Marvin Franklin Kerby, Jr., First Baptist Church Pastor Emeritus and our dear friend, passed from this life to glory on Tuesday July 11th, at the age of 86. He pastored here for 31 years and never quit loving and pastoring all of us. We love and miss him already. While we greatly mourn his passing, we also celebrate a life well-lived for Christ.
The family has requested that if you would like to make any donation, that they please be made to the Marvin & Nancy Kerby Scholarship Fund and or The Social Committee here at First Baptist Church of West Point.
c/o First Baptist Church, P.O. Box N, West Point, Va. 23181 .
Welcome Daniel Naff, our new Youth Leader Intern. Daniel Naff grew up in a Christian home that prioritized church and the youth group specifically. His father was actively involved in the youth and instilled a love for youth and student ministry in Daniel. Daniel and his wife Laurie are high school sweethearts and have been married for 11 years. They have 3 active boys, Luke 7, Liam 4, Landry 1, and baby number 4 is on the way...a daughter who will be named Lilah. They are originally from Carroll County, Virginia. Daniel enlisted in the Navy right out of high school in 2005, he has been stationed in the Hampton Roads area ever since. Daniel is currently stationed on board the USS Gerald R. Ford based in Norfolk. In 2013 they moved to a home in Gloucester and started attending Petsworth Baptist Church. After faithfully serving there and growing in their relationship with Christ and an amazing church family, God called Daniel into ministry to become a Youth Pastor. He has been leading under an outstanding Youth Pastor at Petsworth that continues to teach and guide Daniel in his calling in life. Daniel is a passionate VA Tech Hokies football fan and enjoys woodworking when not being kept busy with his kids on the soccer field. The Naff’s are excited to become part of the West Point family and look forward to seeing what God is going to do here.
Join us on October 21st for our youth sponsored Pumpkin Patch trip to the Belvedere Plantation in Fredericksburg. We will leave the church at 4PM and stop for dinner once in Fredericksburg. The Pumpkin Patch opens at 6PM. There will be pig racing, rope swings, tunnel slides, concession stand, snow cones, fireworks, bonfire, hayrides and of course pumpkin picking. You will need money for food and pumpkins, all the actives are free! Don’t forget to sign up the whole family up on the bulletin board in the children’s hallway.
"Falleluia (Fall) Party and Round-up”
· For all children through 5th Grade
· Lunch, devotion, games, fun, and crafts
· Sunday, October 29, Fellowship Hall after the worship service
· “Round-up” for our church’s Food Pantry
Bring at least 1 food item.
We will put a Bible verse label on each item.
For more information, call Farron Cowles (843-4391).
We wanted to make you aware of our new ride program we have here at First Baptist. If you are unable to bring your child to any of our programs or services, we will be happy to pick them up and bring them back to you. All you have to do is to contact our Youth Leader, Leslie Elliott and she will be happy to have one of our trusted program volunteers pick them up and bring them back. She can be reached at the church office at 804-843-2484 or on her cell at 804-514-4103.
Community Recovery Program
Pause for just a moment and reflect on the fears that visit and revisit your peace. Does a spirit of anxiety engulf you? Do you play a video forward of what the outcome is going to be? When those fears rear their ugly heads, where does your mind go from there? An acronym for FEAR is “false evidence appearing real”. When fear takes over, we may often be allowing worry without merit. The outcome is not before us yet, only running rampant in our mind and usually reviewing the worst case scenario. God cautions us about fear and worry multiple times in His word. Fear is intended for us to take notice, seek God and reach for His yoke. Or are we saying, “God is not enough to handle our needs?” A little arrogant, aren’t we? So was Satan. The enemy of this world works hard to keep us in bondage of fear because he knows that with faith we’re running on God’s power, not our own. So how do we alleviate fear? God has given us the ability to override our fearful thoughts with His word. When Jesus was tempted by the devil, each time he responded with, “It is written.” The power of the spoken word of scripture is our weapon. It takes practice but when those words flow off our lips, the enemy trembles, we are walking in obedience and our hearts are strengthened. Celebrate Recovery, Mondays at 6:30pm. Invite a friend!