Churches will ‘Rock the Block’

Courtesy photo Live music, bounce houses, face painting and food are all part of the free fun at the Rock the Block party on Saturday. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Three churches in north Clovis are teaming up to host a block party on Saturday. The pastors of Highland Baptist Church, Kingswood United Methodist […]

Stocking the shelves: Fall food drive helps Baptist Children’s Home meet grocery needs

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Kathleen Vigil with the Baptist Children’s Home divides groceries for the family cottages. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Fall means an outpouring of help from churches all over the state for the Baptist Children’s Home in Portales. For the Fall Food Shower, the home sends lists of needed items […]

ENMU drops volleyball opener

Freedom New Mexico Neb.-Omaha tournament Dallas Baptist def. ENMU 25-18, 25-21, 25-17 in the Zias’ season opener. ENMU faces North Alabama at 4:45 p.m. (MDT), and plays twice more on Saturday to complete the event.

Wayland graduates 43

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Wayland graduate Rian Essex, right, shakes a line of hands including Dean Gary Mitchell’s, left, after being presented his diploma. Essex and his wife Shiloh earned master’s degrees. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer After eight years of teaching and coaching football at Clovis High School, Cal Fullerton decided to […]

New Mexico Baptist Children’s Home hosting reunion

By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico New Mexico Baptist Children’s Home is celebrating a milestone in helping youth in the state for 90 years. The home is planning an Aug. 1 reunion for former residents. Public Relations Officer Teresa Howard said she does not know how many former children will be coming. “It is usually […]

Religion feature: New church plans to keep it simple

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Central Baptist Church is “planting” a new church, called The Vine Community Church, to appeal to those who prefer a progressive program over a traditional one. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The Central Baptist Church staff knows they aren’t the church for everyone. They also know that not everyone […]

Longtime Clovis pastor appointed to state Baptist council

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Pedro Escobar grew up in El Salvador and came to the United States in 1978 at the age of 30 to follow God’s call to pursue the ministry. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Longtime Clovis pastor Pedro Escobar has been selected to join the Baptist Convention of New Mexico […]

Religion feature: Congregation looks forward to church’s June opening

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks A Clovis crane crew installed a new steeple for the Landmark Baptist Church’s new building on Williams Street. The new church will seat 100 and should be ready to open its doors by June. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent When Lisa Kia stopped at the Clovis Landmark Missionary Baptist Church […]

Church receives assistance with new building

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo The Missionary Landmark Baptist Church’s new building will be ready to hold services in June. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Missionary Landmark Baptist Church of Clovis was meeting in a rented room at Wayland Baptist University. The room was big enough for the 30 area residents that were attending […]

Education feature: Wayland Baptist University graduate students increase

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Graduate students are flocking to Wayland Baptist University in Clovis because of its location and professors. This year, 100 more students have come to Wayland to obtain their master’s degrees than last year, according to Wayland officials. Currently, graduate classes average 15-25 students. Last year, the same classes averaged […]

March 5, 2009 Education digest

Thirty-four graduates will walk the stage during Wayland Baptist University’s commencement ceremony 10 a.m. Friday at Central Baptist Church. Fifteen of the students will be graduating with master’s degrees, while 19 will receivebachelor’s

First Baptist finds new pastor

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Eric Fields is the new pastor of First Baptist Church in Clovis. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer

Jan. 25, 2009 Engagements

Britain-Riley Ricky and Sherrie Britain of Roswell announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Kayla JoAnn Britain of Clovis to Cage Win Riley of Clovis. He is the son of Russell and Elainea Riley of Melrose. The couple will exchange vows March, 28, 2009, at Parkland Baptist Church in Clovis. A reception will […]

Jan. 18, 2008 Engagements

Reed-Ellison Paul Reed of Clovis and Peggy and Greg Hendrix of Scroggins, Texas, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter Rachel Reed of Mt. Vernon, Texas, to Brent Ellison of Mt. Vernon. He is the son of Carol Bassham of Mt. Vernon and Charles Ellison of Rosston, Ark. The couple will exchange vows […]

Nov. 7 Religion Digest

Chursh hosting musical workshop The Bethlehem Baptist Church is hosting the Mount Olive State convention of New Mexico’s annual musical workshop. The guest artist will be Royce Mosley from Louisiana. The church is located at 104 Calhoun St. Groups hosting annual sale The Trinity United Methodist Women will have their annual bake, craft, Christmas seconds […]

Lessons learned from scripture last lifetime

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist I have many happy memories of my childhood and growing up in a Baptist preacher’s home. My parents were the same at home as they were at church. I think I could describe my parents in this way. Mother went by the saying, “Obey the rules,” and Daddy always said, […]

Oct. 24, 2008 Religion Digest

First Baptist Church of Texico is hosting a four-day conference to discuss Christian cultures affect on mankind starting Sunday. The seminar, titled “A Call for Discernment,” is led by Justin Peters. Peters is staff evangelist at First Baptist Church in Vicksburg, Miss. The seminar is a Biblical critique of the modern Word of Faith movement. […]

Sept. 19, 2008 Religion Digest

Church breaking ground on new building Clovis Landmark Baptist Church will be breaking ground on its new building at 5 p.m. Saturday on Williams Street behind Trinity Methodist Church. The church body currently meets at Wayland Baptist University. Jack Spencer, the church’s pastor, said the church has been working toward a building for almost two […]

Zias rout Wayland Baptist 6-2

Freedom New Mexico Sophomore defender Christie Nylaan scored off a corner kick by junior Kim Anaya in the first minute and the Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team never looked back on Friday, beating Wayland Baptist 6-2 at the ENMU pitch. Freshman midfielder Andrea Elizondo scored two goals and added an assist for ENMU […]

Wayland Baptist nips Zias

CNJ staff PLAINVIEW, Texas — After three tight games, Wayland Baptist overcame a 2-1 deficit with a dominating fourth set Tuesday night and the unbeaten Pioneers went on to a 26-28, 25-20, 23-25, 25-7, 15-10 volleyball victory over Eastern New Mexico University. Desiree Luevano had 16 kills and Jennifer Wyatt added 15 for the Pioneers […]