The 190th Annual Gathering of the American Baptist Churches of Ohio will be held October 20 to 21, 2015. All events will take place over two days (Tuesday and Wednesday only) at Crowne Plaza, Columbus North, 6500 Doubletree Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43229. You are encouraged to make your room reservations AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
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The Gathering will highlight and celebrate the Region's 2015 Ministry Theme, "A cord of three strands is not easily broken," from Ecclessiastes 4:12.
Our Keynote Speaker is the Rev. James Willis, Sr, Vice President of ABC of Ohio and Pastor of St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Toledo. Rev. Willis will preach on Tuesday evening at the worship service. There will be two Bible Studies – one on Tuesday afternoon and the other on Wednesday morning. This year’s worship leader again is the Rev. Bob Beals, Minister of Worship & Youth at First Baptist Church of Canton. Our missionaries are Bill and Ann Clemmer who are serving in South Sudan.
Rev. Jennifer Easley, a former ABC/Ohio minister who served on staff at the First Baptist Church of Middletown passed away on July 9, 2015. Rev. Easley had a passon for the earth and physical science. She taught and had a love for protecting the environment. She also often hosted foreign exhange students in her home. We lift up Rev. Easley and her family during this time and praise God for her service!