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

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

Preacher dies in house fire

by Ken Thomas COLUMBIA, Miss. (BNc) -- Jimmy W. Cox, 82 year-old preacher for the church in Columbia, Miss., and his wife Shirley, age 61, died in a fire that left little but ashes. The fire occurred about 2 a.m. Monday, Jan. 10. Jimmy had been a newspaper man in Columbia for many years, but … Continue reading Preacher dies in house fire

J.A. Thornton dies at 90

BOONEVILLE, Miss. (BNc) -- Long-time gospel preacher and writer, Jean Armor Thornton, 90, died Monday, Oct. 11, 2010, at Scott-Del Personal Care Home in Booneville. Thornton was a member of the Booneville church. He served on the President's Advisory Board at Freed-Hardeman University for over 40 years and he was a past chairman of that … Continue reading J.A. Thornton dies at 90

Guy Hester celebrates 60 years of preaching

by Tim Hester CORINTH, Miss. (BNc) -- As a young man, Guy Hester began his preaching career at a small country church in Northeast Arkansas. Since then he has spent the last 60 years proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ. Guy says his greatest asset during his preaching career has been his wife of 57 … Continue reading Guy Hester celebrates 60 years of preaching

Paul W. Walden laid to rest

BRANDON, Miss. (BNc) -- Paul W. Walden, gospel preacher and missionary from Brandon, Miss., passed away Feb. 19 at the age of 78. Funeral services were conducted Feb. 22 at the North Brandon church with Milton Sewell and Paul's son-in-law David Fields speaking. Bro. Walden was born in Tupelo, Miss., on Sept. 13, 1931. Brother … Continue reading Paul W. Walden laid to rest

MS: church hosts benevolence debate

by Guyton Montogomery, minister, Northside church MERIDIAN, Miss. (BNc) -- The Northside congregation hosted a Bible debate on church benevolence Jan. 21-22. Thursday night Patrick Donahue of Huntsville, Ala., affirmed that, "The Bible does not authorize use of the church treasury for social meals." John T. Polk II of Dover, Tenn., denied. On Friday night … Continue reading MS: church hosts benevolence debate

Miss. church hosts Preacher’s Files lectures

THEO, Miss (BNc) -- The Theo church in north Mississippi will host the fourth annual Preacher's Files Lectureship July 31-Aug. 2. The church's building is located on U.S. 72 between Walnut and Corinth. Twenty-two speakers both locally and from around the world, over a period of three days, will take a close look at the … Continue reading Miss. church hosts Preacher’s Files lectures

Missions director stable after hunting accident

FULTON, Miss. (BNc) -- J.C. Enlow, director of 21st Century Global Missions, is in critical but stable condition after a hunting accident. "He is still unconscious, but his blood pressure has improved and his color is better," Steve Shappley, Director of Development of 21CGM, wrote yesterday, after a hospital visit. He has undergone three surgeries, … Continue reading Missions director stable after hunting accident