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Pollard Baptist Church is closing its doors

Pollard Baptist Church in Ashland, Kentucky is closing its doors.  From 1995-2002, I served at Rose Hill Baptist Church, just 3 miles from Pollard.  I used to drive by the church all the time.  Here are excerpts from an article in the publication Kentucky Today.

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Dr. Mark Ballard will be here Wednesday night

I would like to invite our Circle Drive church family to join me tomorrow night (Wednesday) to hear from Dr. Mark Ballard, president of Northeastern Baptist College in Bennington, Vermont.  Mark is a native of Pueblo, and has served churches in several states before launching the college 5 years ago.  The story of the school is truly miraculous.  Mark will share with us in our 6:15 pm prayer service.  He and I became acquainted when we served on the Executive Committee of the SBC together.  I rotated off last year, but he continues to serve.  For the past 2 years, Mark invited me to preach in chapel at the school, and also see first-hand the amazing things GOD is doing there.more...

TIME CHANGE!

Please set your clocks ahead 1 hour tonight, as we transition to "Daylight Savings Time."  This change produces the good and the bad.  The good:  We get an "extra" hour of daylight in the evenings.  The bad:  We lose one hour of sleep!  Look at it from this positive perspective:  We just lose 1 hour of sleep once, but we gain the "extra" daylight until November!more...

A Tribute to Donna Koop

On behalf of our church family at Circle Drive, I extend our love, sympathy, and prayer support to the family of Donna Koop, who passed away to heaven on Wednesday, January 31.  Her celebration of life service was held today at the Evergreen Funeral Home with Dr. Lewis Adkison presiding.more...

Our Last Worship Service: Celebrating 63 years of ministry at 801 N. Circle Drive

This Sunday morning concludes 63 years of ministry at 801 N. Circle Drive!  It does not conclude the ministry of Circle Drive, because the church is not a building, but the church is the people of GOD. more...

A Tribute to Dr. Jerry Nostrand

On behalf of our church family called Circle Drive, I extend our love, sympathy and prayer support to Dolores Nostrand and her family in the passing of her husband of 65+ years, Dr. Jerry Nostrand.  He went "home to be with the LORD" yesterday, January 1, 2018.more...

White Christmas 2017

Our Circle Drive family is once again participating in "White Christmas."  Every year we reach out to families in our community by providing them with a box of groceries for the Christmas season.  Our church family readily embraces this opportunity because two of our core values are generosity and loving/serving people.more...

2017 Thanksgiving Feast

CDBC observed the 30th annual Thanksgiving Feast today.  We opened our doors, and invited the community to come in for a free meal, along with the opportunity to get a free coat, gloves, hat/cap, etc.  Today 492 people were served.  I appreciate all who served, and am especially thankful for our event coordinator, Lori Cantwell, who did such an amazing job!more...

HARVEST FESTIVAL 2017

We hosted a community Harvest Festival this past Sunday at our 35 acre property at the southwest corner of Marksheffel and Bradley Roads.  It was such an amazing day AND event!  The weather was perfect - clear skies and upper 60's with just a slight breeze.more...

HARVEST FESTIVAL IS SUNDAY AFTERNOON

I want personally to invite you to attend Circle Drive's HARVEST FESTIVAL tomorrow, Sunday, October 29 from 2:00 - 5:00 pm at our property on the southwest corner of S. Marksheffel and Bradley Roads.  Please feel free to invite your friends to this free event.  We will have food, games, inflatables, a mechanical bull, a hay ride, and more at the event.  The weather forecast is predicting a perfect day for our event:  sunny skies with a temperature of 70 degrees.  So be sure to join us!more...