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Reunion 2016 is more than a memory! Held at Liberty Baptist Church, students from all over ABCOPAD gathered for a weekend of fellowship, inspiration, and fun. There were wild games, music from Museum, challenging messages from Dave Klock, not to mention lots of pizza! There were great times of laughter and shenanigans. And there were exceptional times of worship, discovery, and commitment. You can check out ALL the photos HERE







by Bud Russell Categories: General, Ministries, Region Life ~ Date: 2/29/2016

2016 Haiti Mission Volunteers

Rev. John Dorean, Pastor, Jefferson Baptist Church leads a mission team to Grande Goave February 24 - March 2, 2016. The team will help to build a concrete block home, work and play with the children at the Heart to Heart Children's Home, and lead prayer walks within the community. 





by Bud Russell Categories: Ministries ~ Date: 2/25/2016

ECBC Installation Service:
Rev. Kadin J.G. Williams



Exton Community Baptist Church held a Installation Service for its new pastor, Rev. Kadin J.G. Williams.   The event was held on ​Sunday, February 21, 2016, with its Declaration by Bruce Reid, Leadership Council Moderator:

In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and on behalf of this church, I declare you, Kadin Williams, to be duly installed as the pastor of this church and congregation. We shall uphold you in prayer and in the performance of your duties as a minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, we welcome you as pastor of the Exton Community Baptist Church. The love of God and the presence of Christ be with you and your family. Amen.

Rev. Williams is a fifth-generation minister and a graduate of Princeton Seminary. He was ordained as a minister with American Baptist Churches USA while serving as associate pastor of First Baptist Church in Westfield, N.J. 

Welcome to the ABCOPAD family !





by Bud Russell Categories: Region Life ~ Date: 2/22/2016

ECBC Wedding/Welcome Reception

A Valentine's Day reception was planned to welcome newlyweds Jamir and Among. Jamir had attended Exton Community Baptist Church for a few months, then went to India to marry his bride, Among. This is Among's first time in the United States. We welcome her to our country and our church.​




by Bud Russell Categories: Region Life ~ Date: 2/18/2016

Royersford Baptist and Lent


Pastor Karen Selig, at Royersford Baptist Church, explained to children how Dr. Reid Trulson and others took their Christmas Tree and made it into a cross. An excellent way of taking the message of Christmas and leading to Easter!



by Bud Russell Categories: Region Life ~ Date: 2/17/2016

Valentines Day Dinner at FBC Blossburg

Following its morning worship FBC Blossburg held a Valentines Dinner for the church family. A delicious meal was served and the group played some fun games. It was a wonderful way to spend Valentines Day afternoon.





by Bud Russell Categories: Region Life ~ Date: 2/17/2016

There's No Business Like Snow Business


Check out these photos from the most recent family night at Wesleyville Baptist Church. These pictures were from its "There's No Business Like Snow Business" Family Night on January 27th. The night began with a delicious chicken and biscuit dinner.

 Attendees were able to visit the Photo Booth... 





Then there was the 'snowball' fight with socks! 92 pair of socks were then donated to God's Closet (our clothing pantry ministry)...



Following these activities, small groups were available for all ages, Nursery through Adult.

Family Nights are typically held the 2nd and 4th Wednesday nights each month. Rev. Mark McCallion is Pastor



by Bud Russell Categories: Region Life ~ Date: 2/4/2016

Disaster Relief at Roaring Branch, PA


Tim Robson (Interim Pastor at the East Smithfield Federated Church) reported a team from the Bradford Baptist Association provided disaster relief at the Mt. Zion New Life Center in Roaring Branch, PA. The Retreat Center was severely damaged by frozen pipes. The Bradford Baptist Association sent a team to assist in the restoration effort. The group utilized the Disaster Relief Trailer, making available valuable tools for this project.

See the complete photo album HERE








by Bud Russell Categories: General, Ministries, Region Life ~ Date: 2/2/2016