Bible Baptist Church has been my church home for almost 50 yrs.
I started attending as a teenager,and after we were married Delbert started
attending also and we have been there since that time.
This coming march will be the 50th anniversary of our church.
Since our church has been the foundation for our lives and family, the purpose
of this page is to let you know about it and what it stands for.
On January 24th, 1956 a group of people from the Bible Baptist church in
Fredonia rented a laundromat at 1005 Main st. $25.00 per month
to start Bible Baptist church of Neodesha.
The first service was February 5th 1956.
First Church building
A loan from Bible Baptist church of Fredonia made it possible to
purchase the former First Christian Church building and on March 22, 1959
Bible Baptist Church was organized with 33 charter members.
Rev. James Faulkenbury was the first Pastor.
Sunday morning in the early 60's
The first 25 years were prosperous years with many people saved and
added to the Church. April 5, 1966 the first buses was purchased, a 1958
chevy and a 1953 GMC. The GMC was loaned to Calvary Baptist in
Parsons and May 1st. was the first bus route. Bro. Wayne and Virginia
Prosser were the bus workers and had 18 the first Sunday.
In Nov. 1968 when C.L. Scott was pastor, the church purchased land
on north 4th. street and begin building our present building.
construction Feb. 8, 1970
Our Church has always been blessed with musical talent.
This is our girls ensamble in 1983. Back row.
Terresa Norris, Rhonda Page, Tonya Page, Teresa Cannon.
Front row.Jennifer Bennett, Tammy Cannon, Patricia Bennett.
In 1984 we celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Church with a 10 ft. tall
cake that I made with the help of the men of the church making a form to place
the cake on. All the edges were cake and the top section. We had
a high attendance of over 200.
Our first Pastor James Faulkenberry and Bernice
Our Pastor at that time John Page and Charolotte.
Pastor James Faulkenberry Mar. 22,1959-Jan.17,1965
Pastors that have served the church.
Pastor John Page June 1, 1975-May 30,1989
Pastor Larry Landis Sept. 30, 1973-May 25, 1975
Pastor DeWayne Prosser June 1, 1989 to present
Pastor K.B. Murray Feb. 7, 1965-Oct. 1, 1967
Pastor C.L. Scott (not pictured) Nov.8,1967-Sept. 23, 1973
Past Pastors and their wife
Bible Baptist Church of Neodesha has played an important part in the
ministries of several men who were lead by God to preach the gospel.
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
Our present Pastor and wife
Bible Baptist Church
1100 North 4th. St. Neodesha, Ks. 66757