First Baptist Church of Kenmore Akron OH

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About First Baptist Church of Kenmore

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Dear Friend,

Welcome to The First Baptist Church of Kenmore online! We are so appreciative that you are taking the time to visit our website. On this site, you will find ministry information, our doctrinal stand, answers to frequently asked questions, audio and video sermons, and much more. I trust that this web site will be a help to you. Thank you for your interest.

Kenmore has been home to The First Baptist Church for over 96 years. Our Church has enjoyed the journey of serving the King of kings from this city and from this place. Our Lord has blessed us with wonderful people who have hearts for the work of Christ. I trust that you will not only become acquainted with the ministry, but also come see us in the near future if at all possible.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to send us a note, email us at [email protected] or call the church offices at (330) 745-3619. Please pray for us and for the work that our Lord is accomplishing at The First Baptist Church. We would love to see you soon! God bless you.

Your Friend,
Pastor Joe Grimaldi

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First Baptist Church of Kenmore
First Baptist Church of Kenmore
2330 East Avenue
Akron, Ohio 44314
United States
Phone: (330) 745-3619

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Church Pastor

Joe Grimaldi
Joe Grimaldi
2330 East Avenue
Akron, Ohio 44314
United States
Phone: (330) 745-3619

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First Baptist Church of Kenmore Akron Service Times

We have two worship services each Sunday.

The morning service begins at 11:00am and the afternoon service begins at 1:30pm.

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First Baptist Church of Kenmore History

Since 1920, the First Baptist Church of Kenmore has been a vibrant part of our community.

Our Start

The First Baptist Church of Kenmore began with a group of believers in the home of Mrs. Archie Lee. FBC was officially organized under the authority of a local church on November 20, 1920 in the Kenmore High School with a group of 76 believers. As FBC has grown, its ministries have changed with the needs of the community. One fact has stayed the exact same though, The First Baptist Church loves Kenmore and desires to influence this city with the Gospel. Our church is marked with energy, passion for the community, and the preaching of God’s Word. This makes FBC an exciting place to be! In every season of ministry together, God has continually done more than we ever could have expected.

Our Heritage

Under our first pastor, Pastor C. H. Starrett, the church undertook to build a building on 18th St. in Kenmore. He served the church until 1923. A myriad of other great men have stood in the pulpit including: George Enterline, 1923-1931, C.J. Pugh, 1931-1933, Vernon Phillips, 1933-1935, J.S. Kirtley, 1935, H.S. Bullock, 1936-1941, Kendall North, 1941-1943, Darrell Pearce, 1944-1950, George Stitt, 1950-1953, George Fissell, 1953-1963, John Keith, 1963-1975, Delmar Pursley, 1975-1977, Joel Rush, 1977-1980.

In 1980, Pastor Walt Schuckert became Pastor. Under his leadership, in 1985 the church purchased the property here at 2330 East Avenue. With God’s help, the church was able to pay off the property in 1989, and then started building the current auditorium. Not wanting to go into great debt, most of the work was done by Pastor Schuckert, long time member Bro. Boldry, and many others. The first service was held in the new auditorium on August 9, 1992. Pastor Shuckert remained the pastor until being called into evangelism in 1993.

Pastor Rick Fox was called as pastor in 1995. Under his leadership, the gymnasium was built, and the church started the “Sowing the Seed Radio Broadcast” that preaches the Gospel around the country each week. Pastor Fox served the church faithfully for 17 years. He led the church in starting bus routes and soul winning ministries. Under his ministry, the church had a heart for missions, supporting missionaries all over the world. In 2013, Pastor Fox graduated to Heaven.

Our Future

In 2013, the church called Pastor Joe Grimaldi to become their pastor. As we remember our past, we pray for revival in the present, while we reach toward our future. We look forward with great anticipation to what God will do here at The First Baptist Church of Kenmore.   Edit

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