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Arboles Baptist Church to hold ‘Celebration Sunday’ June 5

On Sunday, June 5, Arboles Baptist Church, 214 West Cedar, will celebrate a special one-day revival.

The celebration will begin at 10 a.m. with a time of coffee and doughnuts. A 10:30 a.m. worship service will feature Dr. Mike Toby of First Baptist Church of Woodway, Waco, Texas, and the Davis family, of Arboles ,will share in music and worship.

Following the morning worship the church will provide at no cost a barbecue meal for all those in attendance. Singing, special music and testimonies in the afternoon and will be concluded by a message from Dr. Toby.

For 32 years, Mike Toby has served as the senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Woodway. He grew up in Pasadena, Texas, and it was in the Richey Street Baptist Church that he accepted Christ and later sensed God’s call to ministry. It was at Houston Baptist University that Mike met Jackie Kay Compton, of Odessa, who was to become his wife. They both graduated from Sam Houston State University. Mike and Jackie have two sons, Josh and Scott, who are now married and live in Central Texas, and four beautiful grandchildren. Mike attended New Orleans Baptist and Southwestern Baptist Seminaries, receiving his master’s of divinity from the latter. He has since completed his doctor of ministry class work at Golden Gate Theological Seminary and was awarded an honorary doctorate from Howard Payne University.

Mike is an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting, fly fishing and golf. He and Jackie share a special fondness for Colorado and enjoy vacationing in the beautiful San Juan Mountains.

Sean and Kristy minister from their hearts on God’s grace to overcome and be victorious when it seemed all hope is gone. Just a few months after giving their lives to Christ, Sean and Kristy were married. Their marriage vows were soon put to the test on Oct. 11, 1983 (six weeks after they were married) when Sean was in a severe truck accident. He sustained a head injury, multiple factures and lacerations to his face, seven fractures in his upper back and neck, numerous other broken bones and damage to his lungs.

It was through these difficult times Sean and Kristy realized that their trials and tests were their “School of Faith.” Because of their relationship to Jesus Christ they became determined to carry out their vows and not to give up when all odds were against them.

Sean’s music background includes singing with large orchestras and on The Lawrence Welk Show. In 2001, Sean released his first album in Southern Gospel titled “Through It All.” Sean is currently working on releasing an Inspirational country album scheduled for release in late 2010 or early 2011.

Sean was showcased at the Inspirational Country Music Week in Nashville, Tenn., in 2008, 2009 and 2010.

Pastor Jerry Arrington cordially invites all to attend the Celebration Sunday. Arboles Baptist Church is a Southern Baptist Church serving faithfully in the area of the Navajo Lake and the Arboles and Allison communities.

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