Ps 77:11-12 "I will remember the works of the LORD: surely I will remember thy wonders of old. I will meditate also of all thy work, and talk of thy doings."
God's Family of Friends
In April of 1953, First Baptist Church of Glen Este was organized and started with 43 in attendance. For years First Baptist would remain faithful to the Lord; hoever, after expereincing several pastors and a difficult season, First Baptist was close to shutting its doors. Several familes remained and would not give up on what the Lord wanted to do at First Baptist. It was then in 1987 that the Lord led Brent and Joy Snook to First Baptist.
With renewed vision and a renewed commitment to evangelism and discipleship, First Baptist began to grow under the leadership of Pastor Snook. Within the next five years after his arrival, Allen Haughten was added to the pastorla staff to do youth and music, and First Baptist purchased over eleven acres of land. The church went to two services to accomodate the growth, and they began the relocation process. In October of 1995, First Baptist had a ground breaking ceremony and they would move in to their new facility in 1996. First Baptist expanded in 1998 with a Family Life Center and more classrooms. It was then in 1998 that Bob Johnson joined the pastoral staff to be the youth pastor, and Pastor Allen moved to do music and drama. Just a year later Jeff Moss became the pastor of administration, and in 2001, Linda Sheets joined the church staff to serve as the Children's Ministry Director.
For the next several years, First Baptist experienced a strong and steady growth that led them to begin two services and two Sunday schools. They also purchased more land in order to expand the parking lot. In 2005, First Baptist began building an educational building and moved in just a year later. In 2006, Tim Block was added to the pastoral staff to minister to the college and career.
First Baptist has continued to experience God's blessings. Three more acres of land has been purchased, and in God's timing, the next building project will begin. In 2011, James Neal was added to the pastoral staff to minister to the college and career and Tim Block began his ministry of evangelism and discipleship with the adult ministries.