The latest news specifically for American Baptist Churches of Ohio.

Former ABC Ohio Secretary Goes to be with the Lord

Ruth V. Sinsabaugh passed away Friday, June 16th, after a short illness. She was born September 22, 1918 to Sarah (Sadie) Giffen Van Winkle and Charles D. Van Winkle in Eden Township. Ruth grew up on the family farm in Eden Township and attended a one-room school there in her early years. She went on to Utica High School and graduated in 1936. Ruth and her husband Franklin B. Sinsabaugh were married and set up housekeeping in Granville in 1938. After her children finished school she became employed as a secretary at the Ohio Baptist Convention (OBC) in Granville for many years; American Baptist Churches of Ohio in Granville has succeeded the OBC.

She is survived by her son Don F. Sinsabaugh of New York City; granddaughters Elana Sinsabaugh of New York City; and Annie F. Sinsabaugh Pick of Cambridge, MA. Her dearest friend and sister-in-law Carol Van Winkle of St. Louisville also survives her. Preceding her in death were her daughter Verna Jean, husband Franklin Blaine and son Van Frederick. 

Memorial contributions may be made in care of the family at the Central Christian Church in Newark.

Executive Minister Dr. Ernest Jones Receives Award

Our own executive minister of ABC Ohio Dr. Ernest Jones has received the McKee Bible Encouragement Award. This is a presentation to an individual who in the past year has experienced difficulties in their ministry work and/or personal lives. It is given as a form of encouragement and uplifting by fellow McKeeites. It is tradition that an African American Study Bible is given and signed by planning team as a part of the award. The McKee Bible Encouragement Award is one of the William T. McKee Memorial Consultation Awards presented to deserving members. Congratulations to Dr. Jones and we continue to pray for him and his leadership daily!

Emerson and Ivy Wu Speaker Opportunity this September

Emerson and Ivy Wu will be in Ohio this September 2017.

Speaker opportunities with the Wu's are available for our American Baptist Churches of Ohio congregations.

 Please contact Leslie Hoskinson  or 740.587.0804 if you would like to schedule a speaking opportunity with the Wu's.

The Rev. Ivy and Emerson Wu serve as the directors of the Global Chinese Training Ministry.

The Speakers' Spotlight focuses on those speakers who might be of interest to our American Baptist Churches of Ohio congregations. 

2017 National Shine the Light Awarded to Three ABC Ohio Women

Ms. Maria Averhart, Ms. Helen Hawthorne and Ms. Valerie Moore of St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Springfield, Ohio will receive the 2017 Shine the Light Award from American Baptist Women's Ministries. The award is presented to outstanding light-bearers for Christ in mission and ministry. A time of special recognition takes place during Women's Day, on Friday, June 30 2017 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon.

The Shine the Light Award was created in 2011 by the American Baptist Women's Ministries national board with the goal of recognizing Amercan Baptist women who have made outstanding strides in sharing the Gospel.  The  ABWM National Board is pleased to present this  award to Ms. Averhard, Ms. Hawthorne and Ms. Moore who have heeded the call to "let [their] light shine before others, so that [all] may see [their] good works and give glory to [their] Father who is in heaven," (Matthew 5:16). Continue reading to find out more about our ABC Ohio women who will receive this special award...

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2017 Buckeye Mission and Ministry Offering

Since 2009, the "Buckeye Mission and Ministry Offering" (BMMO) has become a significant avenue for churches in the Region to support the ministries of ABC/Ohio. BMMO helps make it possible for ABC/Ohio to serve your church.  DOWNLOAD  A BULLETIN INSERT FOR YOUR CHURCH HERE.

The American Baptist Churches of Ohio, or ABC/Ohio) is a fellowship of American Baptist Congregations.  Our vision is to help congregations “Rise up and build healthy churches that impact the world for Christ."

We are making a difference!

-Pastors are being encouraged and equipped in ministry.  
-Churches are being assisted in calling new pastors.
-Regional Staff are consulting with churches to improve ministry health.
-Resources are being provided to strengthen ministries
-gatherings are equipping churches for ministry.

The Buckeye Mission and Ministry Offering helps make it possible for ABC/Ohio to serve your church.  100% of your offering will go to this purpose. The offering benefits many ministries including  Leadership Academy, Ordination, Local Church Ministry Grants, Ministry Gatherings and the ABC/Ohio Regional Ministry Team.

Get Connected – and Give!

BMMO gifts help develop, coach, and assist servant leaders.  Provides new ministry resources for local churches, and helps provide quality ministry gatherings to challenge and grow healthy churches.

Each of the ABC/Ohio’s Congregations is called to join in ministry opportunities.

Please consider giving to the BMMO in 2017  to reach our goal of $50,000. This is one way your church can partner with ABC/Ohio to fulfill God’s mission in your community and beyond.