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Our Living History
As camping season is in full-swing, ABC/NYS would highlight one of the most popular camp sessions. Vick and Pathfinder Camp & Conference Ministries continues to provide various sessions at their locations across New York State. Camp weeks vary from Sports, Frontier, Water Adventure, Amazing Race, Creative arts, and others as they introduce people to Jesus and equip them to grow spiritually and minister to their world.
In looking into our American Baptist Heritage, the Region office has found amazing ways our churches
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Many American Baptists know Ruth Gilson as Ruth Fox. Ruth and her husband, Chuck, are International Missionaries in Thailand. Chuck and Ruth Fox work with the approximately 75,000 Akha hilltribe people living in Northern Thailand. The Foxes' ministry focuses on evangelism, pastoral care, education, leadership development and women's ministries.
The above photo was taken from the November 1980 Baptist New Yorker. ABC/NYS is pleased that Rev. Wes Smith and Rev. Dr. Paul Bailey are still faithfully serving in New York State! Rev Smith is pastor at First Baptist Church of Hamilton and Dr. Bailey is serving at Eastwood Baptist Church in Syracuse.
Rev. Smith's 2013 Update: "God is so good, for sure. The joy of the Lord continues to be my strength in daily pastoral ministry...and in all of life. On June 20, I will celebrate my 37th anniversary of my ordination. Hard to believe...I rejoice at what God has done and continues to do through Christ's Church."
Welcome to the new feature at American Baptist Churches of New York State! In looking into our archives, the staff found the Baptist New Yorker, which was a monthly newsletter for the Niagara Frontier (now Niagara Area Baptist Association), Metro, Monroe (now Rochester/Genesee Region) and New York State regions. We found some great articles of how God was working in and through our congregations!
Since Scripture says to “Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.” (1 Thessalonians 5:11), the ABC/NYS staff thought it would be a great “trip down memory lane” to showcase some of our history - to see where we came from, what we’ve learned, and how we can build each other up for continuing ministry today and tomorrow!
We hope you enjoy this as much as we do!