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Thanks!

Thanks for the privilege of sharing your pulpit with Dr. Fisher Humphreys in the days ahead. Basically, we will be “tag-teaming” each month. Dr. Humphreys will be with you beginning March 10th and through Easter. I plan to take the preaching baton in April. You are a gifted, bright, and resourceful congregation with a great…

Looking Ahead…

A music professor once said to me, “Don’t confuse activity for accomplishment.” That is surely true of practicing and of life. There are times we seem to be busy for the sake of being busy. Yet, we are never sure if we are accomplishing anything. The church is not immune from this behavior. And without…

A History: First Baptist Church of Auburn, Alabama; 1838-1966

Foreword The Church Member Orientation Program being pursued at this time (Fall 1965) during the Training Union hour, includes a study entitled, “Your Church And Its History.” There being no compiled history since 1926, and this writer having been a member of this church since August 26, 1900, she was asked to write a sketch bringing…

Settling In: The Antebellum Years

The years between the beginnings of Auburn First Baptist and the Civil War were like those of most new institutions: short-term leaders; slow development of patterns, traditions, and practices; financial challenges; some eccentric people. For instance, the mother of the second pastor dreamed three nights in succession that she would birth a son, who would…

An Oral History of Auburn First Baptist

In March 2004, John H. Jeffers (1921-2008), Pastor of AFBC from 1958 to 1986, presented three informal talks on the history of Auburn First Baptist Church. The Church’s 175th Anniversary Committee is pleased to make these recordings available for download using the links below: Oral History: Part 1 Oral History: Part 2 Oral History: Part…

Pastor Search Committee Survey

Dear Auburn First Baptist Church Family and Friends: The Pastor Search Committee is requesting your feedback in a survey to provide us with information as we begin our search for a new pastor. You may complete the survey in one of two methods (please choose only one method): Online at the following link: PSC Survey. Through a printed…

Looking Ahead…

Just in case you have been out of town for several weeks and have not kept up with events here at Auburn First Baptist, there is a lot happening! We are excited that our Pastor Search Committee is not only in place and have elected their co-chairs—Pooie Cantrell and Mark Wilson—but they have diligently begun…

An Update from Your Pastor Search Committee

The Pastor Search Committee has begun its work, and all AFBC members are an important of this process. On Sunday, February 17, a brief questionnaire will be distributed in the worship service and through email to solicit input related to the desired qualities of our next pastor. In addition to the questionnaire, the PSC will…

Auburn First Baptist Church Celebrates 175 Years

As we celebrate Auburn First Baptist Church’s 175th Anniversary, we hope to make this coming year—as we look to our past and anticipate our future—a year of celebration and renewal. Since the time of First Baptist’s founding in 1838, certainly one aspect of who we are today as a congregation stems from the lives and…

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