The J.R. Raynor Mass Choir will present a Christmas cantata — "And They Called His Name, Jesus" — at 5 p.m. Dec. 5, at the Greater Pleasant Branch Missionary Baptist Church, 601 Spruce St.

This musical, written by Dr. Lloyd Hervey I, is based on Matthew 1:21a and is a portrayal of the birth, ministry, passion, crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ. 

Guests will include: Moody Chapel AME, Little Rock; St. John Missionary Baptist Church, Little Rock; students of Philander Smith College, Little Rock; Kings Highway Baptist Church, Pine Bluff; Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, Memphis, Tenn.; Fellowship Bible Church, Conway; Trinity Worship Center, Conway; members of Greater Pleasant Branch; and guest director and former member of Greater Pleasant Branch, Lucy Willis-Washington, will present the ministry.

The public is invited to attend. J.R. Raynor is the pastor and Lloyd Hervey is the minister of music. 

For additional information, contact Jermaine Jones at 501-516-5867 or the church office at 501-327-2164.