It has been an amazing forty years! Today it is rare to find a pastor who has faithfully served in one pastorate for this long. This January the 30th, beginning at 10:00 AM, Landmark Baptist Church is pleased to celebrate the completion of Dr. Mickey Carter’s 40th year of ministry here in Haines City. Dr Carter has been faithfully preaching the pure Word of God at Landmark Baptist Church since December of 1970. You can find more information on Dr. Carter’s history here. Or you can download a copy of the booklet “Dr Carter’s Call to Landmark“.
We would like to ask all of our members and friends to join us as we celebrate this great occasion. We will be holding a special Anniversary Sunday service with mystery hand-shakers, mystery parking, and a huge party out on the football field. We hope to see you here as we celebrate the past forty years, and look forward to what God has in store for the future.
We would like to invite you to attend this year’s Bible Conference on October 11th – 13th. Services will be held each evening at 7:00 PM. On Tuesday the 12th at 9:30 AM, we will be hosting the Central Florida Independent Baptist Fellowship. We are sure to have a great time as Pastor Tim Fellure of Victory Baptist Church in Milton, Florida, and Pastor Dolton Robertson II of Liberty Baptist Church in Callahan, Florida, will be our featured speakers for the conference. If you will be in the area, we would love to have you join us! If you are not close enough to personally attend, mark the date and time on your calendar and click here to watch the services live via our video streaming service.
It is unbelievable how fast the time flies by! Camp Glory 2010 will be kicking off with Jr. Camp this Monday June 21st! Our theme this year is “Be Transformed!” To get an idea of what that theme is all about, click here to take a look at our Camp promo video. This year’s Jr Camp will be directed by our Youth Pastor Matt Pautz. The messages, preached by Mike Case, will be geared towards the transforming power of God’s Word in our lives and in our homes. Everyone is invited to come on out to our evening services each night at 7:00 PM. We especially would encourage the entire family to join us on Family Night, Thursday June 24th. The evening will begin with a free meal served at 5:30 PM. You then will have an opportunity to see what all goes on out at Camp Glory. Our camp is located just a few miles from our main auditorium; you can brave the back roads on your own, or on Wednesday night you can catch the bus that will leave from the church parking lot at 6:40 PM. If you would like more information about our camp, click here, or you may contact the church office at 863-422-2037. Stay tuned to our Church Site to know when pictures and more are added from our great summer revival out at Camp Glory.
The April edition of our college magazine is now available online! You can download your own copy of the Anchor by visiting our media page. There you can read these great articles:
Conversion or Deception? by Dr. Mickey Carter (Dr. Carter’s answer to a letter sent to him by Jack Schaap)
The Plummet at the Summit: by Gail Riplinger (Excerpts from the 490 Slides to the Plummet form the Summit)
Inspired or Expired? by Dr. Mickey Carter (Answering the question, is our Bible inspired)
In the Anchor you will also be able to keep up to date with the latest news from the Landmark Baptist College. We encourage you to download a personal copy of the Anchor as soon as possible.
We are pleased to announce that the Landmark Baptist Church Podcast is now ready to go. iPod users and iTunes fans around the world rejoice! If you would like to subscribe to our podcast – you have a few options. You may subscribe to All Podcasts, which includes every message preached at Landmark Baptist Church. If you would prefer to only receive messages preached by Dr. Mickey Carter, or by Pastor Steven Carter; that is available as well. We also have a Podcast for messages preached by Special Speakers that visit us here at Landmark from time to time. More information about our new Podcasts, including the exact link information, and how you can receive them can be found here.
Without a doubt, Restorathon, our radio stations equivalent to a sharathon or pledge drive, is the most important event of the year for Gospel 90.3 FM and Gospel903.com. In that three-day time period, the station will endeavor to restore the annual budget so that they may continue to broadcast the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ locally and around the world. The cause and need is great, but our God is greater! Please tune in and pray for Restorathon 2010, this February 25th – 27th. We encourage you to visit our radio stations website if you are not already familiar with it; while there you can learn more about Restorathon 2010.
God truly blessed this years Anniversary Sunday. To God’s glory we were privileged to have 3755 in total attendance. There were 1248 riders that came in on our buses to join us for the big bus party out on the football field. The greatest blessing was that their were 408 professions of faith – Praise the LORD! We have posted some new pictures from the big day, as well as a video highlighting the special service and its activities. Both of these can be found by going to our media page. We encourage you to take a look!
The last Sunday of this month, January 31st, Landmark Baptist Church will celebrate the beginning of my parents’ 40th year of ministry in Haines City. My father and mother came to this town in December of 1970. My father’s first Sunday as pastor, there were 37 people in attendance. Last year on Anniversary Sunday, there were 4,142 in attendance.
Someone recently asked me how a pastor could stay in one place for so long. I answered by saying that I did not know, but that, by the grace of God, my parents have helped people and dealt with them honestly. The Bible says that you reap what you sow, and the harvest that God has given my parents is a testimony to this truth. My dad is not perfect, yet after almost 40 years, he has nothing to run from or skip town over.
In I Thessalonians 2:1, Paul says to the Christians in that church, “For yourselves, brethren, know our entrance in unto you, that it was not in vain:” By the Grace of God, my parents have a testimony of ministry that brings glory to the Lord Jesus Christ. I would like to ask all of our members and friends to join us as we celebrate my parents’ 39th anniversary this Sunday at Landmark Baptist Church in Haines City.
Pastor Steven Carter
Coming January 17th -20th is our annual Revival Fires Conference. Speaking at this year’s conference will be Dennis Corle, Jeff Fugate, Sam Gipp, Lonnie Mattingly, Brian McBride, Glenn Riggs, Rick Sowell, and Ron Westmorland. We will also be having special music provided by the McBride and Pitt families.
Services will be held Sunday-Wednesday at 7 PM, and also Tuesday-Wednesday at 9:30 AM. A Continental breakfast and lunch will be served on Tuesday and Wednesday. We invite you to come join us here at the church, or take part in the services live online.