American Baptist Churches of Ohio News from our regions around the state.
First Baptist Church of Jefferson installed Rev. Gerald ‘Jerry’ Bentley as their new pastor in a service held on Sunday, August 3, 2008.
Participants sharing in the service included Sherry Cornell – Special Music, Brad Woodworth – Bagpipes, and Bob Cassady, ABC/OHIO Minister of Congregational Development.
After many wonderful, fruitful years of ministry in downtown Columbus, Ohio the First Baptist Church of Columbus has relocated to the east side of Columbus.
The Ordination Service for Rev. Brian Moser was held on Saturday, May 3, 2008 at First Baptist Church of Canton. Participants in the Service included Rev. Ed Holland of First Baptist Church of Akron, Pastor Beverly Frank of Emanuel Baptist Church in Donora, Pennsylvania, Mrs. Cortney Bavera, Revs. Kevin Slyh and Kevin Thomas of First Baptist Church of Canton, Rev. Dr. Larry Swain, Executive Minister of ABC/OHIO and Robert Cassady, Minister of Congregational Development for ABC/OHIO. Rev. Moser (wife Amanda) currently serves as Interim Pastor for Chesterland Baptist Church, in the Ashtabula Association.
Rev. Brian & Amanda Moser
On Sunday, March 2, 2008, Richard Runion was installed as the pastor of the Torch Baptist Church, Marietta Association. He served as the co-interim for 18 months before being called as pastor. Pictured are Mr. Gary Frye, Marietta Association Moderator; Pastor Runion; Sandy Runion; and Rev. Dan Taylor, Minister of Congregational Development.