March 6, 1970

“Love, American Style,” was among television show options. Start time was 9 p.m. on KOAT-TV Channel 7. … George M. Lake was pastor at First Church of the Nazarene, 12th and Rencher. Sunday school classes started at 9:30 a.m. with worship service at 10:40 a.m. each Sunday … Fred R. Williams was pastor at St. […]

Church Profile: Highland Baptist Church

Name of church: Highland Baptist Church Who’s in charge: Pastor Dean Turvaville Location: 2201 N. Main St., Clovis Services: Sundays, 10:45 a.m. and 7 p.m. Good time to visit: Call Kay at Edward Jones Investments for an appointment at 762-3096. What they believe: A Southern Baptist Church with a fresh contemporary style that members describe […]

Pastor profile: Doug Brooks

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Name: Doug Brooks Age: 48 Church: Parkland Baptist Church Background: Graduated from Carlsbad High School in 1976, Wayland Baptist University in Plainview, Texas, in 1983 and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, in 1987. First pastorate was in Joy, Texas, from 1984 to 1991. Became pastor at […]

Pastor Profile: Kevin Ray

Name: Kevin Ray Age: 42 Church: Salvation Army Background: My employment background includes assembling bikes at a department store; mailroom work; managing an ice cream, popcorn and frozen yogurt shop, and I was a bank teller for three years. Hometown: Omaha, Neb. Your Family: My sister is the oldest, an older brother, a twin brother, […]

Church Profile: Sandia Baptist Church

Church: Sandia Baptist Church Location: 1100 West Manana Blvd., Clovis. Who’s in charge: Pastor Jason Schwope Services: Sunday • 9:15 a.m. Bible study • 10:30 a.m. Morning worship • 6 p.m. Evening worship • 6 p.m. Small groups in home Wednesday • 6 p.m. Meal • 7 p.m. All age groups meet Good time to […]

Jan. 19, 1925

James M. Rodin of the Kendall Dry Goods Co. returned to Clovis from markets in the eastern United States. He said he encountered snow in every city he visited on a three-week trip to purchase spring and summer goods. … Rev. J.F. Nix was about to celebrate his second year as pastor at Clovis’ Baptist […]

Jan. 6, 1967

Winds gusting to 60 mph ripped through Clovis, breaking numerous windows and glass doors downtown. … Carl Scott was pastor at Central Baptist Church, while Herbert Bergstrom was pastor at Parkland Baptist. E. Leonard Gillingham of Kingswood Methodist was president of the Curry County Ministerial Alliance. … Steve Carlson of Clovis was preparing to perform […]

Church celebrates 75 years

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Garth Hyde has been interim pastor at Broadview Nazarene Church for the past year and is preparing for the church’s 75th anniversary celebration on Sunday. He will deliver a special message at 11 a.m. CNJ photo: Andy DeLisle By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer In a cozy office tucked inside a small Broadview church, Garth […]

Religion digest: Church holds annual open house

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Church holds annual open house Trinity United Methodist Church, 1320 W. 21st St., will hold its second annual open house from 2-4 p.m. Sunday. Members and guests are invited to visit for food, fun and fellowship, according to church officials. San Jon Church celebrates 100 years The San Jon […]

Church celebrates 100 years of worship with special services

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The Rev. Danny Sanders has been at the First United Methodist Church in Melrose for six years. CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Kathryn Viggers fondly recalls watching her daughter recite her wedding vows at the First United Methodist Church in Melrose. A member of the church since 1938, the […]

July 14, 2006 Religion Briefs

Central Baptist welcomes new pastor Central Baptist Church is welcoming Alan W. McAlister as new pastor. According to a church press release, McAlister became a minister in 1983. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Eastern New Mexico University with a major in communications and a minor in marketing. He received his Master of Divinity degree […]

Reporter’s notebook: Pastor named ambassador president

Dr. Frank Sherman wears many hats. He serves as pastor of Westminster Presbyterian Church and teaches philosophy at Clovis Community College as an adjunct professor. His free-time endeavors include volunteering as chaplain for the Clovis Police and Fire Departments and serving since 1989 as a Chamber Ambassador for the Clovis/Curry Chamber of Commerce. Sherman recently […]

5/12 amos

Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift, and he shuns punctuation marks — except hyphens and dashes. the search for a great mom at first glance pastor leroy beetle made a really terrible blunder the other day boss he asked […]

Faris, Ruby

Ruby M. Faris, 87, of Clovis, died March 29, 2006, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare, Clovis. Born Dec. 8, 1918, in Clovis to Dee Roy and Mae Means Smoot, she grew up in Clovis and graduated from Clovis High School. She worked for the phone company for many years as a telephone operator. She loved oil […]

3/17 amos

Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, 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. cheetos and faith boss i m facing a lull in my faith life right now a void in my quiet time a […]

Whomans, Peggy

Peggy Whomans, 81, died Thursday, March 9, 2006, at her residence in Portales. Born July 11, 1924, in Salisbury, N.C., she was the daughter of Louise and Max Moorefield. She grew up in North Carolina and attended Catawaba College in Salisbury, then moved to New York City and taught dance at the Arthur Murray Studio […]

Gay, Jimmy

Jimmy V. Gay, 75, died Thursday, Feb. 16, 2006, at Farwell Convalescent Center. He was born to Reba Leona Raburn and Bonnie Britt Gay on July 27, 1930 in Bovina. He was preceded in death by his mother, father and a multitude of friends He is survived by a son, Jimmy R. Gay (and wife, […]

1/13 Religion digest

Presentation scheduled at Sacred Heart Father Gary C. Caster will present “Holy communion Is Wholly Communion” and “The Incarnation Is Not Over” on Sunday through Wednesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Clovis, 911 N. Merriwether St. Sunday Mass at 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. Evening conferences will take place at 7 p.m. Sunday through […]

Pastors plan similar Christmas sermons

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Bethel Assembly of God Pastor Lemuel Perry said he will conduct a simple worship service for Christmas. (File photo) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer The story is as old as time; originating from the New Testament Gospel of Matthew. The saga chronicles the miracle of the virgin birth that resulted in Jesus Christ being […]

Survivors to speak at two local churches

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Two survivors of separate harrowing experiences are scheduled to share their inspirational messages Sunday in Clovis. Gilbert Forrest will conduct multiple services at a revival being held at First Christian Church of Clovis where his son, Jon Forrest, currently serves as senior pastor. The longtime Oklahoma pastor is a […]