by Dr. Neil Franks I am proud of my dad. He turned 85 today. He was born on a farm outside of Amity, Arkansas, on April 22nd, 1935. His father moved the family from the small community of Mountain Pine to a company town. Yes, the one where you sold one’s soul to the store. He grew up poor, ... Continue Reading.
Written by: Neil Franks The world is different now, just how much, we do not yet know. But we do know the church will be affected. Whatever the final results of the economic impact of COVID 19, the church will feel it. Whether from the loss of multiple Sundays of offerings, or the lost wages ... Continue Reading.
Written by: Dr. Neil Franks I remember my first triathlon. Ok, it was my only triathlon. And I wasn’t competing in it, I was a volunteer. I was leading a group of single adults from Council Road Baptist Church in Bethany, Oklahoma supporting the Lake Placid Baptist Church as it provided volunteers ... Continue Reading.
Written by: Dr. Neil Franks So I imagine you have been spending a little more time at home as of late. Not getting out of the house as much to go to church, or shopping, or the movies or dining out. Yeah, me too. The days seem a little longer, the nights maybe even more so, and each day brings ... Continue Reading.
Written by Dr. John E. Marshall: March 25th, 2020 At age 68, with 53 years of ministry behind me, I should have wise words to help younger ministers, but COVID-19 has everyone, even the wisest among us, baffled. Experience can help us only if we have previously gone through the current ... Continue Reading.