'Pastor' tagged posts

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…

Pastoral Candidate Weekend

Dear AFBC Members: Over the past several months, the Pastor Search Committee—a group of twelve members elected by the congregation—has worked to determine the most appropriate candidate for your consideration as the next pastor of Auburn First Baptist Church. We consider the task an honor, and we have worked without pause to narrow a strong…

On Welcoming a New Pastor

The calling of a pastor in the Baptist world is one of the strangest things. We are congregationalists, and there is nobody that tells us what to do. We meet as a group of people and we decide as a Baptist church what is our mission, what will be our connections, what is our leadership…

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…

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…

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…

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