Free Shoes and School Supplies August 11

Helping Hands of St. Louis will hold their 5th Annual Shoe Fest from 9 AM to Noon on August 11, 2018 at 443 6th Street, Toledo. Volunteers will wash children’s feet and give them new shoes and socks to get their new school year off on the right foot!

Shoes available include sizes toddler 10 to youth size 6. There will be 400 pairs of new shoes and school supplies but it is first come, first served and CHILDREN MUST BE PRESENT.

Cass Road Pastor Ruby Radford says, "I have participated in this program for the last three years and it is a blessing to see the faces of these kids when they put on new sneakers and get free school backpacks." Churches, service groups and businesses interested in donating new shoes and socks are asked to please contact Sue Shrewsbery, Director of Helping Hands of St. Louis, at 419.691.0613, ext. 2. Volunteers and donations of new shoes and socks for school age children needed.

ABC Ohio Annual Gathering October 2 and 3

Don't miss out on one of the biggest events of our church year as we join together with pastors and leaders from across the state on October 2 and 3 in Columbus for the American Baptist Churches of Ohio Annual Gathering. For more information on this year's event, head over to the ABC Ohio Annual Gathering website for full details!

Consuming Fire Music Festival August 25


American Baptist Youth of Ohio are invited to attend the FREE Consuming Fire Outdoor Music Festival on August 25, 2018. This is a one day outdoor music festival (rain or shine) hosted by First Baptist Church Newark (1000 Granville Road, Neward, OH 43055). It is a FREE concert event located on Newark's twelve acre campus. On site tent camping will be available for groups who want to stay over on Saturday night (water and electricity available). Area hotels are available in Newark and Heath. 

On Sunday morning, First Baptist Newark will host a special American Baptist Youth Ohio Worship Service. All ABC youth are invited to participate in the service (prayer, skits, musicians, singers, etc.).

Our lineup this year includes Sanctus Real, Shawn McDonald, Consumed by Fire, Graceful Closure, Lance Horsley and Danger Scene.

Make plans now to attend this free event! Download a flyer by clicking here and SPREAD THE WORD!

TAABA Picnic Report 2017

Perfect weather, wonderful fellowship, great food and our Heavenly Father blessing us all! Over 150 from our Toledo Area American Baptist Church Association churches participated in this annual event. Thank you to our TAABA sister churches: Ashland, Cass Road, First Baptist, Good Shepherd, Haskins, New Covenant, Third Baptist and St. Paul.

Don't miss our next TAABA event and another opportunity to fellowship with our sister churches!

TAABA Picnic Report 2016

It was another wonderful day at the Toledo Area American Baptist Association (TAABA) Annual Picnic on June 12, 2016. Over 150 attended from our sister churches in TAABA. Our attendance continues to grow each year!

We welcomed members of Ashland, Cass Road, Good Shepherd, New Covenant, St. Paul, Third Baptist and Active Christians Today University of Toledo Campus Ministry.

Special thanks goes out to the committee and Rev. Timothy Clark for planning such a great event. Our Region Minister Jane Gibbons joined us as we celebrated together.

Big cheers go out to Good Shepherd Church who won the attendance record at our gathering. Rev. Jose Abodij does a wonderful work with his people getting them fired up for our picnic each year. God was good and gave us an afternoon of sun and hearts filled with joy!

Don't miss our next TAABA event and another opportunity to fellowship with our sister churches!

TAABA at the Mud Hens 2016

The weather was perfect and everyone had a great time as the Toledo Area American Baptist Association gathered on July 20, 2016 to watch the Toledo Mud Hens win and enjoyed a great time and great fellowship. God is good!

TAABA Clergy Meet with Retiring ABC Ohio Executive Minister

We had a very informative and pleasant meeting of our TAABA ministers on August 13, 2015 at Scrambler Marie's on Secor in Toledo. We were blessed to welcome retiring ABC Ohio Executive Minister Dr. Larry Swain to our regular lunch meeting. Dr. Swain spent some time going over some of the transition plans in place for ABC Ohio and also asked for our input for a clergy focus group discussion. We were also blessed to welcome Region Minister Rev. Jane Gibbons. It is always a joy to have her attend and share her insights with us! TAABA is blessed to have a wonderful group of ministers and leaders who truly love each other and are blessed to serve Northwest Ohio!

TAABA Picnic Report 2015

We had a glorious time at the Toledo Area American Baptist Association Annual Picnic on June 14, 2015. It was one of the biggest turnouts we have had in years!!!

Special thanks goes out to the committee for planning such a great event. Our Region Minister Jane Gibbons joined us for the event along with over one hundred from our TAABA churches.

God was good and gave us an afternoon of sun and hearts filled with joy!

Don't miss our next TAABA event and another opportunity to fellowship with our sister churches!

Third Baptist Church Installs Rev. Dr. K. David Johnson

Third Baptist Church (402 Pinewood Avenue, Toledo, OH 43604) is excited and pleased to announce the installation of Senior Pastor Dr. K. David Johnson, on Sunday, August 3, 2014. An Installation Banquet was held the night before to welcome Rev. Johnson. On Sunday, the guest speaker was Reverend James Willis, Moderator of American Baptist Churches and Pastor of St. Paul Baptist Church. Pastor Geoffrey Van Guns was the featured speaker at two installation services. Many clergy representatives of the American Baptist Churches of Ohio were in attendance for this celebration of God's Hand in the life of Third Baptist. Let us lift up Third Baptist as they move forward with Rev. Johnson!