Congratulations to the JBA WMU Scholarship Award recipients for 2019, our own Meilyn Norman and Sarah Duncan from Watkins Chapel Church! We love you Meilyn!
High School: Noah Autry (Cleveland High), Logan Baker (South Johnston High), Lexi Barefoot (South Johnston High), Haylee Bishop (South Johnston High), Meilyn Norman (Johnston County Early College Academy), Aaron Peedin (South Johnston High), and Blade Strickland (South Johnston High).
College: Tanner Adams (University of Mount Olive), Elizabeth Evans (Meredith College), Zach and Meghan Webster (Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine), and Amy Whittington (Campbell University)
My child, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you, 2 turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding—3 indeed, if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding, 4 and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, 5 then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God. 6 For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding. 7 He holds success in store for the upright, he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless, 8 for he guards the course of the just and protects the way of his faithful ones. 9 Then you will understand what is right and just and fair—every good path.10 For wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul. 11 Discretion will protect you, and understanding will guard you. Proverbs 2
Lads (1st through 3rd grade):
Gage Stephenson, Caleb McLamb, Dylan Jackson, Benjamin Lee, Jake Rigsbee (absent)
Crusaders (4th through 6th grade)
Page: Isaac Barefoot (absent), Jacob Champagne, Hayden Jones (absent), Colt Tucker (absent), Lane Adams (absent)
Squire: Sawyer John (absent), Daniel Pineda, Grimes Stewart, Wesley Strickland
Knight: Jackson Barbour (absent), Justin Champagne, Mario Hamby (absent), Everett Jackson, Zeke Sharp
Counselors: Scott Whitley (presenting), Josh Champagne (presenting), Adam Barefoot, Cindy and Stevie Edwards
We are therefore Christ's ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ's behalf: Be reconciled to God. 2 Corinthians 5:20
Jack and Marilyn Parker, leaders of the FBCFO Relay Team, on the Survivor Walk at the 2019 Relay for Life. The First Baptist Banner was designed by Ron Sloan/Sloan Communications. Thank you to all who donated to the cure.
Congratulations to Jami Champagne, our 2019 Woman of the Year. Jami has been an Acteens leader, Sunday school teacher, youth group leader, and VBS director for several years. This year, she became our new youth minister. We have already seen our children and youth grow in strength and spirit under her guidance.
Whatever God is calling you to do. He will get you through it. I just hope that people can see how God has changed my life.--Jami Champagne