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Articles About First Baptist Church

  • Juneteenth in Yellow Springs — A tribute to emancipation

    The first of the two Juneteenth celebrations will be held Saturday, June 15, 2–5 p.m., at Mills Park Hotel. The celebration is coordinated by villager Carmen Lee through her event planning business, Yokel.

  • Baptists celebrate 155 years

    The First Baptist Church of Yellow Springs is celebrating its 155th anniversary this Sunday, May 20, with a special service at 10:45 a.m. Shown above at the church are members and staff, clockwise from left, Isabel Newman, Lorri Harrison, Cedric Savery, Betty Hairston, Pastor Bill Randolph, Bernice Kirk and Anisha Savery. (Photo By Diane Chiddister)

    The First Baptist Church isn’t the largest church around. But its members believe their church is outsize in the ways that really matter.

  • Annual tea continues tradition

    A yearly tradition that began in 1959 will continue this weekend as members of First Baptist Church host the congregation’s annual community tea.

  • Listen for stories of freedom

    While the American Civil War continued to rage unabated, President Abraham Lincoln on Jan. 1, 1863, issued the Emancipation Proclamation, declaring “that all persons held as slaves” within the rebellious states “are, and henceforward shall be free.”

  • Growing church is just the beginning

    Bill Randolph, the new pastor of the First Baptist Church gave a stirring sermon at Sunday’s worship service. Randolph, who was installed on Nov. 11, is a longtime villager who raised his five children in town. He hopes to grow the church’s dwindling congregation. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Newly appointed Pastor Bill Randolph’s enthusiasm for the Lord — and reviving the historic local church — is welcome news to its parishioners.

  • Baptist Tea draws crowd

    Between 150 and 200 appreciative guests attended yesterday’s annual Baptist Tea, held at the church’s fellowship hall on Dayton Street.