November 2019 Newsletter

 First Baptist Church of Petit Jean

“Come to the Mountain for His Word”

November, 2019


Carroll Ray Satterwhite

Bro. Bill Scroggs 

On October 27th a friend went home to be with The Lord. Carroll had a unique way to add humor and even strangely intellect to whatever conversation he was able to join. His rich deep southern Oklahoma accent almost always had a chuckle underneath his voice and usually not so hidden. Carroll loved to see a joke pulled off by anyone, and more than once he was the instigator.

I loved hearing him come in on breakfast morning, usually between 5:45 and 6:00(am), asking “Bro Bill, what can I do?” He managed to make ‘Bro Bill’ into between 3 and 4 syllables. Carroll was always ready to help and there are different things in the kitchen that he and Nadine noticed we could use and it showed up.

 Carroll and Nadine love kids and wanted to be sure they all would be able to go to camp and when they could, on many occasions, made sure they had spending money while they were there

 Carroll will be missed for his hats and overalls and bits of wit and wisdom. Many gatherings will trigger a ‘Carroll Satterwhite’ said story and remising about something Carroll did.

The best news is this, one day we will join Carroll and I am sure the reunion will include the singing of “Victory in Jesus!” The apostle Paul says it best in 1 Corinthians 15:57, “Thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”

See you soon, Brother Carroll!

We Lift Up In Prayer

Phyllis Adams,  Latrisha Biggerstaff, Linda & Phil Chapman, Cylinda Curtis, Llewellyn Gasaway, Agatha Gasaway, Gwyn Gasaway, Dick George,  Ben Lancaster, Brooklyn Lankford,  Sharon Leon,   Danielle Morgan, George Robinson, Annie Rozivka,  Jay Scroggs, Bro. Bill & Reta Scroggs, Linda Smith, Ann Vance, Loyd Vance, The Family of Carroll Satterwhite, our missionaries, our Military, and The United States of America.

Happy Birthday                     

6  Phyllis Adams                            

15  Greg Gasaway                                

18  E.Kaye Jones

Happy Anniversary                                                                                            

6  Wayne & Phyllis Adams

25  Cecil and E.Kaye Jones


Our mission project for this quarter will be the Lottie Moon Missions.  We will begin working toward our goal of $1600 on November 17th.    

Charlotte Digges “Lottie” Moon was a Southern Baptist missionary to China with the Foreign Mission Board who spent nearly 40 years living and working in China. As a teacher and evangelist, she laid a foundation for traditionally solid support for missions among Southern Baptists, especially through its Woman’s Missionary Union.

 Lottie Moon—the namesake of Southern Baptists’ international missions offering—has become a legend. But in her time, Lottie was anything but an untouchable hero. In fact, she was like today’s missionaries. She labored tirelessly so her people group could know Jesus.



Our collection of food on a table in the Fellowship Hall is growing.  So many of you are faithful to pick up an extra non-perishable item or two at the grocery store to donate to this project of helping those in need.  Our collection is taken to Oppelo First Baptist Church for distribution. Donations can also be given in the form of a check payable to our church or Oppelo First Baptist Church. Keep up the good work!