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Today's Sermon:

2nd Sunday, April 12, 2020

Rev. Jim Holley, Ph.D., D.Min., Senior Pastor

Historic Little Rock Baptist Church

Detroit, Michigan

John 20:16

At Morning Time

Historic Little Rock is working to get a new state of the art church sign. The pillars flanking the sign will match the stones on the church.  This sign will give us the opportunity to share community information.  There is still opportunity for you to dedicate a memorial stone for a loved one, and or display your family name or business name... all will be etched in history in front of the church.

SUMMER COURSE REGISTRATION:  Our Christian Education Ministry invites you to register for our 2023 Summer Education Series!  Classes began in June and run through August.  There are 8 day/evening/Saturday courses available.  All sessions are virtual via Zoom.  Click here to see the catalog and to register. 

CPR & FIRST AID CLASSES:  Unfortunately, life happens to all of us and we all may be put in a situation where your actions could determine if a life is saved or not.   Be prepared!  The Nurses Ministry is making CPR & First Aid classes available.  This session will be held July 8th @ 10am at the Considine Little Rock Family Life Center.  Please see Mother Doris Alton for more information and to sign up or call the office for more information.

GRIEF MINISTRY:  Are you dreading the holidays knowing that things just won't be the same? Historic Little Rock's Grief Support Ministry is sponsoring "Surviving The Holidays".  This event is online Monday, December 12 from 6pm - 8pm. This 2-hour session will help you deal with the many emotions that face us during the holidays and beyond!  For more information and to register click here via the Grief Share site. Sis. Carlotta Allen heads this ministry and is available to answer your questions.


2023 MEMBER REGISTRATION:   Registration is a form of identity as a part of the Historic Little Rock family. Membership helps keep us gathered with the other sheep under the protective leadership of Pastor Colvin.  When you register, you are affirming your connection with the Historic Little Rock Baptist Church.  You are joining a body of believers in unity proclaiming that you will work together that we might fulfill God's mission in the world - to make disciples of all nations (Matt 28:18-20).  Please click here to register todayRegistration closes May 28th!

Many of us are looking for tomorrow... the morning.  Morning Time is a good time that give you a sense of new beginning.  Today will be better than tomorrow.  Tears, sorrow, and heartaches will make you seek a better tomorrow than today.   Morning time is a time of restoration of your joy. 

Mary Magdalene knew the events that took place on Friday.  She was overwhelmed with the sadness that took place at the cross.  She managed to move past Friday and made it to Sunday.  She made it to the tomb to prepare the body of Jesus for burial.  She found the massive stone had been rolled away. It was rolled away not to let Jesus out, but to let believers in!  When they looked ino the grave they saw the winding sheet Jesus was wrapped in, but Jesus was not there.  Mary went looking for death, but she found life!  


  • TECHNOLOGY TRAINING:  Join us Saturday, January 21st @ 10am for our technology training.  Please bring your electronics, smart phones, tablets and laptops. Members and guests can register by texting "techday" to the church’s giving number, 313.631.2900 or you can register by clicking this link.


  • Historic Little Rock will sponsor a grief support group via Zoom each Monday from 6:00-8:00pm beginning 9/19/22  - 12/5/22.   Men sessions are available.  Volunteers are needed to facilitate.  To register and obtain more information on our upcoming sessions,   click here  to go to or see Sis. Carlotta Allen.


  • PREPAREDNESS & PREVENTION CLASSES:  As the climate of the world changes, we want to be abreast of changes in how to effectively respond in situations.  We are offering free classes to anyone who wants to know and be up to date on how to properly handle situations as they arise.  These professional training courses will be held at the church.  The first session, "Defense Tactics", will be  Saturday, October 22nd from 1pm - 5pm.  The second session, "Verbal De Escalation" will be Sat, October 29th from 11am - 3pm.  The classes are open to all however, we urge members of the Deacons, Deaconess, Good Samaritans, Ministerial Staff, Ushers and Greeters to register.  To register, call or email the church office at 313.872.2900 or   There are limited openings so reserve your spot now!


  • HARVEST FEST FEATURING TRUNK OR TREAT:  We invite you to to bring  your young people to Harvest Fest 2022 featuring "Trunk or Treat" Saturday, October 29th from noon until 4pm in the back parking lot.  There will be fun and giveaways in a blessed atmosphere.  If you would like to participate, decorate your car and open your trunk with give aways.  We are accepting candy and monetary donations.  Call the church office for more information. 


  • JOIN THE PREVENTION AND PROTECTION TEAM We are organizing a Prevention and Protection team, who will  ensure the safety and well being of our congregation, members, visitors and grounds.  We want this team to be diverse so those with mental health experience, law enforcement, military, education, medical professionals, youth counsellors, and anyone else who is interested in helping others are welcome. For more information and to sign up, contact Aaron Grimes (email: before October 17 .

  • WATCH/LISTEN TO PASTOR EMERITUS HOLLEY:  You can catch our Pastor Emeritus' network television broadcast on Comcast channel 90, 7 days a week, from 12noon until 1pm.  "Rev. Jim Holley International Ministries" brings information on jobs, missionary work, as well as worship and praise.  Please be sure to tune in.  


  • FAMILY FUN DAY "ROCKFEST":   Historic Little Rock invites you to our annual Family Fun Day!  This day of fun and activities for the entire family will be held THIS Saturday, August 21 at William G. Milliken State Park, Harbor Light Shelter, 1900 Atwater Street, Detroit, 48207.  Volunteers are needed!  Contact the church office for more information.


  • CHRISTIAN EDUCATION SUMMER CATALOGUE:  The Christian Education Ministry thanks you for participating in our Summer education catalogue held during the month of July!  We will be back soon to share how you can enrich yourself by learning more good news about Jesus Christ!


  • 1VOTE IN THE UPCOMING PRIMARY ELECTION:   As followers of Christ we believe in helping and participating in the community we are a part of.  Your vote has power to feed the hungry, provide low-income housing and other rights to many.  This affects our own lives every day. Please step up to the plate and do the necessary thing... cast your vote.  Many have received absentee ballots... fill them out and return them.  If you are voting in person, don't stop until you cast your ballot.  #VotesMatter

  • 0am - Pastor Emeritus Holley's 50th Anniversary Morning Worship with guest speaker Rev. Wayne E. Croft, Pastor of St. Paul's Baptist Church, West Chester, PA. 

  • 6pm - The (sold-out) retirement banquet at the MGM Grand Detroit Ballroom.  Bishop J. Drew Sheard, Presiding Prelate of the Churches of God In Christ, Inc. will be the keynote speaker for the evening. 

Noon Bible Study:  Each Wednesday. This session is on pause for the Summer.  If you want to attend, use  the conference call line at 701-802-5035 Access Code: 668903# and 7pm on HLRBC Facebook page.

WATCH/LISTEN TO PASTOR EMERITUS HOLLEY:  You can catch our Pastor Emeritus' network television broadcast on Comcast channel 90, 7 days a week, from 12noon until 1pm.  "Rev. Jim Holley International Ministries" brings information on jobs, missionary work, as well as worship and praise.  Please be sure to tune in.  



JOIN US FOR 31 DAYS OF PRAYER FOR OUR PASTOR:  During the month of January, we are asking all to join us for 31 Days of Praying For Our Pastor.  There is no greater gift we can give our pastor than to pray for him.  Imagine how the power of God might be released in our church if we all pray faithfully for our pastor.  There are specific scriptures and items for we are corporately praying for.  The prayer card is available here online as well as in the church lobby .

2022 LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE:  Historic Little Rock will sponsor a virtual leadership conference featuring Pastor Lawrence Foster, Calvary Baptist Church.  While the conference if focused on leaders, everyone is welcome.  The conference will be this Saturday, January 29th from 10am - 12noon.   A link to the conference will be provided soon.  If you would like to join by phone use the following numbers:  Phone 312 626-6799  Meeting id:  82035732983   Passcode: 242450.


CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 VACCINES AVAILABLE:   Historic Little Rock has been given 100 slots for members to receive the Moderna vaccine on Friday, March 5, 2021 between 7am and 4:30pm.  The qualifications are that you be +65 or older; a teacher, a firefighter, in law enforcement.  If this these are not your groups and you want the vaccine, call the church.


​NEW YEAR'S PACKAGE:    We are still distributing our "2021 Package".  The package includes: a holiday greeting card from Pastor Holley, a 2021 calendar, and a booklet.  The calendar has monthly affirmations that will help you get through the year.  The booklet is on fasting: what fasting is and how to do it.  We started 2021 right by devoting quality time to prayer and fasting (Click to watch video).  We want the favor of God and every now and then you need to sacrifice with prayer and fasting (Mark 9:29).




HAWAII 2021:  Get ready to take the ultimate dream vacation in the year 2021. You can spend a glorious 7 days and 6 nights on the beautiful island of Oahu. The trip includes air and hotel accommodations, daily breakfast buffet, a luau,  a tour of Pearl Harbor and the chance to enjoy the view of the ocean on one of the most famous and recognized beaches in the world, Waikiki Beach!  This ultimate Hawaiian vacation will take place May 10 - 16, 2021.   If it sounds interesting, see Bro Joseph Welch for more information and to make your reservation.



FORGOTTEN HARVEST:  June's Forgotten Harvest food distribution will take place this Friday, March 22nd.  70 lbs of food will be available for up to 500 families.  Please let other know so that we can be a blessing to those who have food security needs.  The distribution takes place directly across the street from the church.  


1st WEDNESDAY PRAYER COVERING & HEALING SERVICE:  Join us this Wednesday and every first Wednesday for our Prayer Covering and Healing Service here at the Rock.  God has been good to allow us to see the first Wednesday of 2019, let's be found in prayer!  We are thanking Him for what He has done and expecting miracles for 2019!  Service begins at 7pm with prayer, praise, and the Word delivered by our Pastor. This service is for you!



 WEDNESDAY BIBLE STUDY @ NOON AND 7PM:  Join us every Wednesday for bible class at 12:00 noon and 7:00 p.m. During evening bible class, you will obtain the, "Keys to living a double portion life" as promised by God, during the new series taught by our pastor. 

ATTN GRADUATES: Graduation season is upon us and we'd like to recognize your accomplishment. Whether you're graduating from middle school, high school or college, we'd like to help you celebrate!  This is the last Sunday to register with Sis. Nia Boone.

WASHINGTON, D.C. TOUR:  Historic Little Rock is taking a tour to Washington D.C.  While on tour we will visit the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History, the MLK Jr. Memorial; The Supreme Court, and the Bureau of Engraving & Printing.  Reserve your space today for the "Dream Becomes Reality Tour of Washington, D.C.".  For more information and to sign up, see Bro. Joseph Welch.

FORGOTTEN HARVEST:  This month's Forgotten Harvest food distribution will take place this Friday, May 11th and Friday, May 25th, directly across the street from the church.  We will provide 70 pounds of food to 500 families.  Please share this information to those in the community who would benefit from this activity. 

SPRING CLEAN-UP TIME:  It's Spring clean-up time and we're asking that you lend a hand and join the Beautification Team on Saturday, May 19th from 9am - 1pm as we clean the outside grounds of our church.  Bring your lawnmowers, rakes, brooms, gloves and any other equipment and supplies needed and join Sis. Carol White and Bro. Willie Warren as we keep our community clean and viable.   If you need additional information,  Sis. White or Bro. Warren  will be happy to assist you.


CD's & DVD's:  Take video and audio of our services home with you to give you a lift during the week.  CD's and DVD's of our worship services are available each week immediately following service.

DONATIONS:  We offer credit card and debit card as an option for paying your tithes and offering.  Please see a trustee in the Holley Chapel during the tithes and offering period to make your contribution.

1st WEDNESDAY HEALING SERVICE: We invite all to our 1st Wednesday Healing Service.  During this time, we praise God and pray for His continued covering over our lives, our family and our friends. Service begins at 7p.

FORGOTTEN HARVEST:  June's Forgotten Harvest food distribution will take place this Friday, June 9th and Friday, June 23rd.  70lbs of food will be available for up to 500 families.  Please let other know so that we can be a blessing to those who have food security needs.  The distribution takes place directly across the street from the church.  

CABINET MEETING:  The Cabinet will meet this Saturday, June 9th at 10am.  Immediately following, the Board will meet at 11am.

LITTLE ROCK DOMESTIC TRAVEL CLUB:  *  ONLY 7 SEATS LEFT!  *  The Historic Little Rock Domestic Travel club invites you to see the Mount Rushmore National Memorial, August 13th through the 20th, 2020.  Not only will you get to experience this magnificent monument, but you’ll also have an opportunity to visit the Des Moines Botanical Center, the Badlands National Park, Des Moines Botanical Center and the Wildlife Loop Road where you can get a glimpse of a variety of God's creations including bison, elk, and eagles as you travel along the prairie.  Please email Bro. Joseph Welch at for more information.

CREATION MUSEUM - PETERSBURG, KY:   The Deaconess Ministry invites you to travel with them to the Creation Museum and the Ark Encounter Museum in Petersburg, Kentucky, August 7th and the 8th. This will be a memorable experience, exploring God’s Wonders, as you walk through Bible History.  You can see Deaconess Candace Benns or Deaconess Brenda Tait in the Holley Chapel for more information. 

NURSERY MINISTRY AVAILABLE ON SUNDAYS:  Canceled during the social distancing period.  Please be reminded that the nursery ministry is available for children ages 3 to 6 every 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 5th Sunday. Take advantage of this opportunity for your children to learn about God through a curriculum designed specifically for young minds.

Every 2nd and 4th Friday



The Forgotten Harvest & Gleaner's food distribution takes place every 2nd and 4th Friday on the church parking lot.   70 lbs of food will be available for up to 500 families.

This Friday is our last giveaway until January.


Sunday School:  8:45am

Sunday Worship:  10:00am

Every Sunday in the Children's Church



Noon and 7:00pm




Historic Little Rock Baptist Church Presents: The Virtual Voices of Christmas 2020

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