Photo courtesy of the Church at Affton
AFFTON, Mo. (BP) -- An interim pastor told the dwindling, aging congregation he was to help "transition," that First Baptist Church of Affton was on its death journey.
He showed them the statistics, demographics, and physically less-able status of members mostly in their 70s and beyond, and, "We told him we weren't just going to roll over and play dead," said Bill Wright, 72 and chairman of the deacons.
But the church did die -- intentionally -- and on Easter, a new church was born. Read More