This past weekend Linda and I had the great privilege to be with Pastor and Mrs. Bruce Barton at the Central Baptist Church in Panama City, FL. I had attended church there as a teen with my parents while visiting my aunt and uncle who lived there in the city. Later after Linda and I were married and started our own family we took our family to church there while visiting again with our family in the city. Little did we know then that we would have the privilege to preach there and present the ministry of firstBible International.
Pastor Barton was gracious to invite us to come and close out their Faith Promise Sunday this year. We were truly blessed by the spirit in each service and encouraged to see the direction that the pastor is leading his church. I fully believe that great days are ahead for this great church.
The people of Central Baptist were very kind and gracious hosts. They were greatly moved to know that so many people in the world today do not have a Bible in their birth language. More than anything they promised to pray for our ministry that God would continue to bless and provide for us to see that other “unreached” people groups received their “firstBible”.
Thank you Pastor Barton and Central Baptist Church for your encouragement to us and for the privilege to get to know such wonderful people as you.