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Preacher Jerry Jenkins has gone to be with the Lord

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BNc) – Jerry Jenkins, preacher with the Roebuck Parkway congregation for 44 years, died around 10:45 p.m., Monday, after a massive stroke and massive organ failure, according to his son Jeff.

He had been in the University of Alabama hospital in Birmingham.

The church’s Facebook page noted:

Brother Jerry Jenkins has gone to see the reward he worked so hard for. While we grieve, we do not grieve as those who have no hope! (1st Thes. 4:13) He will be missed beyond what words can put to paper. The family and the Church at Roebuck Parkway covet your prayers. Read more

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 years, Shirley. Guy and Shirley have four children (two sons and two daughters), ten grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren, with one more to be born soon.

Their influence in the work of the kingdom encouraged both their sons to become preachers, and their daughters to marry preachers, thus adding to a family line of preachers which includes Guy’s dad (deceased), three brothers (one of whom is deceased), an uncle (deceased), two nephews and one of his grandsons.

Although Guy received his formal education at both Freed-Hardeman College (now University) and Indiana State University, his greatest training as a gospel preacher came from two other sources. Read more

Preacher Micky Bell succumbs to cancer

by Dale Jenkins

Micky and Linda Bell, preacher Jersey Village

HOUSTON, Tex. (BNc) – Micky Bell lost a two-year battle with cancer last evening about 5:30. Micky moved from Nashville to Houston in Jan., 2008, to work with the Jersey Village congregation. He found out he had cancer in June of that year.

Micky’s faith and writings over the last two years have been an inspiration. His family has loved him and stood with him as has the Family at Jersey Village. ┬áHe called it his greatest work.

Often in great pain and weak, he preached powerfully up until the last time he was able, 17 days ago. Read more

Donnie Vick works with Purcellville church

by Laura S. Tinnel

Donnie and Stephanie VickiPURCELLVILLE, Va. (BNc) — Jan. 24 was a momentous day of firsts in northern Virginia. That Sunday morning Donnie Vick stepped into the pulpit in Purcellville to begin his first full-time ministry as a preacher in the Lord’s church. That same day, the 11-year-old local congregation heard a sermon from its first full-time preacher.

When Vick and his wife Stephanie arrived at their new home just two days prior, they were greeted by excited adults and teens of the congregation who assisted in moving their belongings. They presented the Vicks with a pantry stocked with dry goods and gift cards to get them started in their new home. Read more