50th Anniversary
Trumpet Banquet

On Monday February 4th, 2002 Faith Baptist Church in Laurens South Carolina will host the 50th anniversary Trumpet Banquet. Services will begin at 2:00 PM in the afternoon. A banquet meal will be served between the afternoon and evening services.

Six preachers are lined up to preach: Bob Kelley from Columbia, SC; Jimmie Clark from Lexington, NC; Tommy Holbrooks from Gastonia, NC; Dennis Carter from Spartanburg, SC; Tom Wallace from Murphreesboro, TN; and Phil Kidd from Amory, MS. The Burns Trio from Greenville, South Carolina will be providing special music. We hope you'll make plans to be with us and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Bible Trumpet. We invite everyone to stay for the banquet meal between the afternoon and evening services. Hope to see you then. If you have some sort of display that you would like to set up please come at least thirty minutes before the meeting.

Directions. If you are coming from Greenville, take Hwy 385 South to exit 9. At the bottom of the exit turn right onto Hwy 221. Faith Baptist Church is five and a half miles down on the left. If you need further directions call FBC at 864-984-4277.

South Carolina Baptist Fellowship Elects Officers

New officers for the South Carolina Baptist Fellowship were elected by the fellowship in January as the fellowship meet at the Choice Hills Baptist Church. Bro. Caldwell of the Beacon Baptist Church in Lexington, SC was elected moderator. Bro. Stan Craig of the Choice Hills Baptist Church in Greenville, SC was elected vice-moderator. Bro. Greg Little of the Victory Baptist Church in Gaffney, SC was elected secretary of the fellowship.

The South Carolina Baptist Fellowship for 2002 will be held on the following dates at the following churches: February 4th at the Faith Baptist Church in Laurens, SC, Pastor Steve Mays; March 4th at the Brooklyn Baptist Church in Chesnee, SC, Pastor Charles Garrett; April 1st at the Trinity Baptist Church in Spartanburg, SC, Pastor Dennis Carter; May 6th at the Lighthouse Baptist Church in Ora, SC, Pastor Alvin Wilson; June 3rd at the Pioneer Baptist Church in Newberry, SC, Pastor Bill McDonald; July 1st at the Tabernacle Baptist Church in Greenville, SC, Pastor Melvin Aiken; August 12th, at the Alpine Baptist Church in Columbia, SC, Pastor Earl Green; September 2nd at the Gethsemane Baptist Church in Anderson, SC, Sam Duncan; October 7th at the Choice Hills Baptist Church in Greenville, SC, Pastor Stan Craig; November 4th, at the Victory Baptist Church in Gaffney, SC, Pastor Greg Little; December 2nd at the Bible Baptist Church in Anderson, SC, Pastor Ken Whitt.

Bro. Greg Little, the secretary of the fellowship will maintain the South Carolina Baptist Fellowship web page. You can view that at http://www. psalmll8.org/scbfindex.html. If you have a meeting or event that you would like to have advertised on the web, write Bro. Little at evgl@bellsouth.net.

Good Thoughts

"My grandmother wanted me to have an education so she kept me out of school "

"Often the difference between a successful marriage and a mediocre one consists of leaving about three or four things a day unsaid. "

"A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.. " Sir Winston Churchill

"Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go.

"Blessed is the man, who having nothing to say, abstains from giving wordy evidence of the fact. "

"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle." - Albert Einstein

"He that always gives way to others will end in having no principles of his own. " -- Aesop

"The only thing you take with you when you're gone is what you leave behind. "

News and Announcements

Evangelist Phil Kidd will be preaching Sunday morning and Sunday night at the Faith Baptist Church in Laurens, South Carolina on Sunday, February 3rd, 2002. Services begin at 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM. Call 864-984-4277 for more information or directions.

Evangelist Handly Milby will begin revival meetings at the Brooklyn Baptist Church in Chesnee, South Carolina on Monday, February 25th. Services will begin at 7:30 PM nightly. The meeting will last as long as the Lord leads.

Evangelist Ernest Lundy is looking for a motor home. If you have one or know of one for sale, please call 864-653-0708.


In a previous issue of the Bible Trumpet we ran a story that was circulating through the media concerning Oliver North. That story was inaccurate. In an effort to maintain the integrity of the Trumpet we would like to print the following retraction / clarification from the desk of Oliver North.

From The Desk Of Oliver L. North

Over the course of the last several weeks, I have received several thousand e-mails from every state in the U.S. and 13 foreign countries in which someone purports to have recently viewed a videotape of my sworn testimony before a congressional committee in 1987.

The originator attributes to me certain statements regarding Osama Bin Laden and other matters that are not accurate. Though I would like to claim the gift of prophecy, I don't have it. For the record, here's what I said in that hearing. It was the committee counsel, John Neilds, not a senator who was doing the questioning.

The security system, installed at my home, just before I made a very secret trip to Tehran, cost, according to the committee, $16K, not $60K.

The terrorist who threatened to kill me in 1986, just before that secret trip to Tehran, was not Osama Bin Laden, it was Abu Nidal (who works for the Libyans). I never said I was afraid of anybody. I did say that I would be glad to meet Abu Nidal on equal terms any where in the world but that I was unwilling to have him or his operatives meet my wife and children on his terms.

I did say that the terrorists intercepted by the FBI on the way to my house in Feb. 1987 to kill my wife, children and me were Libyans, dispatched for the people's committee for Libyan students in Mclean, Virginia. And I did say that the federal government had moved my family out of our home to a military base (camp Lejeune, NC) until they could dispatch more than 30 agents to protect my family from those terrorists (because a liberal federal judge had allowed the Lybian assassins to post bond and they fled).

By the way, those federal agents remained at our home until I retired from the Marines and was no longer a "government official." By then, the United States government had spent more than $2 million dollars protecting the North family. The terrorists sent to kill us were never re-apprehended.

Hope this clarifies the report. - Oliver North