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Ordination of Rev. Brian Moser

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.

Pastor Eric Cochran Installed

On Sunday, March 30, 2008, Mr. Eric Cochran was installed as the pastor of the Oakfield Baptist Church in the Zanesville Association. The service of installation was part of the morning worship and was followed by a covered-dish dinner. Eric began serving the church officially as pastor in January after filling the pulpit for a few months. He is the grandson of Pastor Raymond Lemity, who before his death, served the Oakfied church as pastor for nearly 50 years. Pictured left to right are: Rev. Dan Taylor, Minister of Congregational Development, Pastor Eric Cochran, his wife, Karen, and their daughter Allyson.

Pastor Richard Runion Installed

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.

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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