welcoming a new member church into our fellowship! 

The Karen Baptist Church of Aberdeen was officially welcomed into the fellowship of ABC Dakotas on May 20, 2020.  Pastor Nu Pay and his congregation have been meeting at First Baptist Aberdeen for several years, but still wanted to officially become a part of the ABC Dakotas family.  The small group pictured recently worked to help the church become incorporated in the State of South Dakota.

We welcome our brothers and sisters in Christ of the Karen Baptist Church of Aberdeen!

Welcome Pastor Nate Sales!

On Sunday, October 6, 2019, Nate Sales was installed as Pastor of the First Baptist Church in

Rapid City, SD.  Nate had previously served the church as their Youth Pastor, and also as Interim Pastor.  We pray for God to continue to bless Nate, his family, and his ministry at First Baptist Rapid City!

Pastor Nate is pictured with his family below:

(from left, Pastor Nate, middle son, Macario, wife, Miranda, oldest son, Nathan, and youngest son, Xavi, in front)

new shop at camp judson

Work continues on the new Shop project at Camp Judson.  The new Shop will allow for year-round indoor work, centralized storage of construction/maintenance/shop supplies and tools, and indoor vehicle storage.  The new Shop is also a vital part of future cabin remodel projects and eventual construction of the new Roger Williams Lodge.

First Baptist Lucas exterior before (left) and after (center).

Remodeled Sanctuary (right).

New fellowship hall at 1st Baptist, Lucas, sd

welcome pastor mike lehmann

Mike Lehmann was installed as Pastor of the First Baptist Church in Fargo, ND, on Sunday, November 19, 2017.  Mike is also pursuing a degree at Sioux Falls Seminary while he serves as pastor of the church.  Welcome Mike, and may God bless your ministry and studies!

welcome pastor charles warger

Rev. Dr. Charles Warger was installed as pastor of the First Baptist Church in Watertown, SD, on Sunday, November 5, 2017.  We welcome Charles and his wife, Jodie, to the ABC Dakotas, and pray God will bless their family and ministry!

welcome pastor justin wheadon

On Sunday, September 17, 2017, Justin Wheadon was installed as Pastor of the First Baptist Church in Winner, SD.  In the picture from left to right are Cody, Shawna, Justin, and Austin.  We welcome Justin and his family, and pray for God's blessing to be upon them!

Generous donation!

At the Camp Bentley Board Meeting held on February 18, 2017, a check was presented to the camp on behalf of the members of the Immanuel Baptist Church in Dickinson, ND. With the church now closed and the building sold, the members of Immanuel Dickinson have distributed their remaining financial resources to several Christian ministries. Thankful for the support, it is wonderful to celebrate the ongoing legacy of ministry partnership between Camp Bentley and the Immanuel Baptist Church of Dickinson, ND.

Picture shows Larry Martin, Camp Bentley Board President, receiving the check from Deborah and Monte Greenup, representatives of Immanuel Baptist Dickinson.

Welcome pastor gary compton

On Sunday, March 26, 2017, the First Baptist Church of Aberdeen, SD, celebrated an Installation Service for their newly called pastor, Rev. Gary Compton.  Gary's previous position was serving as a Chaplain for the Avera St. Luke's Hospital in Aberdeen.  We welcome Gary and his wife, Carol, and pray for God's blessing upon this new season of ministry!   

trivia contest at immanuel baptist church, minot

On February 22, three Christian charities sent two-person teams to compete in a trivia contest for $8150 in cash at Immanuel Baptist Church of Minot. Audience members also answered trivia questions to win prizes valued at over $700. The Immanuel Baptist Church congregation donated the cash. The prizes were donated by various area businesses. The CRU from Minot state University came in first place, winning $3300. Youth for Christ came in second place, winning $2500. The Salvation Army finished third, winning $2350.