Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Next Meeting: Oct. 12 Park Street Baptist - St. Petersburg

Park Street is looking forward to hosting the October FBBF meeting on Monday October 12.
We have three excellent speakers lined up that will be a blessing to you. 

Monty Trammel is a 1980 graduate of Baptist Bible College.  Monty pastored in Ohio for many years and has recently moved to Merritt Island where he is the pastor of Orsino Baptist Church. 

Phillip Housley is the pastor of Park Crest Baptist in Springfield Mo.  He is down for the week with a young man from his church who is interested in starting a church in Florida.  They are scoping out an area in the Orlando area.  Phil is a graduate of Baptist Bible College.

Tom Hunter has been at Plantation Baptist since 2006 and God has been doing some phenomenal things.  A graduate of Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC, Pastor Hunter moved to South Florida in 1994 and served for eleven years as Youth Pastor at the First Baptist Church of Coconut Creek, FL. In 2005, God had moved in the heart of Pastor Hunter to accept a call to Plantation Baptist Church and transitioned to Senior Pastor in 2006. God has been using him mightily in seeing many souls come to Christ.

Not only do we have an excellent line up of speakers but we will have a nice lunch as well as a time of fellowship.  If we stay on schedule we will be done by 2:30 PM

Directions:  We are located at 3901 Park St N St Petersburg.  You can follow your GPS although it will not take you the easiest way.  Once you are on 275 take the 54th Ave Exit and go WEST.  It will dead end into Park Street.  Turn left and the church will down about half a mile on the left.  

A Note from Russell Johnson

A Family Moves Into Town Looking for a Church…

During the months of September & October, our church is working through the Joshua Harris’ book entitled “Stop Dating the Church” or now released as “Why Church Matters.”  It’s been a good read for everyone and has opened up many conversations that were worth having.

In Chapter 5, Harris gives a “Must-Have” list for everyone seeking a new Church.  I wonder how each of our churches would fare if a family came into our Church with this list in hand:

1. Is this a church where God’s Word is faithfully taught?  - 2 Timothy 3:16

2. Is this a church where sound doctrine matters? - 2 Timothy 4:2-5

3. Is this a church in which the gospel is cherished and clearly proclaimed?
            1 Corinthians 15:1-4; Ephesians 2:1-9

4. Is this a church committed to reaching non-Christians with the gospel?
            Mark 16:15; Hosea 11:4; Acts 15:19

5. Is this a church whose leaders are characterized by humility and integrity?
            1 Timothy 3:2-7; Matthew 20:25-28

6. Is this a church where people strive to live by God’s Word? - James 1:22-25

7. Is this a church where I can find and cultivate godly relationships?
            Acts 2:42-47; Hebrews 10:24-25

8. Is this a church where members are challenged to serve?
            1 Peter 4:10-11; Ephesians 4:11-16

9. Is this a church that is willing to kick me out?
            Matthew 18:15-17; I Corinthians 5 & 2 Corinthians 2

10. Is this a church I’m willing to join “as is” with enthusiasm and faith in God?

It might be worth the time for each of us, as Pastors, to examine our Church in the light of these questions.  It might be interesting (and scary) to have our people evaluate our Church by the same scale.

May we all strive to have Churches that God could trust with His chosen people!

Friday, June 5, 2015

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Next Meeting: March 9th - Big Cypress

I’d like to encourage everyone to come to the Big Cypress Seminole Reservation for the March meeting of the Florida Baptist Bible Fellowship. Come and meet Bill Blomberg, a church planter from the Brighton Seminole reservation, and some of the church members from the Brighton reservation. Our other speakers include Joel Johns, currently in a building project at Cornerstone Baptist in Davenport, and Vern Murry from Liberty Baptist Church on Orlando. Indian Tocos and other Seminole culinary delights are on the menu for lunch (no alligator). 

The people at Big Cypress are excited about hosting the meeting and are looking forward to meeting you. We start at 11:00 AM IST (Indian Standard Time).  There are direction on our website For GPS the address is 34800 Josie Billie Hwy, or Government road.  The city you should use is Clewiston, even though we are 40 miles from Clewiston. Not all GPS units know where we are. Also, only AT&T and Sprint, and sometimes Verizon cell phones work on the reservation. Remember; let’s make “fellowship” a verb!

Officers will meet in Fellowship Hall at 10:00 AM.

Arlen Payne
Big Cypress New Testament Baptist Church
Big Cypress Seminole Reservation

In the heart of the Everglades

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

2015 FBBF Meetings

2015 FBBF Meetings

January C - CBC Orlando
February C - OBC Orlando
March - Big Cypress
April -C -  South Creek Orlando
May - OFF
June - S -  Mike Stancil Orlando
July - OFF
August- N - Grace Life - Jax
September -  Park Street  
October - TBD
November  - N - Ron Todd
December - OFF

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Next Meeting January 12th - Cornerstone, Davenport

We are excited to launch the new year with the state fellowship at Cornerstone.  We invite you to come for a time of encouragement, strategy, and fellowship.  Dave Janney, Pastor of Orlando Baptist Church will be preaching for us, we will have an extended lunch and fellowship time where we will share praises and problems that we can each relate to, and then be led in a discussion on how we can protect our churches from the homosexual agenda by Dr. David Anderson of Faith Baptist Church in Sarasota.  We look forward to seeing you on January 12th! - Joel Johns

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Lunch Provided
3100 Sand Mine Rd.  Davenport, FL 33897

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Next Meeting - November 10 - Liberty Orlando

Liberty Baptist

Monday November 10th 2014   11:00 am – 3:00 pm


Matt Macnaughton
Church Planter: Matt grew up in Orange Park, Florida and as a teenager, he realized his sinful state and gave his life to Christ.  At camp during his senior year of high school, God impressed upon his heart to go into full time ministry. 

Rich Andrews
Husband, Father of 3 great kids. Director of Ministries for Word of Life Florida and Associate Minister of Music at First Baptist Church New Port Richey, FL.Fl.

Paul Woods
Paul Woods has served as a youth pastor for 20 years at his church in Jacksonville, Florida. He teaches the youth ministry courses at Trinity Baptist College and serves as Chaplain at Trinity Christian Academy. His hobbies include distance running and coaching.