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Humorous Twitter Battle Raises Stakes

What started as a friendly pre-game skirmish on two church twitter feeds, turned into something bigger. Something better. Early New Year’s Eve morning, Bill Shiell, senior pastor at First Baptist Church of Tallahassee, posted a question to the twitter accounts of his church and to that of Auburn First Baptist Church: “So big game Monday.…

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…

Building the Body of Christ at Auburn First Baptist

If I. T. Tichenor was the flaming comet shooting across Auburn skies in the 1870s, leaving in its wake both solid ecclesiastical and educational institutions, Patrick Hues Mell, Jr., and C. E. Little were the smaller, more enduring, and perhaps in the long run more important meteors trailing behind. As impressive as Tichenor’s denominational influence…

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…

College News

This semester our college group is using as a guide during our Tuesday Night Bible Study the Brian McLaren book, Naked Spirituality. We have had two excellent Bible studies to date, marked by spirited conversation, small group study of Bible passages, and reflection. Our group doesn’t shrink from honest, deep thinking when it comes to studying the issues of our time and…

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