First Baptist Church of Pinetop
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Welcome to First Baptist Church of Pinetop!
Loving God...Loving People...Sharing Christ
First Baptist Church of Pinetop is a community of believers who are passionate about Jesus Christ and focused on Christ-centered worship and the life-changing message of the Gospel.
Saturday, 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, 11:00 a.m.
Sunday school for all ages, 9:45 a.m.
32 People....50 Years Later
First Baptist Church of Pinetop is excited to announce that 2014 is the 50th anniversary of their existence.
In September of 1964, 32 people gathered together beneath the apple trees in Mr. Lew Calhoon's yard and decided to take the "First Baptist Mission of Pinetop" to the next step of becoming an actual church. These 32 ordinary individuals stepped out in faith, feeling the Lord was leading them to establish a New Testament witness in the community. The McNary First Baptist Church, who initially sponsored the First Baptist Mission, felt God had blessed this work and agreed to constitute this church.
These 32 charter members prayed for the Lord's guidance in choosing the right place for the church. The land chosen was formerly a bar, 'Mitch's Lounge'. This building was quickly demolished and plans for a place of worship moved ahead. Ground was broken in June, 1965, and the new sanctuary was dedicated on June 2 1963 E. White Mountain Blvd.
We invite all present and former members to come and celebrate this year! Every month we will be focusing on one area where this church has had an impact. In January we celebrated our 'Missions and our Missionaries'. In February we celebrated 'Friends & Fellowship'. March was 'Do a Good Deed for a Stranger' month. April is 'Sunday School' month. In May we celebrate our 'Youth'. During June we will finish our 50th Anniversary Church Directory. During July we celebrate our Seniors. August is celebrating our 'Children'. September we culminate our 50th year with a 4-day Bible conference September 21 - 24.
We hope you'll stop in any time. Thank you and God Bless!