Thousand Hills Baptist Association
Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Baptist News & Events

Monthly Pastors & Ministers Lunch

Meet on the third Tuesday of the month at La Pa Mexican Restaurant in Kirksville.
Next one is February 16, 11:30-1 pm

Association Executive Board Meeting, January 28, 6:30 pm
Fellowship Baptist Church, 1701 Jamison, Kirksville

The THBA Leadership Council officers will meet at 5 pm prior to the Executive Board Meeting..  
Mark Drummond, of the Lancaster Baptist Church, will bring the evening message.  
There will be a business session prior to the worship and message.  

The pastors (and interim pastors) of each church plus one other member of each church will comprise the executive board—a total of 2 persons from each church.  Other board members who are not pastors are being e-mailed and mailed invitations  separately.  If your church does  not have an additional board member selected, you might want to enlist someone and register them at the meeting as your current board member.  

Usually we ask the host church to provide snacks and drinks at the conclusion of the meeting.  in light of the continuing pandemic restrictions we will not serve snacks at this meting. Social distancing will be provided with seating spread out 6 feet apart.  And masks are required in public gatherings in the City of Kirksville so please wear a mask.  

Pastor Walter Griffin Retiring after 40 Years of Ministry

Pastor Walter Griffen, Broadlawn Baptist Church, Unionville, has announced his upcoming retirement effective April 4—Easter Sunday.  Walter has been in the ministry for over 40 years, mostly serving in our association.  He and Kathy (and their daughter Rachel) plan to stay in the area and he will be available eventually for pulpit supply and interim pastor work. 
We congratulate Bro. Walter on this milestone.

Bible Courses Monday nights, 6:30 pm
Fellowship Baptist Church, Kirksville

Pastor Tom Rowland and Bro Richard Nations are offering two Bible courses called “Preaching Biblical Messages and Pastoral Ministry” and “Teaching Methods and Principles.” The courses cost $20. They are on Monday nights at Fellowship Baptist Church, Kirksville.  They will continue until mid-May.  Call or e-mail the DOM to sign up.

Association Churches Urged to Give Used Literature to Love Packages

Love Packages is a ministry in Butler, IL which collects Christian literature and ships it to English-speaking countries around the world.  In 2018 they shipped 1,592 tons (3,184,000 pounds) of literature to countries like the Philippines, South Africa, and Ghana.  It is estimated that every piece of literature on the mission field will have an average of 20 reads.  We can help by collecting our used Sunday School literature, magazines, books (non-fiction), Bibles, tracts, devotionals, etc.  Giving Hope Ministries in Kirksville will come to your church and collect the materials that you collect.  Call 660-216-4183 for pickup.  This won't cost you anything and is a great way to recycle materials for the Kingdom!  You can learn more about Love Packages at 

NEMO Cowby Church Plant, Kirksville Livestock Market

Pastor Tom Rowland and Caleb Perkins are planting a cowboy church in the facilities of the Kirksville Livestock Market.  Services on the first and third Thursday nights of the month at 7 pm.  The Kirksville Livestock Market is located just north of Kirksville just to the west of Highway 63. 

Grand Oaks Baptist Assembly Reactivating Strong Roots New Branches Campaign

Their Strong Roots New Branches campaign is to raise funds for the construction of a storm shelter and multipurpose building to replace the outdated Parker Hall. Pastor Rodney Dorr and Caleb Perkins are representing THBA on the fund raising committee.  They hope to raise $675,000.   For more information on Grand Oaks and the campaign go to

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Association Calendar at a Glance     

10  Pastors/Wives Christmas Dinner-Fellowship Baptist, Kirksville, 6 PM 
25-31 Christmas Holiday (office closed)