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  • New Year… New Building

    We begin the New Year with a transition in our ministry that is unprecedented in our 9 1/2 year history and that is the move to our own building.   When we started the Tri-State Baptist Church in 2005, it was just my wife and daughters… we had no building, no salary and honestly, we […]

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  • Grandchildren and God

    When I was saved 20 years ago, probably the hardest concept to grasp is that of the unconditional love of God.   Coming from a performance based religious background… I never really felt that I could be secure in that love, and always strived to attain it.   With the birth of our first grandchild […]

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  • Why I Love the Ministry !!

    Our church experienced a very challenging weekend this past Sunday (1/27/2013)… I presented a video and scriptural challenge about the future of our ministry (which is available on our web page www.TriStateBaptist.org).   For me personally I experienced a whole range of emotions, but came to the conclusion that there is nothing I desire to […]

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  • Comfort in Tragedy

      My heart, like yours I am sure, grieves for those families who lost loved ones in the senseless killing in Newtown Ct.  As I watched the news, and saw pictures of parents going to pick up their children only to discover with horror that their child’s life was lost, I wept for them and I […]

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  • Thinking About Our Legacy

    If you are involved in ministry in New England you know the names Tom & Ginny Crichton.   They have been faithfully serving the Lord in New England for 37+ years.    Pastor Crichton recently turned over the Pastorate of the Greater RI Baptist Temple in recent days to “retire”….  they will still be actively […]

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  • A Time to Laugh…

    This past Monday, we celebrated Labor Day by enjoying our annual church picnic.    This is an event that most of the church looks forward to participating is.    We had perfect weather, a record attendance and enough food that would make any true Baptist proud. But is there more to a picnic than just […]

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  • Labels are for distinction!

      Several weeks ago we had a family visit the church and after the service the husband was telling me of his concern for the “compromise” of the modern church. At that point, I asked him what his church background was and he promptly told me that he was not into “denominational labels”.    I […]

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  • What Anniversary’s Teach Me

    As we prepare to celebrate our 7th Anniversary of the Tri-State Baptist Church, I am reflecting upon the goodness of God in my life… and it has reminded me of some things that I want to share with you.   #1) The Gospel still works… when I got saved at 31 years old in 1993, […]

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  • Preparation Through Seasons

    I am reflecting this morning after experiencing another wonderful weekend in which I sensed the Lord’s working in our church.   We had a wonderful Seniors Fellowship on Saturday, and an amazing Sunday service. I am trying to choose my words carefully here because no matter how I word this, it will not be sufficient. […]

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