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Oct/Nov 2006








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MOORE, OK Hillsdale Free Will Baptist College recently announced the appointment of Lila and Darrel Nichols as the first Missionaries-in-Residence. The missionary couple will minister to students while representing Free Will Baptist International Missions in the classroom.

The missionary-in-residence program was made possible when Hillsdale President Tim Eaton elected to maintain an off-campus residence, liberating the presidential home on campus for the program. The large home is equipped with a high-tech office, complete with a computer, multifunction printer-photocopier, and a high-speed internet connection.

 “We are the first to enjoy the generosity of the college and Women Active for Christ. Due to generous giving, the home is newly remodeled and fully and graciously furnished, ” said Nichols when asked about their new campus home. 

 “How loved we feel as missionaries coming in from the tropics to be given this beautiful home and bask in the central air conditioning. Still, much of our quiet time is spent in the swing on the front porch looking out over the campus and dreaming of seeing students motivated to evangelism in Jerusalem, Judea and the uttermost parts of the earth.”



ANTIOCH, TN The Master’s Men Department extends thanks to the following churches for their contributions to the Father’s Day Offering.

Rejoice FWB, Antioch, TN
Liberty FWB, Millington, TN
Pine Prairie FWB, Huntsville,TX
Hendersonville FWB, Hendersonville, TN
Liberty FWB, Waycross, GA
Sunnylane FWB, Del City, OK
Cookeville FWB, Cookeville,TN
First FWB, Ashland, VA
Grace FWB, Orange Park, FL
First FWB, Decatur, IL
Garner FWB, Garner, NC
First FWB, Houston, TX
First FWB, Lexington, KY
First FWB, Glen Allen,VA
Limestone FWB, Limestone, TN
Springfield FWB, Springfield, OH
Cleveland FWB, Cleveland, OH
Grace FWB, Johnson City, TN
Mt. Pleasant, Centreville, AL
Bay FWB, Hartsfield, GA
Blue Point, Cisne, IL
First FWB, Ypsilanti, MI
Corinth FWB, Waynesboro, MS
Peace FWB, Florence, SC
Copper Mines FWB, Fredericktown, MO
Liberty FWB, Ayden NC



ANTIOCH, TN The Master’s Men Department announces the second printing of the booklet, “When you need a friend.” The booklet was originally produced for use with Operation Saturation. Many churches have requested copies to use for neighborhood distribution or in visitor packets. Booklets can be ordered by calling (877) 767-8039 toll-free, (615) 760-6142 local, or by visiting the website

Visit the Master’s Men website, for full details and honorary gifts.


MT. JULIET, TN Weather conditions were hot and dry at the 2006 Master’s Men National Golf Tournament. A record crowd of eighty-five men and one woman gathered just after sunrise to compete in the event.

When the shotgun blast kicked things off at 7:30 a.m., the temperature was mild. As the day went on, however, temperatures soared while scores dropped. Low scores confirmed it was a great day for golf. With an eight-under-par score of 64, the team of Byron Ross and Ronnie Anderson walked away with top honors. Ron Hunter and Ronnie Railey finished one stroke behind with a 65.

The tournament was followed by a lunch featuring TN Bar-B-Q. After lunch trophies were awarded and door prizes were distributed to most competitors. aster’s Men extends thanks to all golfers and hole sponsors.

First Place-Championship Flight (left): Byron Ross and Ronnie Anderson
Second Place-Championship Flight (right): Ron Hunter and Ronny Railey


First Place-First Flight (left): Jason Kimbrough and Phil Kimbrough
Second Place-First Flight (right): David Mills and James Webb


First Place-Second Flight (left): Jarod Pilgrim and Tyler Sartin
Second Place-Second Flight (right): Tim Strawn and Stephen Lopes



ANTIOCH, TN “Hot, Hot, Hot” is the only way to describe the 2006 Master’s Men National Softball Tournament. Twenty-seven teams from eight states endured temperatures soaring into the 90s.

Not only was the weekend hot, it was wet! Heavy rains mid-tournament demanded a change of location and the tournament moved to a field in Mt. Juliet, TN. As a result of the shortened tournament, double elimination became single elimination. When the mud cleared, two teams from Kirby FWB Church in Michigan walked away with top honors. The Kirby Red team won the Championship tournament and the Kirby Blue team won the Consolation tournament.

Master’s Men thanks all participants for their patience during the weather-related changes. Make plans now to enter your team in the 2007 tournament. For more information about Master’s Men sports ministry, visit the website:

First Place-Championship Tournament (left): Kirby Red, Taylor, MI
Second Place-Championship Tournament (right): Community FWB Church, Ft. Smith, AR


Third Place-Championship Tournament (left): Zion Hill FWB Church, Millwood, GA
Fourth Place-Championship Tournament (right): Wooddale FWB Church, Knoxville, TN


First Place-Consolation Tournament (left): Kirby Blue, Taylor, MI
Second Place-Consolation Tournament (right): Donelson Gold, Nashville, TN


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