Little Rock Baptist Church: 13th Annual Observance of The Golden Voice Choir

Subjects: Music
Description: A program that includes a history of the choir, its members, and a message from the choir's president.
Date: August 22, 1976
Format: Image/jpg
Original Format: Special Event Program
Language: English
Rights Management: Little Rock Baptist Church:
Contributing Institution: Array
Relation: Little Rock Baptist Church
Contributor: Icee Griffin
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Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands.
Serve the Lord with gladness. come
before his presence with singing.
Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is
he that hat made us, and not
we ourselves; we are his people,
and the sheep of his pasture.
Enter into his gates with thanksgiving,
and into his courts with praise: be thank-
ful unto him and bless his name.
For the LORD is good; his mercy is ever-
lasting; and his truth endureth to all generations

Psalm 100


The Golden Voice Choir was organized on August 5, 1963. Mrs. Flarzell Boatwright is founder and served as first president. The other officers were

Mr. James Morris - Vice President
Mrs. Rovenia Dwyer - Secretary
Mrs. Leola Smith - Corresponding Secretary
Mrs. Thompson - Treasurer
Mrs. Lillian Landrum - Assistant Treasurer
Mrs. Ida Williams - Financial Secretary
Mrs. Ester Bush - Chaplain
Mrs. Vera Hammond - Critic

It was through the untiring efforts of these officers and the faithful members which helped to establish the strong foundation to make this choir what it is today. Although there has been other officers and members since its conception who have served and made contributions, there is still work to be done.

We hope that in years to come there will be others who will strengthen the foundation, for truly there is always a need for willing workers in God's Vineyard. As on Hymologist said:

"Hark the voice of Jesus calling,
Who will go and work today,
Fields are white and harvest waiting,
Who will bear the sheaves away.
Earnestly, the Master calleth,
Rich regards He offer free,
Who will answer, gladly saying,
Here am I, Oh Lord send me.

Let none hear you idly saying,
There is nothing I can do,
While the souls of men are dying,
And the Master calls for you.
Take the task He gives you gladly.
Let His work your pleasure be,
Answer quickly, when He calleth.
Here an I, Oh Lord send me."

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It was the Grace of God which enabled these faithful few to accept that Christian Challenge and continue the work of the Lord.

As a result of the continued faithfulness, the choir has grown considerably in number and we thank God for the addition of the new members.

Today, as we look upon and listen to this great choir, we can say with conviction that God has certainly smiled on them.


Candis Allen
Wanda Baker
Sheila Bellamy
Ada Bracey
Ester Bush
Carlotta Crumpton
Francine Dent
Charlene Edwards
Eva Hariston
Phyllis Holley
Ann Johnson
Grace King
Minnie Porties
Ernestine Porties
Cornelia Marshall
Beverly Williams

Rev. Melvin Porties
Harry Lee
Isaiah Matlock
Hardy Easton, Jr.
Larry Buford
Arthur clark
Ananias Holland
Ronald Porties
Ricky Robinson
Tony Pace

Flarzell Boatwright
Debra Buford
Les Venita Fuller
Golria Hall
Mattie Harrell
Pamela Hill
Lynda Jefferies
JoAnn Jones
Emma Stone
Linda Little
Anita Porties
Debra Porties
Maggie Stallworth
Jill Staples
Karen Willams
Parris Worthy
Laura Harris
Patricia Bentley
Rosie Steele
Barbara Edwards

Willie Matthews

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Words from the President

As we gather here this afternoon for the sole purpose of worship and fellowship in the name of Jesus Christ, Our Lord and Saviour, I would like to take the opportunity to extend to you on behalf of the entire membership of the Golden Voice Choir of The Little Rock Baptist Church a hearty THANKS for coming out to help us proclaim to all of those persons within the sound of our voice that CHRIST LIVES IN ALL OF OUR HEARTS TODAY, TOMORROW, & FOREVER.

After the program is concluded, and after the benediction has been rendered we the GOLDEN VOICE CHOIR CHALLENGE YOU AS A CHRISTIAN to go out into that troublesome world beyond these walls and spread the word that GOD IS REAL.

Rev. Melvin L. Porties, President
Golden Voice Choir