On Sunday November 12th Bay City Baptist Church celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the founding of Bay City Baptist. The church began with a Bible study group in the late summer of 1967 and held their first services later that fall under the direction of George Cable, the State Missions Director of the Conservative Baptist Association of Wisconsin, soon to become the Wisconsin Fellowship of Baptist Churches.
During Sunday School a video was shown that featured the ministry of Bay City Baptist Church over the years. It provided a unique view of the work which God had done over the fifty years of ministry, along with pictures of many who had served the church over the years but who had passed on.
The main speaker for the celebration was retired founding pastor, Robert Dow, who in the morning service shared a testimony of those early events along with a biblical application of the faith necessary to see this church plant take place. After serving as pastor of Bay City Baptist for three years, Pastor Dow would follow George Cable as the Director of the WFBC.
Following the morning services the church provided a delicious dinner for all who were present. After the dinner a panel made up of three long-term church members plus pastors Dow and Bender. A group of questions regarding their memories of ministry highlights were given. Testimonies by members of the congregation were included during this time as well. Everyone present for the day received a picture book of the ministries of the church as well. It was a blessed day of remembering what God has accomplished through faithful believers at Bay City Baptist Church.