Dexter Newman

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Baton Rouge

Saturday, Jan. 14

Nursing Home Ministry: 2 p.m., Sterling Place Nursing Home, 3888 North Blvd. Hosted by the Berean Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Sunday, Jan. 15

Ministers Licensing Recognition: 7 a.m., Rock Zion Baptist Church, 3996 Billops St. Pastor Charles Johnson will present the licenses to Minister Dexter Newman and Minister James Puckett. Guest speaker will be Minister Robert Williams, of Good Shepherd Missionary Full Gospel Baptist Church.

MLK Service: 7 a.m., New Jerusalem Baptist Church, 1627 Thomas H. Delpit Drive. The Martin Luther King Day service will include music by the Men's Chorus of the Church. Tributes will be given by teens of the church. 

Service: 7 a.m., New St. Luke Baptist Church, 538 South Blvd.

Ministries Orientation Meeting: 9 a.m., Berean Seventh-day Adventist Church, 4555 Fairfields Ave. 

Praise and Worship Service: 11 a.m., Promised Land Baptist Church, 7234 Plank Road. (225) 358-7772.

Special Service for Flood Victims: 11 a.m., Power in the Word, World Ministries, Camelot College campus, 618 Wooddale Blvd. There will be gifts and refreshments. Pastor Ronnie L. Williams will give the service.

Young People's Service: 11 a.m., Beech Grove Baptist Church, 1955 Elm Grove Garden Road. The Rev. Emma Woods will speak.

Worship Service: 11 a.m., Greater King David Baptist Church–North Location, 222 Blount Road.

Monday, Jan. 16

MLK Birthday Celebration: 10 a.m., Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church, 9700 Scenic Highway. Recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. hosted by the East Baton Rouge Parish Ministers Conference.

MLK Day Festival of Service: 8 a.m., Walls Project, 451 Florida St. Over 70 businesses, churches and nonprofit organizations will come together for four days this January to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. by volunteering to reactivate Gus Young Avenue in Mid City by painting murals, fixing up houses, planting community gardens and more. Volunteers may sign up online at

Wednesday, Jan. 18

Prayer Service: 5:30 p.m., Greater King David Baptist Church, North Location, 222 Blount Road.

Hour of Prayer Power: 6 p.m., Berean Seventh-day Adventist Church, 4555 Fairfields Ave. In-person prayer meeting and ministry at church location. Phone-line participation begins 5 p.m. at (712) 775-7035, code 207790#.

Friday, Jan. 20

9Marks Workshop: 6:30 p.m., Christ Covenant Church, 1700 Lee Drive. Pastors and authors Matt Schmucker and Mike McKinley will address the theory and practice of building healthy churches. Free.

Saturday, Jan. 21

Prayer Breakfast: 9 a.m., Window Son Lodge, No. 10 Masonic Hall, 58280 Meriam St. Evangelist Shauna Banks Johnson, associate minister at Greater St. Mary Baptist Church in Plaquemine, will speak. $10.

Hot Meal and Clothing for the Needy: 11 a.m., Sweet Home Baptist Church, 343 W. Buchanan St. (225) 343-0322.

Sunday, Jan. 22

Church Anniversary: 3 p.m., Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church, 9700 Scenic Highway. The church will celebrate its 124th anniversary. The Rev. Theodore Major and the New Philadelphia Baptist Church will be special guests.

Thursday, Jan. 26

Women in Spirit: Noon, St. Joseph Cathedral Parish Hall, 412 North St. The Rev. Robin McCullough-Bade, executive director of the Interfaith Federation of Greater Baton Rouge since 2009, will speak. Women in Spirit offers a welcoming haven from the stresses of office or home. Monthly programs include a complimentary lunch with time for networking with other women who represent a spectrum of ethnic origins and religious affiliations. (225) 387-5928.


Sunday, Jan. 15

Worship Service: 10:30 a.m., St. Paul Baptist Church, 10438 Boudreaux Road.

Wednesday, Jan. 18

"Working the Word" Bible Study: 7 p.m., St. Paul Baptist Church, 10438 Boudreaux Road. Weekly Bible study.


Saturday, Jan. 28

Pastor's Anniversary Pre-celebration: 6 p.m., Asphodel Baptist Church, 4091 La. 68. A pre-celebration musical will be held for Pastor Roy Miller's 19th anniversary. All choirs and musical groups are invited to attend.


Sunday, Jan. 15

MLK Service: 7:30 a.m., St. Peter Baptist Church, 58116 Court St. Music by the Sanctuary Choir of the church, directed by Bryant Camper. Tributes by teens of the church. Pastor Van Smith Jr. will deliver the message "The Fulfillment Experienced."

MLK Observance: 11 a.m., St. Matthew Baptist Church, 22910 Warren St. The Rev. Ronald Johnson, pastor of St. Joseph Baptist Church, will speak on "Faith."

Monday, Jan. 16

MLK Birthday Celebration: 10 a.m., Plymouth Rock Baptist Church, 58830 Iron Farm Road. The program will include a tribute to President Barack Obama and presentation of the Davis-Williams Award to a person who has made an outstanding contribution to Iberville Parish. Music will be provided by the Power Driven Choir. The public is invited.

Port Allen

Monday, Jan. 16

MLK Service: 10 a.m., Poplar Grove Baptist Church, 2303 Court St. The West Baton Rouge Parish Mass Choir will hold the service with Pastor S.H. Freeman. The Rev. Garrett Brown, of the Union Baptist Church, and the Rev. Earnest Mills, of St. Paul Baptist Church, will speak. 

St. Francisville

Sunday, Jan. 15

Worship Service: 9 a.m., Star Hill Baptist Church, 12331 Powell Station Road.