James Hill Jr. begins new ministry

EUPORA, Miss. (BNc)- James Hill Jr. began a new ministry with the congregation located at 2194 W. Roane Ave. He and his family began their work with the Eupora Church of Christ June 19, according to the Webster (Miss.) Progress-Times. James and his family moved from Lumberton in south Mississippi, where he preached for seven … Continue reading James Hill Jr. begins new ministry

Fairlane Christian School closes

SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. (BNc)- The Fairlane congregation's elders announced last week that they will close Fairlane Christian School. The Fairlane elders distributed  a statement last Thursday as parents picked up their children from school that the school would close Aug. 29. The child-care program operated by the congregation offered care during the school year for preschoolers, … Continue reading Fairlane Christian School closes

Lewisville hosts workshop this weekend

LEWISVILLE, Tex. (BNc)- The Sound Doctrine and Practice Workshop sponsored by the Lewisville church begins this weekend with the theme "The Church ... Growing Again." Program speakers include Jeff Jenkins, Ralph Gilmore, Dennis Jones, Ed Wharton, Eddie Cloer, Harold Taylor, Howard Norton, Willy Franklin and Gordon Hogan. Don Petty has organized another Missions Training Seminar, … Continue reading Lewisville hosts workshop this weekend

Time Capsule Captures Moment

By Cherie Speller From the Sunday, July 27, 2008, edition of The Daily Reflector The columns I write generally publish on Mondays but I took the opportunity to move it to Sunday this week for the sake of history. My family and I worship with the Westside Church of Christ, which today moves to a … Continue reading Time Capsule Captures Moment

Mary Winkler Takes Custody of Kids

McMINNVILLE, Tenn. (BNc)- Mary Winkler, convicted in 2006 for voluntary manslaughter of her husband, minister Matthew Winkler, took custody of her three daughters, said one of her lawyers. Winkler picked the girls up Friday from their paternal grandparents, Dan and Diane Winkler. Custody lawyer Rachael Putnam said the children will live with Winkler at her … Continue reading Mary Winkler Takes Custody of Kids

Brazilian Men Study Family

SÃO PAULO (BNc)- Forty-two men spent the day together Saturday, June 21, for a conference on the family. The Jardim das Flores congregation hosted for the third year the Encounter of Christ's Faithful Ministers, with the theme "Real Christianity Starts at Home." Besides the hosting congregation, brethren were present from six other churches in the … Continue reading Brazilian Men Study Family

Mich. Couples Killed, Injured in Accident

by Associate Editor Joe May A alcohol-related accident has ended the lives of two saints in Trenton, Mich. According to news reports, Don and Jennifer Tarjeft, 48 and 51, respectively, were killed instantly on Telegraph Road in the Michigan city last Saturday. Patrick Allen Shope, 34, of Brownstown, Mich., was arrested and charged with two … Continue reading Mich. Couples Killed, Injured in Accident

Heather Whalley Dies from Accident

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (BNc)- Heather Whalley died from her injuries Saturday night, Apr. 12, after a vehicle hit her and her husband Seth from behind. Her husband remains in Bayfront Medical Center in fair condition. The North Carolina couple was walking on the sidewalk when a vehicle jumped the curb and hit them from behind, … Continue reading Heather Whalley Dies from Accident

Couple in Critical Condition After Hit by Van

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (BNc)- A North Carolina couple were hit by an out-of-control van while vacationing Apr. 10. Seth and Heather Whalley, both in their 30's, are members at the Lake Norman Church in N.C., according to Ed Benesh, of the Pinellas Park congregation. They, along with their three children, ages 4, 9 and 12, … Continue reading Couple in Critical Condition After Hit by Van

The Little Church that Could

RECIFE, BRAZIL (BNc)- This past weekend was my second visit to the Prazeres congregation in the greater Recife area of northeastern Brazil. My first impression was confirmed on my second visit. In 2006 I taught "This We Believe," a course on doctrines disputed among the churches today. This time I taught "Total Transformation," a course … Continue reading The Little Church that Could

Saint Loses Home, Husband in Fire

by Dean and Barbara Kelly HIGHLAND HOME, Ala. (BNc)- Last Saturday night, March 8, Mrs. Carrie Johnson, a faithful Christian at the Sugar Ridge congregation, lost her home and her husband to a house fire. The fire completely destroyed the residence and its contents.  Nothing was spared.  Mrs. Johnson was not at home when the … Continue reading Saint Loses Home, Husband in Fire

Turning Pisco Upside Down

by Tim Hall PISCO, Peru (BNc)- A major earthquake struck portions of southern Peru on August 15, 2007. One of the hardest hit areas was the village of Pisco. Most houses in that town were lost, and people's lives were literally turned upside down. Faculty and students from the Inter-American Biblical Institute worked quickly to … Continue reading Turning Pisco Upside Down

Church Begins in Central Ga. County

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ga. (BNc)- A county in central Georgia now has a church meeting there for the first time. Milton Sampson, a retired high school math teacher, initiated the effort and is preaching for the congregation. Twiggs County is the geographical center of the state. Two families came together to begin meeting in January. Adam Cozort, … Continue reading Church Begins in Central Ga. County

Two Christians killed in Okla. plane crash

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (BNc)- Two Christians were among the five killed in a plane crash Tuesday soon after taking off from Wiley Post Airport. Rick Sandoval and Tim Hartman were the pilots of the Cessna 500 Citation 1 which lost control after lifting off about 3:15 p.m. yesterday. All five occupants of the plane were … Continue reading Two Christians killed in Okla. plane crash

SUV Rams Store, Minister’s Daughter Injured

MARION, Ark. (BNc)- The daughter of an Arkansas minister was critically injured Saturday when an SUV rammed the store where she was shopping. Michael R. Hughes, minister with the Marion, Ark., church of Christ, gave details of the accident and his daughter Patsy's condition in an email March 1st. "Our younger daughter, Patsy, age 15, … Continue reading SUV Rams Store, Minister’s Daughter Injured

BNc Celebrates Official Launch

by J. Randal Matheny, publisher BrotherhoodNews.com officially launches its news service as of today. Associate Editor Joe May and Assistant Editor Matt Clifton join me in inviting you to celebrate with us this date we've been working toward for months. In the About page, we note our purpose and scope, so I'll not repeat those … Continue reading BNc Celebrates Official Launch

Prison Outbreak … in Reverse!

by Ruth Orr CEDAR PARK, Tex. (BNc)- In 2006 we were set to go into the Anambra State prison where we had 64 prisoners who had studied World Bible School lessons and were ready for baptism. We had long awaited this day. About then, there was an upheaval in Magdugari, Northern Nigeria. It seems that … Continue reading Prison Outbreak … in Reverse!

Seven Complete Course, One Baptized

By Joseph C. McKinney, Jr. CAJAZEIRAS, BRAZIL (BNc)- Seven people received certificates for completing the course, "How to Become a Christian." But one young lady received even more when she decided that just knowing how to become a Christian wasn't enough. Raquel is her name and Helder Sales baptized her into Christ. May God strengthen … Continue reading Seven Complete Course, One Baptized

Church Begins in Madison, Ga.

MADISON, Ga (BNc)- Thirty-seven people were present at the Hampton Inn for the first meeting of the church in this small town Feb. 24. The church at Cartersville accepted the request of some brethren in the Madison area to start a congregation there. There are about eight families living in the area and some who … Continue reading Church Begins in Madison, Ga.