No Other Foundation!

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2014 Acts 1:8 Conference (October 5–8)

Conference Messages

No Other Foundation

Acts 1:8 Conference - October 2014

A Message from Pastor Mark

There is a tremendous sense of fulfillment when we do what we are purposed and called to do. When an individual finds that purpose and they focus their energy in thought, heart, will and strength, the results are beautiful and great to witness. The church must be the same way. First Bible Baptist Church is going deeper in its focus to fulfill the mission we are purposed and called by God to do.

We are to bring the gospel of Jesus Christ to the people of our community … and beyond!

Jesus Christ is stated to be the head of the body and the preeminent focus in all the church endeavors to accomplish in Colossians 1:18. Everything we undertake in the mission must stand upon the living Word and be built upon all that He has already fulfilled in His mission. Jesus Christ is enough and there is No Other Foundation!

In 1 Corinthians 3:9–11, God clearly states that according to His grace we have everything in Christ to build upon. There is powerful instruction in the New Testament that outlines everything we are to live and fulfill in our time on this earth. When the church assembles as soldiers, farmers and athletes, there is an incomparable bond formed in the team. This bond can be very formidable in carrying out the one true mission for the world to believe on the name of Jesus Christ.

The invitation is a proclamation and challenge from God to us all: ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. The time is now and our focus must be completely on the mission we are purposed and called to fulfill. Please make sure you RSVP with a definite “Yes, I will attend the Acts 1:8 Conference” as we press forward together to fulfill the mission God has given First Bible Baptist Church.

Our Acts 1:8 challenge continues upon our foundation—the Lord Jesus Christ!

Conference Schedule

Sunday, October 5th

8:30 & 10:00 am

  • Special Speaker: George Grace (Senior Pastor, First Bible Baptist Church)

12 Noon

  • Lunch for the First Bible Leadership Team & family in the Fellowship Hall (Olive Garden® soup, salad and dessert)

5:30 pm

  • Special Guest: Brian Clark (This Is London)
  • Special Speaker: George Grace (Senior Pastor, First Bible Baptist Church)
  • First Bible Baptist Church: Ordination Ceremony for Randy Adams
  • Ordination reception with cake after the service in the Fellowship Hall

Monday, October 6th

5:00–6:30 pm

  • Potluck Dinner for guest speakers and Elementum ABC

7:00 pm

  • Special Guest: David Guadrón (MetroAmerica 020—Vida Nueva, Colombia)
  • Special Speaker: George Grace (Senior Pastor, First Bible Baptist Church)

Tuesday, October 7th

5:00–6:30 pm

  • Potluck Dinner for guest speakers, Awaken ABC/Gravity

7:00 pm

  • Special Guest: Manuel Estebané (Iglesia Bautista del Valle—Juárez, Mexico)
  • Special Speaker: George Grace (Senior Pastor, First Bible Baptist Church)

Wednesday, October 8th

5:00–6:30 pm

  • Potluck Dinner for guest speakers and 98six ABC

7:00 pm

  • Special Guest: Bryon Callaway (IAM Ministries—Zambia, Africa)
  • Special Speaker: George Grace (Senior Pastor, First Bible Baptist Church)

Please note: There will be special music each evening by Aaron Estebané.

Acts 1:8 Children’s Conference

Join Larry and Charlotte Franklin in Faith Place each evening (Kindergarten–5th grade)


Childcare will be provided each evening (newborn–preschool)

Potluck Dinner

Fellowship with the missionaries and guests for each ABC on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 5:00–6:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall

Special Speakers for ABCs (Sunday, October 5th)

  • Elementum ABC—David Guadrón
  • Awaken ABC/Gravity—Manuel Estebané
  • 98six ABC—Brian Clark

Bearing Precious Seed Project

Bearing Precious Seed Ministry

Help us assemble 50,000 Spanish John/Romans on October 6–8 in the Fellowship Hall. We will be working each day in the morning (9 am–12 Noon) and afternoon (1 pm–4 pm). Join us as often as you wish . . . your assistance will be greatly appreciated!

Special Guest: George Grace

Senior Pastor, First Bible Baptist Church (Rochester, NY)

George Grace, Special Guest Speaker
Pastor George Grace and his wife Penny trusted Jesus Christ as their Savior in the late summer of 1972, as a result of the faithful witness of a member of the First Bible Baptist Church, the church he now pastors. Many wonderful people befriended the Graces at FBBC, and they soon became integrally involved in the ministry here.

While attending a Bus Conference hosted by Jerry Falwell in Lynchburg, VA, George felt the burden of the Lord to surrender to full-time service. With no promise of compensation, George resigned from Kodak and joined the church staff in March of 1973 as Bus Pastor. When Pastor Mullen, the church’s founding pastor, resigned in October, 1973, James Modlish was called as pastor, and George became the Youth Pastor, along with his other duties serving as director of the church’s summer camp, Circle Seven Ranch. Pastor George became the Associate Pastor in 1981. When Pastor Modlish resigned in 1983, George was called to be the Pastor and celebrated his 30th Anniversary with First Bible in 2013.

Through the leadership and staff of FBBC, God has called hundreds of men and women to the Gospel ministry and First Bible Baptist Church has grown in “grace and truth” to the position of influence in our community that we now enjoy. That influence extends beyond our community; First Bible’s global presence is seen in the hundred-plus missionary families, individuals and organizations around the world supported by our mission dollars, including over twenty-five missionary families and individuals sent out of our own church.

Thousands of people attend the church’s Christmas Celebration each year. Hundreds of children participate in our Athletic Ministries and hundreds of people come to know Jesus Christ
as their personal Savior each year. FBBC truly is a place in our community where people can experience and worship God and “ordinary people are turned into fully-devoted followers of Jesus Christ!”

Pastor and Penny celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary on January 27, 2013. They have raised
five children: Chris, Kelly, Jeff, Scott, and Stephanie, all faithfully worshiping and serving God at FBBC. They are the proud “owners” of ten grandchildren.

Currently Supported Missionaries

Yea God, what a world impact!

  • Samar Abraham—Arabs
  • Larry & Tammy Allred—Merida, Mexico
  • Dennis Anderson—Botswana, Africa
  • Rodolfo Avendano—Costa Rica
  • Steve & Ally Baker—Spain
  • BEAMS—Gulfport, Mississippi
  • Bearing Precious Seed—Milford, Ohio
  • Ryan Blackstock—El Salvador
  • Felix Canizalez—Nicaragua
  • Bryan Clark—London, England
  • Brian Collins—Zambia, Africa
  • Manuel Estabané—Juárez, Mexico
  • Bud Everett—China
  • Faith Comes By Hearing—Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Larry & Charlotte Franklin—I.C.M.E.
  • Rick Friesen—Manna Worldwide
  • Johannes Getaneh—Deaf–Zambia, Africa
  • David Guadrón—Vida Nueva, Colombia
  • Herbert Handal—Macedonia
  • Bill & Jennifer Hildebrand—Kenya, Africa
  • Sazan Hoxhaj—Albania
  • Goran & Gina Hunjak—Victory in Soccer
  • IAM Ministries—Sub-Sahara Africa
  • Dan & Jan Jalowiec—Zambia, Africa
  • Steve & Pam Kern—El Salvador
  • Taulant Kreci—Albania
  • The Little Red Book—Rochester, New York
  • David & Pam Loveland—Taiwan
  • Maithili Alliance—India
  • Jim Mehl—Ethiopia, Africa
  • Kevin & Savannah Pestke—Zambia, Africa
  • Gene & Sue Purtle—Prison Ministry
  • Nelson Rivas—Guatemala
  • John Sarra—Zambia, Africa
  • Don Sidebottom—Retired–Ethiopia, Africa
  • Jimmy & Julie Tsoukalas—Deaf–Zambia, Africa
  • Greg & Leisa Tyler—Houston Texans
  • Bob Weston—Jamaica
  • Mickey Weston—UPI, Baseball Chapel

Brian and Mindy Clark

Missionaries: This Is London

Brian and Mindy ClarkMindy grew up in the small town of Marshfield, Missouri. She had the most traditional middle-America upbringing you could imagine: godly parents, church every Sunday, good values embraced by some of the kindest people you would ever want to meet. It was at the age of seven that Mindy received Jesus Christ and committed her life to serve him. At the age of 19 she moved to Springfield where she met her husband Brian; and in 2004 this small town girl found herself in London of all places. It was here that she gave birth to four beautiful children. In addition to being an excellent mother, Mindy has assisted Brian in planting their first church, Crossroads Baptist Church. She is actively involved in sharing the gospel, discipleship and “Big Church” our children’s ministry. Mindy also manages all the administrative needs for “This is London.”

Like Mindy, Brian also gave his life to Jesus when he was seven years old; and from that moment it has been his life long ambition to preach the gospel and plant churches around the world. His father Gene Clark and his grandfather Clifford molded his love for Christ; but Brian’s love for teaching the Bible began with his Sunday School teacher “Doc” Hicks. At the age of seven Doc got him teaching in front of the class and Brian has been teaching ever since. God has called Brian and Mindy to be church planters in the great city of London and has given them a vision to turn London into a launchpad for world missions.

Manuel and Martha Estebané

Missionaries: Juárez, Mexico

Manuel and Martha EstebanéBorn in Cuauhtémoc, Chihuahua, Mexico, on September 13, 1957, Manuel was saved at the age of 14, and began ministry for the Lord by the age of 15. He received his Biblical education at the Instituto Bautista Calvario, in Cuauhtémoc.

Pastor Estebané has been married to Martha for 33 years. They have two married children and are grandparents of five grandchildren with one more on the way.

In 1980, Templo Bautista Calvario, in Cuauhtémoc, Chihuahua, called Manuel to be the Senior Pastor where he continued to serve for over twenty years. God moved Pastor Estebané and his family to Lee`s Summit, MO, to establish a Hispanic Ministry at LSBT for four years, while working at Lenexa Baptist Church with the Hispanics.

It was in April 30, 2006 that Manuel Estebané became the Senior Pastor of IBV in Juárez City. The church had serious problems in all aspects, but they decided to take the challenge, with God`s direction, to “right the ship.” However, in 2008, war broke out between drug cartels. Horrible crimes, chaos, panic invaded Juárez, being considered the most violent city of the world for three consecutive years. Journalists from around the world, reporters, and writers came to the city to write what was happening. People decide to leave the city, and the church became very unstable because church members also moved to other cities. By 2012, the delinquency decreased considerably, and the church began to rise with the hope of better times. We deeply appreciate your love, prayers and support for this ministry.

David and Carolina Guadrón

Missionaries: Vida Nueva, Colombia

David and Carolina GuadronDavid, born August 11, 1978, was the second son to Raul and Martita Guadrón. His childhood was happy but without Jesus. One day when David’s mother’s religion no longer met her spiritual needs she began a hungry search for God. At this very same time an uncle invited the entire family to a Christian church. They heard and received the gospel and were converted from darkness to glorious light. On July 2, 1989, David, as a child, together with his whole family, gave their lives to Christ. Since that day they have walked with the Lord and have appreciated the opportunities to serve Him.

A few years later David and his family faced the most difficult trial to this day: Raul Jr., the first born son of the family, died very unexpectedly on Thursday December 2, 1999. Raul Jr., David’s best friend, was just 23, a mature believer serving the Lord, a university student just about to graduate and an exemplary son. Raul died from a cerebral aneurysm which ruptured; he never had a single symptom. This brought indescribable suffering to the family, as well as indescribable comfort from God through His Holy Spirit and His Word. They learned how REAL and totally AMAZING is our Hope in Glory! In this context David and his family became members of Iglesia Bautista Vida Nueva in San Salvador. There they found the place God had prepared for them to serve and grow in Him.

David married Carolina on December 17, 2004. Together they are blessed to be raising their three precious children: Raúl Jr., David Jr., and Camila Abigail.

In 2006 the Lord called David to leave his secular job as an information manager in a Salvadorian business and dedicate himself to full-time ministry. It was through this call that he became part of the ministerial team at Vida Nueva. His first position, in January of 2006, was Operational Director of Ministries. In June of 2008, he became Vida Nueva’s Youth Pastor, caring for the youth from Junior High age to College and Career. During that time David discovered the potential in so many youth. In January 2009, he added all the responsibilities of being the Hotel Campus Pastor to his plate. In this position David realized the tremendous need that couples and families have to be pastored, cared for, and discipled.

David’s heart’s desire is to bear much fruit for God’s glory. His favorite Bible verse is John 15:16 which God used to call him into full time ministry. “You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you.”

Bryon and Tammy Callaway

Missionaries: Zambia, Africa

Bryon and Tammy CallawayBryon Callaway came to know Jesus Christ as his personal savior in November of 1999. Less than one year after his salvation God opened a door for him to go on a mission trip to the country of El Salvador. It was on this trip that God gave him a passion for foreign missions. Between 2000 and 2007 he was able to go on trips to various countries in Central America.

These trips only strengthened and confirmed what God was doing in his life. In 2007 he felt that God was calling him to the mission field but in this same year God would show him that there was more that He wanted him to learn so God shelved missions in his life. In 2007 while on a trip to Merida, Mexico, God showed him that there was another area of ministry that He wanted him to be a part of. While on this trip it became very clear to him that God was opening a doorway for him to minister to children. Knowing that God had called him to the foreign mission field he humbly went forward on the path that God placed in front of him.

In 2009, he was hired on staff as the Children’s Director and it was there where God continued to train him up on how to be the servant that Christ was desiring for him to be. While ministering to children God allowed him to continue to go on mission trips. Bryon was content with being a children’s minister but knew that the call on his life as a foreign missionary had never left.
He still believed that he would one day be sent out as a missionary to Central America but that all changed through the testimony of two missionaries. In 2011 at First Bible Baptist’s missions conference, Bobby Bonner and John Sarra presented the work and a great need for workers in Zambia Africa. It was here that God redirected his heart. He has been able to visit Zambia in 2012, 2013 and 2014. During this period of time God has confirmed that this is where He wants him and his family to minister.

Bryon met his wife, Tammy, at First Bible Baptist in 1999. They have four children: Tonya, Loren, Aubrey and Titus. His desire is to not only see people accept Christ as their savior but also that they may be conformed to the very image of Christ. Their family has claimed Ephesians 3:20 — Now unto
him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us… It is God who is able, it is us who must be willing.

Larry and Charlotte Franklin

International children’s missionary enterprises (I.C.M.E.)

Larry and Charlotte FranklinLarry and Charlotte Franklin have been serving full-time for the last 45 years and have taught over 100,000 Sunday School teachers and spoken to over a million children. “My wife and I have been conducting Practical Teacher Training Seminars for the past 25 years,” says Larry. “We have traveled throughout the U.S. and been in 36 different countries around the world training teachers in local churches.” As the Franklins traveled, they saw the dedication of teachers and felt their frustration in not knowing how to teach their own students. Since children can remember much of what they see, hear, say or do, teachers need visuals to help teach them. God put it into their hearts to use what He had given them through 40 years of local church children’s ministry experiences.

Thus International Children’s Missionary Enterprises (I.C.M.E.) was born. The local church-generated ministry resulted from their concern for the children and the lack of basic materials in other parts of the world. Their Gospel tract, A Clean Heart for You, has been printed in six languages with over 750,000 published. Their children’s discipleship booklet (available in English and Spanish) has been widely distributed.

After the Acts 1:8 Conference

Commitment Cards

On Sunday, October 12th, we will be collecting the No Other Foundation Commitment Cards
and having the Lord’s Supper in both morning services. Please join us!

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