Sunday September 25th we attended the 50th Anniversary of Faith Baptist Church in St. Paul, MN. I served as the assistant pastor in that church 1972-76. This local church is pastored by Julian Suarez who was unable to attend the special celebration due to being hospitalized for a medical emergency. In his place the assistant pastor, Rodney Golightly led the services. A number of the former pastors were present (including Chuck Johnston who pastored there for over 20 years before coming to Calvary Baptist in Sun Prairie) as well as many former members. The activities for the day included a service of testimonies (I shared an update of our ministry since leaving St. Paul), special music (Carole provided a special keyboard number) and dinner following the service.
Faith Baptist Church was started on the east side of St. Paul as a result of the burden of three ladies fifty years ago. Over the years the church has grown to a congregation of several hundred with a Christian School. Despite being located in the inner city, Faith has maintained a strong witness and faithful testimony to the Lord in the city. Praise the Lord for committed ministries to the cause of the Lord Jesus Christ.