BROOKVILLE, Ohio—Bible Baptist Fellowship celebrated both its 15th anniversary and final mortgage payment.

Chuck Pausley, state representative of the Ohio Association of Regular Baptist Churches, and his wife, Linda, attended the celebration July 11 and presented a plaque to Pastor Laird and Belinda Baldwin recognizing their 15 years of service to the church.

Bible Baptist Fellowship began as a mission church on May 1, 2005, and was formally organized as a church on July 8, 2006. In September of that year, Bible Baptist Fellowship purchased Brookville National Bank to meet in.

Harold Pulver, former church treasurer, noted at the celebration, “We never missed a mortgage payment; we were never late. We never missed a support check to our missionaries. We never had to tell the pastor to wait for his salary. God was faithful.”