Saturday, March 31, 2012

Olustee Block Party Today

The James Croft Evangelistic Association will have an exhibit at the 4th Annual Block Party sponsored by First Baptist Church of Olustee, Florida today, March 31, 2012.  The event will be held 1-6pm along Pintail Road in Olustee near the Olustee Train Depot Museum.  The party will feature a K-9 unit demonstration, a two-lane slide & bounce house for the kids, games, one mile fun run, Sparky the fire dog, cakewalk, plenty of free food and much more.  First Baptist of Olustee Music Director Kevin Owen will also provide special music.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Cudd Memorial Revival Photos

Revival services are underway at Cudd Memorial Baptist Church in Spartanburg, South Carolina and are scheduled to conclude on Wednesday, March 28th.  The services begin at 6:30pm and include special music and the preaching of Evangelist James Croft.  An online photo album has been created at this link with photos from each service being added daily.

The church is located at 1301 Boiling Springs Road in Spartanburg, South Carolina.  For more information or directions call Pastor Danny Garrett at (864) 542-0908.

Monday, March 26, 2012

FLASHBACK: Revival Security

Since I'm preaching revival services at Cudd Memorial Baptist Church in Spartanburg, South Carolina this week, I'm re-posting a video from one of last years' services.  The video is entitled "Revival Security" and features Houston Garrett, Austin Walker and Matthew Davis.

Yes, it is OK to laugh and have a good time in God's House.


Sunday, March 25, 2012

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

FBC Lake Butler Tonight

I will be preaching in supply for my pastor, Jason Johns, at First Baptist Church of Lake Butler tonight at 6:30pm.  The church is located at 195 East Main Street in Lake Butler, Florida.  For more information or directions call the church at (386) 496-3704.

NOTE: For up-to-date information on my preaching schedule visit the schedule page of the JCEA ministry website. If you would like to receive schedule information via e-mail follow this link: Subscribe to James Croft Ministry Opportunities by Email.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Cudd Services Begin Sunday Night

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I will travel to South Carolina later this week to preach revival services at Cudd Memorial Baptist Church.  The meeting will begin Sunday, March 25, 2012 at 6:30pm and continue Monday-Wednesday, March 26-28, 2012 at 6:30pm.

This will be my second time preaching at Cudd Memorial Baptist.  We had great services there in March of last year.  You can read about the week of events in this previous blog post and view photos from the week in this photo gallery.  I also created a humorous video with the help of three of the church's youth called "Revival Security" that can be viewed here.

The church is located at 1301 Boiling Springs Road in Spartanburg, South Carolina.  For more information call Pastor Danny Garrett at (864) 542-0908.

NOTE: For up-to-date information on my preaching schedule visit the schedule page of the JCEA ministry website. If you would like to receive schedule information via e-mail follow this link: Subscribe to James Croft Ministry Opportunities by Email.

Monday, March 19, 2012

JCEA Director Earns Masters

James and Terry
Terry Elixson, Pastor of New Oak Grove Baptist Church and member of the James Croft Evangelistic Association Board of Directors, recently earned a second Masters Degree.  He received a Master of Arts in religion in 2009 and now has a Master of Divinity.  Both degrees are from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary.  Terry's Bachelor's Degree is from Baptist College of Florida.  He has served as pastor at churches in Attapulgus, Georgia and Winter Springs, Florida before coming to New Oak Grove Baptist.

New Oak Grove Baptist Church is located at 18100 NW 262nd Ave. in Alachua, Florida.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Mt. Horeb Week of Services Ends

James & James
Revival services concluded at Mt. Horeb Baptist Church last night.  The meeting began on Monday at the church located at 3449 NE CR340 near High Springs and Ft. White, Florida.  I had not been to the church since 2006 and it was good to see some friends and to make new ones.

If you live in the Ft. White or High Springs, Florida area or are passing through, Pastor James West and members of Mt. Horeb Baptist Church would welcome you to worship with them.  For more information or directions call (386) 454-5238.

Old St. Paddy

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Address Change

In December the post office in Olustee, Florida closed and residents were placed on a route from Sanderson.  Now the James Croft Evangelistic Association has a new mailing address.  All correspondence (business, donations and personal) should now be mailed to:

5214 Main Street
Sanderson, Florida 32087-2524

Please update your records accordingly.

Donations to the ministry may also be made online by following the link below.

JCEA Donation
Click this button to make a donation to be used as needed.



NOTE: 
The James Croft Evangelistic Association is registered with the IRS as a 501(C)(3) corporation and all donations are tax deductible.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Mt. Horeb Services Begin Tonight

I will be preaching revival services at Mt. Horeb Baptist Church beginning tonight at 7pm.  The services will continue through Friday at 7pm nightly.  The church is located at 3449 NE CR340 near High Springs, Florida.  For more information or directions call Pastor James West at (386) 454-5238.

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Mt. Horeb Services Begin Monday

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I will be preaching revival services at Mt. Horeb Baptist Church Monday-Friday, March 12-16, 2012. The services will begin at 7pm each night. The church is located at 3449 NE CR340 near High Springs, Florida.  For more information or directions call Pastor James West at (386) 454-5238.

NOTE: For up-to-date information on my preaching schedule visit the schedule page of the JCEA ministry website. If you would like to receive schedule information via e-mail follow this link: Subscribe to James Croft Ministry Opportunities by Email.

Monday, March 05, 2012

The Dalton Gang


 
He who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save a soul from death. —James 5:20
 
The Dalton brothers were infamous outlaws during the late 1800s in the US. They started out on the right side of the law as officers. But then they followed a gradual descent into crime and became known for bank and train robberies. Their day of reckoning came when they tried to hold up two banks at once. Hearing of the robberies, the townspeople armed themselves and began to fire on the Dalton Gang. When the smoke cleared, Emmett Dalton was the sole survivor.

After serving 15 years in the penitentiary, Emmett was pardoned and set free. While in prison, he had come to see the error of his ways. So when he was released, he wanted to deter young people from a life of crime. Drawing from his own experience, Emmett wrote and starred in a film about the Dalton Gang in which he showed the folly of being an outlaw. In many ways, Emmett’s film was telling others: “Do not enter the path of the wicked” (Prov. 4:14).

In a similar way, when we have sinned but have genuinely repented and experienced God’s forgiveness, we can tell our own story. We can encourage others not to make the same mistakes we have made. James wrote, “He who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save a soul from death” (5:20).

If others learn from our mistakes,
And it saves them from the pain
That we ourselves experienced—
Then it wasn’t all in vain. —Sper
 
When we learn from our mistakes, we are less likely to repeat them.

Friday, March 02, 2012

JOY Box 2012 Wrap-up

All of the 153 JOY Boxes collected for nursing home residents have now been delivered.  The total number of boxes was slightly higher this year, so five nursing homes in Baker and Columbia Counties received boxes of JOY.

I would like to thank everyone that took the time and effort to prepare a shoebox gift and those that sent financial contributions for the James Croft Evangelistic Association to prepare the boxes.  We had 153 smiling faces as a result of your efforts!

It's not too early to begin praying and preparing for next years' box collection.  You can find all of the program info and the latest JOY Box news by visiting the following links.

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Chapel Hill VBS Scheduled for June

I'll be taking off into the wild blue yonder the first week in June as I teach Vacation Bible School at Chapel Hill Baptist Church in Tallahassee, Florida.  The theme of VBS 2012 is "Amazing Wonders Aviation: Awesome God!  Amazing Power!"

The children's VBS will begin on Monday, June 4, 2012 and end on Friday, June 8th at Megg's Barn off Riverton Road in Tallahassee, Florida.

For more information or directions call the church office at (850) 222-6900.

NOTE: For up-to-date information on my preaching schedule visit the schedule page of the JCEA ministry website. If you would like to receive schedule information via e-mail follow this link: Subscribe to James Croft Ministry Opportunities by Email.