Faith Baptist Church in Pembine under the leadership of Pastor Tim Collard has been working on planting a new church in Rhinelander since last summer. The new church began Bible studies in the summer of 2004, and on March 13, 2005 Faith Baptist Church of Rhinelander began holding regular services. Pastor Mark Ring is the Mission Pastor of this new work.
This last week (Apr 18-22) the new church held Special Meetings with Evangelist Tim Chapman Monday through Wednesday. Pastor Collard spoke on Thursday evening. I had the privilege of speaking on Friday night to close out the week. We had good Friday night attendance in the 30s with a number of visitors. In fact, Pastor Ring told me they had over 8 different families who visited during the week.
Now comes the job of forging committed families into a core body of believers. We would ask you to pray for God’s direction about renting the other half of the building they are using for regular services. At this time they are planning a charter membership service for June 26, 2005 with plans to officially organize at that time. If you know of a family from that area you can contact Pastor Mark Ring at (715)369-5531.