Ohio Baptist Messenger

December 2018 | Ohio Baptist Messenger | Page 1 O hio B aptist M essenger Publication of the state Convention of Baptists in Ohio DECEMBER 2018 | Volume 66 No. 6

A Bible Conference on the Family pre- ceded the Annual Meeting of the State Convention of Baptists in Ohio. This conference endeavored to minister to all families, especially families of pastors and church staff. The Carl Cartee Group provided music for both meetings.

Northside Baptist Church in Newark, Ohio; and Annette Dessecker, member of Lincoln Heights Baptist Church in Mansfield, Ohio. In his presidential address, Starry emphasized the 2018 theme Mission Ohio: Reach Ohio One Person, One Fam- ily, and One Community at a Time from Acts 16: 25-34. He challenged Ohio Southern Baptists to engage the Mis- sion Ohio Vision of reaching 1,000,000 believers in 2,020 congregations by 2020 by focusing on sharing the Gospel one person at a time. He offered as a model and pattern for reaching Ohio the conversion of the Philippian jailor, his family, and the prison community. David Frasure, pastor of First Bap- tist Church in South Lebanon, Ohio, preached the annual sermon. From Ephesians 3:14-21, he encouraged pas- tors to experience A Ministry of Abun-

Reginald Hayes

dant Blessing. He outlined the require- ments and the results of an Abundant Blessing such a ministry: yielding to the Holy Spirit and abiding in Christ results in great usefulness to God and reaches the next generation. Jack Kwok, Executive Director for the State Convention of Baptists in Ohio, addressed the 2018 theme from John 4:1-42. He illustrated how the encoun- ter of Jesus and the woman at the well provides a guide to reach Ohio one per- son, one family, and one community at a time. When the woman responded to the offer of living water, Jesus changed her life. Her changed life built a bridge of influence for her dysfunctional family and disbelieving community to expe- rience for themselves the Christ, the Savior of the world.

David Starry

President David Starry, pastor of First Light Church in the Dayton, Ohio area, gaveled to order the 65th Annual Meet- ing of the State Convention of Baptists in Ohio November 7, 2018 meeting at the Kalahari Convention Center in Sandusky, Ohio. He introduced the officers for 2018: First Vice President Ryan Strother, pastor of Central Bap- tist Church in Marion, Ohio; Second Vice President Reginald Hayes, pastor of United Faith International Baptist Church in Columbus, Ohio; Recording Secretary Faye Rodgers, member of

David Frasure

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