Saturday March 20th I was able to attend an ordination council for Kris Stauff and Ray Anderson, two of the assistants at Bay City. Paul Brown is the pastor of this local ministry and he acted as the moderator of this council. Four area pastors and myself served along with Pastor Brown, Pastor Emeritus Morris Bender and Assistant Pastor Dave Bender who served as the clerk.
Both men presented well-written doctrinal statements and took turns answering questions by the council. Following the questioning the council voted unanimously to recommend to Bay City Baptist Church that they would proceed with ordination. Also the church provided a delicious Saturday evening dinner for the council following its deliberation.
The actual ordination service was held the next day in the Sunday evening service. Praise the Lord for well-trained, faithful men who are serving in the ministry of Christ. We wish them the very best as they serve Him.