Installation Service at Lake Benton on Sunday, November 3

From First Baptist, Lake Benton:

First Baptist Church of Lake Benton, Minnesota invites the pastors and congregations of sister churches to formally recognize the installation of their new pastor, Richard Riley. The service is scheduled for Sunday, November 3 at 2:00 p.m. Our church also invites everyone to enjoy a dessert fellowship after the service. Pastor Larry Gross of First Baptist Church, Waupaca, WI and Pastor Greg Linscott of First Baptist Church, Marshall, MN plan to challenge the congregation and new pastor. We would appreciate your prayers and your presence.

2014 Ladies’ Retreat to be held April 4-5

We are excited about the MBA Ladies Spring Retreat on April 4-5, 2014 at First Baptist Church in Baxter, MN. The special speaker will be Joy Wagner. The “teaser” flyer is attached. We hope that you will begin promoting this event at your church! Look for more information in January 2014. If you have any questions please feel free to email Heather Brower, the MBA Ladies President.

Serving Christ with you,

Julie Roman
MBA Ladies Secretary

Teaser Flyer- PDF Link (5.43 MB, right-click, save as…)

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First Baptist of Lake Benton Calls New Pastor

Photo Courtesy of Lake Benton Valley Journal

From the Lake Benton Valley Journal:

As of Aug. 11, a new face could be seen at the front of the First Baptist Church of Lake Benton, and a new voice could be heard preaching the Word of God.
That face and that voice belong to Pastor Richard Riley.
Pastor Riley, who recently took over after Pastor Mark Fish retired, has come to Lake Benton with his wife and six children to lead the church and serve the community.
“I would consider it a divine calling,” said Riley. “I’d say that God led us here through the church calling us.”
Pastor Riley grew up in Richfield. After high school he attended Bible college and seminary. Then he worked as an assistant pastor in Waupaca, Wisc. for 11 years before receiving the call from the First Baptist Church.
Pastor Riley made the trip from Waupaca on Memorial Day weekend to preach, teach and interview at the church. One week later the invitation to come join the church was extended and Pastor Riley graciously accepted.