Florida Focus
Jan 9, 2013

A one-time announcement of special events is a free service provided by the Witness to Florida Baptist churches. Please send materials at least three weeks before the date of the event, to Florida Baptist Witness, 1230 Hendricks Ave., Jacksonville, FL 32207, fax 904-346-0696 or submitted using our online form. Items received after deadline may appear in our exclusive on-line version.



Faith Baptist Church in Lakeland will host The Shireys in concert Jan. 27 at 10 a.m. For more information, call 863-984-3610.


Terry Parker Baptist Church will host an Old Fashioned Hymn Sing Jan. 10 at 10 a.m. For more information, call 904-744-6577, or go to www.tpbc.org.

Jacksonville for Life is hosting an event Jan. 22 in downtown Jacksonville at Hemming Plaza from 12-1 p.m. For more information, call 904-318-3517, or visit JacksonvilleForLife.org


First Baptist Church in Leesburg will host “Last Generation,” Mike and Karen Matieszyn from Somerset, Pa., in concert during the Jan. 13 Coffee, Tea and Thee at 10 a.m. For more information, call 352-787-1005. First Baptist Church in Altoona will hold its second annual Olde Tyme Camp Meeting Revival Jan. 27-31. Service times are Sunday, 10:55 a.m. and 6 p.m.; and Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Lunch and dinner are available on weekdays. For more information, call 352-669-2806. For camping facility information, call Lake Yale Baptist Conference Center, 800-226-8584, ext. 8800.


First Baptist Church in Floral City has called John L. Rothra as pastor. He, his wife, Olivia, and three children moved to Floral City from Fort Worth, Texas, where he is a doctoral student at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is a graduate of University of Texas in Tyler and SWBTS. He was licensed and ordained by Judson Community Baptist Church in Longview, Texas, and previously served as pastor of Union Hill Baptist Church in Alvord, Texas.


Central Baptist Church in Crestview will host the Down East Boys in concert Jan. 12 at 6 p.m. For more information, go to www.libbyandfriendsgospelconcerts.com.


Church on the Hill, formerly Dundee Baptist Church, will host a Worldview Weekend Conference Jan. 20, 5 -8:30 p.m. Speakers Brannon Howse, Jimmy DeYoung and Justin Peters will “equip Christians to understand the times in light of biblical truth, and how would have us respond,” according to a church press release. For more information, call 863-439-2345 or go to www.worldviewweekend.com.

St. John's River

March for Life is hosting an event in St. Augustine Jan. 19  at the Mission Nombre de Dios at noon. More events are scheduled for Friday and Saturday. For information, please call 904-674-4412 or go online to marchforlifestaugustine.com.


First Baptist Church in Brandon will host a Church Growth and Revitalization Conference Jan. 29, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Speakers will include Johnny hunt, pastor of First Baptist Church Woodstock, Ga., and Larry Wynn, vice-president of evangelism at the North American Mission Board. For more information, call 800-634-2462, or go to www.namb.net.


Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church in DeFuniak Springs will host a Wild Beast Feast Jan. 12 at 5 p.m. For more information, call 850-892-3500. First Baptist Church in DeFuniak Springs will hold its annual men’s conference Jan. 18-19 beginning with a dinner at 5:30 p.m. Friday. Speaker Danny Singleton will teach on the theme “The Pursuit.” For more information, call 850-892-2722, or go to www.fbcdfs.org. Caney Creek Baptist Church will host the Singing Echoes in concert Jan. 19 at 6 p.m. For more information, call 850-834-2148. 


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