Gospel preacher Winston Burton dies

JONESBORO, Ark. (BNc) -- E. Winston Burton, 88, of Jonesboro died Thursday afternoon, Sept. 19, at his home. He had lived in Jonesboro since 1967, moving here from Dickson, Tennessee. Burton was a member of the Southwest congregation. He graduated from Paragould High School in 1942; then received an AA degree from the Free-Hardeman College … Continue reading Gospel preacher Winston Burton dies

Preacher and author Neil Lightfoot dies at 82

by Tom Childers ABILENE, Tex.(BNc) -- Dr. Neil R. Lightfoot, 82, passed away at a local medical center on Sept. 18. Dr. Lightfoot was a native of Waco, Tex., and was born to William and Minnie Lee Lightfoot in 1929. He married Ollie Robinson in 1951 and they joined the faculty of Abilene Christian University … Continue reading Preacher and author Neil Lightfoot dies at 82

Gospel preacher, Leamon Anderson Flatt, dies at age 80

by Tom Childers MURFREESBORO, Tenn., (BNc) -- Leamon Anderson Flatt, age 80, died Saturday, Sept. 8. Brother Flatt was a Church of Christ minister in Middle Tennessee for more than 60 years. He earned his BA Degree from David Lipscomb University, attended Freed-Hardeman University and received his Master's Degree from Middle Tennessee State University. He … Continue reading Gospel preacher, Leamon Anderson Flatt, dies at age 80

M. Clarence Sparks, Jr. dies at 80

by Tom Childers LAKE CORMORANT, Miss. (BNc) -- Gospel preacher, farmer and businessman, Clarence Sparks, Jr. passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 5, at his home after an extended illness. Sparks was born on October 4, 1931 to Clarence, Sr. and Louise Pounders Sparks and was a lifelong resident of DeSoto County. He leaves behind two … Continue reading M. Clarence Sparks, Jr. dies at 80

Evangelism Board involves the congregation

by Ian Starrs ABERDEEN, Scotland (BNc) -- The congregation in Aberdeen has an Evangelism Board at the front of our building, which is just like an "Attendance & Contribution Record" board, but much larger. There is a short form to mark the numbers, anonymously. We track things like: New Contacts Made Hospital Visits Members Visited Bible … Continue reading Evangelism Board involves the congregation

Jimmie Baxter Hill passed from this life

DACULA, Ga. (BNc) - Jimmie Hill, who was an elder at the New Hope Road congregation, died on Thursday evening, Aug. 23. Hill was a preacher and former missionary to American Samoa and served as co-director of the International Bible Teaching Ministries. In an April 14, 2012 post on Facebook, brother Hill wrote: "An illness, … Continue reading Jimmie Baxter Hill passed from this life

Alumni lectureship sets personal attendance records

by J.J. Hendrix BEDFORD, Tex. (BNc) -- The 3rd annual Brown Trail School of Preaching Alumni Lectures took place at the Brown Trail church of Christ building on Aug. 3-4, 2012. We set personal records for average attendance as well as highest attendance for a lecture. As a graduate of the school, I look forward … Continue reading Alumni lectureship sets personal attendance records

Kathy Pruitt runs 100 miles for leadership program – not your typical grandmother!

by Rhonda Fernandez ORLANDO, Fla., (BNc) -- Kathy Pruitt of Orlando is taking the Biblical commandment of going the extra mile seriously. Kathy Pruitt of the Concord Street church ran 100 miles in support of the Lads to Leaders/Leaderettes (LTL/L)2012 walk-a-thon. While most of the participants across the nation walked much shorter distances, Kathy decided … Continue reading Kathy Pruitt runs 100 miles for leadership program – not your typical grandmother!

Chick-fil-A Executive Don Perry Dies

ATLANTA, Ga. (BNc) -- Donald Agustus Perry, vice president of corporate public relations for Chick-fil-A died Friday morning, July 27 of a heart attack. Perry was 60 years old at the time of his death. Perry was an elder at the Hillcrest congregation in Decatur, Ala. When asked what his greatest satisfaction was, Perry replied, … Continue reading Chick-fil-A Executive Don Perry Dies

Malcolm L. Hill passes

COOKVILLE, Tenn., (BNc) -- Founding President and Chancellor of Tennessee Bible College Malcolm L. Hill passed from this life Tuesday morning, June 26. Visitation will be at the Northeast church of Christ at 4 p.m. Thursday, June 28 with the memorial service at 7 p.m. Brother Glenn Ramsey will officiate at the service, assisted by Kerry … Continue reading Malcolm L. Hill passes

GBN channel rated in the top 10 Roku channels

OLIVE BRANCH, Miss. (BNc) -- The Gospel Broadcasting Network (GBN) channel announced that it has been rated in the top 10 by Roku users. With the hundreds of Roku channels available, the ranking is a great honor. It shows that those who have subscribed to the channel have enjoyed what they have seen on the … Continue reading GBN channel rated in the top 10 Roku channels

East Tennessee School of Preaching and Missions announces new director

by Jody L. Apple, Director of Information Technology KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (BNc) -- Dr. David Lipe, former professor at Freed-Hardeman University, became the new director of East Tennessee School of Preaching and Missions (ETSPM) effective April 30, 2012. With many years' experience in both church and academic arenas, Dr. Lipe is highly qualified to direct ETSPM. … Continue reading East Tennessee School of Preaching and Missions announces new director

Pendergrass’ debate on mechanical instruments in worship proves success

by David Fanning NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark.  (BNc) - The religious debate between Jason Weatherly (Pentecostal) and Kevin Pendergrass (Christian) over the issue of the type of music God authorizes under New Covenant worship was a great success! Approximately 1500–2000 individuals from all over the world watched this debate live on April 26–27, 2012, at … Continue reading Pendergrass’ debate on mechanical instruments in worship proves success

Spring Meadows sponsors online video series for teens

SPRING HILL, Tenn., (BNc) -- This summer, a team of youth ministers from churches of Christ are releasing 12 HD video messages for churches to use and discuss together.  #HASHTAG Youth Series: the online video series for teenagers, will be available online to families, groups, and churches around the world. Their goal is to be able … Continue reading Spring Meadows sponsors online video series for teens

OVU recognizes Frank Higginbotham

by Tom Butterfield CHESTER, W.Va. (BNc) — Ohio Valley University awarded Frank Higginbotham the Christian Service Award for 2012 during its lectureship week. Few people have impacted the Greater Ohio Valley as much as brother Frank Higginbotham, long-time preacher for the Chester, W.Va., church. Frank has been preaching the gospel for 60 years. The last … Continue reading OVU recognizes Frank Higginbotham

Cloyce Bishop, former missionary, dies at 72

WICHITA, Kans. (BNc) -- Cloyce M. Bishop, 72, homemaker and missionary, passed away Monday, Feb. 27, 2012. She is preceded in death by a daughter, Chalayne. Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Charles; son, Carl Bishop and his wife Cheryl of Atlanta, GA.; daughter, Kellie O'Brien and her husband Patrick of Panama City, FL.; … Continue reading Cloyce Bishop, former missionary, dies at 72

Maurice O’Neal dies at 91

Maurice C. "Bro. O" O'Neal, age 91 of Nashville, Tenn., died on March 3, 2012, after an extended illness. O'Neal was born to the late Arbie Butler O'Neal and W.D. O'Neal on May 14, 1920 in Lincoln Co., Tenn. He was reared in Marshall Co., and attended Cornersville High School. He received his GED from … Continue reading Maurice O’Neal dies at 91

Harding students in serious car accident

SEARCY, Ark. (BNc) -- Six Harding University students were involved in a serious auto accident on the way to Fort Worth for Spring Break on Friday, March 2. After one car was rear ended, Ty Howard Osman, II, a freshman from Nashville, Tenn.,  got out his vehicle to check on the other car. When he … Continue reading Harding students in serious car accident

Texas saint Billy Kilgore passes at 86

by Weylan Deaver FORT WORTH, Tex. (BNc) — Billy McKinley Kilgore passed away Feb. 15 at age 86. His funeral was conducted Feb. 20 at the Northwest church building in Fort Worth, with Robert Dodson officiating. Born in China Grove, Tex. Nov. 12, 1925, Billy went on to graduate high school in Brownwood and marry … Continue reading Texas saint Billy Kilgore passes at 86