Gathered Unto His People

Bro. Don Stayton was called home to glory late Sunday night, December 20. For him, faith has become sight. For us, we grieve, but not like those who have no hope. Like Bro. Don, our hope is in the Lord who is only good, always wise, and completely sovereign. “For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:38-39.
Please keep Ms. Donna and all the family in your prayers. The funeral arrangements are as follows:
  • Visitation on Saturday, December 26 from 5-8pm.
  • Funeral service on Sunday, December 27 at 11am.
  • Internment at Cresthaven Cemetery 
All the above will be held in the Bible Baptist Church sanctuary. All who attend are asked to wear a mask, unless they have an actual medical exemption. Following the internment there will be a meal in the Family Life Center for the family only, and will be served by the family.
We want to magnify the Lord that Bro. Don faithfully served, while honoring his life and comforting his family. We also want to safeguard the family, out of town guests, and our own community from any increased exposure to COVID-19. That is why we ask for the masks to be worn, and why the meal is restricted to the family, served by the family. Your understanding is appreciated, especially by the Stayton family.


The Lord’s Day

Gathering to worship and serve is fundamental to any church’s life. Buildings, pews, resources, sound systems, and the like make church services comfortable, but none of them are necessary. Gathering together is necessary. After all, the Greek word translated “church” in scripture means assembly. This means that when a church meets it is not a simple social gathering, but is an assembly of biblically baptized believers who have covenanted together for the glory of God and the purpose of the gospel. We assemble together to worship the God of the Word according to His Word. 
Tomorrow is the Lord’s Day. We will not be able to meet. Suspending our services was a difficult decision to make. Our desire is to be full of faith, confident that faith and common sense walk hand in hand. We love one another and our community. Therefore, we desire to avoid being infected or infecting others. Our prayers are for wisdom and health.

 Live-Stream at 11am

Since we will not be meeting tomorrow, we will livestream a couple of specials from two church members, and I will preach. Please do not confuse the live-stream event with a church service. We can no more “go to church” online than we can eat a meal online. Instead of meeting together, we are live-streaming, due to the unique situation of the novel coronavirus. Avoiding the church gathering to “watch church online” is never a good idea under normal conditions. If you are sick, laid up, shut in, or if a novel coronavirus pandemic breaks out, then live-streaming a couple of songs and a sermon is a good idea.
To view the live feed follow the link marked “CLICK HERE FOR SERVICE” on the homepage of You may also visit the church’s Facebook page and click the “Watch Video” button. You do not need a Facebook account to visit the church’s Facebook page. The livestream events will begin at 11am on Sunday and 7pm on Wednesday through the rest of March.

God is good all the time!

I like nothing about this situation, but God is in control. My desire is for us to use this unique opportunity to shine the brilliant light of God’s grace in a dark and depressed world. While we are practicing our social distancing, let’s be sure to stay connected. That’s easier to do now that at any other period of human history. Stay connected and stay focused on the God who is faithful and true.