A revival is being held at Southside Baptist Church, 1100 Asa Lee, starting today, Sunday, Sept. 13, and running through Wednesday, Sept. 16.
Ricky Crouch, pastor at Corinth, will be delivering God’s message and leading music praise and worship. Crouch was born in Pampa Texas, but was raised most of his life living in Southwest Oklahoma in the Elmer and Hess Communities. He graduated in 1975 from Southside High School.
He married his high school sweetheart, Glenda Landers in 1977 at Southside Baptist Church. They have four children, Tephanie Carmen and her husband Drew of Altus, Tabitha Warren and her husband Erik of Hobart, Tatum Crouch of the home who is a senior at Duke High School, and Karisma Sears who lives in Altus and attends WOSC. Ricky and Glenda have three grandchildren, Trenton and Jaylee Carman, and Amalyn Warren who also has a little brother or sister on the way.
Ricky worked for Jackson County for 33 years, 18 of those years as County Commissioner for District 2. After retiring he was blessed to go into The Ministry of the Gospel fulltime.
He is excited to be able to come and be in revival at Southside Baptist Church, where his ministry began. He was ordained a Deacon in 1993 at Southside Baptist. In 1998 Southside Baptist called him to be the Bi-Vocational Youth Minister of the church.
In 1999 Duke Fist Baptist called Ricky to be the Bi-Vocational Youth & Music Minister. In 2001 he was licensed and ordained as a Minister of The Gospel at Duke First. He continued to serve at Duke until 2006.
In 2006, Corinth Baptist of Eldorado/Gould called Ricky to be the Music & Youth Pastor, were he served in that position until 2012. In September 2012 Corinth Baptist Church called him as their full time Pastor and where he is still serving today.
“I am so excited to be back at Southside this week,” said Ricky, “to have the opportunity to share with you in music, and to share Gods Word, where he began a work in me. I would like to invite everyone out to worship with us. I’m looking forward to seeing friends I haven’t seen in a while, and also making new friends, and most of all excited about what God is going to do.”
Service times are 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Sunday; 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. Wednesday will be a special time for kids as at 6 p.m. hot dogs will be served. A youth fellowship will follow the service. Everyone is invited to join the fellowship and revival of God’s desire for you.