A note from the pastor:
God moved in my heart back in the spring of 1984 to start a church. I wanted the name to stand for the “old time” religion of Holy Spirit conviction, conservative standards, soul winning zeal, Christ-exalting music and worship, and old fashioned preaching from the King James Bible. Thus, Old Time Baptist Church was born.
We have served the Lord in many ways. First, by meeting the needs of the lost. We go into city streets preaching the gospel and distributing tracts. We go door to door with the gospel. We have banquets and programs and invite all to come to Christ. All our preaching ends with an opportunity to trust Christ as Savior.
Second, by meeting the needs of the saved. Besides our regular Bible preaching and teaching and warm fellowship, special meetings and preachers help with issues of Family, Marriage, Child-rearing, Revival, Christian Training, Leadership, etc. Our visitation and discipleship also help the newborn “babe” in Christ.
Third, by meeting the needs of children and youth. Our buses run throughout Buffalo and Lackawanna picking up all who would otherwise have no ride. Our Sunday
Schools and Children’s Churches minister to the heart of the child. Youth Group, Bible Club and Summer Camp both evangelize and edify our teens.
Fourth, by meeting the needs of adults. We have ministries for singles, college & career, and married couples. A senior fellowship helps the older saints.
Fifth, by meeting the needs of missionaries – here at home and abroad. Our annual faith-promise missions program is designed to support these people who have surrendered to spread the gospel. We have special offerings and bring their needs to our people. Our annual Missions Conference in March helps them get and stay on the field.
Sixth, by meeting the needs of our own. Whether through personal counseling, fellowships, emergency needs, crisis situations, or just a fulfilling time with God’s people, God has blessed and continues to bless the family of Old Time Baptist Church.
May God give us a deeper love for God and each other as we “redeem the time” until His Return.
In His service,
Pastor Lou Guadagno