The latest news specifically for American Baptist Churches of Ohio.

Mission Encounters

The ABC/Ohio Mission Encounters took place for two special days this summer.  The first Mission Encounter was held on July 11, 2009 at the Tabernacle Baptist Church in Chillicothe.  Rev. Walt White, an American Baptist International Ministries Global Consultant was the guest speaker.  He gave details of his experiences traveling around the world and consulting with church leaders as they reach-out to those in their communities who do not know Jesus. He is an excellent resource for American Baptist congregations who wish to understand Islam and some of the forces shaping world events today.  Recently Walt has been in Australia, Turkey, Singapore and other countries sharing with church leaders.

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Board of Regional Ministries for 2009

It was a great opportunity for the representatives around the state to meet members of the Board of Regional Ministries for 2009.  On October 16, 2008 at the 183rd Annual Gathering, several of the new members of the Board were presented to those gathered in the Ballroom at the Crowne Plaza in Columbus.

Those present who were elected to the Board of Regional Ministries for 2009 - Rev. Matt Thomas, First Baptist Warren, At-Large member; Rev. Gary Boggs, First Baptist Tipp City, Treasurer; Beverly Keyse, First Baptist Painesville, Secretary; Rev. Patty Bilyeu, First Baptist Marietta, President; Rev. Joe Seese, First Baptist Zanesville, At-Large member; and at the lectern, Rev. Tim Mohon, Grand Prairie Baptist Church, Past-President.

Rev. Timothy Mohon Receives Past President's Pin

The 183rd Annual Gathering featured a variety of events recognizing those who have contributed of their time and talent to ABC-Ohio.

On October 16, 2008, Dr. Larry Swain, Executive Minister, presented the past president's pin to Rev. Timothy Mohon, pastor of the Grand Prairie Baptist Church, who will continue to serve as ABC/Ohio President through the end of December 2008.  Pictured are Dr. Swain, Rev. Mohon and Pamela Mohon, Tim's spouse.

ABC/USA Xtreme Team Members Available

ABC/OHIO was extremely blessed to have members of 2 of our churches serve on this year’s ABC/USA Xtreme Team that went to Thailand on a summer mission trip.

Matt Woods, of First Baptist Church of Massillon (Dr. Roger Alber, Pastor) and Michael Katz, of First Baptist Church of Painesville (Rev. Peter McCurdy) both are ready and willing to come to your church and share of their life-changing experience in Thailand.

For contact information, please contact me. You may also contact each of them through their respective church.

Rise Up and Build Leadership Team Meeting

In a recent meeting the Rise Up & Build Leadership Team from the First Baptist Church of Marietta discusses their current readings and how they apply to their own lives and the life of their congregation.

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