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First Baptist Church of Fairborn, OH.

   In 1990, Mac Williams went to First Baptist as Minister of Youth and Singles.  Rev. Don McMurry was the Pastor.  After serving for 2 years, the FBC Missions Committee asked Mac if he would be the Mission Pastor for a church they wanted to start in the former Little York Road Baptist Church building.  The Little York church had disbanded in March of 1992 and deeded the property to the Greater Dayton Association of Baptists.  The GDAB gave FBC permission to start a new church at this same location.

 

Core Group Preparations.

  Mac and his wife Robin agreed to this new role.  15 people from FBC decided to go and be the Core Group of this new church.  From        January through March of 1993 they began to meet together on Sunday evenings. During that time the Core Group along with many volunteers did extensive remodeling on the building–hanging dry wall, painting, changing the lighting, wall papering, etc. They also did a telemarketing survey and made 11,190 phone calls.  Out of these calls 984 people were willing to be put on a mailing list to receive more information about the church.

 

Palm Sunday, April 4, 1993.

  At our first public service there were 90 people in attendance.  By the end of the month the number had dropped to 45 and held fairly steady.

 

Elders called.

  In 1994 the church called Wayne Carver, Alan Gilbreth, and Mike Scarberry to serve as Elders alongside Pastor Mac Williams.

 

Constituted as a church.

  On July 27, 2003 Two Rivers Community Church officially constituted as a church.  First Baptist of Fairborn had continued to faithfully       support them and gave nearly $175,000 total to the start of TRCC.  Rev. David Rakes, who was the current Pastor of FBC, preached at the constituting service.

 

Property purchased.

  On February 8, 2005 Two Rivers bought the property from GDAB.

 

First Missionary.

  Members of TRCC have gone on mission trips to Nepal, Hungary, Ecuador, France, Mexico, Paraguay, Jamaica, China and Taiwan.  In August of 2009 Bethany Williams became the first long term missionary when she went to Kinmen Island, Taiwan to teach English and work with university students there. In January, 2015, Bethany married Andrew Stewart and they now serve together as TRCC missionaries in Taiwan.

 

New Elders and Deacons.

  In January, 2007 Jeremiah Mattingly was added as an Elder and Jeremy Raley was chosen as a Deacon.  In 2012 Nathan Esposito and Doug Helton were added as Elders and Jesse Daniel, Aaron Davis, Josh Lum, and Rob Strasser were added as Deacons.  In 2017 Rob Strasser became an Elder and Steve English was added as a Deacon.

 

Refuge City Church.

  In 2011 TRCC became one of the main sponsors for a new church start pastored by John Pope.

 

Redeemer Community Church.

  In 2014 TRCC became a sponsor for this new church start in Loveland, Ohio pastored by Cal Puckett.

 

Grace and Truth Church.

  In 2014 TRCC became a sponsor for this new church start in Jasper, Indiana pastored by Bruce Seivers.

 

Nathan Esposito

and his family was sent to Medway Baptist Church to serve as Associate Pastor in 2017.