Church to honor elder, first lady

Temple of Faith Apostolic Ministries will host its fourth annual “Founder’s Appreciation and Church Anniversary” services to honor the faithful labor of Elder Mark E. Kirkland and First Lady Kathy A. Kirkland.

The theme for this year is “Called, Chosen, Faithful.”

The event will begin at 7 p.m. Aug. 7-9, 4 p.m. Aug. 10, ending Aug. 11, at the 11 a.m. morning worship service at 808 N. Eighth St., Killeen.

The public is invited.

The guest preacher is Elder Edgar Usher, senior pastor of The Ship of Praise Church in Houston.

He was recently appointed Pastor at Macedonia Pentecostal Church in Texas City.

He serves as the president of the Texas State Pentecostal Young People’s Union, chairman of the Bay Area District Fellowship and second vice chairman of the Houston Apostolic Ministerial Alliance.

For more information, call (254) 247-1904.

Tabernacle of Praise offers soul food

Soul Food Feast, sponsored by the AJ Reed Gospel Ensemble, begins at 10:30 a.m. today at Tabernacle of Praise, 348 S. 40th St., Killeen.

Call-ahead orders or for more information, call (254) 338-5139.

Soloist to help Bethel honor pastor

Bethel Church celebrates pastor’s fifth anniversary with Big John Hall, internationally recognized soloist, the featured music guest at 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

Hall has toured the world with his distinctive bass voice and today is a highly sought after soloist, having also been a member of gospel quartets in the past, including the famous Blackwood Brothers.  

This special day is a time to give thanks for five years of ministry at Bethel Church by Pastor John E. and Linda Abbey.

Much growth and many improvements have been made in the last five years, not the least of which is the total remodeling of the original building, purchasing of the corner lot and the acquisition of and remodeling of a second building. Membership has also increased ten-fold.

The community is invited; an early arrival is recommended for this service. 

The church is at 4307 E. Veterans Memorial Blvd. in Killeen. Call Pastor John Abbey at (254) 338-1325 for more information.  

Immanuel Lutheran plans potluck lunch

Immanuel Lutheran Church (ELCA) will have a special farewell potluck lunch at noon Sunday to honor Vicar Joe Woodward and his wife, Sarah, for his service as intern. They have been with the church us since August 2012.

All are invited.

The church is at 1104 N. Fourth St., Killeen. For more information, go to or call (254) 634-2772.

Adams Chapel AME to have Men’s Day

The annual Men’s Day Sons of Allen celebration at 4 p.m. Sunday at Adams Chapel AME Church, 125 E. Arlo Road, Harker Heights. Pastor Rodney Gilchrist and the Liberty Christian Center of Killeen is the guest preacher and church.

Worship is open to the community and dinner will be served.

For more information, call (254) 699-3435.

Cowboy church to host Hi Point event

The 5 Hills Cowboy Church is having a Hi Point event Sunday in the arena.

The arena fee is $10 per rider.

Signup is at 4 p.m.; the event begins at 5 p.m.

A concession stand will be open during the event. An ice cream social will be at the church during the event from 4 to 6 p.m.

Bring a canned food donation for the Kempner Food Bank.

The church is at 139 County Road in Kempner. For more information, go to

For more information, call (254) 290-6005.

New Bethel marking 10th anniversary

New Bethel Christian Worship Center Family is celebrating its 10th year in ministry and honoring Pastor Virgil F. Allgood and Lady Michael Ann Allgood. 

The theme for this occasion is “A Decade of Faith.”

The public is invited to join the congregation at 5 p.m. Sunday at 1301 N. Eighth St., Killeen.

The honorable Bishop Clarence Drummond and the congregation of United Faith Church Inc. of Copperas Cove will be guests.

For more information, call Missionary Kimberly Bobbitt at (254) 289-3986.

Youth conference kicks off Tuesday

First Church of God in Christ is holding its annual Youth Conference on Tuesday through Friday.

Youth and young adults of all ages are welcome.

Registration is $10. Registered delegates will be entered in a drawing for a free tablet.

The conference starts at 6:30 with classes nightly and services start at 7:30 nightly.

The church is at 5201 Westcliff Road in Killeen. For more information, call (254) 953-3100.

Public invited to friends, family day

Simmonsville Missionary Baptist Church has its Friends and Family Day at 3:30 p.m. Aug. 4.

Guest speaker is Dr. Nika Davis from Second Baptist Church of Waco.

The public is invited.

The church is at 509 S. 42nd St., Killeen. The Rev. Dr. H.E. DeBose is pastor.

Joshua Men’s Group plans fundraiser

Joshua Men’s Group fundraiser is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 11 at St. Luke United Methodist Church, 102 E. Church Ave.

A cheeseburger or hamburger is $2. Frito pie or cheese nachos is $1.50. Pickles, sodas or bottled water are 50 cents each.

The public is invited to attend the fundraiser at 102 E. Church St., Killeen.

Sign up for gospel choir competition

Registration for a gospel choir competition at the “Make a Joyful Sound” ends Aug. 17 or when all slots are filled.

Entry fee is $100 and must be made at submission of application.

All proceeds will benefit the production of the stage play, “Trial of a Generation, A Hip-Hop Opera.”

Round one, Aug. 19-23, will be judged by Moffett Production Team.

Choirs advancing to the final round will be notified Aug. 30.

The grand finale round starts at 6 p.m. Sept. 21 in Killeen.

Choirs may enter the competition by email at

All entry materials can be found at

For more information, contact Kennisha Moffett, executive producer and founder of, at or call (512) 966-5237.

Building fundraiser set for Aug. 17

True Deliverance Ministries is having a building fundraiser at 5 p.m. Aug. 17 at 508 Hall Ave., Killeen.

The musical fundraiser will feature The Divine Messengers and other guests.

For more information, call (254) 213-1294 or email

Youngsport church sets gospel meeting

The Youngsport Church of Christ gospel meeting featuring guest speaker Larry Pratt begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

The gospel meeting continues at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 3; 11 a.m. Aug. 4; and concludes with the 7:30 p.m. meeting Aug. 4

Pratt is a board member for the Foster’s Home for Children and minister at the Graford Church of Christ. 

The gospel meeting will be held at 201 Youngsport Loop, Killeen. For more information go to

Seminar to help establish leaders

Strategies for Regional Transformation is set to begin at 9:30 a.m. Aug. 17 at Shilo Inn, 3701 S. W.S. Young Drive, Killeen.

Trudy Bangs and Sherrie Holland will be in Central Texas to teach and train intercession and establish leaders to organize and lead prayer teams.

Bangs is an Ephesians 4:11 Pastoral gift to the Body of Christ and a General of Prophetic Intercession, training and mentoring intercessors and leading prayer teams to the nations.

Holland is a seasoned pastor with a “seer” anointing. She is raising up spiritual children through discipleship training, intercession and pastoral counseling.

There is no charge to attend.

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

Seminar on identity theft set Thursday

Identity Theft and Senior Scams is the subject of August’s Senior Adult First Thursday this week at First Baptist Church-Killeen, 3310 S. W.S. Young Drive.

Charles Dinwiddie of the Special Missions Unit of the Killeen Police Department will present the program in the Fellowship Hall at 11 a.m., followed by a potluck luncheon.

For more information, call the church office at (254) 634-6262.

The Women’s Enrichment Ministry of First Baptist Church Killeen will host guest speaker Debbie Frazee at 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall on Aug. 8.

Frazee is a graduate of Texas A&M in theater arts and combines her dramatic talent and love for the Word of God to present a timely message for today’s woman: The Lord’s Joy is Our Strength.

The cost is $5 and includes a meal. Tickets may be purchased at the door.

For more information, call the church office at (254) 634-6262.

Back to School with God event is Aug. 3

Mt. Zion United Methodist Women will hold its third Back to School with God: Bibles, burgers and blessings.

The event is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 3 at 218 Alexander St., Belton.

The youth will be able to tour the fire truck and the emergency response ambulance, receive police safety information and meet a police dog.

The event also will include story-telling by local athletes. hair-cuts, salon services, nail and skin care services by Vista College of Killeen, and a discussion of the roles of the Buffalo soldier by a local motorcycle club.

Children will present spiritual anointments in song, mime ministry and stepping for God.

Belton Mayor Jim Covington and Belton ISD assistant superintendent Dr. Charla Trejo, worshipful master Stan C. Shider from Nolan Creek Lodge No. 227 and Mt. Zion’s pastor, H.E. Jackson Jr., will encourage the youth to have a safe and blessed school year.

The youth will receive backpacks, school supplies and age-appropriate Bibles.

Transportation will be provided at Montrose Apartments’ rental office at 8 a.m., Southwest School at 8:25 a.m., Belle Oaks Apartments’ rental office at 8:45 a.m., or by calling (254) 939-5621.

For more information, contact Estella L. Murray at (254) 939-8536 or

Building fundraiser scheduled Aug. 3

A building fundraiser, hosted by Pastor Randy and first lady Felicia Francis, for New Life Tabernacle begins at 6 p.m. Aug. 3 at 615 N. Eighth St., Killeen.

Special guests will be The Divine Messengers of Killeen, The Gospel Holy Tones of Temple and The Heavenly Jubilees of Waco.

The public is invited, and there is no charge.

For more information, call (254) 702-4769 or go to

Pidcoke Baptist to host Tommy Clark

Tommy Clark will be in concert at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Pidcoke Baptist Church.

Clark was born in Ashville, N.C., and the only child of Isaac and Harriette Clark. Tommy’s father was in the military, so Tommy was an “Army Brat” for 20 years, graduating high school in Germany.

Clark joined the Army and retired after 20 years of service, having served in Desert Storm. He retired and settled in Copperas Cove, where he met and married his wife, Judy Bowen, in 2004.

Clark started singing in church, when he was about 3 years old. Since then, he has presented the Gospel Message all over Central Texas.

He is a Christian and serves as a Gideon, a deacon at Robertson Avenue Baptist Church and is a member of the South Texas Gospel Music Association.

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.

Prayer Station is scheduled for Aug. 3

Ladies In Prayer Station will be at the Faith, Truth and Deliverance Ministries in Copperas Cove at 9 a.m. Aug. 3.

For more information, call (254) 415-2348.

Boy Scout garage sale set for Aug. 3

The annual Boy Scout Troop 287 garage sale is from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 3 at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church at 2800 W. Trimmier Road in Killeen.

Killeen church to host concert Aug. 4

Allison Durham Speer concert begins at 6 p.m. Aug. 4 at Killeen First Church of the Nazarene, 951 Stagecoach Road Killeen.

Speer, a Christian recording artist, is a featured soloist on the Gaither Homecoming videos.

For more information, email; call (254) 634-7676 or go to

Session on Bible study planned

The Temple-Killeen Bible Study Fellowship Women’s Day Class will have a welcome session for women interested in learning more about Bible study fellowship.

Register for next year’s 29-week study on the Book of Matthew beginning at 9:10 a.m. Sept. 11 at First Baptist Church of Killeen, 3310 S. W.S. Young Drive.

For more information, contact Nancy Goodnight at

Clothing offered at East Lake Baptist

Free clothing, school uniforms and miscellaneous items are available at East Lake Baptist Church.

Clothes Closet hours of operation are 9 a.m. to noon Wednesdays.

The church is at 3213 Lake Road in Killeen. For more information, call (254) 690-4400 or (254) 699-8125.

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