Central Baptist Church
Friday, February 22, 2019


Family Newsletter of Central Baptist Church
“Building the Greatest Church since Pentecost”
Bro. Billy Galloway, Pastor
Bro. Danny Johnson, Minister of Music
Bro. Hunter Williams, Youth Director 
January 1, 2019



From the Desk of Bro. Billy

We’re living in a world today that is doing it’s best to do away with Christmas.  Now they surely want the holidays, they want the business, they want the time off, they want the parties, but they don’t want the Christ of Christmas.  It’s always been Christmas and it will always be Christmas, the celebration of the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

There are groups that say Jesus is illegitimate because Mary was raped by God.  Folks regardless what the world might try and conjure up, Jesus was and is the virgin born Son of God.  His name is still Immanuel, God with us. His name is also Jesus for He shall save His people from their sins.

Our wish to all is “Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year.”

God Bless each and every one!




Music Ministry



I was reading the other day about seeds. They are amazing when you really think about it. Every plant, flower, tree, anything that grows has a seed. In Genesis chapter 1, God basically said, “Let the grass, herb, tree, all things make seeds and produce after its own kind.” And it did, and still does, and always will, because God said it.

We as humans have our own seed. From our words and our actions, whether we speak positive or negative, we are planting seeds with our words and actions. When we witness for Jesus, or act with a sweet attitude, we are planting seeds. Those seeds will come and bear fruit either good or bad. Maybe that is why God said we would be judged by our words. We should always sow good words and watch the fruit come to be what it should.

Remember, every time we witness or do something for others, we are planting seeds. This was and is God's plan for us. Always, always sow good seeds, then we will always see a good crop in Jesus's name. God bless us all!

                                                            Bro. Danny





Youth Ministry





Sunday School


 This year is rapidly coming to a close, and will soon be the time of year people make New Year's resolutions. Personally, I'm not one to make many New Year's resolutions, maybe because I quickly forget them and seldom keep them. But this year I'm thinking about making one.

To make a New Year's resolution I'll remember, it has to be short, simple and have a common theme. Like loving God more. To learn to love God by studying His Word. To study His Word by attending and participating in Sunday School.  Our love for God grows when we increase in true knowledge. If we love God more, we'll become a better Christian. As a better Christian, we'll improve in every relationship -- we'll become better people, in every way. So, if you’re thinking about making a New Year's resolution, think about loving God more through better knowledge of His Word. You'll become a better Christian, if you do. Peter tells us to "long for the pure milk of the Word, so that by it you may grow in respect to salvation".

I hope to see you this and every week in Sunday School at 10 a.m. and would like to wish you and your family a Happy New Year!             

 Bro. Tommy Johnson

Young at Heart News

December has been a busy month for our group. Our monthly meetings have seen an increase in attendance, and  we are becoming more active. Our guest speaker this month was Mary Etta Moody, a local actress and storyteller who kept us spellbound or laughing. She did a wonderful rendition of “The Night Before Christmas.” We have also been busy working on our December project - sponsoring a family at Christmas. The participation was great and it was a blessing to be able to provide for this family. Special thanks to Desiree Kennedy who did the shopping for us. She did a fantastic job! Also, thanks to our gift-wrapping elves - Cheryl Johnson, Maureen Patch, Lavert Penton, Nancy Dunhurst,, Pat Jones, and Bobbie Penton and our supervising elves, Bro. Danny and Bro. Jesse. After a flurry of paper and tape, the gifts were wrapped and ready to deliver!

Senior Spotlight!

Our special couple this month is Bro. Billy and Ginnie Galloway. We have had the honor of Bro Billy being our pastor for 18 ½  years, and Mrs. Ginnie has been a wonderful helpmate and pastor's wife as well. Bro. Billy is a pastor who visits and is not ashamed to share God's Word at any time or place. Mrs. Ginnie has been a mentor, especially to the young women of the church. Their love for each of us goes without saying.

Bro. Billy's birthday is August 4 and he was a mail carrier before he became a pastor. His favorite hobby is woodworking, but he also loves sports and is an avid supporter of all the local schools, It is not uncommon to see him cheering at a ball game!

Mrs. Ginnie's birthday is August 18, and she is a retired Teaching Assistant for the Bogalusa school system. She loves to make and paint crafts, sew, cook, and shop. She is also a sports fan and can be seen sitting next to Bro. Billy in the stands. We are truly thankful for our Pastor and wife.


January meeting is Tuesday, January 8, at 11:45. Our special guest, Mike Fitzwilliams, will be speaking on the topic "Do You Know Where Picayune Got Its Name?"  He needs a little extra time for his program, so we are going to begin a few minutes early to accommodate him. Please come and bring a guest - you will be glad you did!!!!!

                                                                                                Love you, Reva





January 2019

Upcoming Church Events

1 – New Year’s Day - Office Closed

2-4 – Passion Conference, Atlanta, GA

6 – Deacon Meeting - 3 PM

6 – Church Council Meeting - 4 PM

6 – Bible Drill Kick-off - 5 PM

7 – Minister’s Meeting - FBC Ozona - 10:30 AM

8 – Young at Heart Luncheon - 11:45 AM

10 – Pastors’/Deacons/Wives’ Supper - LCC - 6:30 PM

16 – Quarterly Business Meeting - 6:30 PM

20 – Sanctity of Human Life Sunday

30 – Children’s Activity



January Food Pantry Need

Jelly & Rice

Operation Christmas Child

Our 143 Shoeboxes were shipped to The Republic of Congo, The Country of Chad, &

The Dem. Republic of Congo - Bunia

Sunday, January 6, 4 PM

Church Council Meeting

Planning Church Calendar for

February – April, VBS

Deacon Emphasis Week

January 1 - 6

Associational Pastor/Deacon/Wives Banquet

Thursday, January 10 at 6:30 PM, LCC

Please notify the Assoc. office if you plan to attend.

Sanctity of Human Life Sunday

Sunday, January 20

Bible Drill Kick off

Sunday, January 6 at 5 PM

Bible Buddies – Grades 1 – 3

Children Drills – Grades 3 – 6

Youth Drills – Grades 6 – 12

Pick-up our weekly Prayer List/Bible Readings and read through the Bible in 2019!

In January, we will be mailing out the 2018 Contribution Records.  

If you have a change of address, please contact the Church office.  Thanks!


Time to start filling those shoeboxes!!  
Our Church Goal:  140 Boxes
***Sign-out the number of boxes you wish to fill
***Pick up your empty OCC shoebox(es)
***Fill it up with supplies
***Insert check for $9.00 per box, 
to cover postage
 (Make checks payable to CBC)
***Return to church by November 10

Central Baptist Church
“For We Preach Not Ourselves,
 But Christ Jesus as Lord”