Tag Archives: Phil Christopher

Q&A With Phil and Mary Christopher

Phil Christopher retired in September as senior pastor of First Baptist Church, a position he held for twenty-six years. Both Mary and Phil Christopher have made a substantial impact on Abilene since their arrival, and thankfully, they will remain Abilenians. Phil’s last Sunday as senior pastor was Sept. 26. Future plans call for some travel and continued local involvement in

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First Baptist ‘Give Hope’ Campaign Gets a Boost

The Hope Center by the Numbers7,500–square footage of existing activity building6,900–square footage to be added to activity building for kitchen to train students in Culinary Academy18,000–square footage of existing structure to be converted to GLO Daycare facility4,200–square footage that can be converted into after-school program14,400–square footage for future development By LORETTA FULTON The Give Hope Campaign at First Baptist Church

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‘Tis the Season for Retirements

By LORETTA FULTON In August 2020, Stan Allcorn started a trend that is continuing this summer among other local pastors and people serving in ministry roles–retirement. Allcorn came to Pioneer Drive Baptist Church in 1998 and stepped down from his position as senior pastor last August. He and his family were honored at an outdoor retirement party Sunday night, Aug.

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HOLY WEEK LUNCHEON SERIES CONTINUES–MINUS THE LUNCH

HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE Four Abilene Churches, continuing in a tradition over 35 years old in Abilene, are hosting Holy Week Luncheon Series–without the luncheon–Monday through Thursday, April 6-9. St. Paul United Methodist, Highland Church of Christ, First Baptist Church and First Central Presbyterian Church are the host churches. For the first time, the traditional luncheon series won’t be held, due

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HOLY WEEK LUNCHEON SERIES

Following are links to stories in the Reporter-News written by Loretta Fulton about the Holy Week Luncheon Series. A new story link will be posted each day, along with the name of the speaker. Monday: Speaker Phil Christopher https://www.reporternews.com/story/news/local/2019/04/15/holy-week-sermon-jesus-death-extravagant-example-grace-love/3474728002/ Tuesday: Speaker Ben Siburt https://www.reporternews.com/story/news/local/2019/04/16/holy-week-lunch-sermon-dying-work-art-faithful/3484484002/                 Wednesday: Speaker Cliff Stewart https://www.reporternews.com/story/news/local/2019/04/17/holy-week-lunch-sermon-judas-included-until-he-excluded-himself/3496596002/   Thursday: Speaker

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HSU HONORS PHIL CHRISTOPHER

(Article courtesy of Dr. Kristina Campos Davis, Director of Communications, Hardin-Simmons University.) Dr. Phil Christopher, pastor of Abilene’s First Baptist Church, was honored with an honorary doctorate degree May 12 during graduation ceremonies at Hardin-Simmons University. Christopher was cited for his influence in the lives of thousands of people during his 40 years of ministry. Christopher has been senior pastor

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