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LURTON — In a proclamation signed by Newton County Judge, Warren Campbell, Easter Sunday April 21 (2019) has been designated “Lurton Assembly Sunday.” The church is celebrating 75 years of ministry. 

Uncle Dan Hefley, his wife Ollie, and 22 other adults signed a church roll on April 17, 1944, declaring their intent to “set up house-keeping for the Lord,” identifying themselves as First Assembly of God in the Boston Mountains. Although the name has been simplified to Lurton Assembly, their focus has not changed.

The church is still committed to a community and ministry outreach focus. Hundreds of individuals have come to know Christ as their personal Savior and have had a life changing experience as a result of revivals, tent meetings, brush arbors and vacation bible school and other means where the gospel was presented.


District Superintendent of the Arkansas Assemblies of God, Rev. Larry Moore, will be speaking in the special service on Sunday morning. An afternoon meal is planned along with an egg hunt for the children.

A special video presentation will be viewed highlighting the church’s 75 year history.

Pastor Stan Taylor and the congregation extends an invitation to everyone to join them in this celebration.  Service starts at 10 a.m.  The church is located 2 ½ miles north of Lurton, just off state Highway 123, on Herbert Hampton Road. For more information call (870) 294-5260.

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