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Why Deacons?

Each year First Baptist Church elects twelve men to serve as deacons for a two year period. These twelve men join the previous twelve elected to make up the deacon body of First Baptist Church. At FBC deacons have the responsibility to jealousy guard the unity of the church and lead it to health. Deacons…

Deacon Election

Each year First Baptist Church elects twelve deacons to serve a two year term. The deacons are called by the church to help in pastoral ministry and to model consistent Christian living before the congregation. Pastors (also known as elders and bishops) and deacons are the two scriptural offices in the church. Therefore, those who…

Answering God’s Call: New Series Begins October 8th & 9th

What is the most important principle for Christian growth and sanctification? In order to grow, you must begin to serve. The second principle is similar. The one who teaches is the one who learns. This only makes sense. Serving means that you give what you have received. Most people simply don’t receive until they begin…

Making Your Days Count

Moses described the brevity and difficulty of life and asked God to teach us to number our days aright that we may gain a heart of wisdom (Psalm 90:12). Moses’ request shows us that we truly need God to guide our thoughts and to direct our paths. When left to our own thoughts we tend…

Transfromational Church!

I hope that you have seen the words and heard about the Transformational Church survey. Transformational Church is simply an attempt to make First Baptist Church as effective as possible. We want you to experience the power of God in your life. We ultimately want to touch the whole community with the transforming power of…

Got A Bucket List?

What do you have on your Bucket List? You know, the things you want to do before you “kick the bucket.” Last week, I received an email from a woman who talked about her bucket list. Last spring, we had another woman attend one of our worship services who had a visit to our church…

I Want to Offer You a Challenge

I truly believe that to live in Christ is not only good for the future, but it is also good right now. In Christ, we experience the blessings of God, including the fruit of the Holy Spirit—love, peace, and joy (Galatians 5:22-23). When we live for Christ, we give ourselves the opportunity to live the…

We’re Going to the Holy Land

Martha and I are hosting a trip to Israel April 24-May 4, 2012. We invite you to consider joining us as we experience the trip of a lifetime. I have traveled to the land of Israel four times prior to this trip. Each trip has been a wonderful experience to see firsthand the land of…

Outdoor Baptism Postponed Until Sept. 11th @ 2:30pm

We have some good news and bad news. First the bad news, our outdoor baptism has been postponed for this Sunday, September 4th. The good news, you have a few more days to register for baptism. Our outdoor baptism has been rescheduled for next Sunday afternoon, September 11th, at 2:30. If you are being baptized…

This Has Been An Exciting August

August is always interesting at First Baptist Church. This August has been especially so. Here are some of the blessings that we have experienced. We have seen many new people connect with our church and with the Lord. FBC exists “to help people know and accept Jesus Christ and through Him to experience life-changing relationships.”…