Pastor Search Continues! Our Pastor Search Team is working in earnest to find God’s man to be our next pastor. Dale Emerson, Team Leader, along with Doug Phillips, Evelyn George, Dan Hartman and Chris McVay are meeting regularly and prayerfully processing applications that have come in through the website. Be sure to remember to pray for them as they serve our Lord and the church in this important endeavor.

Pray too, for the Building Team as they have begun the countdown to a new first-phase facility at our new location on West Washington Street at Bradfordton Road. Evan Lloyd Associates, the architectural team for this project, has been refining the floor plan and it is nearing adoption by O’Shea Builders and our Building Team. A Groundbreaking Ceremony has been scheduled for October 6th at 2PM of this year. We anticipate completion of the new building by mid-year of 2020.

Welcome our new interim. Van Kicklighter is serving as our new interim for the next 6 months or until we call a new pastor. He has served for eight years as an Associate Executive Director for Illinois Baptists in the area of church planting. Van has a D.Min. degree in Missions Strategies from Southern Seminary and has served as Interim Pastor for several congregations, notably, the Bethel Baptist Church in Vandalia where Bro. Mike’s parents were blessed by his ministry for nearly a year. Van and Robin, his wife, have four married children and are anticipating their first grandchild in July.

Be sure to sync your calendars with these church events…

March – 3-10 Week of Prayer for North American Missions
March 7, 14, 21 &28 Home Bible Study:
Entrusted by Beth Moore, 6:30 PM
Contact: Michelle Hartman
March 9 Magic 1-2-3 Disciplining with Dignity, 9:00AM
Rosann (Emerson) Fox, Leader
April – 13 Design 1.2.3. (Mentor/ Mentee Training)
Mike Keppler, Commitment Team Leader
July – 15-18 Kids Bible Club (VBS), 6:00 PM
Location: 225 N. Grand Av. E.