- First Baptist Church (Ukiah, California)
First Baptist Church is an Evangelical Protestant church located in
Ukiah, California. First Baptist is part of the American Baptistdenomination. Founded nearly 150 years ago in 1859 [http://www.firstbaptistukiah.org/aboutus.html] the church has had three major upgrades of their facilities.
Senior pastor Dennis Beatty is from Prescott, Arizona. He earned his D. Min. from
Fuller Theological Seminaryin Pasadena, California; Beatty also holds a M.Div. from Western Conservative Baptist Theological Seminaryin Portland, Oregon. He has written a book entitled the Essential New Testament or ENT.
The pastor emeritus is William C. Duncan. [http://www.pacificsites.com/~udj/UKIAH-ONLINE/7_days_prior_udj/new_pages/012007%20UDJ%203A.pdf] The associate pastor is Mike Dobbs; MA from
Mennonite Brethren Biblical SeminaryThe youth ministeris Steven Zarlengo, who graduated from the Criswell College (BA) and Dallas Theological Seminary. He has also written a book called "Daughter of Zion, Jerusalem's Past, Present, Future."
First Baptist Church Youth
First Baptist Church of Ukiah's youth gather weekly on Sunday mornings from roughly 9:40 to 10:40, thus preceding regular Sunday service, which begins at 10:50. Additionally, the youth gather on Wednesday evenings from 6:40 to 8:30 in a Bible study group called "Refuge." These gatherings are spent in
Bible Study. They take place in "The Shack," which is the new and official youth group building. It is located north of First Baptist Church's gymnasium and is alongside the church-owned house, where church faculty have their offices. [http://www.firstbaptistukiah.org/contact.html] All youth are welcome to these meetings, regardless of religious affiliation. [http://www.pacificsites.com/~udj/UKIAH-ONLINE/7_days_prior_udj/new_pages/030307%20UDJ%205A.pdf]
* A.O. Carpenter, "Mendocino County History," (1880.
* Dennis Beatty, "The Essential New Testament," (Xulon Press, 2004).
* Steven Zarlengo, "Daughter of Zion Jerusalem's Past, Present, and Future," (Dallas, Texas: Joseph Publishing, 2007).
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