Following Pastors’ Family Camp on Wednesday June 11th we stayed in the area to speak at First Baptist Church of Waupaca for the Midweek Service. Pastor Larry Gross is the pastor of this growing ministry. During the Midweek Service I shared the ministry of the WFBC through our power point presentation as well as giving a Bible lesson. The following morning we had breakfast and a time to share with the seniors of First Baptist at a local restaurant. This seniors ministry is led by former WFBC director, Dr. Leon Leeds. We enjoyed a great time of fellowship with the members of this historic church.
First Baptist Church is one of the founding member churches of the WFBC back in 1950. In fact the meeting that envisioned the fellowship and laid out its essential framework was held at First Baptist in January of 1950. Eighteen Fundamental Baptists met for two days and formed the Conservative Baptist Churches of Wisconsin. Later in 1969 due to problems within the Conservative Baptist movement, the fellowship dropped all ties with that group and changed their name to the Wisconsin Fellowship of Baptist Churches.