Generations Blog

  • A Message From Travis Collins

    “Fifty-two weeks ago we revealed the grand total of pledges for our GENERATIONS campaign – a total that exceeded both our goal and our dreams… pledges that made possible the entire funding of the building and furnishing of a premier kids space.” – Travis Collins, Pastor. Read more →


  • Hoppe Family

    Our family joined First Baptist in August of 1991.  Our two little girls, Katie age 6, and Emily age 4, immediately became part of the children’s ministry and took part in all of the wonderful activities which were under the ministerial leadership of Tina Newberry.  I was very happy to... Read more →


  • Faith, Hope and Love for Future Generations

    Art and I joined First Baptist as a newly married couple in 1985. We were looking for a church home that would provide spiritual encouragement for our marriage and later help us teach our children about God’s plan through his Son, Jesus Christ. As our children came along, First Baptist... Read more →


  • GENERATIONS Reveal 1 Year Anniversary Before & After Updates

    Happy 1st Anniversary! These past 12 months have been remarkable in more ways than one! We have seen continued build progress on our new and renovated spaces and a higher than average percentage of contributors and participation towards our GENERATIONS Building and Renovation Campaign. The transformation of our campus, the... Read more →

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  • Leaving More than Grass Stains

    One Sunday morning, as we were working Extended session with some preschool kids in the courtyard, Bill remarked about how when he was a kid, he loved to roll down the grass embankment leading to the play area.   I mentioned that I bet almost every child that has been... Read more →


  • For All Generations

    First Baptist has been our church home since very early in our marriage. We began our journey here in a newlywed class where we were mentored by great teachers.  We met many couples in those early days that have become lifelong friends. We were blessed with three children who grew... Read more →


  • Members, Staff, Now Members Again

    Our journey at FBC by Joy and Michael Moore On a Sunday in August 1971, a young couple parked in front of First Baptist Church and walked into the building bringing their 10-month-old daughter with them. They are uncertain which door to come in but are greeted by a woman... Read more →


  • Blessing Others in Our Community

    Howdy! We’re the Schoenert family, Eric, Katie, Cooper (7) and Jordan (3). We moved to Huntsville in July of 2019 from College Station, Texas! Not too long after our move, we started visiting FBC Huntsville regularly. We quickly got involved and enrolled our youngest in the WEE Ministry and started... Read more →


  • Growing & Returning Generations

    We are Brady and Emily Buford. I (Brady) have been going to FBC since I was born, and Emily has been attending since 2018 and has felt welcomed and at home. We met at a campus ministry at the University of Alabama, and after we both graduated college, we needed... Read more →


  • A Love for Children in the Church and Community

    Lara grew up at FBC and her mother still attends here.  Dean started coming as a young adult and we met in the Singles class.  Our two children, Kristen and Justin, had a wonderful experience growing up at FBC.  They were able to participle in things like preschool Music and... Read more →


  • The Joy of Participating with Others

    This is not my first rocket. I have been around for a long time. For example, I have been privileged to have known every person who has served as senior pastor of First Baptist Church, Huntsville since 1926. Dr. Milford (1926 – 1949) retired before I arrived but I was... Read more →


  • GENERATIONS for Jesus

    It has been said that Christianity is only one generation away from becoming extinct. Because our world is becoming less Christian, this emphasizes the importance of the Generations campaign. This building project is aimed at the furtherance of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to our younger generation and their training... Read more →


  • All we have is God’s.

    I came to First Baptist in 2008 as Associate Minister of Music/Organist and Wayne joined six months later after he retired from 41 years as a minister, most of it as a pastor. I retired in 2012 and although we live in Guntersville, we love this church and want to... Read more →


  • 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.