First Baptist Church (FBC) began on December 20, 1966, in affiliation with the Conservative Baptist Association of America (CBA, now known as CBNW). The founding Pastor was Dr. Dennis Brindley. FBC began in the Vincinsis house with 23 people. Of those only Dennis and Betty Brindley are still alive today. Three months later services moved to the American Legion hall at Wait Park.
FBC purchased 3 acres (at the current Maple Street location) for $9,000.00 and began construction on their first facility in June of 1967. The work was done by volunteers. From the time the building was started in June until it was enclosed in September, it never rained. When the Building Program began there were 60 people in attendance.
Our first service in the new building was held December 17, 1967. FBC started a Kindergarten program in September, 1967. Mrs. Brindley was the teacher. Then 9 years later the First Baptist Church School was started by Orval Denniston with the A.C.E. Cirriculum. Toward the end of 1977 Steve Dunlop was hired to replace Orval as Administrator.
In June of 1978 we had our first 2 graduates. In 1989 a Gym Building Fund was started. The school kids prayed and God provided the funds. In 2001 the Gym was completed with no outstanding debt.
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ARTICLE VII, Section F - Elders (Pastors): Appointed From Outside The Body (Existing Language)
When elders, in consultation with body members, determine that an additional paid elder is needed who cannot be supplied from within our local church body, a candidate from outside the body shall be sought. Information concerning the requirements and function of the position shall be communicated in detail to the selected candidates who are brought to the church for personal interview. The elders, in consultation with body members, shall select the most qualified, most prepared candidate and invite him to serve as a prospective elder for a period of one year. During that year the candidate shall be evaluated by the elders and members of the body, by personal interviews with him, his family, and, to the extent possible, his friends and prior associates. If the candidate has demonstrated the ability to function effectively as an elder during that period, body members shall be invited to object or affirm him during the thirteenth month. If there are no valid objections to the candidate during the 13-month period, he shall be recognized and appointed to the office of elder for an indefinite tenure.
ARTICLE VII, Section F - Elders (Pastors): Appointed From Outside The Body (Proposed Language)
When elders, in consultation with body members, determine that an additional paid elder is needed who cannot be supplied from within our local church body, a candidate from outside the body shall be sought. A Candidate Search Committee will be appointed by the elders and approved by the body. Such Committee will consist of at least one elder and up to four other members from the body at large. The Committee will assemble information concerning the requirements, function, expectations, and compensation of the position and provide this to each of the potential candidates. An extensive search for candidates will be conducted. The Committee’s primary responsible will be to prayerfully review, interview, and conduct a thorough examination of the candidates until one can be unanimously recommended for consideration by the church body. This candidate will be invited to come to the church to preach and be introduced to the body that they might become acquainted with the candidate and his family. Ample opportunity should be given for the body to question the candidate and receive their own satisfaction of his calling to this body. After the candidate’s review by the church body, a general meeting of the church will be held to vote on calling the candidate. This meeting will require a simple majority of the total church voting members to be present but a 90% affirming vote of those present will be required to extend a call to the candidate. If such call is made and accepted, the Search Committee will be disbanded and the candidate will come and serve as a paid elder of the church for an indefinite appointment term. If the call is not accepted, the Search Committee will remain in effect and continue their search process as before. After accepting a call to serve in the church, the elder board will review the candidate’s performance and provide face to face verbal and written feedback at the following intervals: 6 months from appointment; 12 months from appointment; 24 months from appointment; and periodically as requested or needed thereafter.