Author Barbara A. Oliver

Barbara has been involved in missions for over 25 years, both in the field and in publishing.

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… Continue Reading →

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…. Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

Elder Joe Chism dies

by Harry Ledbetter DENTON, Tex. (BNc) — A great and godly man has gone home. Brother Joe Chism passed from this life July 28, 2012. Joe had served faithfully as an elder in the Lord’s church at Sherman Drive for… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

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’… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

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,… Continue Reading →

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