Thousand Hills Baptist Association
Friday, July 30, 2021

Baptist News & Events

Monthly Pastors & Ministers Lunch 

Meet on the third Tuesday of the month 
Next one is July 20, 11:30-1 pm @ La Pa Restaurant in Kirksville. 

Rehoboth Baptist Church Ordination of Andele Tadi 

The Rehoboth Baptist Church ordained Bro. Andele Tadi, Saturday, June 19th.  Bro. Tadi is a graduate student at Calvary University in Kansas City where he is studying for a PhD degree in Old Testament. He is a native of Nigeria and is a member of Rehoboth Baptist Church. 

Pastor Position Opening at Broadlawn Baptist Church, Unionville 

The Broadlawn Baptist Church, Unionville is seeking a bivocational pastor to shepherd their conservative flock. Candidates must support the SBC, MBC and the Baptist Faith and Message, 2000. Send resume and doctrinal statement to Pastor Search Committee, 419 A. 19th St., Unionville, MO 63565. E-mail to:

THBA Executive Board Meeting, July 22 First Baptist Church, Kirksville

Pastor Zachary Rohman will be the preacher at the next THBA executive board meeting which will be held on Thursday, July 22 at First Baptist Church, Kirksville at 6:30 PM. Zachary is the pastor of First Baptist Church of Green City. Zachary and his wife, Erin and their daughter Zoey have lived in Green City for 1 year.

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 

Pastors, Alert your Students!  Missouri Baptist Heritage Scholarship 

Southwest Baptist University, Missouri Baptist University, and Hannibal-LaGrange University are cooperating with the Missouri Baptist Historical Commission to offer three $2,000 scholarships annually to students attending SBU, HLGU, or MBU.  Applicants must do research and write a paper on some aspect of Missouri Baptist history.  All papers must be submitted no later than April 1 for the fall semester of the same year.
Click here for more information and application form.     

One of our own was a winner in 2021.  Ms. Delaney Sawyer, a member of FBC La Plata and sophomore at Southwest Baptist University won the scholarship with a paper on the Oath of Loyalty that was adopted as part of the revised Missouri state constitution in 1865.  The MBC Pathway noted that "she gave a strong legal and biblical defense as to why the Loyalty Oath was contradictory to the U.S. Constitution and was unbiblical in that believers should only swear their allegiance to God.  And the law was repealed thanks in much part to Missouri Baptist opposition." 


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Association Calendar at a Glance       

4 Independence Day
5 Independence Day Holiday (Office closed)
6 Children’s Camp Registration Due, 3 PM
8 Camp Team Meeting, Fellowship Baptist, 5:30 PM
11 Ordination of Andele Tadi, Rehoboth Baptist, 3 PM
20 Minister’s Lunch, La Pa Restaurant, Kirksville, 11:30 AM
20 Children's Camp Staff Training, FBC Atlanta, 6:30 PM
22 THBA Leadership Council Mtg., FBC Kirksville, 5 PM
22 THBA Exec. Bd. Mtg., FBC Kirksville, 6:30 PM
24 Children's Camp Staff Training.Fellowship Baptist, 10 AM
26-30 Children’s Camp, Grand Oaks, Chillicothe