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Rev. Leroy H Weiss Jr Remembered for Faithfulness to God

Rev. Leroy H. Weiss Jr., 71, of Bellevue, died Thursday, May 27, 2015, in the Cleveland Clinic after a short illness. Leroy was born in Harrisburg, Pa., on March 30, 1944. He graduated from Central Dauphin High School in Pennsylvania; Gettysburg College with a BA; William Blackstone, Chicago, with a Bachelor of Laws; and Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary, West Virginia. His true purpose in life was to be a minister of God’s word, which led him to his present vocation, associate minister at First Baptist Church of Bellevue on Prairie Road. Leroy was a member of First Baptist Church of Bellevue; the Bellevue Ministerial Association. He was a volunteer chaplain at Bellevue Hospital and Firelands Regional Medical Center. He married Barbara Diehr; she preceded him in death on Dec. 7, 2008. He married Rosemary Bauman on Sept. 5, 2011, and she survives. Rev. Weiss will be remembered for his faithfulness and service to God.

Executive Minister "Intent to Retire" Letter

Our Excutive Minister Dr. Larry Swain will be retiring this year. You may read his Resignation Letter (Intent to Retire) HERE.

Ministerial License Received

Congratulations to Vickie McKinney on receiving her ministerial license from First Baptist Church of Mt. Gilead. We look forward to seeing how God uses her for His ministry in the future!

ABY/Dare2Share 2015 Youth Conference Report

What an amazing weekend! Our Ohio American Baptist Youth participated in the annual Dare2Share evangelism training conference March 6 and 7, 2015. Thousands of youth gathered in Grove City for a weekend of dynamic worship, powerful speakers and evangelism training. This was our eighth year partnering with Greg Stier and Dare 2 Share Ministries for an amazing time of sharing and celebration.  

Following the Friday session, the American Baptist Churches of Ohio sponsored our annual After Party. It was a great time of fellowship, pizza, sharing and a devotion to conclude a great Friday!

For more on the weekend, check out our video highlights!