On Saturday April 21st pastors gathered for the ordination council for Pastor Mark Ring of Faith Baptist Church in Rhinelander. Pastor Ring prepared an extensive doctrinal statement which he presented to the council of eight pastors. Following a three and one half hour examination, the council recommended to Faith Baptist Church that they procede with ordination. The church provided a delicious lunch for those present at the council sending them on their way with full stomachs.
Faith Baptist Church held the ordination service on Sunday April 22nd. The Northland Witness musical ensemble provided a sacred musical concert as a part of that special day. Pastor Ring shared his testimony and the men of the church provided various parts of the service. The ordination closed with the ordination “circle of prayer.” The entire day was one of praise and testimony to the Lord for his marvelous grace. We thank God for the God-called and gifted pastors that make up the over 100 churches fellowshipping with the WFBC.