Generations Blog

  • GENERATIONS…Five of them!

    We moved to Huntsville October 6, 1989, Phillip was returning to Alabama after 7 years and I was a new transplant from the mid-west.  Phillip’s aunt, Doris E. Roberts, had been on staff with FBC for many years and Phillip has had family attending FBC since before the 1900’s.  Phillip’s... Read more →

  • Back to the Future

    We have dubbed this entry to the blog “Back To The Future.”  To best understand the O’Dell’s support of the children’s ministry capital campaign we call “GENERATIONS,” one must travel back in time more than 35 years.  In 1984 we were members at the church in northwest Huntsville where Nannette... Read more →

  • 35 Years, Three Generations and a Commitment to Future Generations

    When Park and I moved to Huntsville with our three month old daughter 35 years ago, we joined First Baptist Church. We both had grown up going to church reaping the benefits of being part of a loving church family. We wanted the same for our young daughter and felt strongly about the importance of going where... Read more →

  • Reaching into a Community that Needs More than just New Tile and Grout

    Hello, we are John and Jamie Richardson and we have two elementaryaged kiddos, Eli (11) and Ava (7). John grew up at FBC; his family hasalways been part of the action here and he had such a great childhoodwith FBC at the core. I, Jamie, felt immediately taken into the... Read more →

  • A Family’s Support for the Next Generations of our Church

    We are so excited that our church, across all generations, is committed to investing in our First Kids Ministry through their commitment to GENERATIONS.  This is apparent in the time people volunteer to serve these kids and in where they choose to put their money.  From the first time we... Read more →

  • Groundbreaking Reflections from the Younger Generation

    “We’re going to put a roof right there where we were. And there’s going to be a kid’s space there too. But they aren’t going to just use the shovels to build the building- they will use the machines. We were just doing a symbol”. Emma, age 6   “I liked... Read more →

  • One Family’s Groundbreaking Experience

    As new members of First Baptist Church, it was an honor to be asked to be part of the groundbreaking.  We have followed the campaign and are excited about the updates to the facilities.  Having two young children, it’s exciting to know that we get to join other families in this journey... Read more →

  • What Can I Say?

    How ‘bout Thank God! and Wow! and Amazing! and Way to go! and Hallelujah! What an incredible day, to celebrate pledges of $8,313,121 toward a $7 million goal! Keri and I have been part of six capital stewardship campaigns, and we’ve never seen anything quite like it. But that’s not all. To have 573 pledges, representing 1,321 people (singles, couples and... Read more →

Ways You Can Give

For our church to reach its financial goal, we will need commitments in varying amounts. Please consider your commitment in proportion to your resources. These commitments are for 3 years, over and above your current giving.