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Saturday, January 9, 2016

Friend Day February 7, 2016

I have great joy in Baptismal services at church. Tomorrow morning we will baptize three precious souls into our church family. God has blessed South Florence through the years with many souls being saved. The work of the Holy Spirit in His services has convicted and saved many lost souls. When we look around our church today we see many who have grown and matured in the Faith. When we do the will of God we will see the fruit of our work in His Services. God honors dedication and commitment from his saints.

Don't forget to invite and encourage your friends to attend Sunday school and worship with you this month. Friend Day is February 7 at 10:00 a.m. We want set a new goal of 350 in Sunday School on Friend Day. We are celebrating at 6:00 p.m. with our annual Super Bowl dinner and talent show. There's work to be done and friends to reach for Christ. Share the gospel as you go this month with the people you cross paths with and win some.

Thank you Lord for all your Blessings!

Just for Jesus,

Pastor Allen

Friday, November 27, 2015

Thanksgiving 2015 With the Allens, Dardens and Tillmans.

We give you Thanks Lord God for all your blessings. We are so grateful for your continuing touch upon our families. We can't thank you enough for the everyday blessings. We thank you for the ones you have saved and the ones you will save. Jesus, you are Awesome!

We had a great day shooting the guns and telling old stories of old. We had almost all of our families with us this Thanksgiving Day. This is the third year we have gathered at Jeffery and Dori's home to celebrate with our families. As you look at the photos of our day you will see love and laughter among our families.

Hanna is spending a few days with us. She and Nana are putting up the Christmas tree today. She is such a blessing to have with us. The excitement is in the air for Christmas and telling the old story of the birth of our Lord Jesus. Make this Christmas season one to remember by going to church each and every time you have service at your church. Invite your friends and family to go with you. They may receive the greatest gift ever, by receiving Jesus as their Savior. Jesus is the reason for the Season! See you Sunday morning.

Check out our photos for the Thanksgiving Day at the Allen's.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Week @ Pigeon Forge, TN

Some of the places we visited at the mountains.

                                          Water dancing to music at the Inland.

                                             Blue Grass at the Inland

                                          Sky Wheel at the Inland
                                          Zip line at the Inland

Forty-Sixth Wedding Anniversary @ Pigeon Forge, TN

Nancy and I spent the week in Pigeon Forge, TN on our 46th anniversary. We have enjoyed our week and the many beautiful sights. We caught a few shows and spent some time at "The Island" which is new for us. Here are some photos of our trip.

                                           The Sky Wheel @ The Inland

Friday, August 14, 2015

Photos @ VBS


Mrs. Janet Ham leading VBS

Meal Time

Coming in for the evening meal.

Children having fun at playground.

VBS @ South Florence Baptist Church

We had a wonderful week of VBS at South Florence Baptist Church. We had an enrollment of 206 with an average of 171 nightly. Excitement filled the air each evening with a meal and classes. Our teachers were awesome and worked hard to tell the old old story of Jesus and his love. A big thank you to our cooks and fellowship workers. Janet Ham, our VBS Director is a great leader and serves our Lord well. We are so blessed to have such a talented group of workers. I want to thank all the children for coming and the parents also. We were able to plant seeds into the hearts of all that came to VBS. Sometime in the future we will see the fruit of our labors. Glory! Here are some photos of the VBS week.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Prayer Makes a Difference

Dear Friends,

A praying church will survive in these dark days, but a church that does not pray will cease to be a church. We should seek to know how to pray rightly. The disciples wanted to learn how to pray; so they asked Jesus to teach them to pray.

Luk 11:1  Once Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he stopped praying, one of his disciples said to him, "Lord, teach us to pray as John taught his disciples." 

When we think back to the time that we had Holy Unction in our church; it was when we prayed and sought after the "Righteousness" of God. Lord, teach us how to pray! Teach us to pray consistently. Lord, teach us how to become leaders of prayer in our daily lives. Lord, teach us to be passionate and hold to the Faith of believing you can revive us and our church.

Tomorrow is our "Fasting Day" for Revival at South Florence, It's a twelve hour fast from 6:00 a.m til 6:00 p.m. God honors obedience! Prayer opens the doors for revival. As we fast and pray remember our Evangelist Frank Shivers. The purpose of revival is for us to "live the Christ life" daily. Pray for those you will invite to attend revival with you. Pray God will open their minds and heart to receive His Word. Pray the lost will hear the voice of God calling them to repentance. Pray believing that God will send an old fashion, heaven sent, Christ honoring, sin killing revival.

Come join us at our Fall revival on September 27 thru September 30 at South Florence Baptist Church, Florence, SC. We are located at 2720 S. Irby Street. We would love to have you come and worship with us. 

Just for Jesus

Pastor Allen

Monday, June 15, 2015

Pastor's Conference #sbc15

Dear Saints,

It's cool and raining here in Columbus, OH on this Monday morning. Messengers are moving into the Convention halls and worship center. People are talking and laughing with each other as they get ready for some good singing and preaching. 

I'm looking forward to hearing Clint Pressley, Pastor, Hickory Grove Baptist Church, Charlotte, North Carolina. He may be one we can get for revival sometime in the future. H.B. Charles, Pastor, Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church, Jacksonville, Florida is another I'm looking forward to preach. It looks like a good day of worship with some of God's best preachers and singers. 

Just for Jesus,

Pastor Allen

Sunday, June 14, 2015

SBC @ Columbus, OH, 2015

Dear Saints,

Nancy and I visited First Baptist Church Logan, OH this morning. It was a good experience with some good old fashion preaching. After the service I was so thankful for our church in Florence, SC. We are blessed with great singing and the truth of God's Word. I thank God for all our sister churches in the SBC, but I'm full of joy for what God is doing and going to do in our church.

We arrived at the Holiday Inn Express Downtown Columbus, OH around 2:00 p.m. We checked in and took off for lunch at Schmidt's Restaurant and Sausage Haus in German Town.There's a little village on the Southside of Columbus, OH. It was such a neat place to have lunch.

We are now back resting before we go to SBC Pastor's Conference at Convention Center at 6:00 p.m. We will hear three sermons plus some god singing this evening. The guest evangelists to night are Dean Fulks, Russell Moore, and Ted Traylor. The worship team is Calvary Church. It looks like a good line up.

I'm so glad to hear about the good service SFBC had today. Praying God will do it again tonight with you, Preach Charles!

Just for Jesus,

Pastor Allen

German Town @ Schmidt's Sausage Haus & Restaurant, Columbus, Ohio

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Kelsey's Graduation, Lamar High School, 2015

What an exciting time we had celebrating Kelsey's graduation at Lamar High School, Lamar, SC Wednesday evening. Seventy-Four graduated at the Football Stadium in Lamar. We had a graduation party at the Ranch House in Timmonsville, SC. Here are some photos from the beginning til the end on Graduation Day.

Kelsey has grown into a very talented young lady. We are so proud of the lady she has become. August, she will enter North Greenville University as a Freshman. We love you !!!

Papa & Nana

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Men's Day @ SFBC

Dear Friends,

The annual Men's Day will be tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Bro. Ricky Alford is speaking at the 10:00 a.m. worship service. He is one of our deacon's and serves as the "Shut In" deacon ministry. He calls, writes notes, and visits during the month. He is sold out for Jesus! You don't want to miss this service. The all men's choir will bless you also. Come bring a friend with you tomorrow and watch God work through the obedience of His servants.

Bro. David Gasque is speaking tomorrow evening. He is our church treasury and loves the Lord. He is a faithful man of God. He works with our children's ministry. He is always giving encourage to the people around him. Come join us as Bro. David challenges us to higher ground. 

Brantley Stokes is our Men's Director. He leads us all through the year with good teaching and mission opportunities. Brantley is a good role model for all our men. Thanks for all you do for our church. Keep up the good work. Come hear some good preaching, singing and testimonies from some very talented men of God. 

Pastor Allen
 Men's Ministry!!!

Friday, May 29, 2015

God Is Good

Dear Saints,

I want you to know you are loved. I care for each and every soul God has given to me. I often get encouragement from many of you. I'm blessed to have Deacons to love and care for me and my family. Our Deacons at South Florence are grounded in the scriptures and show much love to our Lord, Church and Pastor's Family. I'm a blessed Pastor to have such a good selection of men serving as Deacons. We are surrounded by good and Godly leaders. We have many who show their love for Jesus by carrying on the Great Commission! I'm surrounded by compassionate people who encourage me along the journey of Faith. I have some very close friends who would help me in a moments notice. It's my desire to serve the Lord and South Florence as long as possible.

As a church family we have seen people come and go. Some come into the church fellowship and stay for years, others come in for shorter periods of time. It takes everyone we have had to make us who we are today. We are strong in the Lord and trust Him for every step of Faith. I'm blessed to rub shoulders with all our church family. We have raised up some good and Godly saints during the years of continued growth. Some have went out to serve in other places and are using the gifts God gave them at South Florence. We are proud of everyone of these servants. We can look around and see the work of God going on in many churches because of the salvation they received from Jesus Christ.

God has raised us up to carry on His commands. We will not be defeated, we shall overcome the enemies of our salvation. The good out weights the bad any day and time as a child of God. Let's keep on encouraging each other. Jesus is our redeemer!

Just for Jesus,

Pastor Allen

Psalms 34:4

Fellowshipping with the New Families

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

My Birthday Celebration

Friday March 13, 2015 my family came together to celebrate my birthday. I turned 64 years of age. We had a cook out and enjoyed some time of fellowship. It's always fun to see your children and the grandchildren. They made my day special. I took a few photos of the event.