The Shepherd’s Nook,


The Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting will convene this week in Nashville.  We will certainly be interested in and connected to this year’s events in a special way.   One of our own, Dr. Lee Brand, Jr., will be nominated to serve, if elected, as 1st vice president for the SBC.   Along with this, we anticipate several issues being addressed that will have a lasting impact upon the future direction and health of our denomination. 


I want to take this opportunity to remind you that we, like other SBC churches, are autonomous.  Simply put, this means we are not governed by a convention, but rather our convention should be governed by us.  We believe in the importance and authority of the local church under the leadership of the Holy Spirit.  We choose to cooperate with other Baptists for the purpose of fulfilling the Great Commission.   That focus has been our mainstay and, quite frankly, our strength all these years.


A big thanks goes out to all who helped with VBS 2021.  It was a fabulous week of fun and faith as we focused on the one true God.  However, we could not have been able to do it without a host of smiling volunteers.  Much appreciated!!!  


Bro. James