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Oral History Project: Bob Stevenson

Earlier this afternoon, Dr. Wayne Flynt sat down with Mr. Bob Stevenson, member of Auburn First Baptist Church since 1961, to record Bob’s 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 will become…

Finding Hope… Sharing Hope!

During our Finding Hope VBS in June, our campers spent part of each session completing a ministry project. They worked diligently each day, and the Children’s Committee thought that our church family would enjoy knowing what those projects were. Look what happened during VBS: Assembled snack bags and activity bags for children whose parents are…

Looking Ahead…

The weekend of July 19-21 offers our Family of Faith some wonderful opportunities for food, fun, fellowship, and a most interesting time of study with Dr. Fisher Humphreys. On Friday evening, our Children’s Committee is sponsoring a Picnic and Kickball at MLK park. Although especially planned for families with preschoolers, children, and youth, everyone is…

All in the Family: The Golden Age, 1945-1960

When asked to name Auburn First Baptist Church’s golden age, long time members often mention the years from the end of World War II to the 1960s. America’s most formidable global economic competitors lay in ruins. People discovered new and profound meaning in their families. They sought religious renewal. Baptist evangelist Billy Graham launched a…

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…

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