Louisiana Missionary Baptist State Convention
Dr. C. S. Gordon, Jr., President

General Secretary Dr. Edward Alexander, Jr.

Please keep Sister Joycelyn Martin and the Martin family in your prayers with the passing of Brother Frank Martin, a member of the Louisiana Missionary Baptist State Laymen since 2008, a member of the Progressive Baptist Church in Lafayette, and a strong laymen supporter.

P. O. BOX 63011

FRIDAY, MARCH 31, 2017

Celebration of Life:

Brother Benjamin Singleton

Wednesday, November 23, 2016


Amity Baptist Church

164-18 108th  Avenue

Jamaica, New York 11433


Words of Comfort:

Sister Audrey Singleton

708 Rifton Street

Elmont, NY 11003

Mrs. Nellie Brown Moore was a faithful member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Rev. Ike Byrd, Pastor. She served faithfully on the Registration Committee of the Louisiana Missionary Baptist Convention. Her service will be Saturday, October 15, 2016 @ 10:00 A.M. in the Mt. Zion Baptist Church Family Life Center 211 Mt Zion Street, Monroe, Louisiana - Call (318) 323-1041

Brother Jesse C. Brown

October 9, 2016

Fourth District Missionary Baptist Association Officers, Members and friends, Brother Jesse C. Brown, Sr. departed this life Thursday, October 6, to join our Heavenly Father after a long illness. He was the father of Rev. Rene’ F. Brown, President of the Fourth District Missionary Baptist Association and Pastor of the Mt. Zion First Baptist Church.

We can be comforted by knowing that even in our mourning we can offer God the praise described in 1 Peter 1:3: “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In His great mercy He has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.”

Remember the Brown family in prayer and let them know you are thinking of them during this difficult time. The support and encouragement of our brothers and sisters in Christ is so important to the family during such difficult times.

Homegoing Celebration will be Saturday, October 15, 2016 – 12:00 noon at the Newellton Elementary School, 101 S. Jacoby Street in Newellton, LA.

Expression of sympathy and condolences can be emailed to our General Secretary at the following email address: fourthdistrictmbala@gmail.com.

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose”. Romans 8:28 (NIV)


The Reverend Nolan Smith Sr. 76, a native of Lafourche Parish and resident of Raceland passed away on October 8, 2016. A visitation will be held Thursday , October 13, 2016 from 9AM until 10AM ONLY, with a one hour memorial service from 10AM until 11AM at New Mount Zion Baptist Church in Cutoff, LA. Then, a motorcade will procede to Third Zion Baptist Church of Raceland for funeral services at 12 Noon. Burial will take place in church cemetery. Minister Samuel Triplett and Reverend Dr. Louis Clark will be officiating the services.

Pastor Smith, is survived by his devoted Wife, Mrs. Mary Ann P. Smith. One Son, Nolan Smith Jr and wife Jeronica. Two Daughters, Anita S. Taplin and Crissy M. Smith. One Brother, Howard Smith Sr. Two Sisters, Gladys S. Triggs, Bernice S. Marts and husband Clarence. One Granddaughter, Jerrilyn Smith. 

Pastor Smith, is preceded in death by his parents, Elnora and Alvin Smith. One Brother, Albert Smith Sr. Grandparents, Bertha and Louis Smith, Benjamin and Frances Reado, Son-in-law, Roosevelt Taplin; One Brother in law, Warner Triggs and one Sister in law, Mary C . Smith.

Pastor Smith was a faithful shepherd and pastor of the Mount Zion Baptist Church of Larose for 43 years, and the Third Zion Baptist Church of Raceland for 32 years. He was a retired bus driver for the Lafourche Parish School District and is well remembered as a mentor for many young ministers and young people. He served as a Chairman of Communication and Evangelism for the Fifth District of the Louisiana Southern Baptist Convention, was an active member of the Louisiana Southern Baptist State Convention, and the National Southern Baptist Convention, (USA Inc.) He has also served as a member of: the Lafourche Parish Advisory Board Committee for Senior Citizens, Advisory Board of Bayou Home Health Care, Lafourche Parish Red Cross, Lafourche Parish Home Rule Charter Commission, Lafourche Parish Indigent Defender Board, Advisory Board on Teenage Pregnancy at Nicholls State University, Advisory Board on Athlete and Home Economics at Nicholls State University, Special Task Force for Lafourche Parish School Board, The Hand Book Commission of Lafourche Parish School Board, and was an Honorary member of Secretary of State of LA appointed by Commissioner James H. Brown. Other community service includes former Board Memberships for the Lafourche Parish Recreational Board for the Raceland Area, and the North Lafourche Parish Levee District. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening as hobbies. He touched many lives and will be sadly missed. 

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