The Rev. Dr. William B. Nelson
Pastor, First Baptist Church of Lompoc, 220 W. Cypress Ave., Lompoc, CA 93436
Phone: (805) 637-9225 (cell)
Office Location: N/A
The First Baptist Church of Lompoc is one of the oldest churches in town, dating back to the 1800s. When the previous pastor retired in Nov 2011, the congregation invited the Rev. Nelson to do pulpit supply. So, at first he just drove up to Lompoc on Sundays for December of 2011 and January and February of 2012. At that point the church invited him to stay on as Interim Pastor, but gave him the title "Acting Pastor," which allowed him to be considered for the role of Pastor. (Normally Interim Ministers are not allowed to apply for the "permanent" position.) In May 2013, the church voted to accept him as the regular Pastor. It is a part-time position in a small but growing congregation. Pastor Bill teaches a Wed night Bible Study (currently studying the OT book of Genesis, which will finish on Mar 18), leads a Sat night prayer meeting, teaches an adult education Sunday School class (currently studying Colossians), and preaches on Sun morning during the worship service. The First Baptist Church is affiliated with the American Baptist Churches, USA. All are welcome to attend. Here is a list of services:
Wednesday Bible Study: 6:30 PM
Saturday Prayer Meeting: 4:00 PM
Adult Education: Sunday 9:30 AM
Worship Service: Sunday 11:00 AM
EASTER SUNDAY 2015 (Apr 5): 9:00 AM Pancake Breakfast--free pancakes; all are welcome! Following that we will have our regular Adult Education Class (9:30) and Worship Service (11:00) as usual. The sermon topic will be "Is There More to Life Than This?" The purpose of this message will be to introduce our Alpha Course (see the next announcement).
ALPHA IS COMING TO THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF LOMPOC! What is Alpha? Alpha is a chance to explore and question the meaning of life. Over a series of about ten sessions, you'll find out about the basics of the Christian faith. Each session involves a main talk and some time to say what you think. It's fun, relaxed and free, and you can ask anything you like (that's why over 24 million people worldwide have already tried Alpha). Alpha is for new Christians and for non-Christians who are seeking to learn more about Christianity. The format is EAT, WATCH, DISCUSS. 1. We will EAT dinner together (a free meal is provided). 2. We will WATCH a video on a topic related to Christian faith. 3. We will DISCUSS the topic in small groups. Alpha will start on Wed, Apr 8; the time is 6:00-8:30 PM; the location is the First Baptist Church, 220 W. Cypress, Lompoc, CA. YOU ARE INVITED! If iinterested, please contact Pastor Bill Nelson: 805-637-9225; firstname.lastname@example.org.