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Paying It Forward

I had been a member of FBC a couple of years when I was put on bedrest due to high-risk triplet pregnancy.  Billy Orton and others brought that year’s Living Christmas Tree to me by showing up one evening and singing Christmas carols in my living room!  After my triplet sons were born in March …

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Children Are The Future

During the last four years we have had the privilege of working in Sunday morning Bible study with young adult couples as they start their married lives together. Over time, many of them have begun expanding their families with children. We have come to know and love this community of young families.That is why we …

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Next Season in the Ministry of FBC, Church at the Heart of the City

I was raised by Baptist Missionary parents serving in Brazil. I spent my first twelve years attending church and school with my Brazilian peers, and occasionally traveling with Dad to the remote parts of the state to support, celebrate, and worship with fellow Christians. It was on these trips that I first witnessed the importance …

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Excitement and Unity in a Renovation

We moved to Huntsville in June, 1980 with a 21-month-old daughter and a son on the way. We joined First Baptist soon thereafter.       We found facilities and teachers ready to welcome our children – and frankly, the teachers were more important than the facilities. As they grew, they consistently had teachers who cared …

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Let the Little Children Come!

Joseph and I have been blessed to be members of First Baptist for more than 20 years. Today, you will find just the two of us walking through the doors of our great church. But if the walls could talk, they would tell you of the days of seeing us making our way in and …

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A Joy To Give

I joined FBC 26 years ago to worship with my family that were already members, (and to play French Horn in a fantastic orchestra!). I watched my niece and nephew grow up at FBC, Johnny and Suzanne Kirk, holding hands and walking the same halls that I now walk with their children, my great nieces …

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The Future is Found in the Children

The theme of GENERATIONS for our building and renovation campaign is especially significant for our family. My parents, Pat and Gordon Perry (who are still members today), brought me to church as a baby and I started my life in the children’s ministry at First Baptist Church.  FBC has been an integral part of so …

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And Yet There is Room

Our sons were students who grew up in FBC. They did not experience children’s ministry here.We don’t currently – nor do we anticipate – our grandchildren being directly involved in FBCkids’ ministry. Anticipating our next few years’ pursuits, we are unlikely to have direct use ofeither the children’s or music area renovations. The blessings we …

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Meet Joe Craft: GENERATIONS Foreman

You’ve been a part of GENERATIONS, reading testimonies, seeing before and after photos of the construction and renovation, watching videos of the children and now we want to introduce you to Joe Craft, one of the men behind the scenes.Joe is the Construction Foreman for Johnson Kreis Construction and he’s on-site daily. Joe recently shared his …

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Stepping In and Stepping Up

Greg moved to Huntsville to start a new job in January 1992 after graduating from MississippiState University. Six months later, we married and started our new life together in Huntsville. Wevisited a few churches, but I will never forget the first time I saw First Baptist Church. Greg,being a jokester by nature, told me that …

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Shoulders on Which They Stand

“Plant a tree under whose shade you’ll never sit.”   That old adage was certainly not original to Bill or to me, but it’s the way we chose to live our lives. I’ve had no personal children of my own.  But during my years at FBC I’ve had the pleasure of teaching students, single adults …

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