First Baptist Church, Marathon, New York, dates back to the 1800s. Pastor Chris Anderson jointly pastors this congregation along with Hunt’s Corners Baptist Church, also in Marathon. On Sunday morning he preaches at Hunt’s Corners Baptist during First Baptist’s Sunday School hour, and then he travels to First Baptist for the 11:00 worship service.

Chris Hindal, director of Regular Baptist International, spoke at First Baptist on Sunday, Oct. 15. During the Sunday School hour, he presented Regular Baptist Press International and then spoke from God’s Word for a few moments in the morning worship service, followed by a presentation of the International Partnership. The congregation generously gave over $300 toward the famine relief efforts in Uganda, as well as an honorarium toward Chris’s expenses.

Associate Pastor Tom Boice and Chris Hindal were in the same class at Clarks Summit University. Tom has served as administrator of the church’s Christian school and associate pastor of Christian education of First Baptist for 44 years.