Church History 1975-1994
SECOND BAPTIST CHURCH – OGDEN
HISTORICAL SKETCH/SIGNIFICANT EVENTS
June 1975 – Second Baptist Church called Willie F. Martin as their Pastor. Under his
November 1984- leadership, the Church began to grow and prosper. The lost were saved
and ministries were established to take care of those new Christians. Second Baptist Church went from a low of three (3) members to seventy-five (75) members during this time frame.
November 1984 – Second Baptist Church was without a Pastor and only had one elderly
March 1985- Deacon. Other local Churches from the National Baptist Convention came in to help establish a Deacon Ministry. Two local ministers were asked to serve as Interim Pastors.
January 7, 1985- Second Baptist Church, with the support of the local National Baptist Churches, ordained five (5) Deacons.
March 1985- A business meeting was held for the purpose of calling a Pastor. That meeting ended in total confusion and much hurt on behalf of the membership.
April 1985- Charles Petty, a former member who had been called into the ministry and was attending Bible College, was called as Interim Pastor.
April 1985 –A great degree of healing occurred.
July 1985- Another business meeting was held for the purpose of calling a Pastor. The call was extended to Charles Petty and several weeks later, he accepted the calling.
December 1985- William S. Beard was the first Minister licensed.
July 1988- First Ministers ordained at Second Baptist Church were William Beard and Walter Evans.
December 1989 –Mortgage Burning.
March – July 1990-Major Church Renovation, including a handicap ramp ($60,000.00)
February 1992 –8:00 A.M. Morning Worship Service was established.
March 1992 – Ordained four (4) Deacons.
March 1994- Ordained Tony Simmons and Mark Davis into the gospel ministry
May 1994-Ordained four (4) additional Deacons.