Sunday November 30th we were ministering at Bancroft Baptist Church where Jeff Silha is the pastor. Carole and I provided special music and I preached for the morning service. The auditorium was nearly filled with a full congregation. Pastor Silha has been at the church for eight months and he and his wife Jolene are dearly loved by their people.
I previously spoke at the church in 2002 when they celebrated their one hundred-year anniversary. Bancroft Baptist Church was formerly an American Baptist Church that left the convention a number of years ago due to concerns about liberalism. A number of the older churches in our fellowship have made the move to separate from conventions that no longer stand for the fundamentals of the faith. We thank God for people who have made the choice to stand for truth and practice biblical separatism.