News (Page 19)

Reflections

From our first step inside the church, we were greeted with such welcome and kindness. We continue to give thanks for the warmth of the congregation, as we think about our weekend in Auburn and now as we talk about moving to Auburn. Driving into town and noticing the college students walking through campus, seeing…

“Brother John,” Dearest Jeanette

Church histories often focus on measurements of success more appropriate for a corporation than a church: large building projects; budget increases; growth in church membership. But if current Auburn First Baptist members conducted a referendum, they probably would select the team of Jeffers and Jeffers the most successful co-pastors ever. That outcome defies conventional wisdom.…

Auburn First Baptist and the American Civil War

A lot of new families are pouring into Auburn, coming with great glimmer in their eye of the world that was aborning in the Blackbelt. And, some of those families were going to become really significance in the early history of the church. Listen to Part 5 of our Thursday evening series on A History…

Introducing Dr. Tripp Martin

Auburn First Baptist Church is delighted to announce as its new pastor, Dr. John M. “Tripp” Martin, III. Originally from Augusta, Georgia, Tripp earned a degree in Business Administration from the University of Georgia, a Master of Divinity degree from Wake Forest University, and a Doctor of Ministry degree from the McAfee School of Theology…

Oral History Project: Frances Stevenson

On Saturday, 17 August 2013, Dr. Wayne Flynt sat down with Ms. Frances Stevenson, member of Auburn First Baptist Church since 1961, to record her history as it relates to AFBC. The Oral History Project is an endeavor of the 175th Anniversary Committee in celebration of our Church’s rich history, and one which we hope…

Middler Mashup!

This summer, students promoting to middle school have been attending Middler Mashup. During each meeting, we have discussed and studied a single topic (we’ve also had time for snacks, crafts, and fun!). Our topics this summer were Who Is Jesus?, What Is the Church For?, Where Do I Fit In?, and Family Traditions. During our…

Auburn First Baptist and the Alabama Frontier

Back in the early part of the nineteenth century, when Alabama was just an infant state, people poured in this place—part of the great stream of immigrants pouring into America from all over the world, and part of the stream of poor people just coming farther and farther south and west until finally they wound-up…

Looking Ahead…

For almost a year each member of Auburn First Baptist Church has been asked to keep the Pastor Search Committee in their thoughts and prayers. In addition, in every corporate worship service, we have remembered the PSC and have prayed for them and on their behalf asking God for wisdom and guidance as they sought…

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