Clovis church helps families with debt problems

Darrell Todd Maurina When Pastor Doug Brooks of Parkland Baptist Church in Clovis thinks of debt, danger comes to mind. “Certainly finances are among the biggest needs that young families face today,” Brooks said. “Credit is easily obtained, good or bad, and it usually puts people in a position where they spend more money than […]

Local pastor to head state convention

Darrel Todd Maurina By Darrell Todd Maurina Freedom Newspapers Darrell_Maurina@link.freedom.com The pastor of one of Portales’ largest churches recently added to his list of responsibilities. On Oct. 29, the Rev. Philip Fike, pastor of First Baptist Church of Portales, became the first vice president of the Baptist Convention of New Mexico. The role makes him […]

Gay bishop causes controversy

Darrell Todd Maurina Sunday’s consecration of Gene Robinson of New Hampshire as the first openly gay bishop in the Episcopal Church has led to protests from many in the denomination. The Rev. John Rollinson, pastor of Clovis’ St. James Episcopal Church and three mission churches in nearby cities, counts himself among the dissenters. “It was […]