The Board of Directors of American Baptist International Ministries (IM) that it has voted unanimously to call the Rev. Sharon T. Koh, Senior Associate Pastor of Mission and Community Life for Evergreen Baptist Church of Los Angeles, California, to the position of Executive Director. She will lead the historic mission agency following the retirement of the Rev. Dr. Reid S. Trulson at the end of August. READ MORE HERE!
Charlene Winston-Puryear, 72, of Newark Ohio, died peacefully on April 18, 2016 in Richmond, Virginia while visiting her sister. She was a graduate with High Honors from Central Ohio Technical College. She was a staff member with ABC Ohio where she worked for 20 years before retiring. She was a deaconess at Shiloh Baptist church where she was a member for over fifty years. She served on a variety of ministries but she loved working on the Esther J Noble Scholarship program and singing in the choir. She was a loving wife and an amazingly devoted mother. Her passion in life was taking care of others. Cards of condolences may be sent to the ABC Ohio office where we will make certain the family receives them.
Palmer Theological Seminary of Eastern University is very excited to announce a new Online Master of Theological Studies in Latino/a Ministries program which will be offered in Spanish language. This 36-credit hour program is a fully accredited degree that prepares women and men in pastoral ministry and/or church leadership through a series of courses in the areas of biblical studies, theology and practice of ministry in a manner that is contextualized to the needs of Latino/a communities.
The Mohican Baptist Association of Ohio welcomed Dr. Ernest H. Jones, our brand new Executive Minister for the American Baptist Churches of Ohio for their Spring Rally. Dr. Jones preached from Jeremiah 29:11 on "Partnership in a Hope Filled Future."
The Pastors of the Mohican Baptist Association of Ohio that were present for the 2016 Spring Rally included Bonnie Wythe, Tim Mohon, Ernest H. Jones, Dennis Schultz, Jill Haught and Jane Gibbons at Brandon Baptist Church.
Rev. Dr. David C. Stone, 78 passed away April 9, 2016. David was a Missionary with the American Baptist Home Mission Society, retiring in 2000. David was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Boardman. Before coming to Youngstown, he served with the Weirton Christian Center in Weirton, WV. David earned a B.A. Degree from the University of Minnesota. He then earned a Masters of Divinity and received a Doctorate of Divinity from the American Baptist Seminary of the West in Berkley, CA. David served on many Boards and committees of the American Baptist Church of Ohio and the Mahoning Valley Baptist Association. David served as Executive Director of Neighborhood Ministries from 1969 to 2000. With a heart full of love for those in need, he developed children and family assistance programs in the Kirwan Homes Housing development in Campbell and started a community center in the Kimmel brook Housing development on Youngstown's east side. He helped to establish youth summer programs throughout the Youngstown area, as well as starting Interfaith Home Maintenance, a local nonprofit dedicated to providing home repair services to low income families. He was a strong advocate for sending children to Christian camp. After his retirement in 2000 he helped establish Neighborhood Ministries' West Side Community Center, provided after school programming for boys on Youngstown's west side. His most important work was not so much professional, but personal and he will be forever known by hundreds of children for encouragement and as a father to the fatherless.
Sawmill Baptist Church is looking for a church or organization that is interested in assuming the balance of the copier lease with Konica Minolta Business Solutions. The lease has a monthly payment of $207.04, with 40 payments left. The quarterly maintenance agreement cost is 392.76, which includes all maintenance calls and toner orders. The cost for copies would only be applicable if you exceeded 5700 black/white copies or 3000 color copiers per quarter. If you are interested in the possibility of assuming the balance of this lease agreement, Sawmill will pay the cost to have the copier shipped to your location. The church would also consider prepaying an agreed upon number of the monthly lease payments to reduce your cost. If you are interested please contact Rev. David Nuhfer at 614-764-1141. Read more for details...