improvements in 2000 and initiated a Joash Building Fund, utilizing a handmade wooden chest to collect donations. The fund’s
name, says Pastor Dennis Massie, is based on the Old Testament passage about King Joash repairing the Jerusalem temple.
Members’ contributions will cover $600,000 of the expansion’s
one million dollar cost, while a loan will cover the rest.
Baptist Church Planters assists in the planting of Baptist
churches and the revitalizing of struggling churches throughout
North America. Members of Boardman Baptist are also volunteering to help with the construction of their church.
Boardman Baptist, Youngstown, Ohio, expands with the help of
Baptist Church Planters.
Shepherdstown, West Virginia
Galilean Baptist Church honored Ted Viands for 41 years of
ministry as a deacon. Ted was the first deacon at Galilean Baptist Church and still serves in that capacity today. Retired Pastor
Charles Gower founded Galilean Baptist Church and was
pastor for 17 years. He says, “I’ve said often that every church
should have a Ted and Cheryl Viands. His wife, Cheryl, has
been a good and faithful helpmate through the years. She spent
many of those years playing the piano and singing.”
Pastor Bill Long and his wife, Christa, have served at Galilean Baptist since 1987. Gower says, “I’m sure he will echo the
sentiments of Acts 6: 3 with me that we found a man of honest
report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom to serve as deacon
for these past 41 years and counting for the Galilean Baptist
Naperville, Illinois: Pastor Dale Williams celebrated 25 years of ministry at Emmanuel Baptist Church.
Shell Rock, Iowa: First Baptist Church celebrated its
Kent, Ohio: Pastor Bruce Chouinard celebrated 25 years
of ministry at Grace Baptist Church.
Lake in the Hills, Illinois: Jonathan Colby,
associate pastor, ordained by New Life Baptist Church.
Bellefontaine, Ohio: Mark Warren, pastor of worship and adult ministries, ordained by Calvary Baptist Church.
Sandusky, Ohio: Nathan Klier, youth pastor, ordained
by Calvary Baptist Church.
Elk Grove, California: Nimrod Acosta called to
Filipino International Baptist Church as pastor.
Modesto, California: Johnnie Sloan called from
assistant pastor to pastor at Sovereign Grace Baptist Church.
Torrance, California: Eric Anderson called to First
Baptist Church of Walteria as pastor.
Quincy, Illinois: Wayne Manago called to Calvary
Baptist Church as pastor.
Washington Park, Illinois: Tyronne Williams
called to Bible Baptist Church as pastor.
Grundy Center, Iowa: Nathan Barkley called to
First Baptist Church as pastor.
Moorhead, Minnesota: Ryan Myhre called to
Brookdale Baptist Church as assistant pastor.
Sartell, Minnesota: Jim Goodew called from Faith
Baptist Church, Brainerd, Minn., to Grace Baptist Fellowship as
Grove City, Pennsylvania: David Johnson
retired from First Baptist Church, where he was pastor.
With the Lord
Evangeline Miriam Anderson, 86, on
April 25, 2014. Evangeline was a pastor’s
wife at three churches, including First Baptist, Monroe, Iowa, and Newhall Baptist,
Wyoming, Mich. In addition, she was a
public school teacher and was a secretary
for Bibles International.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne, on April 3,
2010, after 59 years of marriage. She is survived by her children,
Becky Schnuckel, Kristine Holman, and Joseph.
Daniel Martin Cassell, 74, on April 30, 2014. Dan was pastor
of Chelsea Baptist Church, Atlantic City, N.J., from 1973 to
2009. He worked as a public accountant for seven years before
he was called to the ministry. He received his MDiv from Grace
Theological Seminary and was ordained by Chelsea Baptist
Church in 1974.
Dan served on the board of Atlantic Christian School and
held offices with the Garden State Fellowship of Regular Bap-
tist Churches. In 2010 he was given a GARBC Service Award.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Pat; and their children,
Kristine and Jonathan.