LoveLoud making joyful noise in eastern Kentucky

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PIKEVILLE, Ky. (KT) - For the fifth year, members of Pike Association of Southern Baptist churches from throughout the county will fan out to perform acts of service and spread the gospel with the LoveLoud project.


Jason Lowe, with the Pike Association of Southern Baptists, said Friday that seven teams of volunteers are planning to begin Monday fanning out across the community to perform works of service and kindness.


Included in the group’s agenda are free car washes, work projects at individuals’ residences, such as roof repairs and wheelchair ramp construction and a block party to be held Friday in the Pikeville City Park.


Lowe said a large number of the volunteers will be dedicated to the construction projects, with three teams dedicated to that.


Since the event’s inception, Lowe said, the group has conducted dozens of the construction projects.


“We have done over 50 construction projects total,” he said.


Free car washes will be performed at First Baptist Church in Pikeville Monday through Thursday, at Immanuel Baptist Church on Friday and at the Belfry Fire Department Tuesday and Friday.


The car washes, he said, have traditionally drawn large numbers of people.


“We’ve probably washed about 2,500 cars,” he said of the event’s past four years.


The group will also be holding free yard sales throughout the county — Monday at Calvary Baptist, Tuesday at McVeigh Baptist, Wednesday at Creekside Church, Thursday at Meta Baptist and Friday at Immanuel Baptist.


All of the projects, Lowe said, are intended to point people to Jesus.


“We have 800 Bibles and 1,500 gospel tracts to hand out,” Lowe said, adding that each person who is served during LoveLoud will also receive more information through which the gospel can be communicated further.


Services starting Sunday night include preachers from throughout the association.


Sunday: Jason Johnson, Creekside Church


Monday: Bill Staggs, Meta Baptist Church


Tuesday: Aaron Butler, Elkhorn City Baptist Church


Wednesday: Kevin Mullins, Marrowbone Baptist Church


Thursday: Mike Sanders, Immanuel Baptist Church


Friday: Richard Greene, Freeda Harris Baptist Center


Services begin nightly at 6:30 at Grace Baptist Church.


For more information, visit, LoveLoudPike on Facebook.

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