An Estimated 70% of the Campus of First Baptist Church, Bossier City, Louisiana, Lost to a Fire… Pray
Early on Monday morning, Dr. Brad Jurkovich, Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church in Bossier City, Louisiana, received a call from the city’s fire chief. The fire department was responding to a fire at their large campus. Thank God, it was early morning, and no one was on campus. Firefighters worked hard to control the blaze, and it took much of the day. Even with their efforts, the church lost an estimated 70% of the campus to this fire. Thousands of square feet are gone. Their worship center and children’s facility were protected. We are thankful the church is made of people and not buildings, yet this large congregation is in for major adjustments through this devastating loss of property. Brad and Stephanie Jurkovich came from our church family – Jeana and I introduced them, and I had the privilege of performing their marriage ceremony. Brad has preached here, and I have preached in his church. Their Lead Student Pastor, Ian Dunaway, is from our church family as well. Ian grew up at Cross Church and joined the staff at Bossier City within the past year. Pray for these men, the rest of their staff, and their church family as they navigate these challenging times.
I am so thankful for God’s work through our Cross Church worship experience, Peace On Earth, that occurred on Sunday and Monday this past week. Thousands attended, and many thanks to the many people who gave their time to lead this ministry effort. Additionally, thank you to our entire Cross Church Worship and Media Teams, and volunteers and staff who served.
Read About the Impact
Our church has been highly involved in the National Day of Prayer since August 2017, and will be again through 2019. Please take the time to read the 2018 Impact Report of the National Day of Prayer. Your church is making a difference. Please help us continue to do so for the glory of God. You can read the 2018 Impact Report of the National Day of Prayer here.
See the Impact of What God is Doing Through Cross Church
This past Sunday, we took over four minutes in the worship service to show this outstanding video of a few of the things God is doing through Cross Church. If you will watch this video, I know your heart will be so encouraged. You can see the impact of Cross Church right here.
Prepare Now to Join us on Sunday Morning, December 23
On December 23, in all Sunday morning services on all campuses, we will experience a special Christmas communion service. You will not want to miss it. It is a special time of worship that I look forward to every year. Please invite others and join us on Sunday, December 23.
Plan Now Which Christmas Eve Service You Will Attend
Plan now to join us for one of our Christmas Eve services on December 24. With multiple service times available on each of our campuses, there is a time for your family. These services are for the entire family to participate in and enjoy. So bring the kids, bring your family and guests, and join us on Christmas Eve.
- Chapel on the Creeks – 1:00 p.m.
- Springdale – 3:30 p.m. (Spanish Service – 5:00 p.m.)
- Fayetteville – 3:30 & 5:00 p.m.
- Neosho – 3:30 p.m.
- Pinnacle Hills – 5:00 p.m.
Make Sure All is Right with the Lord Financially Before the End of December 31, 2018
The big question we need to ask ourselves this holiday season is not whether we have purchased gifts for everyone on our list. It is this one: Have we honored God by giving at least the first one-tenth of all He has given to us through our local church in 2018 and if not yet, are we ready to do so before December 31? We need to evaluate everything financially in a serious manner: personal finances in salary, bonuses, or additional income related to dividends, stock, inheritance, or property in the year 2018. If you have any questions, please contact Ben Mayes in our Financial Department of Cross Church by calling 479.751.4523.
See you Sunday for The Christmas Miracle,
Ronnie W. Floyd
Please take a few minutes and read about all that God is doing through The National Day of Prayer. Then, consider supporting the National Day of Prayer with a special financial gift before the end of this year or become one of our recurring monthly givers. Thank you for your support. I know your heart will be encouraged by what God has done, is doing, and will be doing through the National Day of Prayer.
We need your help today. Please make a special gift online or mail in your gift to PO Box 64225 Colorado Springs, CO 80962.
When you invest in this ministry, you are helping us forward this critical call to prayer as we move ahead to mobilize unified public prayer for America in every town, in every city, and in every county in America.
Now is the Time to Lead and to Pray for America,
Ronnie W. Floyd