David and the Saigon Zoo

David and the Saigon Zoo

If I were to play word association with David Wigger—here’s my answer—Saigon Zoo. David and family were missionaries in Vietnam—during late 60’s and early 70’s. Not exactly the best time period for an American to walk around Saigon. David recalls...
An Englishman from Saint Louis

An Englishman from Saint Louis

Derek Knight reading scripture or litany in worship is an enjoyable experience. His english accent gives an appearance of deeper meaning or insight. Derek has traveled some interesting roads. You can gain some insight and wisdom concerning journey, change and new...
Farewell Ida Hoskins

Farewell Ida Hoskins

Ida Hoskins almost made it to her 100th birthday. My first encounter with an “Ida experience” was in the emergency room of Missouri Baptist Hospital. Ken Blainton gently explained I was the “new pastor.” Ida assessed her new pastor—took time...
Symphony of the Senses

Symphony of the Senses

Worship is to be experienced by the entire person: using all the senses. 1 John 1:1 We declare to you from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have looked at and touched  with our hands, concerning the Word of Life. May 1 Taste:...
Gabby Moore and an Anchor

Gabby Moore and an Anchor

Gabby Moore is one of our talented youth at Third Baptist Church. Sunday, April 17 I asked Gabby to draw an anchor from blank canvass during sermon. The anchor was an early image produced by followers of the Way—”We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm...