Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Franklin Community Thanksgiving Service

The video below is from the annual Franklin Community Thanksgiving Service held at First Baptist on the 24th and sponsored by the Franklin Christian Ministerium.  The format of the service was to praise God in prayer for the attributes of God as outlined in the fruit of the Spirit from Galatians 5:22, followed by five mini-sermons from Psalm 118:1, "Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever."  Interspersed with the prayer and preaching is congregational singing.  Much thanks to all who participated, including ten other local pastors.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Fourth Annual Victorian Christmas Concert, December 19th

Fourth Annual Victorian Christmas Concert
 Saturday, December 19th at 7 PM
First Baptist Church of Franklin

1041 Liberty St.
Featuring vocalists Kevin Downey & Brianna (Steves) Erdman.  Special guests include Dennis Geib, Nicholas Nasibyan, and Franklin's very own rising star, Tyler Carson, as they combine to deliver a full concert of Christmas show-stoppers. 
This is a free concert, with donation proceeds to benefit Mustard Seed Missions of Venango County.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Message from Missionaries Steve and Melinda Moffit

Recently retired missionaries Steve and Melinda Moffit spoke at our annual fall meeting about the lessons learned during twenty-one years of service in Nairobi, Kenya with African Inland Mission's AIR division.  Steve and Melinda provided logistical support for missionaries working in the field.  First Baptist Church is proud of their service for the Gospel, and grateful for the sacrifices they made on the behalf of the Church to help spread the Gospel's message of salvation to all peoples.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Baptism at First Baptist

On Sunday we welcomed a new young person into the church through the ordinance of Baptism.  Ruthie Rangle made her public profession of faith and was baptized and accepted into membership.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

First Baptist has three graduates

My apologies for not getting these pictures off my iphone sooner, but this past June we had three graduates from the church.  Jeff and Jennifer Lewis, and Victoria Stachelrodt.  We're proud of you guys!

In back LtoR: Jennifer, Jeff Jr. Amanda, Sandy Lewis
In front: Jeff Sr. Lewis

Randy, Victoria, and Pennie Stachelrodt

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Seven baptisms, thirteen total new members, Hallelujah

This past Sunday, First Baptist was blessed with the addition of thirteen new members to our congregation, seven of them through the waters of baptism.  It will be a day long remembered among our church family as these new pieces of the body of Christ grow and mature into tomorrow's pillars and leaders.  God has been good to us, as the pastor of this church, I'm proud to be tell people that I meet that the church that I am the pastor of is the First Baptist Church of Franklin.

Those who were baptized in order, were: Shelly Burchanowski, Parke Haskins, Rylan Haskins, Evan Wolfgong, Alyssa Paden, Abbie Seely, and Josie Seely.

To watch the baptism video, click on the link below:

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

This is a free concert, no tickets necessary, with a love offering taken to help the artists defray their expenses.  For directions to the church, please click on the Guest Information tab at the top of the website.  Temple Veil is a contemporary Christian duo, to hear a sample of their music, visit their website:

Monday, June 1, 2015

The LORD is my shepherd, all of my days.

Jo Beach has been a member of First Baptist for over 80 years, now in her 96th year, she is holding First Baptist's newest addition, Pastor Powell's daughter, Clara Marie, born this past April.