Posted: Thursday, August 16, 2012 2:20 pm
The Messenger, August 16, 2012
WM singing slated
Billy Hodges, as well as the Tittle family, will be singing Sunday at 6 p.m. at Woodland Mills First Baptist Church.
A love offering will be received.
Hodges, a native of West Tennessee, moved to Pensacola, Fla., and sang tenor with the Florida Boys for two years in the mid-1990s before returning to Tennessee to continue his music education. He began a career as a professional firefighter in 1999 and worked at the Union City Fire Department for two years before moving back to Pensacola to join the Dixie Echoes.
He resigned in November 2003 and took the position of recreation director at Marcus Pointe Baptist Church in Pensacola until February 2005, when he was hired by the Kingdom Heirs and moved his family to East Tennessee. After being with the Kingdom Heirs at Dollywood for almost six years, he resigned as their tenor in January 2011.
In 2012, he embarked on a solo ministry which has allowed him to travel and be a part of many worship services.
“I am excited about the opportunities that God has given me,” he said on his website, www.billyhodges.com.
The Woodland Mills church is pastored by the Rev. Rick Burton. For more information, call the church office at 885-2033.
A revival featuring evangelist and missionary to Africa the Rev. J.R. Gould of Nashville is planned for Sunday through Wednesday at Star of Bethlehem Assembly of God at 3141 Marvin Vaught Road near Troy.
The Rev. Tommy Roper and the congregation invite the community to join them at 5 p.m. Sunday and at 7 weeknights.
For more information, call 885-7767 or 676-5199.
Choir to sing
Bethel University’s Renaissance Choir, under the direction of the Rev. Peter Jeffrey, will sing Sunday at 10:45 a.m. at Mt. Ararat Cumberland Presbyterian Church near Troy.
The community is invited to attend, according to the pastor, the Rev. Tony Smith.
To begin revival
First Baptist Church in Ridgely will host revival services Sunday through Wednesday, with the Rev. William “Bill” George, evangelist and former director of missions for Beulah Baptist Association, as the preacher.
There will be special music at each service featuring Steve Tittle, Connie Tittle and Sara Tittle.
Sunday school begins at 10 a.m., followed by morning worship at 11 and evening worship at 5 on Sunday. Weeknight services will be at 7.
The community is invited to attend. The church is located at 300 South Main St.
Talleys will sing
Trace Creek Baptist Church at 3577 State Route 131 in Mayfield, Ky., will host The Talleys in concert Sunday at 6 p.m.
There is no admission charge.
For more information or directions to the church, go to www.tracecreek.org or call (270) 658-3304.
Bethel Baptist Church will mark homecoming Sunday, with worship at 11 a.m. The pastor, the Rev. Marvin Wilson, will bring the morning message and a potluck meal will follow. The Soul Searchers will sing after the meal. Jimmy Goodman, the lead singer, is part of the congregation at Dew Drop Independent Baptist Church near Cloverdale.
Third Singing set
Obion County Third Sunday Singing will be held at Lakeview Church of Christ on Highway 22 in Samburg Sunday at 2:30 p.m. The community is invited to come and enjoy the fellowship.
To mark anniversary
Home Street Church of God, located on Home Street in Union City, will observe 52 years of ministry Sunday with a special morning service at 10:30.
Special guests will be Dr. David and Judy Griffis. They pastored the local congregation from 1974-76 and he went on to serve two other congregations before becoming youth and Christian education director and evangelism and home missions director in Oklahoma. He then served as youth and Christian education director in South Georgia and South Carolina.
In 1992, he was elected assistant international youth and Christian education direction and in 1996 became international youth and Christian education director.
From 2000-08, he served as state overseer for West Virginia and then for Tennessee and was on the executive council of the Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) from 2000-04 and again from 2006 to the present. In 2008, he became the third assistant general overseer for the Church of God. Last month at General Assembly, he was elected first assistant general overseer for the Church of God.
The Griffis family lives in Cleveland, Tenn., and is excited to return to the church where they began ministry.
The local congregation welcomes them for this special service and invite the community to attend.
Shady Grove United Methodist Church will begin revival services Aug. 26-29, with the Rev. Judd Mowery of Troy United Methodist Church as the evangelist. The service will be at 6 p.m. and there will be a time of fellowship with finger foods following. The revival will continue through Wednesday, with weeknight services at 7 and refreshments following the time of worship on Wednesday night.
The Rev. Caroline Farmer and the congregation invite the community to attend.