McGee: Antimatter matters

By Grant McGee: CNJ columnist Last Saturday was supposed to be the beginning of the end of the world, according to a television preacher from California and his followers. I remember another time when some people thought the world as we knew it would come to an end. It was 1997 when some “New Age” […]

Consequences will always follow us

By Judy Brandon: CNJ religion columnist An illustration that I remember my preacher father using during his ministry is a good lesson on reaping what one sows. The story goes that a farmer in a rural area posted a “No Trespassing” sign on one of his fields because some rambunctious neighbor boys had been cavorting […]

Preacher father and four preacher sons

By Curtis K. Shelburne: CNJ columnist People are sometimes surprised when they learn that I am not only a minister, I am the son of a minister and the brother of three ministers. You should have been at the wedding when my widower father in his eighties married a slightly older but wonderful woman. There […]

Lessons learned from scripture last lifetime

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist I have many happy memories of my childhood and growing up in a Baptist preacher’s home. My parents were the same at home as they were at church. I think I could describe my parents in this way. Mother went by the saying, “Obey the rules,” and Daddy always said, […]

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:

Parsonage door always open to those in need

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist In thinking about celebrating Clovis as 100 years old, I can recall some good times as a preacher’s kid in the late 1950s. Daddy was pastor of Central Baptist Church here in Clovis and in the ’50s we had experiences that are a little different from what I have today. […]

Pastor’s humanity can alter view of divinity

By Grant McGee: Local Columnist There’s been some brouhaha over the NBC television show “The Book of Daniel.” The show got the kind of pre-airing publicity money can’t buy: It created controversy. “The Book of Daniel” is about an Episcopalian preacher named Daniel Webster. Webster works to rein in the chaos of his dysfunctional family […]

‘Ghetto preacher’ shares testimony with troubled teens across nation

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Willy “The Ghetto Preacher” Ramos, of Hollywood, Fla., talks with children between preaching sessions during teen youth day Saturday at the Clovis Seventh-Day Adventist Church. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer William “Willy” Ramos, who says he’s known as “the ghetto preacher,” visited Clovis’ Seventh Day Adventist Church from Hollywood, Fla., […]

Being ‘preacher’s kid’ reason to be thankful

By Judy Brandon: Local Columnist I have many things this September day for which to be thankful. In an era where sometimes cynicism surrounds preachers and evangelists, I must say that I am most thankful for my upbringing and thankful for my role as a “preacher’s kid.” The experiences Susie and I had as preacher’s […]

Scholarship honors preacher

Hoyte Welch speaks about his experiences over the last fifty years as a pastor, including being the pastor of Sandia Baptist Church from its birth in 1963. By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer Long-time Clovis residents might remember a preacher who went door to door recruiting people for his church. Hoyt Welch is 90 now, […]