Pastor’s fellowship to honor MLK Jr.

The Greater Killeen Pastor’s Fellowship will host the fifth annual celebration in honor of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at 4 p.m. Sunday at Greater Vision Community Church, 2000 E. Stan Schlueter Loop in Killeen.

The speaker for this year’s celebration is the Rev. Dr. Ralph Douglas West, senior pastor of the Brookhollow Baptist Church in Houston.

This year’s service is hosted by the Greater Vision Community Church where the Rev. Dr. David G. Reynolds serves as pastor. The Rev. Dr. William M. Campbell Jr., senior pastor of Anderson Chapel A.M.E. Church is the chair.

West is the pastor and founder of Brookhollow Baptist Church, Houston. From its initial membership of 32, Brookhollow Baptist Church has grown into a thriving congregation of more than 24,000 families meeting in three locations.

This year’s Soldier of Freedom Award will be given to the Rev. Gene Carter, founder of the Central Texas Sickle Cell Anemia Association. The award recognizes a leader in the community who has embodied the labors of Dr. King and those who struggled in the faith for justice and freedom for all.

For more information, call 254-200-4382.

Helping Hands to host CANstruction

The Helping Hands Ministry of Belton will host its fourth annual CANstruction Competition the weekend of Jan. 24 in the Mayborn Campus Center on the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor campus.

This year seven teams will create elaborate structures comprised entirely of canned goods. One hundred percent of the funds raised by the event will go towards serving needy people in Central Texas.

The community is invited to watch as the teams build their canned structures from 5 to 8 p.m. Jan. 24.

Suggested admission is five non-perishable food items or $5.

The completed exhibits can also be viewed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 25. Suggested admission is either 1 non-perishable food item or $1.

For every dollar or canned food item donated, guests will be given a ticket to vote for their favorite structure.

The Awards Dinner is at 6 p.m. Jan. 25 at 6 p.m. at the UMHB Mayborn Campus Center.

Tickets for the dinner are $30 per person or $200 per table.

Jimmy Dorrell, Founder and Executive Director of Mission Waco, is the keynote speaker.

To make required advanced reservations go to or call 254-939-7355.

After dinner, all cans of food will be transported to Helping Hands Ministry.

Mission plans cookout for homeless

In celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a cookout for the homeless and needy is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday.

Jesus Hope and Love Homeless Mission will also give away clothes, jackets and household items.

The church is at 818 N. Fourth St. (behind H-E-B in downtown Killeen) and supported by Greater Vision Community Church in Killeen.

Church breakfast to honor MLK Jr.

The Harker Heights Community Church will host a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Breakfast at 10 a.m. Monday, 202 E. Beeline Lane.

The breakfast will feature a discussion about Dr. King’s legacy and what it means today and how we can make it a reality.

The public is invited to the free event.

Cove to mark MLK Jr.’s birthday

The 16th annual Copperas Cove Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration will be held Monday.

The celebration begins at 1 p.m. with a Unity Walk beginning at First Step Child Care Center, 1402 S. Farm-to-Market 116.

Celebratory Program begins at 2 p.m. at Bible Way Missionary Baptist Church, 2306 S. Farm-to-Market 116. The Rev. S.D. McMullen is pastor.

Guest speaker is Dr. William M. Campbell Jr., pastor of the Anderson Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Killeen.

Also, the committee will award $1,000 scholarships to four students from Copperas Cove, Killeen, Lampasas and Temple High Schools.

Those desiring to participate in the Unity Walk and needing transportation are asked to arrive at the church between 12:15 to 12:45 p.m.

The event is opened to the public.

Point of contact is Clementine Lewis at 254-258-5930 or e-mail

Free clothes giveaway, coffee planned

Free coffee, breakfast and clothes giveaway is from 8 a.m. to noon today at Temple of Faith Apostolic Ministries.

Hosted by The Dare2Care Outreach Department, the community is invited to 808 N. Eighth St., Killeen.

Sons of Allen celebration scheduled

Sons of Allen celebration, presented by the Men of Adams Chapel AME Church, begins at 4 p.m. Sunday.

Guest preacher and church is the Rev. Thomas O’ Quinn and the Tabernacle Praise Center of Killeen.

The community is invited and dinner will be served

The church is at 125 E. Arlo Road, Harker Heights.

Installation of pastor set for Sunday

Pastor Mark C. Lee will be installed as the pastor for Christian Temple of Restoration, under Concord Fellowship of Churches International, at 4 p.m. Sunday.

The service is taking place in the Main Sanctuary of the Killeen Arts and Activities Center, 801 N. Fourth St.

Bishop R. Ray Gatewood, pastor of Bethesda Fellowship Ministries, is the guest speaker and will preside over the ceremony.  For more information, contact Pastor Mark C. Lee at

Bible Way to mark Founders Day

Bible Way Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate its Founders Day with a program at 3 p.m. Sunday.

The public is invited to join them for an old-fashioned day of praise arrayed in their overalls, aprons and bonnets.

Proclaiming the word of God during this celebration will be Bishop Clarence Drummond, United Faith Church, Inc., Copperas Cove.

Dinner will be served after the program.

The church is at 2306 S. Farm-to-Market 116, Copperas Cove. Pastor is the Rev. S.D. McMullen. For more information, call 254-542-2153.

Session installs ruling elders

The Session, the governing body of First Presbyterian Church in Killeen, recently welcomed new members Caryn Summers and Pam Wolf, installed as ruling elders. Kurt Jerke was ordained and installed as a ruling elder. Outgoing Session members Bill and Jane Sievers were thanked for their many years of service.

Bible study set for Thursday, Jan. 30

Going Deeper Life Empowerment Bible study by Mikaela Cade is set for Thursday and Jan. 30 at the Hilton Garden Inn, 2704 O.W. Curry Drive, Killeen.

For more information, go to

Church to host Discipleship Conference

A Discipleship Conference with Dr. Waylon B. Moore is Friday through Jan. 27 at Robertson Avenue Baptist Church.

A native of Fort Worth, Moore has degrees from Baylor University, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and LeTourneau College.

His new book, “Living God’s Word,” is being used in more than 7,000 church Bible-study groups.

“Reset your life to multiply disciples who multiply and the power to multiply consistently” is from 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 24.

“Simple basics that worked wonders; It’s the *third* generation that we need today!” and “50 years of ministry: touchdowns and dropping balls” is from 8:30 a.m. to noon Jan. 25.

Lunch is at the church for a question-and-answer session.

Moore will teach the 9:30 a.m. and noon services and from 5 to 7 p.m. Jan. 26.

Friday and Saturday child care will be provided at each associated church.

Day of fellowship planned Jan. 25

Greater Fort Hood Day of Prayer and Fellowship is from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 25 at the Spiritual Fitness Center, 33rd Street and Battalion Avenue on Fort Hood.

A complimentary breakfast and lunch will be provided.

All pastors, chaplains and anyone who wants to draw near to the Lord Jesus Christ are invited.

For more information, contact Bill Shelnutt at 254-681-7777 or Ken Wooten at 254-466-6258.

Spiritual life event for women set

The Spiritual Woman Life Mastery Bootcamp begins at 10 a.m. Jan. 25 at Hilton Garden Inn, 2704 O.W. Curry Drive, Killeen.

Christian life coach and author Mikaela Cade will crack the code to live authentically and enjoy relationships and life.

For more information, go to

Community invited to free seminar

The public is invited to a free seminar, “Strategies for Regional Transformation with Apostles Jim and Jean Hodges, and Prophets Samuel and Nancy Brassfield at 9:30 a.m., 2 and 7 p.m. Jan. 25 at the Shilo Inn in Killeen.

Also participating will be the Point Christian Fellow worship team of Temple, led by Ashley Hill, with Compass Ministries.

For more information, contact Robin Durham at 254-681-8305.

Day of prayer planning luncheon set

National Day of Prayer 2014 Planning Luncheon is from noon to 1 p.m. Jan. 27 at East Side Baptist Church, 500 N. W.S. Young Drive, Killeen.

Churches are encouraged to send a pastoral staff member or a representative.

This is a brown bag lunch.

National Day of Prayer is May 1.

For more information, contact Dan Galanffy at 254-680-2983 or Ken Wooten at 254-466-6258.

Pausitive Band to perform Jan. 29

The Pausitive Band will be in concert at Pidcoke Baptist Church at 6 p.m. Jan. 29.

The Pausitive Band is a family of singers and instrumentalists from Goldthwaite.

Daughter Mikaela, 12, sings lead on most of their songs. Wendy and her sons Derek, 13, and Logan, 7, join Mikaela, creating the harmony. Wendy plays rhythm guitar, and Mikaela plays the bass. Derek has lead with acoustic guitar, and Logan rounds them out on the fiddle.

They have been booking shows all over recently, singing originals and cover songs consisting of traditional country, new country, country gospel and a little pop. Recently the band received the “Rising Star” award from the Gatesville Country Music Hall of Fame. Pidcoke Baptist Church is on Farm-to-Market 116 halfway between Copperas Cove and Gatesville.

A time of fellowship with light snacks will be shared after the concert.

A love offering will be taken for the Pausititive Band and their ministry.

Ladies In Prayer Station scheduled

Ladies In Prayer Station will be held at 9 a.m. Feb. 1 at Cathedral of Deliverance and Praise COGIC, 702 Harley Drive (Bishop Thomas Boulevard), Harker Heights.

Pastor is Bishop A. Ladell Thomas Jr.

All are invited.

For more information call 254-466-7463.

Diocese to host School of Leaders

The Diocese of Austin English Cursillo will host a School of Leaders at 2 p.m. Feb. 2 at St. Paul Chong Hasang Catholic Church, 1000 E. Farm-to-Market 2410 in Harker Heights. The monthly Fort Hood Ultreya is from 3 to 5 p.m. in the parish hall. For more information, call Jo Oates at 254-833-5041.

Church to celebrate 50th anniversary

Anderson Chapel AME Church’s 50th anniversary banquet will begin at 6 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Mariott Courtyard Hotel in Killeen.

Special guest will be Fred Hammond, a world-renowned gospel singer, songwriter and record producer.

Tickets for the $100-a-plate fundraiser are available at Proceeds will go toward the Marion J. and Alice W. Douse Community Center.

Public invited to Family Movie Night

The public is invited to Family Movie Night beginning at 5 p.m. Feb. 23 at First United Methodist Church Killeen.

Movie night kicks off Winshape Camp registration.

Proceeds from the box dinner sales go to Winshape Scholarships. Bring your family and blankets and come enjoy a movie.

The church is at 3501 E. Elms Road in Killen. For more information, contact Mandy Tirella at or 254-634-6363.

Church news is published every Saturday. Email items to by 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Contact Teresa Tankersley at or (254)501-7542​

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