The Authors Museum features Bell Shoals Baptist students using their creativity to express what it means to be Christian

Since 2008, Bell Shoals Baptist Academy students have used creative gifts of expression to offer the community their message on what it means to them to be Christian.

      The Authors Museum, as it is called, focuses on a different theme each year. This year, on Friday, February 17 all the students, from the youth in the Early Learning Center to the maturing eighth grade class will share their artistic, written and performance pieces at the Authors Museum: A Light in The Darkness.

     Museum coordinator and teacher, Tammy Perkins explained, “The event reminds people that the Word of God calls them to be a light in a dark world.”

     Not only will attendees enjoy creative performances from the students, they will also be able to participate. Families are encouraged to express their Christianity by making a family tile that will be showcased in the school’s future Writing Garden. 

     Reflection and prayer is encouraged and a room will be available for those interested. 

     “Participants will be given an opportunity to be A Light in the Darkness by donating new and slightly used shoes for the homeless,” said Perkins. “Everyone who makes a donation will be given a card representing a child of the Holocaust.”

 This idea came to Perkins from a writing class she attended, which used the same concept to share pieces to be edited.

       “I grew up in a home where creative writing was an important part of our lives. My fondest memories of my childhood are always centered around my mom and her creativity,” Perkins explained, adding, “This year’s Authors’ Museum has become more than just an opportunity for the students to perform, it has become an opportunity for them to share God’s Word. I see God touching teachers, students, and parents through this year’s theme,   “Being a light in the darkness” and I am excited to see what He is going to do on the night of the performance.”

     The event will take place from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the school on 2102 Bell Shoals Rd. Meals, snacks and dessert will be provided. For more information contact 323- 2157 or visit

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