WHO IS MCALMONT CHURCH OF CHRIST?
Our Mission is to Glorify God by preaching the gospel, by building up the church, and by showing kindness and love. McAlmont Church of Christ is a family of Christians whose single desire is to please God in conduct and ministry. We seek to glorify Him in worship, life, service to fellowman and in our efforts to reach the lost for Christ. When one becomes a Christian, he becomes a member of the churches of Christ. This brings him into fellowship with Christians all over the world and in every faithful congregation. But at the same time he becomes part of a specific congregation where he worships and labors in the Lord. This adds a special flavor to the joint fellowship we share in Christ. Being a part of this congregation identifies the area where one will work and worship in service to God. It brings him under the oversight of the elders who serve in this place. He is then subject to the teaching of the evangelist who has the responsibility of setting the church in order. The minister and elders strive to follow the New Testament in organization and administration of the church. The minister provides direction and leadership in helping the church plot a course to successfully evangelize the community. The elders provide oversight to the membership and help to support them in their struggle to please God in their Christian walk. The Biblical pattern for church organization calls for evangelist, elders, deacons, teachers and members.
Johnie Lawrence, Jr.
Johnie Lawrence Jr., 80, of Jacksonville, AR, went home to be with his Lord on March 19, 2014, at his home surrounded by his wife, family and friends in Jacksonville, AR. Johnie was born September 09, 1933. He was preceded in death by his parents Johnie and Clara Lawrence, sisters Ruth Ann Green, Lillie Mae Brown and Marcie Jean Session. Johnie is survived by his loving wife of 59 years Patsy Lawrence, sons Mark Lawrence (Denise) of Charleston, SC, Scott Lawrence of Little Rock, Paul Lawrence (Lora) of Little Rock and Philip Lawrence of Jacksonville. One daughter Dawn Carroll (Fredrick) of Sherwood, Also survived by brothers Charles (Lillie) Lawrence, Frank (Cherry) Spencer and Harold (Melba) Nelson and sisters Annie (Marshall) Payton, Ruby Shipley, Dorothy (Thomas) Parker and Annette Johnson and twelve grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Johnie loved to go fishing and hunting and his true love was preaching the Word of God to the lost. He received his Honorary Doctorate from Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas. Johnie proudly served as Pastor of McAlmont Church of Christ for 37 years.Johnie honorably served our country in the US Army and was a Sargent in the Korean War where he received a Good Conduct Medal and the Korean Service Medal. Spring time was his favorite time of year and he loved to eat lemon drops.