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The Making of Modern Auburn First Baptist Church

Nearly all churches have several beginnings, some many more. As decades come and go, realities change, and elements of tradition and modernity collide, dramatic alterations occur. For Auburn First Baptist, the decades between 1900 and 1940 produced most of those transitions. Organizationally, theologically, and culturally, the church after 72 years of life became more like…

Looking Ahead…

Words are so very inadequate to express all my feelings relating to Auburn First Baptist and the 40th Anniversary of my service here. Preparing for the Reflections on Forty Years presented last Thursday evening was emotionally packed for me. I was glad to have the opportunity of sharing some of those memories… both serious and…

Forty Years of Memories

On Thursday evening, 20 June 2013, in Coleman Fellowship Hall, Dale Peterson shared some of his cherished memories from forty years as Minister of Music at Auburn First Baptist. Special thanks to Mark Wilson for providing an impromptu recording of this unique event, now available for download using the link below.

Looking Ahead…

The first words today are words of appreciation for all the good work done by our Children’s Committee, Meagan Smith, Leigh Anne Armstrong, and a host of others in preparation and execution of our Vacation Bible School. If you were present Sunday, you saw a sample of what our children experienced throughout their time together.…

Important Intersections at Auburn First Baptist

Intersections can be figurative or literal, destructive or constructive. Sometimes, they can be both. We are the church at the corners of Glenn, Gay, and College. But in 1900 we also occupied intersections of a new century, a failed pastorate, a phenomenally successful new pastorate, a period of growth unprecedented in church history, a strong…

Oral History Project: Betty Williams

Earlier today, Dr. Wayne Flynt sat down with Ms. Betty Williams, lifelong member of Auburn First Baptist Church, to record her oral history as it relates to AFBC. This is the inaugural interview in Auburn First Baptist’s Oral History Project: The Oral History Project is an endeavor of the 175th Anniversary Committee in celebration of…

Looking Ahead…

Today, I hope you will allow me to look back prior to looking ahead. Our 40th Reunion was, in my opinion, Glorious! The returning alumni and their families had a wonderful experience visiting with each other, visiting with you, worshiping together on Sunday, and enjoying that “feast of a meal” you provided following the service.…

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