140th Anniversary at Lone Rock Baptist Church

Sunday May 22nd was the celebration of 140 years of ministry through the Lone Rock Baptist Church. Ray Anderson is the pastor of this local church ministry and he has served that congregation for over sixteen years. Lone Rock Baptist Church is a local ministry in a rural location but it has had a fruitful ministry throughout its history.

On Sunday retired pastor Dick Robinson taught Sunday School at 9:30 AM. Brother Robinson grew up just across the road from the church and has been used of the Lord in the pastorate, camp ministry and has been in the past an officer in the WFBC. I preached for the AM Service with a message about the importance of passing the “truth” undiluted to the next generation.

Former pastor, John Howe, was unable to attend due to his wife, Pat, facing surgery. However his two married daughters, Melissa and Andrea, attended with their families and provided musical assistance for the services on both piano and organ along with special music by their children. A special treat for the services and afternoon testimony time was special music by the Alex Savchenko family with their nine children. They sang and played on their sound chimes. The Savchenko family are members of Calvary Baptist Church in Barron and can be used by churches for a musical concert.

Following the AM Service the church provided a delicious picnic dinner just a short distance down the road at a local park. The weather was perfect and the food was very good and plentiful. After the meal time a number of members, former members and friends shared testimonies and memories of their time at Lone Rock Baptist Church. The day was a fitting testimony to God’s faithfulness and faithful believers who continue to serve the Lord.