Vacation Bible School 2023:
We are excited to be able to welcome you to join us for Vacation Bible School!
Our theme this year is Stompers & Chompers- Building Dino-Sized Faith in God’s Big Plan.
Through music, skits, bible stories, crafts, and games all centered around a dinosaur theme, kids will explore our world before the Flood, complete with fun-loving characters, lush jungle environments, and dino-sized experiences. Students will learn ageless truths from the faith and failures of some of the first people in the Bible. And they’ll discover how they can, by faith, follow God’s big plan for them today!
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Registration Starts at 6:15
Ages 3 through high school
(Special Teens only class)
(Pre-registered will receive a free VBS T-shirt, be sure to register by July 1)
Thursday, July 13 from 6:30 to 8:30 all family BBQ, ice cream & VBS video
We will be having an all-family BBQ and ice cream feed on the church grounds. Meet the teachers and see their classes. For more information call our church office at 206-842-3022 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Oct 30-Trunks of Treats
Sunday, Oct 30- Trunks of Treats!
After the evening service- 7pm
Old Fashioned Cider Squeeze
Make cider on our Old-Fashioned hand crank cider press!
Saturday, Oct 29 10:00 am -12:00 pm
Bring clean apples if possible and a clean container to take some cider home. It is lots of fun for the whole family. Homemade donuts will be made and served during the cider press time.
Location: Waghorn Ranch
Contact Pastor Garrard for more information
First Responder Sunday- Sept 11
August 7-Pastor Garrard
Pastor Mark Garrard starting June 12
Pastor Mark A. Garrard has officially joined the Bainbridge First Baptist Church staff as Senior Pastor, and will begin his ministry on Sunday, June 12.
“We could not be any more excited,” Garrard said to the congregants following the unanimous vote of Bainbridge First Baptist Church members. “What God has done in our family and our lives these last few months have been a true gift from the Lord. … We are thrilled to join the family here, and we can’t wait to get started.”
Garrard was born in the small town of Gadsden, Alabama. At the age of twelve received Christ as his savior, and at the age of 17 surrendered his life to the Gospel Ministry. Garrard graduated from Pensacola Christian College with a Graduate of Practical Theology degree, and earned a Bachelor’s in Pastoral Ministry from Andersonville Theological Seminary, and a Masters of Ministry in Biblical Exposition from Andersonville Theological Seminary.
Garrard met his wife, Rachel, at Pensacola Christian College, and they married in 2003. They have four children: Adrianna, Emilin, Sam, and Luke.
After graduating from Pensacola Christian College, Pastor Garrard served as a Youth Pastor, and Assistant Pastor for more than 9 years in North Carolina, Alabama, and Pennsylvania, before transitioning into the Senior Pastorate of Harvest Baptist Church in Elizabethton, TN, in 2014.
When asked about his focus, Pastor Garrard stated, “Having served for 18 plus years in the ministry as a Youth Pastor, Assistant Pastor, and Senior Pastor, I developed a love for working with teens, children, and adults, ministering to their very distinct needs and stages of life. I have a vision for community outreach, discipleship, and growth, for both the individual, and the church as a whole”.
Garrard will only be the fourth senior pastor at Bainbridge First Baptist Church in the past 66 years. Senior Pastor Ken Wymer, served at the Church for 42 years, and was then followed by his son, Pastor Dan Wymer for 18 years.
“We have sensed the leading of the Lord in this process,” said Aaron Strom, chairman of the pastor search committee. “It’s with great anticipation God will continue his work through Bainbridge First Baptist Church under Pastor Garrard’s leadership.”
For six decades, Bainbridge First Baptist Church has been the spiritual home church for hundreds of believers from Bainbridge Island and the North Kitsap peninsula. It has been an integral part of the spiritual life of many, from youth to seniors, and with outreach to our community. The Church’s theme is “Preparing Lives for Today, Tomorrow, and Eternity.”
For more information, call 206-842-3022 or join us Sunday morning for worship at 11 a.m. (Sunday school at 10 a.m.), Sunday evening service at 6 p.m., and Mid-week service on Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Mother’s Day Tea
You are invited to join us Friday, April 15 at 7:00 pm, for our Good Friday Service.
Please also join us for our Easter Services, Sunday, April 17, as we celebrate the resurrection.
Sunrise Service 9:00 am
Easter Brunch 10:00 am
Morning Service 11:00 am
Sunday School (all ages)
Sunday Worship Service
Sunday Evening Service
Wednesday Evening Praise & Prayer Service
PASTOR WYMER RETIRES
After 18 years of serving Bainbridge First Baptist Church, Pastor Dan Wymer retires.
Dan Wymer, retiring Pastor, has been in the pastorate full time for 45 years with his wife Judy, during that time serving in three churches including starting a Baptist church in Port Orchard in the mid-70’s and followed by serving a Baptist church in Chewelah WA, before being called by the members of Bainbridge First Baptist Church when his father, Pastor Ken Wymer retired.
Bainbridge First Baptist is prayerfully seeking God’s leading as we search for our new pastor.
Sunday School for all ages is at 9:45
Church at 11 AM and 6 PM on Sundays
Wednesday prayer and praise meeting is at 7 pm.
Operation Christmas Child Ministry
Operation Christmas Child is a Christmas Outreach to children around the world. We collect items throughout the year to fill boxes. Our collection baskets are located just inside the door of the sanctuary so you can drop off items anytime.
JAN – hats, scarfs, gloves FEB – girl hair accessories, t-shirts MARCH – craft supplies APRIL – small stuffed animals MAY – hygiene items, washcloths JUNE – boy toys: flashlights & batteries, etc. JULY – girl toys: jewelry, sun glasses, etc. AUG – school supplies SEPT – games, puzzles, coloring books OCT & NOV – $ for shipping, combs, hairbrushes