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August, 2013

  • 4 August

    The Penuel Assembly of God

    BY MICHAEL REISIG –   The Penuel Assembly of God Church was organized when a group of people wanted a Pentecostal church of their own, and began a weekly prayer meeting. After much prayer and personal effort, the home mission bought land for the church and Jason and Joyce Smith were appointed by the District to be the first pastors. ...

July, 2013

  • 30 July

    First Christian Church

    By Michael Reisig First Christian Church of Mena is a conservative evangelical organization. Minister Gary Garrett said the church exists to search for and save the lost – to edify the saints and be a conscience for the community. The church began as far back as 1897 but the main building in Mena wasn’t built until 1947. It was designed ...

  • 24 July

    Yocana Baptist Church

    By Michael Reisig Pastor Lynn Chiles and the Yocana Baptist Church preach that Jesus is Lord, and in no other name given under heaven can man can be saved. Pastor Chiles was raised in Northern Louisiana. He found the Lord early on, was preaching by the time he was 18, and ordained at 24, in 1964. Chiles met his wife, ...

  • 17 July

    Cornerstone Pentecostal Church

    By Michael Reisig Pastor Scott Jones and The Cornerstone Pentecostal Church in Mena have been in the business of bringing people to God since 2010. They may be a new church but they practice an old-style faith – straight from The Bible and The Cross. Pastor Jones was born and raised in Mena. He graduated from Acorn High School in ...

June, 2013

  • 21 June

    The Mena First United Methodist Church

    By Michael Reisig – The Mena First United Methodist Church has a rich and long history. Its first meeting place consisted of a sawdust floor and rough-hewn walls and the first meeting took place in 1896. A corner lot on 7th and Church Streets was purchased and a frame church was built that same year. A new church was built ...