Month: June 2016

East Texas Baptist Camp Meeting

     Maureen and I are making plans to attend the 19th Annual (2016) East Texas Baptist Camp Meeting this year. We kicked off our ministry back in 2009 the last time we went full time and had a great time, met a lot of people and were able to help a bunch of ministries get online!      The East Texas Baptist Camp Meeting is held at the Canton Texas Civic Center each year during the third week in July. This year it will be from July 18-22 starting nightly at 7:00 PM. We will have our display set up and would love to meet you if you are in the area and would like to stop by.      There is always good preaching (this year’s speakers will be Pastor Mark Thrift, Pastor Ronnie Barefield,  and Evangelist Harold Clayton).      The music will be great also – featuring special music by The Rochesters, The Phillips, Living Proof, Paul’s Journey, Jeff and Sheri Easter and 11th Hour.      We look forward to seeing you there if you can make it for sure! For more information you can check out the East Texas Baptist Camp Meeting...

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From a student in Nigeria…

From a student in Nigeria… I gained a lot in all the lessons, Praise God! I am thrilled and have been wonderfully schooled, on how I can live my Christian and ministerial life and achieve all that the Lord has in plan for me. Thank you very much and remain...

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Request for Webhosting

     I received a request for webhosting this week, and it was definitely a first for me! This gentleman wants to start an online church! I am in the process of vetting this person to determine if he is real, but the request is interesting.      I have a demo website set up so people can play with WordPress (I guess I can install other software as well) at churchdemo.us before going live with their own website. It also allows me to test out plugins and graphics without having to mess-up some ministry’s live website to see how something looks or works to try something out.           “I would like to start a website church. There I would, with the help of our Lord and you create a bulletin board and a chat room, we would be able to minister to a vast amount of people all over the world. Providing they have a computer and access to the internet. There will also be official membership offered.”      I found this of great interest since this is bring me back to my roots. We started out ministry by putting a brick and mortar church online with a bulletin board and we did offer chat rooms. Our Bulletin Board systems were membership based systems, but they were not online churches. They were (as the websites today are) churches online.     ...

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First Navajo Baptist Church

     Back in 2009 I put up an “unofficial” website for First Navajo Baptist Church in Crownpoint New Mexico. It was one of 1500 basic “websites” that were put up for the Baptist Ministries database we were building back in 2009. The Baptist Ministries Database is a link based system, so in order to provide something to link to I built “Unofficial” web pages.      This offended some people, so over the years I changed the name to a “placeholder” page (I find it ironic that Facebook has no called their pages “unofficial” with a host of other service providers).      These web pages provided contact links and a link to Gospel tracts (which have taken over 78,000 hits over the years)!      Several weeks ago I was contacted by the pastor of First Navajo Baptist Church in Crown Point New Mexico requesting I provide them with an official website.      While they are still working on what content they want on the website, they have decided on a domain name (firstnavajo.com) and have added some basic information.      It looks like I will be maintaining the website for them (at least initially) and updating it as they are able to provide content).      I registered the domain for them, and installed a WordPress website. It was an interesting problem trying to find their location on Google maps without...

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From a student in North Carolina…

From a student in North Carolina… What is of most importance to me in this course is the teaching of the death, burial, and resurrection of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. It blesses my heart to know that Jesus loved me enough to leave Heaven for me & He loved me enough to DIE for me, & He loves me enough to make intercession on my behalf before God the Father. What is of great importance than God's love for you and...

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