American Baptist Churches of Ohio News from our regions around the state.

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.

Ordination of Rev. Robert Joseph Parrott

On January 27, 2008, Sawmill Baptist Church celebrated an Ordination Service for Rev. Robert Joseph Parrott. Sawmill Baptist is in Powell (Columbus Baptist Association), Rev. David Nuhfer, Pastor.


Rev. Robert Joseph Parrot and wife Sherrin

 

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Rev. Peter McCurdy Installed

Congratulations to Rev. McCurdy as he was installed as Pastor of First Baptist Church in Painesville on Sunday, January 20, 2008.

Participants in the Installation Service were Rev. Robert Cunningham, Rev. Paul McCurdy (Peter’s father), Bev Keyes, and Rev. Robert Cassady (Minister of Congregational Development Central Northeast).

The photo (right) is of Peter, his wife Sarah and their 3 children: Elisabeth, Nathaniel, and Samuel (whom Peter is holding).