The latest news specifically for American Baptist Churches of Ohio.
Dorset Baptist Church (North East Association) in Ashtabula County was struck by lightning on March 1, 2017. Please lift this congregation and their Pastor Randy Brookes in prayer! Pastor Brooks is also the site manager of Camp Koinonia
Neighbors said the lightning struck the peak of the steeple. Firefighters found a fully involved fire in the steeple and immediately called for mutual aid from other departments. The church is located on State Route 193. In addition to the destruction of the church steeple, there was significant water damage to the inside of the church.
It was another wonderful day at the Toledo Area American Baptist Association (TAABA) Annual Picnic on June 12, 2016. Over 150 attended from sister TAABA churches. Attendance continues to grow each year! Our Region Minister Jane Gibbons joined us as TAABA celebrated together. God was good and gave TAABA an afternoon of sun and hearts filled with joy!
The Dayton American Baptist Association held a special reception to honor our new Executive Minister Rev. Dr. Ernest Jones. Those present included the DABA pastors along with DABA President Doug Wantz and his wife Pam who is Senior Pastor of Linden Avenue Baptist Church.