Tag Archives: Pioneer Drive Baptist Church

Ministry Leads to More Purposeful Life

Editor’s Note: Everyday Ministry is an occasional feature of Spirit of Abilene, highlighting people who weave ministry into their everyday lives. If you know someone you would like to see featured, email editor@spiritofabilene.com with the name, contact information and a brief description of the person’s ministry. By LORETTA FULTON An email request from the missions minister at Pioneer Drive Baptist Church caught

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PDBC Welcomes ‘New’ Senior Pastor, John Whitten

John Whitten preached his first sermon Sept. 6 as senior pastor of Pioneer Drive Baptist Church. He replaces Stan Allcorn, who served as senior pastor since 1998. Allcorn’s last Sunday as senior pastor was Aug. 29. Photos show Whitten preaching, his father, Mark Whitten, presenting him with two Bibles, and the PDBC orchestra, led by Danny Barefield. Whitten, 35, may

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Church 2020

By CAROLYN NEWMAN I do not go to church in town,I go to church in my nightgown.I do not want to be a crier‘Cause I cannot sing in choir. I’ve done that for 53 yearsSee me holding back my tears?The next best thing for you and meIs pioneerdrive.tv. I do miss my Sunday School friendsMy teacher’s expertise never ends.Our leader

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‘Brother Stan’ and Claudia Allcorn Honored by PDBC

By LORETTA FULTON “Stan the Man” has earned many honorific titles and humorous nicknames at Pioneer Drive Baptist Church over the past 22 years, but the one he likes best is “Brother Stan.” “We were all born from the spirit of Christ,” Brother Stan said at his retirement party Sunday night, Aug. 30. “We’re all family.” Even Stan Allcorn’s parting

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Retirement Poem for Stan Allcorn

Editor’s Note: This poem by Pioneer Drive Baptist Church member Carolyn Newman was read during the Aug 30 retirement party for longtime church pastor Stan Allcorn. R-E- T-I-R-E M-E-N- T,STAN ALLCORN IS RETIRING FROM PDBC.WE WILL MISS YOUR SERMONS AND WHAT WE’VE OFTEN HEARD,“WOULD YOU PLEASE STAND FOR THE READING OF GOD’S WORD?” NO WATERED DOWN SERMONS WITH PATS ON

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An Opening Prayer

By LORETTA FULTON School starts in Abilene Aug. 24, but a bunch of children got a head start Sunday when they received blessings in special services held at the Episcopal Church of the Heavenly Rest and at Pioneer Drive Baptist Church. “Are y’all ready to pray together?” David Romanik, rector at Heavenly Rest, asked as children and their parents filed

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Pioneer Drive hosting ‘Super Week’ of Outdoor Fun

Vacation Bible School may have gone virtual this year, but at least one outdoor church activity is still planned. Pioneer Drive Baptist Church, 701 S. Pioneer Drive, is staging Super Week Sunday, July 26-Thursday, July 30. Hours are 6-8:30 p.m. for all youth, including incoming seventh-graders. All events will be outside and mask wearing is encouraged as much as possible.

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