Forerunner Baptist to open Covington campus at Rialto Baptist
By Lonnie Wilkey
Editor, Baptist and Reflector
COVINGTON — The handwriting has been on the wall for years at Rialto Baptist Church in Covington.
The almost 100-year-old church once was a vibrant congregation with more than 200 members. But as the community transitioned, many members moved away. Many of those who stayed have since died.
As of Jan. 15, Rialto Baptist had about five members plus pastor Carl Funderburk and his wife Jane. Funderburk, 79, has been pastor of Rialto for 14 years. In 2005 Funderburk led his then congregation of 13 members to make plans should the church eventually have to close its doors. [Read more…]