From the Pastor

First Baptist Church of Bedford

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From the Pastor


“For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope,” (Romans 15:4).

The Lord has been good to our First Baptist Church family. All that we have in terms of resources, direction and opportunity has come from His good hand. Highlights include:

• A mission trip to Guatemala

• Improved visual media in our worship experience

• Receiving new members into our church family.

• Honor Day Celebration recognizing recipients of the Distinguished Christian Service Award and the Martha Perry Christian Education Award.

Our boards have worked hard to be good stewards of the resources God has given us. You can read more detail in each board report.


“Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established,” (Proverbs 16:13).

2020 ushers in a new year, a new decade, and a time of change with the sudden loss of our Music Director and friend, Jerry Maddox. So it’s fitting that, as a congregation, we are spending six weeks exploring how to seek and understand God’s will. Even as we say good-bye to a long and wonderful era in the life of the church, we put our trust in the new direction the Lord is taking us.

Also on the horizon is new digital signage for the front of the church – making it possible to communicate more effectively with the community around us. We are excited for the ability to let our neighbors know what’s happening here at First Baptist and invite them to join us.

It is good to look back and see what God has done – and give Him the praise He is due. It is good to look forward – to imagine and plan for the future. There are always challenges, but as we seek God’s counsel and trust in His provision, our God is faithful to work all things together for the good of those who love Him.

May God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit be with us all as we journey on, in this year and years to come.

Faithfully yours in Christ Jesus,

Pastor Debbie