Bro. Larry Carter will be with us Sunday morning, March 4th, 2018 at 10am!

  Bro. Larry Carter

Larry started playing guitar at age 6. Growing up in a musical family and singing in a trio with his sister and mother on a local radio broadcast and in churches thru his childhood fueled his love for music and the guitar.  

  After high school while in the US Army larry began to perform in nite clubs and after the military became a full time musician.  He battled addictions for several years until 1988 when he returned to his roots and re-established his relationship with God.

In early 1989 larry joined the McGruders and spent 4 years on the road with them touring and recording "Come Fly With The McGruders" Leaving the McGruders in Oct of 1992 Larry embarked on a solo ministry and is nearing 20 years of ministry across the US and Canada.  He has also played guitar on hundreds of CD releases Including CLC and has guitar credits with John Schlitt and Bob Carlisle and Greg Volz.  Larry is the songwriter of several know songs including  Sunday School Girl, When I Found Jesus I Lost The Blues and has songs recorded by Ivan Parker, Tim Spell, Karen Harding, Greg McCool and other artists.

Larry has been married to Debra Carter since 1982 and has 2 daughters and 2 granddaughters and a grandson.

                                                                  www.larrycarter.com

Bro. Larry Carter will be with us Sunday morning, March 4th, 2018 at 10am!

  Bro. Larry Carter

Larry started playing guitar at age 6. Growing up in a musical family and singing in a trio with his sister and mother on a local radio broadcast and in churches thru his childhood fueled his love for music and the guitar.  

  After high school while in the US Army larry began to perform in nite clubs and after the military became a full time musician.  He battled addictions for several years until 1988 when he returned to his roots and re-established his relationship with God.

In early 1989 larry joined the McGruders and spent 4 years on the road with them touring and recording "Come Fly With The McGruders" Leaving the McGruders in Oct of 1992 Larry embarked on a solo ministry and is nearing 20 years of ministry across the US and Canada.  He has also played guitar on hundreds of CD releases Including CLC and has guitar credits with John Schlitt and Bob Carlisle and Greg Volz.  Larry is the songwriter of several know songs including  Sunday School Girl, When I Found Jesus I Lost The Blues and has songs recorded by Ivan Parker, Tim Spell, Karen Harding, Greg McCool and other artists.

Larry has been married to Debra Carter since 1982 and has 2 daughters and 2 granddaughters and a grandson.

                                                                  www.larrycarter.com

Church Call List

If you haven't signed up yet to be added to our church call system so you can recieve important announcements and messages from Pastor Parrish, you can do so now.  There will be a sign up sheet on table in the foyer of the church or you can see Bro. Michael Bright. Now you can also text your phone number to 731-614-4035. He will gladly add you to the list.

Honoring Bro. Glen Powers for church attendance!

TPCD is honoring a special person for not missing one church service since he began coming over 3 years ago. He has attended 316 services and still counting. His goal was to make it 316 services to the bible scripture John 3:16 but he doesn't want to stop there. He wants to keep coming to every service he can. He wants to thank the Lord for allowing him to be able to make all the services. Also he serves as an usher as well. We love Bro. Glen. Thank you for your faithfulness and dedication to church.  May God bless you!

Bro. Glen PowersPlaque given in honor for perfect church attendance since he joined church over 3 years ago!

Tina Blackwell - Testimony

This testimony was written by Tina Blackwell on February 23, 2010.

"I would like to thank God for leading me to this amazing church. There was so many people that was always inviting us to this church but after I would always say to Jimmy Don that I was good. But I wasn't. Sis. Angie Reeves is my soul winner. There is something about her sweet spirit that has inspired me. She is one of the most sincere people I have ever met. Years ago my life was so out of control and I truly believe God sent an angel to save me, my husband Jimmy Don. From the moment I met him, he turned my life around and it only keeps getting better with God in our lives. I have tried going to church many times and when I began to feel something I ran. It was the easy way out for me it seemed. Jimmy Don said he has noticed that something was going on with me but just didn't know what. I was missing God in my life and needed him so bad. On a Wednesday, I was really feeling the need to go to church so I finally listened to the need and went. And ever since that night, I was feelling hunger for more. I couldn't hardly wait for Sunday to get back to church. On Sunday morning, Bro. Ronnie gave a message about NOW. I sat on that back pew wanting so bad to go to that alter but I couldn't pull myself to go. Sis. Karen knew that was the perfect opportunity to ask me to let them teach us a home Bible study. I immediately said ok and we set it up for Friday. I came back to service Sunday night. After Church I was feeling God all over me and couldn't sleep. I started talking to Seth Parrish on the computer about how I was feeling. He said he thought Friday was too long for me to wait for the Bible study and needed it NOW! I knew that he was right. So the next morning I woke up, that feeling was still there. I called Jimmy Don and Bro. Nelson Reeves Jr. and told them what I was feeling and needed that Bible study as soon as possible. I got a call back from Bro. Nelson and we was doing it that night. Before the Bible study began I thought I was saved when I was 14 and thought as long as I lived right and was a good person I was fine. This was a life changing Bible study. It showed me the TRUTH and that I was LOST. That is a horrible feeling knowing you are LOST and never want to know that feeling again. I knew then I was going to do whatever the Lord needing me to do to get my life right with him. So praying was a new thing for me. It was so easy to get caught up in everyday life and not remember him. To ever stop and pray to him. And at my lowest point in life, he never left me. Bro. Nelson told me I needed to get alone somewhere even if it meant going to sit in the car outside and talking to God just as I would him. So that's just what I did. I went to the car I repented and cried out to him like never before. I bet I repented for 6 hours with a pounding headache but was not giving up until I felt that I had truly repented. The next day, Sis. Jessie called to check on me. I was telling her that I had felt that I truly repented and she said "You want to get Baptized today, I have the baptistry ready" ? I wanted to call Jimmy Don and see if he wanted to be baptized with me Tuesday instead of Wednesday as he planned. I told him I felt this was the next step I needed to take. So we went and was baptized in Jesus name that evening. I felt so cleansed. I continued to pray all through out the day and night but was still so nervous praising him out loud in front of everyone. Sunday morning after church during fellowship before Sis. Karen left she said I want you to come sit on the 2nd row with me tonight. I really thought nothing else of it. Sunday night when she came in there I sat on the back row as usual. Sis. Karen came in and said "This is not the 2nd row" and I said "Ok I will come with you but I cant tell you I am going to the alter. She said it was ok to come on. So I did. Bro. Ronnie called for everyone to come to the front and scared me didn't move. Bro. Nelson came to me and I looked at him and said I am close enough. So he began to pray with me. Sis. Angie then came to hug me and I knew it was time. My heart felt as if it was going to explode from my chest. I prayed to God that he would help me to overcome the fear of praising him out loud in front of everyone. For everyone that knows how timid I am, this was a struggle for me. So I just closed my eyes and took myself to another place and began praising him aloud in front of everyone not caring who was around me. I was not giving up and was praying that everyone praying with me didn't leave me until I was satisfied. And they didn't. I never knew who was around me but I wanted it so bad I didn't care. I want to thank everyone that prayed with me and thank you Jesus for filling me with the Holy Ghost. I was amazed to see the love and support of this church when I opened my eyes. God is so real and he can change you regardless of the circumstances in your life. He gave me such peace and I want to continue to grow in the Lord. I see everything about life in a whole new light now. It is a promise that I will be a soul winner in 2010. Praise you Jesus!"

Michael Bright - Testimony

This testimony was written by Michael Bright on January 25, 2010.

"I would like to tell you about an answered prayer that I had just last year from a good friend of mine by the name of Glen Powers. This is part of a soul winning story from him. There was a time in my life that I didn't put God first in my life. I knew I needed direction. I just prayed a few times for God to lead me to a good church where I can put first things first.... GOD! I prayed maybe a friend, a co worker or even a stranger would invite me to their church. That will be a sign where I need to be. Then one day Glen approached me and invited me to church. There was a friend day there at The Pentecostal Church of Darden that following Sunday. So I accepted and attended church there that day. I knew several of the members there. It was so good to see them there. As the church services begin I felt God's presence there that day. I was touched by his spirit. They have an awesome choir and a passionate pastor. He truly is a man of God. That day when I got home I told my wife that I had a good time there that day. I like to go back again soon. Short while later I was invited to have a bible study. We had it at Pastor Ronnie's house. My friend Glen set it up. I really looked forward having it. The bible study was from Into His Marvelous Light. The bible study I will never forget. I encourage anyone who is searching for the true plan of salvation should really have this study. God revealed to me during the study so many things. I never seen the scriptures really open up to me like that. I found out the true plan of salvation. I knew what I needed to do. I began to pray and suddenly I was filled with the Holy Ghost. I spoke in toungues. I never felt so good in my life until that night. Its a wonderful experience. Then shortly afterwards I was baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of my sins. Praise the Lord!! I had my wife Stacy to have the same bible study that I had and she saw the true plan of salvation so she baptized as well in Jesus name as it is written in the Book of Acts. My friend Glen was there with me every step of the way. I thank God for the friends that I have especially Glen. I believe the Lord had his hands on Glen's heart to get to me. I am a new person in Jesus now. I am so hungry for his word. I want to be in church everytime the doors are open. I need the Lord at all times. I want to be so much a part of the church. The church is filled with so many beautiful, caring people there. I will continually to pray for the church and the wonderful pastor there. I can go on and on about this. If anyone like to talk more about what God has done for me I would love to talk to you about this. I thank you Jesus for bringing me back to you! I want to give him so much praise. You are an awesome God. Hallelujah! Hallelujah! I love you Jesus!! Thank you Bro. Ronnie and Sis. Karen for everything. If I can do anything for you just let me know. Again I give so much thanks to the Lord. Praise you Jesus! I love you Jesus!"