District Eight Baptist Associations
The District recently acquired the building that formerly housed
the Hope Baptist Church, just North of Many on Hwy 171.
It is becoming known as HOPE CHAPEL, and is being used
as a second Missions Office, and a Meeting Place for
Prayer, Training, Ministry Events and Fellowship.
Lee & Barbara Dickson
Lee & Barbara were both born during WWII, and grew up in District Eight, Lee in Fairview Alpha, and Barbara in Florien. They met at Northwestern State University, at the Baptist Student Union (BSU/BCM). Both were BSU Presidents, Lee at the main campus, and Barbara at the School of Nursing campus in Shreveport, during their final years before graduation. They married in 1965, and soon thereafter started multiple careers. Lee became a pastor, and also joined the military reserve. Barbara became a Registered Nurse. Sometime later they went to Fort Worth, Texas, to study at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Four years, and two degrees later, they returned to Louisiana to continue serving churches. Lee's military career, which he had not planned, but followed God's leadership, took him from a Private to a Colonel in the Army Chaplaincy over the next 38 years. All the while, God was allowing him to be able to serve on the staff of five great churches, before becoming the Director of Missions for District Eight Baptists in 1978, a ministry he still delights in to this day. Barbara has always been at this side, rearing their three children, and retiring from nursing to serve as the office administrator for District Eight since 1981. They both rejoice each day to be able to serve Jesus Christ through His churches in West Central Louisiana, and around the world through many short term mission opportunities.
Ron & Lori Thompson
143 Taylor Road
Natchitoches, Louisiana MAILING Address: P O Box 2880 Natchitoches, LA 71457 - 0880
Office Phone: 318-352-4090
BarbaraDickson@Juno.Com Office Hours:
However, ministry needs across the District Area often cause us to stay much later,
and sometimes, arrive earlier. But on other occasions, we might not be there at all.
Much of our ministry takes place away from the office location. It is often better
to call ahead, and we will do our very best to accommodate YOUR schedule.
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