Lewisburg church sees 36 baptisms, 29 additions in just seven months
LEWISBURG — Just inviting friends to come to church is still an effective way to introduce them to the gospel, affirms Jack Long, pastor of Farmington Baptist Church in Lewisburg.
And, if you add old-fashioned visits to the equation, it makes it doubly effective, said Long, a retired associational missions strategist (director of missions) for Beulah Baptist Association, based in Union City, who with his wife Charlotte, moved to Columbia last year to be near family.
They joined First Baptist Church, Columbia, and became active there, but in December, Farmington asked Long to fill the pulpit as they continued a search for a pastor.
Long agreed and though he told the church he did not want to be considered for the pastorate, God had other ideas. The Lord changed his heart about taking the position and in March of this year, Farmington called him as pastor and God went to work, Long said. [Read more…]