Killeen fellowship to honor Dr. King

The Greater Killeen Pastor’s Fellowship will host the fourth annual celebration in honor of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at 7 p.m. Sunday.

The speaker for this year’s celebration is the Rev. William D. Watley, Ph.D., senior pastor of the St. Philip A.M.E. Church in Atlanta, Ga.

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

This year a new initiative will be launched, titled The Soldier of Freedom Award, which 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.

This signal award will be given to The Rev. Shannon “Shawn” D. McMullen, pastor of the Bible Way Missionary Baptist Church in Copperas Cove. McMullen launched the MLK Memorial March and Worship in that city on January 19, 1999. That initiative continues to this day.

This year, a portion of the proceeds from free-will offerings will go to the Christian Assistance Network of Killeen, where Dr. Alvin Dillard is the executive director.

Greater Vision Community Church is at 2000 E. Stan Schlueter Loop in Killeen.

Concert at Greater Love Outreach today

A Seed Sending concert benefitting a global mission starts at 6 p.m. today at Greater Love Outreach.

Global Sword Nations Int’l and Greater Love Outreach along with five other cities in Killeen, Detroit, Chicago, Ohio, Indiana and South Carolina have joined together to ship food, clothing, shoes, books and Bibles to Accra, Ghana, on Jan. 19.

God-fearing ministry artists, leading the way with Word and Rapp worship, are scheduled to perform.

The public is invited. Admission is a bag of rice and dry beans.

Donated Bibles and books also are appreciated.

Goods and gifts for orphanages and churches in Accra, Ghana, are scheduled to be shipped Jan. 19.

The church is at 3603-B E. Veterans Memorial Blvd,, Killeen. Bishop Bernard Williams is prelate.

For more information, call (254) 634-2879 or (254) 317-8699.

Killeen Healing Rooms open today

The Killeen Healing Rooms will be open from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. today in the KPLE-TV building, 502 E. Elms Road in Killeen.

The group’s commission is based on Mark 16:17-18, “And these signs shall follow those that believe ... they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.”

Prayer teams will be available to see participants healed in the Name of Jesus Christ.

The group desires to bring together believers from all over the community to pray for the sick and see miracles happen.

Anyone who is interested in being trained to be part of this ministry is asked to go to or call (254) 681-5823.

Public invited to Gospel Jamboree

Robertson Avenue Baptist Church-Gospel Music Jamboree is from noon to 6 p.m. today.

The public is invited to sing for an hour or two or stay all afternoon.

Any group or individual that would like to be on the schedule should call the church at (254) 547-3155.

Scott Windrum to minister Sunday

Scott Windrum will minister at 3 p.m. Sunday at Praise Fellowship in the KPLE-TV building, suite C, 502 E. Elms Road, Killeen.

Windrum has pastored for almost two decades and now travels extensively as an evangelist and prophetic psalmist.

He has a heart to bless pastors, churches and their families.

Windrum is a writer of treatises on biblical concepts and principles and is known for his optimistic worldview.

Makoto Fujimura to speak Monday

The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor will host acclaimed artist and writer Makoto Fujimura at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the newly built Baugh Center for the Visual Arts.

The event is part of a series called C3: Conversations about Christianity + Culture that hosts discussions with notable figures from across the country on issues related to Christianity and culture.

A presidential appointee to the National Council on the Arts from 2003 to 2009, Fujimura served as an international advocate for the arts, speaking with decision makers and advising governmental policies on the arts.

His work is exhibited at galleries around the world, including Dillon Gallery in New York, Sato Museum in Tokyo, The Contemporary Museum of Tokyo, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts Museum, Bentley Gallery in Arizona, Gallery Exit and Oxford House at Taikoo Place in Hong Kong, and Vienna’s Belvedere Museum.

He is one of the first artists to paint live on stage at New York City’s legendary Carnegie Hall as part of an ongoing collaboration with composer and percussionist Susie Ibarra.

In 2011, the Fujimura Institute was established and launched the Four Qua4tets, a collaboration between Fujimura, painter Bruce Herman, Duke theologian/pianist Jeremy Begbie, and Yale composer Christopher Theofanidis, based on T.S. Eliot’s Four Quartets.

The exhibition will travel to Baylor, Duke, and Yale Universities, Gordon College and other institutions around the globe.

Fujimura will begin the event with remarks about Qua4tets and the role of art among faith communities, followed by a Q&A moderated by C3 director and Music Department chair, Dr. Mark Aaron Humphrey.

Admission is free and open to the public.

Tickets on sale for Frontline Conference

BMB Ministries and Productions presents Frontline Conference 2013, Ephesians 6:11-14 at the Killeen Civic and Conference Center on Jan. 18.

The speaker is Dr. Juanita Brown.

The conference begins at 7 p.m. at 3601 S. W.S. Young Drive. Doors will open at 6 p.m.

Advance tickets are $40 per person or $50 each at the door.

Tickets may be purchased at Gay’s House of Beauty in Killeen (254) 699-6935; Doris Ellis at (254) 251-6257; Marilyn’s Gift Gallery in Waco at (254) 755-8219 or the Legendary Cuts and Styles in Austin at (512) 674-4252.

For more information, call (254) 733-8876 or (254) 829-2154.

Open Arms Outreach to hold food pantry

Open Arms Outreach will hold its free monthly food pantry beginning at 9 a.m. Jan. 19, at the ministry’s outreach center at 409 Eighth St. in Killeen.

In addition to the free food giveaway, breakfast foods will be served at no charge.

This ministry serves the community by providing emergency food, toiletry items, and financial assistance and counseling.

It also operates an adult literacy program and offers free educational tutoring for school-age children.

Open Arms Outreach has Sunday school at 9 a.m. each Sunday followed by a 10 a.m. fellowship. A Sunday evening fellowship will be held at 6 p.m. each week beginning in February, and Bible study is held at 7 p.m. every Wednesday.

The free food pantry is part of a community outreach program held on the third Saturday of each month.

For more information about the ministry and its programs or to volunteer or make donations, go to or call (254) 291-7387.

The ministry also may be contacted by email at or by mail at P.O. Box 10654, Killeen, TX 76547.

Public invited to Fort Hood Day of Prayer

Greater Fort Hood Day of Prayer and Fellowship for chaplains, pastors, Christian leaders, intercessors and anyone who wants to pray is from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 19.

A complimentary breakfast and lunch will be provided.

The goal is to draw near to God and believe the promise He will draw near to us so we can experience renewal in our Lord Jesus Christ for 2013 (James 4:8).

Prayer and fellowship will take place at the Spiritual Fitness Center, corner of 33rd Street and Battalion, Fort Hood.

For more information, call Dan Galanffy at (254) 680-2983 or Bill Shelnutt at (254) 681-7777.

‘A Night of Worship’ scheduled Jan. 20

Central Texas Master Singers present “A Night of Worship” at 6 p.m. Jan. 20 at Skyline Baptist Church.

Free will offerings are appreciated.

The public is invited.

The church is at 906 Trimmier Road in Killeen. For more information, call (254) 699-4479.

Unity Walk to kick off celebration

The 15th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Celebration kicks off with a Unity Walk at 1 p.m. Jan. 21.

Participants will assemble at 12:45 p.m. at First Step Child Care Center, 1402 S. Farm-to-Market 116 in Copperas Cove.

Transportation from Bible Way Missionary Baptist Church to First Step Child Care will be available from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. Bible Way is at 2306 S. Farm-to-Market 116.

The program, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: What Are You Doing For Others?” begins at 2 p.m. at Bible Way.

Special guest speaker is Pastor A.W. Anthony Mays, senior pastor at Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist Church in Austin.

Mays is dean of the Congress of Christian Workers National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Intl.; vice moderator of the St. John’s Regular Baptist District Association; and chairman of the Ministers’ Conference Missionary Baptist General Convention of Texas.

Three winners of $1,000 scholarships each also will be announced.

The public is invited.

Mission to hold cookout Monday

Jesus Hope and Love Homeless Mission is having a cookout from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday at 818 N. Fourth St. (behind the downtown H-E-B).

The public is invited to come out and support the mission, as they begin raising money to purchase property that will provide transition housing and emergency shelter in downtown Killeen.

For more information, call Pastor Steve Chae at (254) 291-2314.

‘Night at the Races’ includes auction

The fourth annual “Night at the Races” is scheduled to start at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 25 at the St. Paul Chong Hasang Parish Center on Stillhouse Lake Road in Harker Heights.

A 10-race program, food and a silent auction are sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Council 9930.

Horse sales and race sponsorships are available.

Donations of items or gift certificates for the silent auction are accepted until Jan. 24.

For more information, call Ed Szeman at (254) 698-6539 or Charlie Fitzpatrick at (254) 289-2140.

Ministry to discuss book by Macomber

The Women’s Enrichment Ministry of First Baptist Church in Killeen presents “One Perfect Word,” based on Debbie Macomber’s book of the same name from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 31.

Special guest speaker Joyce Hodson summarizes the book that follows the lives of women who chose “one perfect word” as a personal focus for one year.

Child care is available by reservation. Reservations are due by Jan. 24 by calling the church office at (254) 634-6262. The cost is $5 which includes your meal.

The church is at 3310 S. W.S. Young Drive. For more information, email

Choral workshop to focus on worship

Master Singers will host a Choral Singer’s Workshop with Dr. Gary Bonner, retired dean of music at California Baptist University, Feb. 8-9.

Bonner’s choral workshops focus on the development of skills and attitudes conducive to effective worship.

Singers report enhanced sight-reading, improved musical confidence, life-changing individual growth, and a better understanding of the choral unit in the church as well as the role of the conductor.

This workshop is for any singer or conductor who wants to improve their choral skills and thus improve their choral ministry.

Memorial Baptist Church of Temple is at 6161 S. 5th St. in Temple.

For details and registration information, call Steven Kirkpatrick at (254) 258-6844 or go to

Church to present prayer breakfast

Evangelistic Department of Bibleway COGIC will present 2013 Prayer Breakfast on Feb. 16.

Prayer is from 9 to 9:30 a.m. The Word, Praise and Feast Man Cannot Eat By Bread Alone.

The church is under the leadership of Superintendent Robert R. Ellis Sr., pastor, and is at 300 W. Jasper Road in Killeen.

For more information, call (254) 833-6522 or (254) 220-7183.

Celebrate Recovery meets on Tuesdays

Celebrate Recovery, a Christ-centered recovery program, meets from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays at Hillside Ministries.

A nursery is provided.

The church is at 2602 S. Farm-to-Market 116, Copperas Cove. For more information, call Don Chennault at (254) 317-8184.

Celebrate Recovery also meets from 6 to 8:30 p.m. each Tuesday at First Baptist Church in Copperas Cove.

Child care and a meal are provided.

For more information, call Dave McKee at (254) 458-3109.

Kempner church hosts Bible study

Free coffee, conservation, prayer and Bible study are open to all at Kempner Oak Hill Baptist Church on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon each week.

English and Korean are spoken.

The church is at the corner of Farm-to-Market 2657 and County Road 4934, Kempner. For more information, call Dennis or Suk Wichelt at (254) 542-4210.

Cedar Valley to host monthly singing

The monthly ‘fourth Friday night singing’ at Cedar Valley Baptist Church in Salado is from 7 to 10 p.m. Jan. 25.

Come prepared to sing or just to be blessed.

Potluck and sweets for the meal during break of singing service is held in the Church Fellowship Hall. All are invited to attend.

Singing is always the fourth Friday of a month, unless otherwise notified, as some months have five Fridays.

For directions or more information, call Donnie Jackson, music director, at (254) 947-5100 or (254) 913-2851.

Jewish congregation meets twice monthly

Congregation Simcha Sinai (Reform Jewish congregation) meets the second and fourth Friday of each month.

The temple/synagogue service is held at 102 Cattail Circle in Harker Heights.

Doors are open and the public is invited to share their time with the congregation.

After the service, there will be a light meal (dairy).

For directions or any questions, call (254) 231-4938 or (254) 702-2648 or email

Public invited to Youth Town Hall

A Youth Town Hall is scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. Jan. 26 at Greater Vision Community Church, Activities Building, 2000 E. Stan Schlueter Loop, Killeen

The public is invited.

Greater Vision is collaborating with parents, youth, educators, substance abuse prevention specialists, city officials and representatives of nonprofit organizations, businesses, health organizations to discuss and raise awareness about the issues our youth are facing today.

This will be an evening with a purpose to bring together youth, church leaders, educators, parents, community leaders to discuss low self-esteem, bullying, sexual/gender choices, alcohol, drugs and many more topics youth face daily through a combination of situation skits, combination empowerment dances, briefings from officials and testimonies from youth.

For more information, contact the Rev. Dawn Hodges, youth pastor, by email at or call (254) 200-4382.

Public invited to church anniversary

The congregation of Guiding Light Ministries invites the public to help celebrate their fifth year of service in the building of God’s kingdom.

The venue for this event begins at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Harker Heights Activities Center.

The leaders are Pastor Jesse Sherrod and First Lady Elizabeth Sherrod.

For more information, call (254) 690-0198.

Ministry to sponsor golf tourney in April

The annual Harold Ellis Memorial Golf Tournament, sponsored by the J.A.I.L. Ministry Inc. is April 22.

Volunteer, make a donation or pray for those incarcerated and their families.

The ministry is at 211 E. Central Ave., Belton TX 76513.

For more information, go to, email or call (254) 933-8506.

Ensemble searching for new memebers

The A.J. Reed Gospel Ensemble is recruiting new members.

The group meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Thursday of the month at Adams Chapel AME Church, 120 Arlo, Harker Heights.

For more information, call (254) 338-5139.

Church news is published every Saturday. Send church news items to Dave Miller, P.O. Box 1300, Killeen, TX 76540; fax them to (254) 200-7640 or email them to by 5 p.m. Wednesday the week of publication.

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