From Our Pastors

Assurance: Do You Keep His Commandments?
Posted by Kevin Blalock on

Suppose I want an apple. I’m not near a grocery store, but I know of a field nearby that has fruit trees in it. I walk over to the field and discover that there are different types of trees in this field. It’s an easy question, but how do I determine if I am picking and eating...

In a World of Now, Be Patient
Posted by Kevin Blalock on

While recently scrolling through Twitter looking for important news and updates (insert sarcasm), I stumbled across a new advertising campaign from the shoe company New Balance. The hashtag for the campaign was #WeGotNow, but the two taglines for the campaign caught my attention. The first was...

When Life is Hard, Remember and Pray
Posted by Kevin Blalock on

How often is life hard? How often is it seemingly more than we can bear, or at least more than we want to bear? For most of us, the answer is probably more often than we would like to think. Life in a fallen world is hard, because sin is disastrous. Whether it is our own sin leading to a broken...

Live For Maximum Treasure
Posted by Kevin Blalock on

I always enjoy watching the movie National Treasure. It centers on Nicolas Cage’s character and his quest to find the ‘knights templar’ treasure, a treasure of incalculable value. Throughout the movie he goes to unbelievable lengths to find the clues that he believes will lead...

How To Be Blessed
Posted by Kevin Blalock on

How would you answer the question, “Do you want to live a blessed life?” I think most, if not all people, would answer that quickly with, “YES!” We all want to lead lives that are blessed. We may define the term blessed differently, but the reality is that every human...

Reformation Reformers: John Rogers
Posted by Kevin Blalock on

Every October, like the one that just passed, we celebrate Reformation month. On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of the castle church in Wittenberg, setting off a reformation from which we owe much of our heritage as Protestants. This reclaiming of the gospel...

August 30 Regathering Information
Posted by Kevin Blalock on

We Are So Excited!  We are regathering as a church this coming Sunday morning, August 30! Please read the details below for more information on what Sunday morning will look like. We hope to see many of you!  Starting back worship service THIS Sunday, August 30- We ask...

FBC Sumter Statement on Racial Reconciliation
Posted by Kevin Blalock on

Our nation has experienced a season of tragedy. Over the past month, we have observed another instance of police brutality and the unjust killing of an African American man. We have also seen peaceful protests evolve into rioting, looting, and chaos, leading to destruction.   As a...

Regathering Phase One - Gathering Together in Homes
Posted by Kevin Blalock on

We know you want to be together, we know God wants His people together (Hebrews 10:25) and we know you want worship to be safe. The Lord grants us wisdom (James 1:5) and that is what we are seeking as we re-unite the local church over the next few months. The first step for us in regathering is...

3.24.2020 Coronavirus Update
Posted by Kevin Blalock on

FBC Family, We wanted to provide you with a few updates that affect the coming weeks. All activities on our campus are postponed until further notice. We will not gather on Sunday mornings until the restrictions on public gatherings are lifted.  Events such as our children's musical are...