By Rev. Donnie Compton, Columnist
It was a great day at Centennial Baptist Church Sunday. Dr. Michael Stovall began his ministry as our Lead Pastor. We had another capacity crowd with 515 people in attendance. God is so good! It was a great time of celebration as we worshiped the King of kings and Lord of lords.
Dr. Stovall had the opportunity to lead the church to commission Ms. Taylor Shultz, daughter of Alan and Gretta Shultz of Rutledge, as an International Mission Board Colligate Missionary to Brazil. She flew out of Atlanta on Monday to begin her five month appointment on the mission field.
Please partner in prayer with us at Centennial as we seek God to protect her and give her many opportunities to share the Gospel. Music was an awesome part of the service Sundayo as Mrs. Gayle Smith sang and Rev. Allen Brown, our Youth Pastor, sang “God with Us” with the Celebration Choir.
Dr. Stovall began a message series titled “The School of Prayer,” a study in Psalms. On Sunday evening, he began a series titled “RADICAL: A Faith that Works.” This will be an exposition of the book of James. This coming Thursday evening at 7p.m., Centennial will be hosting the Morgan County Baptist Association Men’s Supper.
It will be a great time of fellowship, with a great meal provided by the Centennial Men’s Ministry. Dr. Stovall will be the speaker for this event. On March 7 & 8, Centennial will be having our 13th annual Men’s Conference. Tickets for this event can be purchased at www.centennialbaptist.org/mensconference.
Mark your calendar now for the Centennial Baptist Passion Play April 13 & 14th at 7p.m. God is doing a new work out here on the edge of Morgan County. I invite you to come worship and serve with us! I leave you with this great word from JOHN NEWTON – ”I am not what I ought to be. I am not what I want to be. I am not what I hope to be. But still, I am not what I used to be. And by the grace of God, I am what I am.”