Newsletter November 2023

Coming Events and Information

A Word from Charles

Happy November Everybody. Tis the season to be Thankful. In my last church, I had a church member. His name was Buford Coursey. Buford was a World War II Veteran. He was in the European Theatre. He told me that during this time, his relationship with God went to a deeper level. He told me that He prayed several times in a foxhole, “God get me home.” The Lord answered his prayer and Buford was able to raise a family and enjoy a long life in Western KY. Not only was I his pastor but I was also his Sunday School teacher. One Sunday, I was teaching on being thankful. Buford shared that he had five words that directed his life.  He held up his right hand and used the index finger of his left hand to touch the fingers of his right hand. As he spoke and counted these words with his five fingers. These five words were “Thank you God for everything.” He said, this is what life is all about, having a thankful attitude.

When I watched and heard Buford speak, I thought about what the Apostle Paul said in I Thessalonians 5:18. Paul under the inspiration of God said, “in everything give thanks for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” I think we don’t fully grasp this truth in the culture today. Thankfulness is not at the top of the list. There are a lot of others that crowd out the command of Scriptures.    I like what Warren Wiersbe had to say, He said  “An attitude of gratitude is a wonderful weapon against unbelief, disobedience, a hard heart, and a bitter spirit.” I believe Buford had a very practical point to ponder that would help him in living life. How many of us today are dealing with unbelief, disobedience, a hard heart or a bitter spirit. Warren Wiersbe tells us of a cure for these things.

Based on the word of God, we are to have a thankful spirit. I read a story about H. A. Ironside.  H. A. Ironside had in a crowded restaurant. Just as Ironside was about to begin his meal, a man approached and asked if he could join him. Ironside invited his to have a seat. Then, as was his custom, Ironside bowed his head in prayer. When he opened his eyes, the other man asked, "Do you have a headache?" Ironside replied, "No, I don't." The other man asked, "Well, is there something wrong with your food?" Ironside replied, "No, I was simply thanking God as I always do before I eat." The man said, "Oh, you're one of those, are you? Well, I want you to know I never give thanks. I earn my money by the sweat of my brow and I don't have to give thanks to anybody when I eat. I just start right in!" (Ray Stedman, Folk Psalms of Faith).


Being thankful demonstrates our appreciation to God. He has given to us abundantly, let us praise Him. It is not just for Thanksgiving but 365 days a year. A simple statement but so true, we have much to be thankful for.  


Bro. Charles 


Monday, November 6, 3:00 p.m.

Burlington Baptist Church

Dr. Chuck Lawless will be our keynote speaker.

The day will also include Dr. Lawless meeting with pastors beginning at 10:00 a.m., including lunch, and a Q&A session concluding at 2:30 p.m. before the start of our business meeting.

To Register for Pastors Conference with Dr. Lawless, contact Lori at [email protected] or 859-727-6522.

To Register for the Fall Meeting, use the registration tab on the NKBA website and include the name of the church and the names of those attending the meeting in the comments field of the page. Click on this link for the church registration page.


Veterans Day Celebration

Fort Mitchell Baptist Church will have their annual service honoring our veterans Thursday, November 9 at 11:00. A traditional Thanksgiving meal will be served with each veteran present receiving a gift card. Meal is free but reservations are required. Call 859-331-2160 or 859-341-2372 for reservations. 







DECEMBER 2, 2023

5:00 PM




Seeking Childrens Director

Union Baptist Church (NKY) is seeking a qualified and motivated part-time Childrens Director to enhance the ministry of children aged birth through 5th grade. This vital position will be responsible for facilitating fun Biblical learning through exciting programs and events to help children grow strong in their faith. They will join our church staff as they lead volunteers in assisting children in becoming mighty servants of God. For job description go to

Send resume and 3 references to: [email protected]

Resumes will be reviewed beginning October 1, 2023.

Seeking Childrens Director

First Baptist Church Cold Spring is currently hiring a part-time Director of Childrens' Ministries. As Director of Children’s Ministries at First Baptist Church of Cold Spring, you will be required to carry out duties and functions in a way that provides a focus on loving Jesus, and loving children all while creating a warm, welcoming, fun creative, and engaging environment for children and families.

For the full job description please visit and select the positions available page on the menu.

Pianist Needed
East Dayton Baptist Church

East Dayton Baptist is in need of someone to play piano for their services. They do hymns and anthems from the hymnal. If you are interested, please contact Bro. Dave Simpson at [email protected].

Oak Ridge Baptist Music Assistance Requested

Bro. Don Whitis of Oak Ridge Baptist Church is in need of assistance for:

  1. The Accompaniment CD for the music program "Jesus, There's Something About That Name". It is part of the Ready to Sing Series, from 2006, Russell Mauldin.
  2. Part-time Pianist for evenings and choir practices.

If you can help Bro. Don, please call him directly at 859-242-3433.

Mark Your Calendars:

November 5 - Spiritual Warfare w/Chuck Lawless at Hebron Baptist

November 6 - Pastors' Conference w/Chuck Lawless

November 6 - NKBA Fall Meeting, Burlington Baptist Church

November 9 - Veterans Celebration at Fort Mitchell

November 11 - Veterans Day

November 16 - NKBA New Hope Open House

November 23 & 24 - Thanksgiving Holiday, NKBA Office Closed

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