Today we celebrate twenty-nine years of ministry at Lancaster Baptist Church. (Wow, that’s hard to believe!)
It’s been a journey of faith, growth, and, in general, complete awe at God’s greatness. He’s done more than we ever dreamed He would, and we give Him glory for it!
As we celebrate as a church family today, we look back in gratitude, look around in awe, and look forward in faith.
We look back in gratitude.
Although time has flown and it hardly seems twenty-nine years since we began this journey together, God truly has done amazing things over these past years.
I remember that first Sunday night in the upstairs room of our building downtown. There were about a dozen of us there, and I preached from Philippians 1:27, challenging our small church family to be “striving together for the faith of the gospel.”
My highest hope in those days was that one day, just maybe, our church would have one hundred people. And now, every week, the Lord gives our church the opportunity to see people saved and baptized and to minister to thousands of people. (more…)