The mission of First Baptist Church is best represented by the following priorities: a strong, Biblically based, preaching ministry which communicates Christian theology in terms that are relevant to people's lives; a youth ministry which nurtures faith, commitment and discipleship; active programs of pastoral care, visitation, music, and involvement with members of the congregation; a ministry that leads people to make decisions for Christ and encourages their participation in the local church, community, and the world; a program of short-term Christian counseling; and a church environment which nurtures a sense of acceptance, inclusion, and caring. Our facilities are handicapped accessible.
On July 2, 2017, we welcomed a new Pastor, Rev. John Hall and his wife Heidi. He comes to us with 17 years of ministry in previous churches. He states, "My call is to love and care for the people of God. I love theology and there are social issues that just break my heart. But, neither one is of greater importance than the love, care and nurture of the people of God." Heidi and John have 2 grown children. Please help us welcome them to our church family!
Rev. John Hall
Pastor Soup Kitchen
We are still making our meals from the church and are still making sandwiches. We find ourselves reminiscing about the big meals we used to put together at the Salvation Army, but I doubt we will return to that mode until it is safe for the recipients of the meals to come together for the communal meal. We do so miss serving the people and having the interaction, but will continue to do the thing that is safest for everyone.
We have been asked to make sandwiches on the following days. I hope these work for you:
Tuesday, Sept. 20th
Thursday, October 13th (our usual Soup Kitchen Day)
Tuesday, October 18th
Monday, October 31
Join us at 9 am at the church for the
sandwich assembly if you can!