Tommy Russell accepted the call to serve as our new pastor
On Sunday, January 25th, the First Baptist congregation voted overwhelmingly to call Tommy Russell as our next pastor, and Tommy accepted our call.
Please refer to the Pastor Search page of this website for more information about Tommy. His first day on-site is scheduled to be Sunday, March 1st.
Please join us in welcoming Tommy and his family to Fredericksburg and praising our Lord for bringing us together.
Thoughts from Pastor Steve
While reading the latest issue of Christianity Today, I came across a response to Peter Chin’s writing “Third Culture: No Such Thing as Convenient Christianity”: “My discreet idolatry exposed: our problem is often not selfishness. It’s our enslavement to convenience.” Unless we are narcissists, no one cares to be thought of as selfish or self-centered….
In biblical times, names were critically important. They were thought to say something essential about a person’s character, nature, or destiny. Often they said something about the person’s relationship with or view of God. The name “Jesus” means “Yahweh saves”, pointing to, as Matthew makes clear, Jesus’ identity as the one who would save people…