1980-89

1980-89

Pastor Riley Goes Global

On June 18, 1970 Pastor Duane Riley began his trip to mission outposts all around the globe. He went around the world in a little over a month and returned to the church on July 19, 1970.

New Christian Americans Formed

Under the leadership of Jim Landrum the youth choir formed a group named the “New Christian Americans”. The N.C.A. performed Christian folk musicals entitled “The Great Plan” and “The Great Life” which they composed from several different musicals including Ralph Carmichael’s “Tell It Like It Is”, Bob Oldenburg’s “Good News” and songs from “For Pete’s Sake”.

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1970-79

1970-79

Pastor Riley Goes Global

On June 18, 1970 Pastor Duane Riley began his trip to mission outposts all around the globe. He went around the world in a little over a month and returned to the church on July 19, 1970.

New Christian Americans Formed

Under the leadership of Jim Landrum the youth choir formed a group named the “New Christian Americans”. The N.C.A. performed Christian folk musicals entitled “The Great Plan” and “The Great Life” which they composed from several different musicals including Ralph Carmichael’s “Tell It Like It Is”, Bob Oldenburg’s “Good News” and songs from “For Pete’s Sake”.

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1960-69

1960-69

Western Avenue Church Formed

On February 7, 1960, the Loyalty Mission was organized into a church, known as the Western Avenue Baptist Church, with 70 members.

The church extended a call to Fream Minton of Berkeley, California, as part-time youth director on May 12, 1960. The deacons recommended and the church voted to allow Brother Collins to be away 4 weeks providing he get some one to take his place. Also, the church voted that money set aside for expenses to Southern Baptist Convention in Florida be changed to Baptist World Alliance, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with the remainder to be paid by individuals. Brother Collins and David Maddox were appointed messengers to the Baptist World Alliance.

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