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Mighty Clouds of Joy in concert at St. Matthew Baptist Church, Boyce, LA

The legendary gospel quartet, The Mighty Clouds of Joy, was in concert Saturday, Aug. 29, at St. Matthew Baptist Church.

Enjoy these photographs from that event.

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Mark of the Carpenter at St. Matthew Baptist Church

St. Matthew Baptist Church’s Drama Ministry presented “The Mark of the Carpenter: The Upper Room,” April 4, 5, 5 and 11, to illustrate the affects the Crucifixion had on those who walked with Jesus.

Rev. Mabel Smith directed the drama with a cast that included members of St. Matthew and those from other churches. The Rev. Joe Green is pastor.

All photos by Sherri L. Jackson

Rapides Parish students celebrate Barack Obama at special program held at St. Matthew Baptist Church



In what is anticipated as a day long event, students in Rapides Parish at the request of Dr. Joe S. Green were excused from their school classrooms to attend an educational program at St. Matthew Baptist Church.

More than 200 students, along with parents and others wanting to witness the historic inauguration of Barack Obama, came to hear the history of blacks in America and their achievements in the United States and the world.

Sibal Suarez Holt, owner of S. Holt Construction and a longtime civil rights worker, was the keynote speaker. She emphasized to students the need to know their history lest they are prone to repeat the negatives.

The students watched the swearing in Barack Obama and jumped with enthusiasm every time they heard his name or saw his face.

More photos of this event and others to come.