Sunday Worship Service
Normal Sunday Worship services will continue this Sunday. Those wishing to remain in the comforts of their vehicle may tune into Radio Station FM 88.7 and join the Sunday Worship Service which will openly broadcast throughout the Jonesboro Baptist Church area.
Sunday Bible Study: 09:30 am – 10:45 am
Sunday Worship Service: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Radio Station: FM 88.7
Bible Study: 9:30 am – 10:45 am
Worship Service: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” KJV~
It has been a custom during Homecomings at Jonesboro Baptist Church, for us to pause and review special memories in our history. It is appropriate to remember where we have come from, before we can know where we are going. We are what we are, because of what has happened before us.
Today, we wish to bring to mind moments of days when Roy Wood was pastor here. Roy served Jonesboro first as an interim pastor for one year, after which he accepted the call of the church to become its official pastor. He served this time from 1986 until his death in 1989. During those few years, he also served as the state Chaplain for the Masons, and traveled extensively for one year, visiting many Masonic Lodges sharing the Gospel of Christ.
One of the highlights at Jonesboro that our LORD did through Roy was his teaching Master Life discipleship training, produced by Avery Willis, a missionary to Indonesia. Master Life was structured as a 26-week course, meeting weekly, with written assignments daily. Its purpose was to change your spiritual habits. It trained you in five disciplines, or ministries. Jonesboro had one of the highest competencies, in which approximately 70% of the congregation completed Master Life I and II. Roy went on to also train this church through Master Builder and Prayer Life, also, before his death.
Not many pastors have ever had such an effect on their congregations as did Roy Wood. He will always be remembered for how he changed so many through such a short time.
~ Pastor Leroy