July 2015

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A Note from Pastor Jim

by judy

Dear Friends, I am very excited to announce that First Baptist has partnered with another local congregation called Loving and Encouraging Ministries. Loving and Encouraging Ministries is a church that started in a home here in Peoria in 2012. Pastors Rodney and Kim Miller have been leading this ministry since its start. They have seen […]

“How to Be True to Who You Are”

by judy

  Back in Feb. 1988 I was in college, majoring in music. I was planning on attending seminary in the fall. It was my dream to become an ABC Pastor. I soaked up whatever I could from people who were in ministry. I wanted to know what it was like to serve in ministry. I […]

A Note from Pastor Jim

by judy

Dear Friends, This week the last of the nine people killed in the Charleston AME church shooting are being laid to rest. The background of the   situation is not much disputed. A young man who regularly spewed hatred towards African Americans online attended a Bible study at the AME church. He was welcomed in as […]