'Jeffers' tagged posts

The Auburn First Baptist Church: 1838-2013

Beginning the week of 12 January 2014, paperback copies of The Auburn First Baptist Church: 1838-2013 will be made available to the church. One free copy will be available to each church family. Additional copies will be available for $10 each. On Thursday (16 January) copies will be available outside the Coleman Fellowship Hall at…

“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.…

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…

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…

John H. Jeffers Memorial Concert

On 1 March 2009, the Sanctuary Choir of Auburn First Baptist presented the John H. Jeffers Memorial Concert. Selecting music for this Memorial Service was a difficult task, not for the lack of material or doubts about what Dr. Jeffers liked, but rather because John loved so many of the great hymns and noble anthems…

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!