On January 19, 2020 Open Bible Baptist Church will hold a special day of Celebrating Seventy-three years of serving the Lord and the Cambridge Community. The church was founded in 1947, moved into the current facilities in June 1973.
Pastor Roger Seacord was the first pastor of the congregation and served until December 31, 1986. Pastor Calvin Witham became the pastor on January 4, 1987 and served the church until 2005. Pastor Nick Frauenhoffer assumed the pastorate in 2006 and served until November 2016.
From November 2016 until last September, pulpit supply was provided by a rotating group of professors and students from the Northeastern Baptist College in Bennington, VT. On September 29, 2019 a three-person pastoral team assumed the pastoral responsibilities of the congregation. Dr. Mark Ballard serves as the Senior Pastor. He is assisted by two Associate Pastors: Pastor Joe Ferguson and Pastor Tyler Ballard.
The Church has set aside Sunday January 19, 2020 as a special day of celebration under the theme: “Remembering our Past, Rejoicing in the Present, and Re-envisioning the Future.” The day’s celebration includes a Special Worship Service to be held at 11:00am. The service will include special music, a testimony of the blessings of God through the years, and a message by Pastor Mark.
Following the morning service there will be a Celebration Dinner, which is scheduled for 12:30 and will be held in the Church Basement. Following the meal, a time will be set aside for attendees to share testimonies of God’s faithfulness through the years.
The church would like to invite all members, past members, and the entire Cambridge Community to come and help us celebrate. Everyone is welcome to join us at the Worship Service, the Celebration Dinner, and the Testimony Service following the meal.