same covenant initiating, 

y leading God says to all in Jesus Christ, “Know who 

God also said to Moses, ‘ ‘FOLLOW ME!” A plan of deliverance includes you 
because “I have seen the affliction of my people.” Moses protested magnifying 
his own failures and inabilities and minimizing the power of God. 

All of the words spoken to Moses are completely fulfilled in Jesus Christ our 
sare (eaeenas: 1ff). God has something to say. In fact He has said it all in Jesus 

FBC Raleigh Celebrates 94th Year 

FBC, Raleigh celebrated its 94th birthday on July 24, with a praise service, dinner 
on the ground and ground breaking ceremonies for a new $83,140 multi - purpose 
building. Those in the picture above represent the building committee, active 
deacons, and someone from ail age groups of the church. W. H. Merritt, a former 
pastor; Robert Perry, pastor; Olen Tadlock, chairman of deacons; arid Bob Wyatt, 
chairman of the ‘Together We Build" campaign and building committee took part in 
the service. Raleigh Construction Company is the general contractor. 

Revival Dates 

Parkhill Church, Jackson: Aug. 

Bethany Church, Bay Springs: Aug. 

14-19; services 11 a.m. Sunday and7:30 14-19; Sunday homecoming services 11 
p.m. nightly; evangelist, Jim Bain a.m. with dinner on the ground, after- 

from Oxford; music by Ed Perkins; 

will include ventriloquist act — special weekday 

nights for families, youth, and chil- 

noon special singing and message, 
services 7:30 p.m.; 
evangelist, Leon Akins from Florida; 

dren — after-service fellowships — music director, ae Rayner; pas- 
and even the church’s version of ‘The tor, Eddie Davidson. 

Gong Show’'; Joe Stévall is pastor. 

New Prospect (Lincoln): August 
7-12; in progress now; Sunday services 
at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.; dinner on the 
ground at noon; Monday - Friday ser- 
vices at 10a.m. and 7:30p.m. ; Norman 
Knapp, Summit, song leader: Ted 
Rushing, pastor. 

FBC Lake (Scott): Aug. 14-17; Sun- 
day services 11 a.m. and7 p.m.; week- 
days 8 p.m.; Bartis Harper, FBC Mor- 
ton, evangelist; Frank Nix, FBC Mor- 
ton, music director; Wesley Miley, 
pastor. _ 

FBC Pearl: youth-led Aug. 12-14; 

FBC Landerdale: 
vices 10:30 a.m. and 7: 

. 14-19; ser- 
p.m.; Kelly 

. Dampeer, pastor Fifteenth Ave. 
iP. Church, Meridian, evangelist; Tom 
Harrison, choir director, will lead 

singing; Jerry Bishop, pastor. 

Sand Hill Church (Jones): Aug. 
14-19; Sunday with din- * 

noon; Steve Pouncey, evangelist; 
Charles Mixon, direct music; 7:30 
each night; Walter Johnson, pastor. 

McBee (Lowndes): A . 15-21; Bob 
Peoples of Chattanooga, . will be 
the evangelist; G. A. Weir is song 
5. C. Earwood is pastor. 

oC Gis wi: Al ’ Vir me? Si 
James James Gilbert, missionary from | 
auto iecaes hans Mike Wood- 
Walter Frederick, 


Bellevue Church (Lamar): Aug. , 
14-19; Howard Aultman, evangelist: 
Dallas , Song leader; 
services 11 a.m. “and 6:30 p.m ; ra 

Mt. Zion Church (Simpson): Aug. 
14-19; Sunday services 11 a.m. and 7 
p.m., weekdays services 7:30 p.m.; S. 
A. Adkins, evangelist; Gordon Alford, 
music evangelist; Ben Carlisle, pas- 

Bowlin Church (Attala): Aug. 14-19; 
Sunday services 11 a.m. and7:30p.m.; 
Monday - Friday services 7:30 p.m.; 
Ed McDaniel, pastor FBC Durant, 
evangelist; David Oliver, Kosciusko, 
song leader; Walter Hines, pastor. 

Oakvale Church (Lawrence): Aug. 
14-19; regular services on Sunday — 10 
a.m. and §:30 p.m.; weekday services 
9 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Douglas Saxon, 
speaker; Joe Clark of Petal will lead 
the singing. 

Church, Columbus: Aug. 
14-19; 7:30 p.m.; John Forsman, pas- 
tor Wade Church, Pascagoula, 
evangelist; Grover Fairchild, minis- 
ter of music, oh coy gy singing; 
James R. Hutcherson, Sr 

Salem Church, Raymond: Aug. 
14-19; 10 a.m. and-7:30 p.m.; Carey 
Cox, Jackson, evangelist; Bobby 
Stubbs, Salem music director, will be 
leading the music; Harry F. Jones, 
pastor; homecoming Aug. 14 with din- 

lowship hall. 

Little Bahala (Lincoln): Aug. 14-19; 

the. 14th, services 11:00 

a.m. and 1:30 p.m., no night service; 

weekdays services 7:30 p.m.; H.¢ 

Bethea Fielding, evangelist; David" 

Derrick, music evangelist; Dennis, 
Duvall, pastor. 

hanes Sasch ‘Lanwte): Aug. 
Sinead mses oS ait 
pester, wil direst muti. Sharon Sas. 

Union Church (Rankin): August 
21-26; Charles Holifield, pastor of Lib- 
Church in Liberty, evangelist; 
Ralph and Betty Jackson from 

Sunday Jackson, visiting musicians; §. W. 

Valentine, , will lead the sing- 
ing. Sunday services 11 a.m. and 7 

oe "sodiacorA dane and 

Cen ee,