Thursday, September 10, 2015

Association Revival September 20-23, 2015

We are praying for Revival and Awakening to come to America, and we welcome it starting right here in the Ozark Mountains of Baxter and Marion County.

Please join us in prayer and gather with us in the evenings of September 20 - 23 to worship and hear these men of God who have a heart and burden for Awakening in our time.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Making It Work 2014

The poster on this posting is about
a great training opportunity.  There are 4 different seminars happening simultaneously.

 Three deal with factors in revitalizing or reviving churches that are plateaued or declining. 

One seminar deals with assisting folks to move from prison (whether that is incarceration, drugs, or binding habits) to finding purpose for their lives.

This event is jointly sponsored by White River Baptist Association and Arkansas Baptist State Convention.

Click on the words below to open the poster in a larger format.
MIW Poster

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

2013 Beth Moore Living Proof Live Simulcast

Living Proof Live Simulcast with Beth Moore

East Side Baptist Church
718 East 9th Street, Mountain Home

September 14, 2013

Doors Open at 7:45 AM
Simulcast Hours are 8:30 AM till 3:15 PM

Ticket Cost:  $25 (includes lunch & snack)

Tickets may be bought at
East Side Baptist Church (870-425-3689)

Sponsored by:  ESBC Women’s Ministry

You're invited to be part of this global, one-day simulcast that will inspire your women to dig deep into God's Word. Join Beth Moore, Travis Cottrell, and 250,000 women around the world for this live internet streaming event.  Beth follows the leading of the Holy Spirit to prepare a specific message for each of her events, and the simulcast is no exception. Don't let the women of your church miss this special event! 

A great kick-off for your fall small group Bible study season! Encourage the women of your church to get together for a Saturday of worship and anointed Bible teaching with Beth that will refresh and recharge them spiritually.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

I'm In! Are You In?

I’M IN!  R U N?  *

Ladies Missions Event

September 30, 2013
6:00 — 8:00 PM

Location:  East Side Baptist Church
718 East 9th Street
Mountain Home, AR

Includes meal, music, special speakers, child care
Please call 870-453-2575 to reserve your meal and/or child care
We need your reservation by September 16

* For the 30 and older, “R U N  ?” means “Are You In?”

Monday, February 11, 2013


Please note that our Making It Work Conference 2013 will take place on Monday, February 25 at Mountain Home Baptist Church.

Further information is found on the poster to the right, including times and seminars that are offered.

The seminars include many aspects of church growth that church leaders need to be aware. Hopefully, each church associated with White River Baptist Association will have enough members in attendance to participate in each of the 6 seminars.

A larger poster can be accessed and printed by clicking on the following link: Making It Work 2013

If you have questions, contact the office at 870-453-2575.  This conference is sponsored by Arkansas Baptist State Convention and White River Baptist Association. 

Monday, October 29, 2012

2012 Week of Prayer for International Missions and Lottie Moon Offering
This Year's Theme for this year's is

The prayer needs addressed during the week of prayer (December 2-9) includes Asia and Africa and Believers facing persecution.  These areas include China and the prayer needs there.

Jon Gilbert, Senior Adult Minister at East Side Baptist Church, has been involved in ministry to China for several years, and he has volunteered to be available to churches to speak on the needs in China.  He has week nights and some Sunday evenings available to speak to your church.

You can reach him by calling East Side Baptist Church at 870-425-3689 or by email at .

Lone Rock Dedicates New Auditorium

Lone Rock Auditorium and Baptistry

Pastor Doug Huskey

Pastor Doug Huskey announces that Lone Rock Baptist Church has moved into their new auditorium and on November 4, 2012, they will have a dedication service at their 10:50 AM service. 

Thursday, October 25, 2012


Launch of the Baxter County Call

All are invited
East Side Baptist Church
Mountain Home, AR
Sunday, November 4th
3-5 pm

Who We Are

An exciting Foster Care Church Initiative has rapidly emerged as churches are joining together with an unprecedented level of support from the top levels of leadership of the Arkansas DHHS’ Division of Children and Family Services.  This Christian non-profit is named The CALL -- Children of Arkansas Loved for a Lifetime -- because of God's call on the Church: "Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress..." James 1:27.

Why did we form? There is a desperate need for more foster, adoptive and respite care homes for children in the Arkansas foster care system.For instance, there are about 7,000 children in foster care in Arkansas within a year, and there are only about 950 foster families available to care for those children!  Plus, there are over 500 children and teens available for adoption through foster care in our state. Those numbers alone are an indication that this situation is in crisis. We must find more loving homes for these hurting children.

Our Mission
To educate, equip and encourage the Christian community to provide a future and a hope for the children in foster care.

Our Vision
To have no waiting children in Arkansas foster care, but instead to have waiting, Christian families ready to take them in!

This is truly a God-sized vision. God is moving as things continue to fall into place quickly and barriers from the past have been overcome. It is nothing short of miraculous!! It is obvious that He wants these hurting children cared for…now.  As Christian families responded to "The CALL" in Pulaski County, this model is now being applied in various counties statewide across Arkansas!

The CALL is unique because it provides the opportunity for prospective foster, adoptive, and respite care parents to go through state-approved training WITHIN a church setting. They will have an automatic “support group” as they go through training with other Christians. Plus, The CALL will walk them through every step in the process, easing the burden on these prospective foster and adoptive parents. We have a church liaison within the state agency who will help in making sure these homes are opened in a timely manner. Then, once they have invited a child into their home, The C.A.L.L. encourages support from their local church family.
 Your prayers are greatly needed for this initiative -- that God will move in the hearts of His people to step out in faith and care for the hurting children in foster care. It is clear from James 1:27 that He calls us, as His followers, to reach out to them in love.


God does not call every Christian to serve as a foster or adoptive parent, but He does call each of us to care for the orphans in our community in some way. The CALL encourages you to use your gifts and talents to serve children in the foster care in our county.
·         Organize a prayer vigil
·         Get your church involved- hold an information meeting and/or have a steering committee member speak of the need at your church
·         Volunteer to conduct home studies
·         Support your local CALL with a tax-deductible gift

Local statistics: Around 35 children in foster care in Baxter County and we have only FIVE foster families. That means around 86% of OUR kids are being sent out of county to receive care! It is TIME for the church to step up and meet the needs HE has called us to meet!