The latest news specifically for American Baptist Churches of Ohio.

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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Consuming Fire Music Festival August 19

American Baptist Youth Ohio are invited to attend the Consuming Fire Music Festival. This is a one day gospel event hosted by First Baptist Church, Newark. It is a FREE concert event with bands and speakers on fifteen acres. On site tent camping will be available for groups who want to stay over on Saturday night. On Sunday morning, First Baptist Newark will host a special American Baptist Youth Ohio Worship Service. Area hotels are available in Neward and Heath.  Download the American Baptist  Youth Ohio 2017 Event Brochure HERE!

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Former ABC Ohio Staff Member Charlene Winston-Puryear Passes Away

Charlene Winston-Puryear, 72, of Newark Ohio, died peacefully on April 18, 2016 in Richmond, Virginia while visiting her sister. She was a graduate with High Honors from Central Ohio Technical College. She was a staff member with ABC Ohio where she worked for 20 years before retiring. She was a deaconess at Shiloh Baptist church where she was a member for over fifty years. She served on a variety of ministries but she loved working on the Esther J Noble Scholarship program and singing in the choir. She was a loving wife and an amazingly devoted mother. Her passion in life was taking care of others. Cards of condolences may be sent to the ABC Ohio office where we will make certain the family receives them.