Church receives assistance with new building

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo The Missionary Landmark Baptist Church’s new building will be ready to hold services in June. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Missionary Landmark Baptist Church of Clovis was meeting in a rented room at Wayland Baptist University. The room was big enough for the 30 area residents that were attending […]

First Baptist finds new pastor

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Eric Fields is the new pastor of First Baptist Church in Clovis. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer

Nov. 14, 2008 Amos the Churchmouse

ghosts of ephraim boss we had an interestingbible study the other dayhere in the church pewunderworld a group of us had gatheredtogether in pastor leroybeetle s house and heshared with us somebiblical insights from afellow preacher namedchuck swindoll as we wenton a studying safarithrough the psalms our beady little eyes fellupon verse nine in psalmsseventy-eight […]

a view from under the pew: pastor beetle s sermonic poem

By Gary Mitchell: CNJ religion columnist Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks – except dashes and hyphens. pastor beetle s sermonic poem boss pastor leroy beetle surprised us in the church pew underworld with […]

Preacher shares a love story

In case you missed it, Pastor Curtis Shelburne writes about “a funeral and the depth of family love” in his latest column:

A look at hell

Pastor Alvin Petty is blogging again.

Local pastor publishes prayer book

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo The Rev. Gary D. Mitchell, dean of Wayland Baptist University-Clovis, will have a book-signing event April 26 for his first published book, “The Believers’ Prayer Manual: A Study on Prayer.” By Janet Bresenham: Freedom New Mexico For most of Mara Mitchell Andrews’ 31 years of life, her father Gary has […]

Obama’s speech: Defining moment

By Steven Greenhut: Guest Columnist If Sen. Barack Obama goes on to win the presidency, his March 18 speech in Philadelphia dealing with the firestorm that erupted over his former pastor’s incendiary remarks will be analyzed for decades – as a pivotal point not just in his campaign, but in the art of modern presidential […]

3-16-08 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 8 a.m. Monday an officer was dispatched to a church in the 1700 block of West 21st Street for a larceny report. The pastor told the officer a television and two computers were stolen from the church. The officer documented pry […]

Christians call I-35 ‘Highway of Holiness’

McClatchy Newspapers MINNEAPOLIS — For many drivers it’s an efficient route to the cabin up north or the Iowa homestead down south, but for a number of Christians across denominations, Interstate 35 is a holy stretch of asphalt leading not to the site of Buddy Holly’s last gig, but to divine salvation. Some believe I-35 […]