Saturday, April 25, 2009


On Mar. 24, 1977 our oldest son, Matthew was born at this hospital. On Aug. 24, 1979, our youngest son, Aaron was born at this same hospital. After being away from the Beckley, West Virginia area for 28 years, Pastor Wes Rigdon of the Lester Baptist Church, Lester, WV invited us to come back for me to speak at their church's Anniversary Revival. Please pray for this 4 night meeting at the same church Coletta and I served in from 1978 to 1981. I am typing this at the Econo Lodge Motel, on Harper Road in Beckley, just about 5 blocks West of the Raleigh General Hospital where we took these two pictures today. It is a special time for us to come back where Coletta and I started our first year in marriage, ministry, and where our two special "Burns Boys" were born. What a blessing!

That's Something to Think About!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Fireproof at Liberty Baptist - Van Wert

On Sunday, April 19, Liberty Baptist Church, located at 501 E. Third St. (the former Horace Mann school building) in Van Wert, would like to invite everyone to a free public showing of the much talked about movie Fireproof.

Starring Kirk Cameron and Erin Bethea, Fireproof is the story of a professional firefighter that is an expert at pulling strangers from burning buildings, but who struggles to save his marriage.

Show time is 6:30 p.m., with free refreshments starting at 5:45 pm. There will be free infant and childcare provided.

For more information, contact Pastor Jim C. Burns at Liberty Baptist Church at 419.238.2273, or access the movie’s website at