November 24, 2019

Posted by Senior Pastor Search Committee on

Welcome Dr. Corey Abney and Family! On Sunday evening, November 24, the Bell Shoals Baptist Church family voted to extend a call to Dr. Corey Abney to serve as our new Senior Pastor. Corey enthusiastically accepted the call and will begin his service at Bell Shoals on Sunday, December...

November 24, 2019 - A Prayer of Thanksgiving

Posted by Aprile Sweers on

A Prayer of Thanksgiving for our New Pastor O God of Creation, Lord of heaven and earth, King of the universe, Sustainer of all things, Provider of all needs, Author of all stories, We pause this day to thank You for what You are writing into ours. In every season of our church’s...

November 18, 2019

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Your Senior Pastor Search Committee Joyfully and Unanimously Recommends Dr. Corey Abney To be the New Senior Pastor of Bell Shoals Baptist Church.   Please refer to the schedule below for opportunities to meet Corey and his family.   WHAT WILL HIS WEEKEND AT BELL...

November 12, 2019

Posted by Aprile Sweers on

Dear Bell Shoals Baptist Church family, After months of prayerful searching, your Senior Pastor Search Committee is immensely grateful to announce that God has graciously led us to the man that we unanimously recommend as the next Senior Pastor of Bell Shoals Baptist Church.  We are...

November 4, 2019

Posted by Aprile Sweers on

I was heading into my kids’ school early last week when I received this text from a friend: “I know you’ve been following the FBC Naples pastor search. Did you see what happened? So sad…” Being on this search committee has compelled me to pray for other churches I...

October 28, 2019

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Posted by Aprile Sweers on

“There is one thing worse than failing before men and that is being successful in the things that don’t matter to God.” I was in college when I heard these words and wrote them down in the front flap of my Bible so that I wouldn’t forget them. I have read and reread them...

October 21, 2019

Posted by Aprile Sweers on

There are two things I vividly remember about family road trips. The first is my dad’s genius Tetris-style arrangement of all the luggage in the trunk of the car and my mom’s warning to my brother and I to stay out of his way until he finished. Apparently, packing 10 bags into a...

October 14, 2019

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Posted by Aprile Sweers on

There I sat feeling very restless in a row of desks surrounded by sterile concrete block walls breathing in the all too familiar smell of paper, pencil shavings, and the mustiness of a school that could really use a few more windows, watching the second hand on the clock tick ahead way too...

October 7, 2019

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Posted by Aprile Sweers on

Last week, the following question was submitted to the committee: “Thank you for a great update. We will definitely be praying for God’s will. Are you considering having each pastor preach in our pulpit at all?” We thought this was a GREAT question and worth sharing, as others...

September 30, 2019

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Posted by Aprile Sweers on

We zoomed across the Golden Gate bridge in our rental car having experienced an incredible couple of days exploring San Francisco, but very ready to trade the congested sidewalks and streets of the city for the quiet, dusty trails nestled under the majestic canopy of California redwoods. Having...

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