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New Hope Church finds home downtown

Much has been made of city ordinances regarding establishments who serve alcohol near a church, school or hospital. New Hope Church, who begin holding services downtown this month, have a different point of view. “We’re not here to keep something out,” said senior pastor Buck Marshall, “but rather, to bring something, or someone in,” in […]

Nicaraguan team trains in Ennis

World Outreach Training Center, located at 1107 S. Clay St. in Ennis, is hosting a bilingual conference over three weeks, ending on June 18, in which the primary audience is 35 ministers from Nicaragua. Dr. J. David Ford, who directs More Than Conquerors School of Theology at the same location, has a heart for reaching […]

‘Nic at Night’ at Baylor Baptist

On Sunday, May 17, the children’s choir at Baylor put on a star-studded production of “Nic at Night,” a three-act play written by Kathie Hill. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Philippines Mission for Baylor Baptist pastor, members

On Thursday, May 21, Chet Hensley, pastor of Baylor Baptist Church, and church members Nic Collins and Dudley Fox left the United States to travel to Oslob, Cebu, the Philippines, for a 14-day mission trip. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest […]

Pastor seeks aid after hardships

For some, adversity is just the fuel that keeps them moving forward.  So is the case with 70-year-old Charles Barber, the pastor a small-town church in Rice.  Last month, Church on the Rock of Rice was victim to something many fear but few expect to ever happen to them.  As Rev. Barber and his wife, […]

Ezekiel’s vision of the Glory of the Lord

I am currently doing a series of sermons from Ezekiel, one of the most interesting books of the Bible The Book of Ezekiel begins as follows: “Now it came to pass in the thirtieth year, in the fourth month, in the fifth day of the month, as I was among the captives by the river […]

Prayers offered for city, those in need

Muggy conditions did little to dampen the spirit of a multi-ethnic group that joined for prayer at Lions Park on Thursday evening. Organized by the Ennis Christian Ministers Association, sixteen different individuals led verbal prayers that covered a spectrum of topics as part of the 64th annual National Day of Prayer. Similar gatherings took place in cities across […]

Motorplex announces RFC chaplain

Racers for Christ chaplains always provide a vitally important service to competitors all over the country. Texas Motorplex is lucky to have a native Texan serve as the RFC chaplain for 2015. David Cox of Cleburne will handle RFC duties for drag racing competitors and fans for the 2015 season. It won’t be the first […]

Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast Saturday

The First Annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast, set for Saturday morning at Tabernacle Church, will be a time for the community of Ennis to come together, said Mayor Pro-Tem Matt Walker, who is spearheading the event. With doors opening at 8:15 a.m. and breakfast being served until 10 a.m., people of various walks of faith are […]

Couple starting church in Ennis

David and Ruth Harness have announced the beginning of their church. They will serve as senior pastors of the Ennis Word of Life Church. Starting on Sunday, May 10 the pastors will host meetings on the second, third, fourth and fifth (if applicable) Sunday of each month at Comfort Suites, 400 South I-45 in Ennis, […]

Ennis author’s Christian novels are redefining the genre

A local pastor’s wife has started her own ministry of a kind, a literary one that complements her husband’s work, yet charts her own Christian course. Tammy L. Gray, wife of Tabernacle Baptist Church’s Pastor Todd Gray, and mother of three young children, has found her creative destiny as a writer, incorporating traditional morals and […]

Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast benefitting Ennis students

The First Annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast will be a beautiful picture of a community coming together. Slated for May 2 at Tabernacle Church in Ennis, the doors will open at 8:15 a.m. for the first-ever event of its kind in Ennis, according to Mayor Pro Tem Matt Walker. See the report in the Ennis Daily […]

CrossFit has special workout Saturday

As a celebration of the Easter season, members of one local fitness group will be doing something other than stuffing their faces with deviled egg this Saturday. At 10 a.m., Saturday, at Refiners Fire Ministries, CrossFit Ellis, a group that meets in Ennis, will be partaking in a special Workout of the Day, or WOD […]

Kids Beach Club celebrates greatest treasure

Kids Beach Club, an after-school program for elementary students in Ennis ISD, celebrated Treasure Day on Thursday. Students received new Bibles and were taught God’s word is the greatest treasure. See Justin Tubbs’ report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

‘Greatest Week’ revival in Ennis

“The Greatest Week in History” revival is being held in Ennis at the Friendship Baptist Church, 1101 S. Hall St. It will be held Sunday, March 29, at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., and then Monday through Wednesday, March 30-April 1, at 6:30 p.m. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to […]

South Carolina Durham visits Wayman Chapel

In 2012, I visited Fairfield County, South Carolina, where I conducted research for my fourth book The Durhams of Fairfield: An African American Genealogy. See the Rev. Bob Uzzel’s column in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Gospel music event Sunday at SAGU

Ellis County Singers have extended an invitation to local communities to attend a Southern Gospel Celebration at 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 15, in the Sheaffer Center on the campus of Southwestern Assemblies of God University in Waxahachie. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and […]

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