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Youth group attends youth conference

Nancy Taylor: Greene Publishing, Inc. On Monday, July 10, a group of 11 youth left New Testament Christian Center around lunch time and traveled to Pensacola, Fl. in order to attend the Branded by Fire Youth Conference at Brownsville Assembly of God. Justin and Rebecca Riegsecker, youth pastors at the church, Allen and Julie Cochran, and Sharon McClune (along with her younger daughter, Kaylee) accompanied the group. The youth who attended were: A.J. Doyle, Kaitlyn Kinsey, Will Ellison, Leanna Kinsey, Kristen McClune, Dalton Cochran, Matthew Reader, Gabe Pitts, Savanna Pitts,…

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Pastor Spotlight:  Gabe Krell

Savannah Reams: Greene Publishing, Inc. In the heart of Madison, located at 134 SW Meeting St., sits our very own First Baptist Church. The building, however, is merely a vessel which houses a body of believers who love their community, their neighbors, and their pastor, Gabe Krell. Krell has served at First Baptist Church of Madison for five years. Throughout his time there, he has become an integral part of our small town. Krell does not take his responsibilities lightly. He stated that he made his decision with “lots of…

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Church member spotlight: Mannika Hopkins

Savannah Reams: Greene Publishing, Inc. Throughout Madison County, there are many people who live their lives working tirelessly to spread the love of God. In Greenville, Fl., church member at Sanctuary of Praise, Mannika Hopkins, is one of those who is devoted to a life of service. Hopkins was raised in Greenville and is the daughter of Gloria Miller and Freddie Washington. She is married to Daryl Hopkins, and together they have three sons: Daryl Hopkins Jr. (18, 2017 graduate), Jabarrek Hopkins (15, Sophomore), and Montrezus Hopkins (13, 8th Grade)….

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Church Camp ends with many reflections

Nancy Taylor: Greene Publishing, Inc. Volunteers at this year’s Middle Florida Baptist Association (MFBA) camp at Pickett Lake began recording camp memories from the very first day. When between 97 and 100 children and approximately 20 adults gather in a chapel at Pickett Lake, worship takes place! Several volunteers expressed their gratitude to God for the opportunity to worship with these sweet children. According to one of the volunteers who worked and served the children during the week, the second day was “eventful, but they came through it still smiling.”…

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