Last December Pastor Chad Graves and the Pauline Missionary Baptist Church in Monticello, Arkansas, called me to serve on staff as associate pastor to the senior adults. After much prayer and consideration, I accepted their call with the understanding that I would stay in this office until a new editor in chief was elected at the ABA messenger meeting in June. It seems unreal, but June 2014 will complete eleven years I will have been in this office. Serving the Lord here at Bogard Press has been a great experience for Pat, Deborah Sue and me, as we have seen God do amazing things through this publishing ministry. There have been many advances in the use of computer technology, an improved quality in our Vacation Bible School as well as the addition of eBooks, apps, Fellowship Bible Study books, a Young Adult Quarterly and the development of a new line of children’s curriculum. For this I thank the Lord and the great staff here in Texarkana.
I believe the timing of the call from Pauline Church is from God and I am excited about getting back into ministry in the church I was privileged to pastor for almost twenty years. During this decade in Texarkana it has been a great joy to work with Wayne Sewell, Randy Cloud, Bryan Sellers and the Baptist Sunday School Committee. It is a highlight of my life. I thank God for the honor of serving the Lord and the churches of the American Baptist Association in this office. My prayer is that God would continue His blessing on this publishing ministry for His glory. I also appreciate many of you who have been supportive of this work and me. If you have any questions please email LarryClements@BogardPress.org or call 903-793-5131. Thank you! – Larry E. Clements.