Alliance of churches adopts schools

The Pine Bluff Faith Community Coalition Ministerial Alliance announced that it has adopted many schools in the area to improve conditions on campus.

Throughout the year, the coalition will ensure a presence on campus, such as patrolling the halls, lunch and bus stops and periodically providing snacks to teachers, among others.

“We continue to reach out to other members of the clergy to strengthen and establish a campus presence,” the statement said.

The group calls the FAITH effort or “Facilitating Transformation and Healing Assistance.”

The coalition is working with Pine Bluff Interested Citizens for Voter Registration, Pen or Pencil, for mentoring activities aimed at reducing violence, encouraging positive behavior and emphasizing education, according to one. Coalition Chair Reverend Jesse Turner press release.


Thirty-Fourth Primary – Good Faith-Carr United Methodist Church, Leon Jones Sr .; New St. Hurricane Baptist Missionary Church, Derick Easter; Breath of Life Church, Kerry Price Sr.

Broadmoor Elementary – Lakeside United Methodist Church – Judy Rudd; Mount Zion Baptist Missionary Church, Eric Walden Sr.

Greenville / Forrest Park Pre-K – Bethany Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, Lamont Davis; Elm Grove Baptist Church, Jesse C. Turner.

James Matthews Elementary – First United Methodist Church, Carlton Cross; St. Luke United Methodist Church, Barbara Douglas.

Southwood Elementary – First Assembly of God, Brett L. Wilson; Elm Grove Baptist Church, Bobby E. Butler Sr.

Jack Robey Junior High School – New Life Church, Matt Mosler; Pine Bluff Family Church Campus, Roosevelt Brown; Breath of Life, Kerry Price.

Robert F. Moorehead Middle School – St. Andrews Baptist Missionary Church, Robert Hart and Alexander Watkins.

Dollarway High School – The Refuge, Mack Milner; Mt. Nebo Missionary Baptist Church, Larry C. Battles.

Pine Bluff High School – Indiana Street Missionary Baptist Church, Brian Castle; Bethany Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, Lamont Davis; Aaron and Berinda International Ministry Inc., Aaron and Berinda Eugene; Family Church Pine Bluff Campus, Roosevelt Brown; and Elm Grove Baptist Church, Jesse C. Turner.


Edgewood Elementary School – Trinity Lutheran Church, Stewart Marshall; Greater Deliverance Ministry Inc., Shirley Sanders.

LL Owen Elementary School – Aaron and Berinda International Ministry Inc., Aaron and Berinda Eugene;

Coleman Intermediate School – First Baptist Church, Ken Thornton; Elm Grove Baptist Church, Jesse C. Turner.

Watson Chapel Junior High School – First Assembly of God, Pat Hart and Willie Gordon; Pine Bluff First Presbyterian Church, Don Harris Jr.

Watson Chapel High School – Pleasant View Ministries, William Shaw Jr .; Indiana Street Baptist Missionary Church, Brian Castle; First Presbyterian Pine Bluff Church, Don Harris Jr.


Pine Bluff Lighthouse Academy School – Turning Point Ministries, Yolanda Pitts; Home of the Church of the Deliverance of Bread, Saint Mary Harris.

Friendship Aspire Academy Public Charter High School – Elm Grove Baptist Church, Jesse C. Turner; First Baptist Church, Ken Thornton.

At the next PBFCC meeting, consideration will be given to adopting alternative schools in the Dollarway, Pine Bluff and Watson Chapel school districts. Alternative schools are located at 1301 Commerce Road, 301 Beech Street and 4900 Dollarway Road. For details on alternative education sites, contact Cathi Swan, director of the Arkansas River Education Service Cooperative, (870) 534-6129.

Details: The Reverend Jesse Turner, President of the PBFCC, (870) 730-1131.

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