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Letter from Pastor Andrew (October 2019)

Dear brothers and sisters at Haven,

My first month as your pastor is officially in the books. I can say with all sincerity, it has been a joy. We had the pleasure of welcoming you into our home and you so graciously and generously welcomed us at Haven. And what a welcome it has been! Thank for helping us move in, giving us lawn equipment (since we had none), a number of gifts cards, bringing by some especially good banana bread, and more.

Over this past month, I had the joy of preaching my first two sermons at Haven, beginning a sermon series through the letter of Colossians, and we just ended our study in the evenings through the book of Jonah. I hope you have been blessed as much as I have in studying God’s word.

With this new month we have much to look forward to. We will be relaunching home groups and youth group, beginning a new members class, and having Trunk or Treat. Great opportunities for discipleship and gospel ministry. I’m looking forward to it. 

In light of all these opportunities for ministry, will you join me in praying for each of these and that the Lord would continue His work at Haven? Thank you again Haven and I’m looking forward to serving with you this month. 

In Christ,
Pastor Andrew

Haven welcomes Andrew Record as new Senior Pastor

We are overjoyed to announce that Andrew Record has answered the call to shepherd Haven Baptist Church as our new Senior Pastor! Andrew graciously embodies the qualities and temperament of a godly overseer (1 Timothy 3, Titus 1, 1 Peter 4), and it is clear that both he and his wife Meagan beam with the love and joy of Jesus and with a passion to build up and strengthen His church. We look forward to welcoming them and their children into our Haven family!

Join us in prayer for the Records as they prepare to relocate from Frankfort, KY, in the coming weeks — with all the adjustments, emotions, and exhaustion that come with any move — and pray for all of us in this time of transition, that Haven will thrive under Andrew’s leadership, and that we may co-labor with and support him and his family in such a way that his work may always be “with joy and not with groaning” (Hebrews 13:17).

“Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good,
for his steadfast love endures forever!”

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Update from the Wax Family

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Please continue to pray for Pastor Justin, Bethany, and their family. Pastor Justin Wax served as Haven Baptist Church's Associate Pastor until his overseas deployment last summer. Pastor Justin expresses his gratitude for the wonderful care packages and letters from HBC. He and his family are doing well and looking forward to his redeployment in the spring. Pastor Justin is planning to become an Army chaplain upon his return. His chaplain board is in April 2019.

What does a Healthy Church Look Like?

While there are many churches in our city, it is vital that our church keep central what Jesus Christ, the head of the church, outlines for the church.  This video produced by 9 Marks ministries does an excellent job of reminding us of what is central to the church.  

Building Bridges in our Community

It is vital for the church to reach out into the community.  At Haven Baptist, we desire to serve our community.  As Christ-followers, we are called to be servants and that includes serving those around us.  

His Mercy Is More

Music is beautiful and a gift from God.  This is one modern hymn that we sing at Haven Baptist.  It reminds us that God's mercy is more than our many sins.  God's mercy is stronger than darkness and reveals his character and goodness.

How to Fight Fears as a Parent

Parenting is tough.  As a father of five children, it can become overwhelming when we think about daily decisions and in caring for young souls in general.  Lauren Chandler reminds us that God is Sovereign and that we are called to pray and trust in God as we raise the children he has given us.

How Radically Ordinary Hospitality Changed Rosaria's Life

Hospitality is described in Scripture and those who follow Christ are commanded to seek ways to show it.  It is a way to love your neighbors and friends.  The love of God seen through his people radically changed Rosaria Butterfield's life and this love continues to change lives today.