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In Kijabe Africa, a little town about an hour and a half away from Nairobi, Kenya, Rift Valley Academy resides as home to over 500 missionary kids. It is to this boarding school for missionary … more
Faith in Action of Edgar County recently moved to a new office site. Previously located at 104 E. Washington Street, the ministry settled into a different building at 239 W. Wood Street as of June … more
First Baptist Church’s Legacy Youth Group recently returned from a mission trip to Memphis, Tennessee, where they served with StreetReach Ministries. The teens returned from their mission … more
Kelly Cash, known at Community Bible Church as the Vacation Bible School Decorations Organizer, finds joy in putting her talents to use for the church. Being the decorations lady gives her the … more
Ft. Sumpter 4-H Club served at the Paris Community Kitchen for the first time June 26 for an evening of learning the value of community service, the need for such service and the value of … more
Nate Alexander, senior minister at Lake Ridge Christian Church, is trying to reach the world with God’s message of love. Along with the staff and congregation of Lake Ridge, he is striving … more
Final plans are being put in place for the weeklong eighth annual Totus Tuus for children and teens in the St. Mary’s Church parish, according to Cherise Murphy, who is one of the local … more
Kevin Levellie, pastor at Nevins Christian Church for 17 years, has always been a natural public speaker and active in the church from a young age.When he was 15, youth in Levellie’s home … more
David Laborde has pastored Community Bible church since 1985. He was straight out of seminary, CBC was his first church and he’s never had any desire to leave.“The people didn’t … more
Peg Dixon and Kathy Peel are vital parts of the music program at First Christian Church in Paris. Together they take up the roles of organist, bell director, adult choir director and children’s … more
Musician Nichole Fessant says, “Music has always been an outlet for me. As a little girl, it helped me get away from my problems for a while.”Fessant has always had a passion for music, … more
Trent Horner, the well-loved youth pastor at First Baptist Church in Paris, did not always know he wanted to be involved in youth ministry. Growing up, Horner struggled with many of the same issues, … more
Tithes and offerings are a normal part of the modern day church, but there is no specific command to tithe in the New Testament. In the Old Testament, tithing was established by the Mosaic Law, … more
Mike Slaven, former pastor of Community Bible Church, magician and ventriloquist, recently returned from a trip to New Zealand, where he put his skills to use teaching at a family Bible … more
Gospel singer Glenna Hiett, from Marshall, has just released her second album, “Little Mountain Church House.”Hiett has loved singing her entire life, though she never thought it was … more
John Grubb and Chris Cash of Paris have been close friends for many years. Since they are both mechanically inclined, they make a powerful team when they work together, and over the past several … more
The motto of Heritage Family Church is “Love God, love people.” The church as a whole embraces the concept when a person loves God, they are truly able to love other people, and the motto … more
Susan Arp is a nurse practitioner at the Paris Community Hospital/Family Medical Center working in a family practice. “Which basically means that I see babies to old people,” she says. … more
It is no secret the variety of worship methods in churches is as diverse as the people who attend those churches. It is also easy to tell that music is, and always has been, an indispensable part of … more
The Compassionate Food Ministry in Paris is looking up after receiving some extra support, but the group still has ways for community members to pitch in and help things run smoothly.Last weekend the … more
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