From FBC Eupora
The Rev. Wayne Hudson said he will focus on the importance of building a relationship with Jesus Christ as part of the revival set for Jan. 20-23 at First Baptist Church of Eupora.
“Loving him, honoring him and being used by him,” Hudson said will be his focus as guest speaker during the four-day revival. Revival services at First Baptist Church of Eupora will begin Jan. 20 at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. services, then Jan. 21-23 at 7 p.m. “Praying folks will leave to go be Jesus to people,” Hudson said, “not just come to church but go be the church because of their love for Jesus.”
Hudson is the director of Complete in Christ ministries of Kosciusko. According to the website, the vision for Complete in Christ ministries is “to see every (person) complete in Christ. … (We) believe that God desires to use us to help people come to a saving knowledge of Jesus through the preaching and teaching of His Word. It is also our desire to help believers draw closer to Christ and to better understand God’s purpose for their lives and the completeness that only comes through an intimate relationship with him.”
The ministry hopes to accomplish its vision through Bible studies, discipleship, conferences, retreats, revivals, youth events, marriage conferences and a ministry of encouragement. Learn more about this ministry by going to http://www.complete-in-christ.com.
Hudson and his wife, Tina, have been married for 36 years. They have three grown children, all married, and four grandchildren, with number five expected to arrive in February.
The four-day revival will feature two opportunities for members and visitors to meet the guest speakers. “Dinner on the ground” will follow Sunday morning worship services and the public is invited to enjoy great food while meeting Hudson and guest worship leader, Slater Murphy.
A special “revival” JOY Club potluck lunch will be at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 22, featuring Hudson and Murphy as the guest speakers. The public is invited to attend.
Slater Murphy Murphy serves as the director of church music for the Mississippi Baptist Convention Board – a position he has held for a year and a half. His love for music began as a child, taking piano lessons from his mother, Belinda Sprayberry Murphy, who grew up in Cadaretta. He is the grandson of Arthur and Mary Sprayberry of Cadaretta, and remembers as a child when they would come to visit his grandparents, that “Grandmom’s weekly visit ‘all the way’ to Eupora to buy groceries and supplies was a really big deal!”
Murphy and his wife, Marsha, have been married 33 years, and they have two grown children; their son is married and lives in Georgia. Their daughter has completed college and just recently moved back home and works at a local bakery.
Murphy said he is looking forward to “magnifying the Lord Jesus with the First Baptist Church family!”
“It is a joy to lead worship, wherever we are given the opportunity,” Murphy said. “We have found that when God becomes the center of our focus and attention, He receives all the glory and the church is blessed and encouraged through the ministry of praise and worship.”
Murphy said he enjoys using various styles of music, building the worship service with songs supported by scripture in a balanced presentation. Murphy uses John 4 as a guide, “the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth, for such people the Father seeks to be his worshippers.”
“I anticipate that through our humble and spirit-filled adoration of God, we will come away from this revival experience with a greater passion for missions and ministry,” Murphy said.
The Rev. Travis Gray of First Baptist Church of Eupora said there will be something for everyone at this year’s revival. Gray said he is excited to have Hudson and Murphy leading the revival services at FBC Eupora this year.
“Pray without ceasing for revival to take place in our hearts and not just on the calendar,” Gray said.
For more information about First Baptist Church of Eupora, go to www.fbceupora.com or Facebook.com/Groups/FirstBaptistEupora.