I have the privilege of spending the day, Sunday, July 7th, with Pastor Tom Brookshire and his dear church, Orangeburg Baptist Tabernacle, located in Orangeburg, SC. Pray for the services, that I will be a blessing to God’s people and a help to souls seeking salvation!
Homecoming Services will be held at Bible Baptist Church, Marietta, GA, on Sunday, July 14th. Pastor David Cooper has invited me to preach there again this year. Shirley always loved being at Bible Baptist Church in Marietta, GA. Come and help us celebrate the blessings of the Lord!
The Independent Baptist Fellowship of Georgia will hold a meeting on July 15th, hosted by Pastor David Cooper and the Bible Baptist Church of Marietta, GA. The Fellowship will begin at 2 o’clock in the afternoon. A meal will be served around 5:30 p.m., and the evening service will begin at 7 p.m. Come and join us for a great day!
Gatewood Baptist Church, Garland, TX, is hosting the 41st Annual Conference of the Dean Burgon Society, beginning on Wednesday, July 24th, and running through Thursday, July 25th. Pastor Jose Moreno and his congregation has . I look forward to attending the conference. This will be my first visit to the great state of Texas.
The Lord has opened a meeting at Harmony Baptist Church in Blakely, GA, with Pastor Ronnie Waters, starting Sunday morning, 10 a.m. and continuing through Friday evening. The services Monday night through Friday night will begin at 7 p.m. Please be in prayer for this special time. The messages will focus on the gospel and the Revelation.
49th Street Baptist Church, Anniston, AL, will host their annual Mission’s Conference, beginning on Sunday, May 19th and running through Wednesday evening, May 22nd. Pastor Ray Morris has extended an invitation to preach this conference, and I am delighted to have the opportunity. Pray for the manifested presence and the power of God in our lives as we gather together during those days to seek how we can further the spread of the Gospel of Jesus Christ both at home and throughout the world.
Mount Bethel Baptist Church, East Bend, NC, and Pastor Bobby Watts will be hosting a Jubilee beginning on Sunday, May 5th, and running through Thursday, May 9th. Shirley and I had the joy of being a part of this great meeting last year. It was the last jubilee meeting she was able to attend, having passed on to Glory November 2nd, 2018. In reviewing the schedule for last year, i was reminded that she delayed a week of chemo treatments just to be able to attend and to enjoy this meeting. I am scheduled to preach on Wednesday night, May 8th.
Pastor Bobby Leonard and Bible Baptist Tabernacle, Monroe, NC, will host a special Easter Fellowship on the Monday and Tuesday following Easter. It has been many years since I have had the privilege of attending this meeting. Shirley always loved being at Bible Baptist Tabernacle. I am thankful that she was able to do so during her battle with cancer. Getting to teach the Ladies’ Sunday School class in the auditorium was a great encouragement to her on our last visit. Just being on the grounds again and seeing Pastor Bobby Leonard will be a blessing in itself; and, the preaching and singing will be tremendous!
One of the most unusual opportunities presented to me to open God’s Word occurs is this coming Easter Sunday morning. I have the privilege of being a guest speaker in “The Joyful Woman” Sunday School class at Shiloh Hills Baptist Church, Kennesaw, GA. The teacher, Mrs. Dianne Hadaway, and her late husband have been friends of Shirley and I for many years. Her husband also battled cancer, as did my wife, Shirley.
The Lord has opened a door for me to preach at Bemiss Road Baptist Church, Valdosta, GA, on Sunday, April 14th. I look forward to seeing Pastor Danny Edwards and his family and to preaching in his pulpit. These are wonderful saints of God and a great church. It is also the home of WZYN Christian Radio.
Wayside Baptist Tabernacle is enjoying an “Old Fashion Sunday” on April 7th. The church is located at 205 Pine Street, Pelion, SC, right near the middle of town. Sunday School and the morning Worship Service will be held at the normal 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. hours. A meal will follow on the grounds, and the evening service will begin at 6 p.m. I thank Pastor Grover Williams for extending his kind invitation to preach on that day and to enjoy the fun and fellowship of a great day in the Lord! Come join us, if your can.
I have the privilege of preaching at Will County Baptist Temple in Joliet, IL, on Sunday, March 24th. Pastor Steenhoven has been a friend for many years. This will be the first time for me to visit and to preach in his church. Sunday School at 10 a.m, morning worship at 11 a.m., a meal on the grounds and an afternoon service will round out a full day. My three messages will revolve around the last book of the New Testament: the Revelation of Jesus Christ.
This will be extra special since I have the opportunity of seeing my sister, who lives in Chicago, staying with her a few days before the meeting and having her accompany me on that special Sunday.
Island Ford Baptist Church, in Madisonville, KY, is also the home of WSOF (89.9 FM) radio: “the Wonderful Sounds of Faith.” I have the joy of preaching there during the Wednesday evening prayer service March 20th. My appreciation to Pastor Shepherd and to his congregation for their friendship, fellowship and faithfulness in the ministry of our Lord Jesus Christ!
Pastor Bill Vaughn and Highland Baptist Church, Vass, NC, hosts the 2019 Sandhills Jubilee, March 11th-14th. Before the first service Monday night, the church will serve a meal. Preaching services are held Tuesday through Thursday in the morning and again each evening. Lunch and supper will be served Tuesday through Thursday. My late wife, Shirley, always loved being at Highland Baptist Church, especially during the Sandhills Jubilee. We were unable to attend for several years due to her battle with cancer. I look forward to seeing Pastor Vaughn and his church family, as well as enjoying the great preaching and singing. Thank you for the invitation, Dr. Vaughn!
Pastor Will George has extended an invitation to preach at Friendship Baptist Church in Myrtle Beach, SC, on Sunday, February 24th. For many years, he and his church hosted an annual Ladies’ Meeting, with my late wife, Shirley, speaking. I look forward to being back with him, and to having fellowship with him and with his dear congregation.
Pastor Jerry Peacock has opened the door for me to preach a revival meeting at the Community Bible Church in Camden, SC, beginning Sunday morning, February 10th and continuing nightly through Wednesday evening. Sunday night’s service begins at 6 p.m. Services on Monday through Wednesday begin at 7 p.m.
Pastor Terry McMillan has asked me to fill-in for him on Sunday, February 3rd. I look forward to fellowship with his church family and to seeing him back at his home church for the evening service. Sunday School begins at 10 a.m., followed by the morning Worship Service at 11 a.m. The evening service begins at 6 p.m.
The Bible Baptist Church of Marietta, GA and its pastor, Dr. David Cooper, have become very dear to my heart (as they were very dear to my wife). Dr. Cooper has asked me to fill-in on a Sunday night (January 27th) and to preach at a Pastor’s fellowship on Monday (January 28th) at his church. I am happy to be of service at any time these fine folk will have me.
Pastor Bill Pickel has extended an open door on Sunday, January 6, 2019, at Calvary Hill Baptist Church, Pacolet, SC. The Calvary Hill Baptist Press prints the Daily Bible Reading Schedules for us each year. Dr. Pickel and his church have been prayer-warriors on our behalf during Shirley’s battle with cancer. I look forward to being back with them again for both services on that date.
Shirley and I have had the privilege of being with Pastor David Cooper and Bible Baptist Church, Marietta, GA, at the close of the Old Year and the beginning of the New Year for several years. We are looking forward to spending this exciting time with Dr. Cooper and his congregation and to seeing another the New Year come in from Marietta, GA.
I have been asked to teach Sunday School and to preach both services at Trinity Baptist Tabernacle in Gaston, SC, on Sunday, December 23rd. Sunday School begins at 10 a.m., followed by the morning worship service at 11 a.m. The evening service begins at 6 p.m. This will be their Christmas Sunday!
With the passing of my wife, Shirley, came various items to which I am attending. One has been to complete necessary information for the Department of Social Services. That required to travel to Cordele, GA, for a few days. While there, I was able to visit several old friends and to speak with others by phone. I also had the joy of being at my home church, Third Street Baptist Church, to visit with the good folk there and to spend time with my pastor, Rev. James Kelley. He extended the privilege of preaching at the church Wednesday night.
I thank the Lord for their prayers, cards, visits while Shirley was still with me, and for Pastor Kelley driving up to South Carolina to the funeral service.
Pastor Zach Nix has asked me to teach Sunday School at Roanoke Baptist Church in Liberty, SC, and to preach the evening service on Sunday, November 25th. The Sunday School lesson will deal with the Revelation of Jesus Christ. Sunday School starts at 10 a.m. The evening service begins at 6 p.m.
Since the death of my wife, I have been keeping myself as busy as possible, that includes spending a few days with my daughter and her family in Pennsylvania. Sunday night, November 18th, I have the privilege of seeing some old friends and preaching at Bell Creek Baptist Church in Dixie, WV, in their evening service, before heading back into the Carolinas for Thanksgiving. The service begins at 7 p.m. Though it is my first time at Bell Creek Baptist Church, it will be a joy to see Pastor Shane Wynn and his dear wife once again, and to catch up on their family. Pray that the weather will not be a hindrance, that the Spirit of God will have free reign and that souls will come to Christ.
Each year our ministry prints a Daily Bible Reading Schedule to encourage as many people as possible to read through the Bible. The 2019 Daily Bible Reading Schedule is now in print. We have limited copies. You can receive your copy free of charge by e-mailing me through the website and giving us your address or your church’s address. (We will send it “in care of” if you use your church’s address.) You can request multiple copies for your Church, Sunday School class or family and friends.
The Schedule is a thin, 5.5 X 8.5 (the size of half a sheet of paper) calendar, with boxes to check off each day’s reading to help you keep tract. You follow the pattern of reading 3 chapters in the Old Testament and 1 chapter in the New Testament each day. You will complete the New Testament in September, and finish the Old Testament in November.
My daughter reminded me that the day of my wife’s funeral, November 6th, was also the day that the 2018 Bible Reading Schedule ended for the year. She said that she had finished her Mother’s personal copy of the schedule, since Shirley was unable to read the last week or so of her life. Shirley took her last breath here and her first breath in glory on November 2nd!
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Thank you for your prayers regarding my wife, Shirley Huntley Hughes. She fought a long, hard battle with cancer, and died from complications on November 2, 2018. On behalf of my family, we thank the funeral director and his staff (Fletcher Funeral Services, Fountain Inn, SC) for their kind and professional care.
The main funeral service was held at Tabernacle Baptist Church, Greenville, SC, on Tuesday, November 6th, and was streamed live. A second service was held that afternoon at Hoopers Creek Baptist Church in Fletcher, NC, where her body was placed beside her father’s grave. We thank the pastors and their staffs for their kindness and their help.
I thank all of you who took the time to travel and to attend. It was a blessing to see you there. The crowd was amazing to me, and I know that many others were not able to attend due to various obligations. Shirley spent 20-plus wonderful years teaching at Tabernacle Christian Schools during the day and Tabernacle Baptist College in the evening while we lived in Greenville, SC.
The Lord has graciously opened a door in which to minister the Word of God this coming Sunday, November 11th. It is in Pelion, SC, at the Wayside Baptist Tabernacle. I will be preaching both the morning and the evening services, the Lord willing.
Please pray for me as I begin to travel again. Things are very different. God bless you.
I have the privilege of filling in for Pastor Ralph Byars on Sunday, October 28th, at the Redemption Baptist Church, Enoree, SC. Located on Highway 221 between Enoree and Laurens, the church is some 30 minutes from where we are staying, which will allow me to be close to Shirley during her struggle with cancer. Please be in prayer for the services and for my wife. Thank you.