Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Greater First Baptist Church presents Sanctuary Choir Music Worship on April 26-28

Minister Chester D. T. Baldwin
The Greater First Baptist Church Sanctuary Choir presents their annual music workshop at 6 p.m. nightly on April 26-28. Featured clinician is gospel music artist Minister Chester D. T. Baldwin.

According to an online bio, Min. Baldwin is an accomplished musician, director, composer, and psalmist and has been an active and integral part of the Gospel music scene for the past 28 years. He has been featured on numerous GMWA Mass Choir and Men’s Choir recordings. His recordings, a lifelong dream, was made possible through the endorsement of the Holy Spirit and supported by the church community of Central Texas. Produced by James Roberson of JDI Records of Los Angeles, Calif. “Sing It On Sunday Morning I” was recorded live before a spirit filled, anxiously anticipating audience on May 30,1999, and “Sing It On Sunday Morning II: Just Having Chu’ch” was recorded October 6, 2001, both audiences numbering over 3,000 worshipers. Both releases have received national rave reviews and have produced some gospel radio standards including; “God Is Good,” “I Still Hear Mama Praying,” “Just Having Chu’ch,” “Get Right Church,” Ready, Willing and Able,” and “Lord I’m Trusting.”
“The Mama Song!” was featured on Walt “Baby” Love’s nationally syndicated program on Mother’s Day Weekend since 2000 and is destined to become a classic. This song is a testimony to the prayer warrior strength of Chester’s grandmother, Mamie Sip Baldwin, and mother, Gussie Baldwin Jones. “My grandmother knew how to pray, and she taught my mother the importance of a strong prayer life and now I have learned from my mother! You see sometimes as young people we do not have sense enough to pray for ourselves, but thank God that the prayers of our Mothers still cover us!” Baldwin testified.

The workshop is open to all who would like to participate. Come and be a part of the workshop as we celebrate Jesus each evening with teaching and learning new songs. There will be a teaching ministry from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 28. A continental breakfast will be served from 8 to 8:45 a.m. Saturday activities will conclude with a musical at 6 p.m. 

If there are any questions, please call the church at (918) 336-7504.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

GFB men hosts Super Bowl Party on Sunday

The Greater First Baptist Church men's ministry will be hosting a Super Bowl Party at 4:30 p.m. Sunday. As a special treat, Eddie L. Williams will be holding a cooking class for men. He will prepare a very special menu and will show the men how to cook for the Super Bowl. The ladies of GFB are invited as well as special guests. 

2011 Individual Contributions Statements available for Distribution

2011 individual contributions statements are available for distribution after January 31, 2012. Please contact the Greater First Baptist church office at (918) 336-7504 for your copy.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Boyz 2 Men and On Cue presents "College Day: Living the Dream" on Saturday, Jan. 14 at GFB

Attention all students with a dream  to go to college!!! Boyz 2 Men and On Cue presents ... "College Day: Living the Dream" (in honor and remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.) on Saturday, Jan. 14 at  Greater First Baptist Church, Bartlesville. Breakfast is served at 10 a.m. Session will end at noon. Bring the whole family and wear your favorite university colors for fun! Any college student available to serve on this panel discussion, should e-mail GFB first lady  Michelene Jackson at or contact the church secretary. See you there!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Noon bible study only this Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011; all other services cancelled this week

Noon bible study will convene as scheduled this Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011 at Greater First Baptist Church, Bartlesville. All other services are cancelled this week.

Christmas services announced for next Sunday at Greater First Baptist Church

Worship services are scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 25 at 8:30 a.m. Merry Christmas! 

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Run the Streets Mentoring Program begins fifth season; 5k event on Sept. 10, 2011

The Run the Streets Mentoring Program wants to announce that they are beginning their fifth season and will sponsor a 5k event on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011. Several Greater First Baptist Church members will be participating. Danae Thompson, T.J. Grayson and Rev. Nathaniel Jones will be in the race. The church is asked to come out and support them.

T.J. and Danae earned medals at the Run for Relief 5K Run two weeks ago. Danae Thompson, T.J. Grayson, Rev. Nathaniel Jones, and Angela Thompson are in the process of training for the half marathon race on Nov. 20.

Anyone interested in signing up for the 5K run next week should contact Rev. Jones. The Run the Streets Program is always looking for volunteers and donations. The program has mentored over 110 youth in the Bartlesville community since its conception.