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Our Founding

Tuesday, March 9, 2004

A letter was sent out to a number of families about a home Bible study that would be “a bible-centered study and group gathering where a person’s sole interest is to develop biblical understanding and be encouraged with a good scholarly study of the Bible.”

Friday, November 19, 2004

The Bible study core group and Gerry Webber, president of Continental Baptist Missions, met to discuss next steps to plant a church. The group decided to develop doctrinal and philosophical cohesion. Weekly Bible studies began with a focus on building doctrinal and philosophical unity among the core group.

July 2005

During the annual business meeting of Fourth Baptist Church, Pastor McLachlan mentioned three great ministry objectives under “A Word from the Pastor.” They were:

  • Reaching In
  • Reaching Out
  • Planting Churches

He said, “Individual Christians give birth to new Christians through biblical evangelism. But it is the responsibility of churches to give birth to churches . . . Once again we are involved in a bi-monthly Bible study in Elk River, MN, that has the potential to develop into a church . . . Church planting should be a regular part of what we do as a body of believers at Fourth.”

September 2005

Began to meet during the Sunday school hour as a group at Fourth Baptist Church.

June 4–September 17, 2006

Sunday evening Bible study on "God, Marriage, and Family" opened to the public and held at VandenBerge Middle School in Elk River, MN.

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Commissioning Service held for Doug Roman at Fourth Baptist Church.

Sunday, October 1, 2006

The official launch of Bible Baptist Church at VandenBerge Middle School in Elk River, MN.

October 2006

Doug and Julie Roman were accepted as Appointee Church Planters with Continental Baptist Missions.

Sunday, December 3, 2006

First service held at 16501 Highway 10, Elk River, MN.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

A Recognition Council made up of pastors from churches of like faith and practice is called to review our articles of faith, church covenant, and the governing guidelines to determine if our documents reflect that we are a Baptist church.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

The Charter Service of the church. The significance of a church chartering is the transition from a church plant to an independent, self-governing church.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Incorporated in the State of MN.

Monday, December 31, 2007

The church charter is closed with 33 members.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

The congregation voted unanimously to relocate to Otsego.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

First service at 15670 90th Street, Otsego, MN is held.

We are a church plant out of Fourth Baptist Church in Plymouth, MN. Our original intent to be a church that proclaims the word of life remains our landmark for the future. To God be the glory.