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Find out what is going on at Welch Creek here! The picture below was taken by the Hayes family for a special military project we were able to be a part of. A special packet was sent to our local National Guard with this picture from our church in it! We sure hope this packet was a blessing! 

"Dads Needed"

posted Jun 22, 2017, 9:12 AM by Dylan Lamb   [ updated Jun 22, 2017, 9:13 AM ]

"... a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame."  ~ Proverbs 29:15b

           America has many problems, but most of these problems could easily be dealt with if the men of America would be loyal enough, to take a stand for manhood. It is tragic that "shame" comes to most homes, especially mothers because men shun their duties at home. 
        Training a child right will take more than a parent teaching a child how to color. Children need a man who is masculine. Masculine does not necessarily mean that the dad have bulging muscles. It has nothing to do with the height or weight of a man. It may not have to do with the job he works at.
        David was a shepherd boy, but one with a heart for God. David was not a big man compared to his brothers. But, His brothers, who were in the army, were cowards. They feared Goliath, yet Davis fought Goliath. 
        The Bible speaks of the virtuous woman in Proverbs 31. This woman is hard to find today. What we need today are some virtuous men. The word "virtue"deals with moral goodness, bravery, trustworthy, committed, abstaining from evil or bad, a quality that sets a good example. A real father will be that man who by example shows his wife, his children, and others that living for God, but he surely can be the one who walks, and lives as an example for them to follow. May God gives us some virtuous men!

        As a child of God, you never stand, sit, walk or live alone; you are never alone. You will never face anything alone. Believe that and accept that truth. We are not given the spirit of fear, but we are given the spirit of faith. Alone -- NEVER! He is ALWAYS there. Jesus - What a Precious Saviour and Friend!
              June 18, 2017                                            
                                               From Your Friend & Pastor,
                                                                                             James H. Baker, Proverbs 3: 5-6

"He Is There"

posted Jun 11, 2017, 3:27 PM by Welch Creek Baptist Church   [ updated Jun 11, 2017, 3:28 PM ]

"And, lo, I am with you, even unto the end of the world. Amen"  ~ Matthew 28:20b

"I will not leave you comfortless; I will come to you."  ~ John 14:18

"Let your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid."  ~  John 14:27

           Down through the trials of life, each of us will come face to face with situations that we don't know how to deal with, and we'll wonder what to do. Thankfully, we don't have to travel the road of life by ourselves. He is ever with us. At the bedside of a dying mom or dad, He is there. Standing at the graveside of a child, He is there. When the doctor returns with the prognosis of cancer, our God is there. With the spouse who just learned that the love of their life has left them, He is there. With the parent who is pacing the floor alone as their child is out at a late time, He is there. No matter what heartache, trial, storm or fear, Our Lord is there!
        As a child of God, you never stand, sit, walk or live alone; you are never alone. You will never face anything alone. Believe that and accept that truth. We are not given the spirit of fear, but we are given the spirit of faith. Alone -- NEVER! He is ALWAYS there. Jesus - What a Precious Saviour and Friend!
              June 11, 2017                                            
                                               From the Pastor,
                                                                                             James H. Baker

"40 Years"

posted Jun 4, 2017, 2:51 PM by Welch Creek Baptist Church   [ updated Jun 4, 2017, 2:52 PM ]

        It was June of 1977, I was twenty-seven years old and Mrs. Baker was twenty-five years old; that was the month and year we came here to Welch Creek. It was 40 years ago. Our children were seven, five and three years old. I was working full time at the local Sky City Department store in the camera and sporting goods departments. Mrs. Baker was in nursing part-time, and was still taking classes.
        We came here following the two years that Brother Paul Weber was your pastor. Brother Paul and I were in Bible-college together for a while in the early 70's.
        It was a time when a struggling little church needed a pastor, and it was time when a struggling little preacher needed a church to pastor. It's amazing how God brought both together! The Lord Jesus surely has done a gracious work here as a result of we two coming together as a pastor and people. We still have approximately a dozen of those charter members still with us.
        I cannot begin to tell each of you how much I appreciate your love for me and Mrs. Baker. You have been more supportive of us than any preacher I know of.  We have sailed through many troubled waters. We have had our winter-time seasons. We have gone through some dark and dreary times. BUT, our Great God and Saviour has sustained us and protected us in those trying times. We have never seen Him let us down, nor fail us. It has been by His mighty hand and power that we have what we have today, here at Welch Creek.
        May our Heavenly Father richly bless you as we continue to labor together the cause of Christ and the Gospel.
              June 4, 2017                                            
                                               From the Pastor,
                                                                                             James H. Baker

                                                                                                         Proverbs 3: 5-8

"Come See A Man, Which Told Me"

posted May 22, 2017, 12:00 PM by Dylan Lamb   [ updated May 22, 2017, 12:01 PM ]

"Come see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: 
is not this the Christ?"
John 4:29

           These are the words of a woman who met Jesus at Jacob's Well. We find that she had been married five times and was living unmarried with a man. It does not sound like she was in any way a lady. No doubt her lifestyle had all kinds of problems and heartaches. But on this day, Jesus would turn her life around.
        She came to the well for physical water, but returned to town with everlasting water. The first thing she did was leave her water pots and return to tell those in town about the One Who told her "all things that ever I did." Because of her testimony, others would come to believe on the Lord Jesus. (John 4:39)
      This woman, before she did anything else, wanted others to know what Jesus had done for her. Because of her changed life, the people of the city knew something had happened to her. It would be the greatest day of her life. We can see her returning to where she lived and telling the man she shacked up with that it was over for them. She tells her children, possibly from five different husbands, what Jesus had done for her.
      May we who are saved, live each day to tell others the words of that woman, "Come see a man, which told me all things!"
              May 21st, 2017                                            
                                               From the Pastor,
                                                                                             James H. Baker

"Stepping Up To The Plate" Youth Rally

posted May 22, 2017, 11:39 AM by Dylan Lamb   [ updated May 22, 2017, 11:45 AM ]

We are excited to be hosting our first two day Youth Rally! Services will begin Friday at 7:00 PM. We will have refreshments afterwards. If you need a motel room for the night, please contact Chris at (843) 635-6155. Services will be held at 9:30 AM & 1:30 PM on Saturday with a meal in between services. Guest preachers include Dusty Davis, Alfred Willis & many others. We will also have several guest Youth Choirs joining us!

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at welch.creek@gmail.com.

*A high quality PDF is provided for print below.

"What About Truth?"

posted Mar 19, 2017, 2:44 PM by Welch Creek Baptist Church   [ updated Mar 19, 2017, 2:44 PM ]

"And ye shall know the truth,                                                                                         
                 and the truth shall make you free."  
                                                                                                              John 8: 32

        It saddens and amazes me when I think how shallow so many saved people are when it comes to the matter of truth. The basis for all truth and practices must be founded no the truth, if not, then it is not the truth. There are only two places where you find "the truth." Those would be the Bible, the written truth, and Jesus, the living truth. When these two are rejected, truth is nowhere to be found. Very few people can handle the truth of God's word.
        Truth has characteristics that are out of this world. Truth never changes. Truth, when placed next to error will always reprove error. Truth will divide those that compromise. Truth will always have freedom attached to it. There is safety in truth. There is power in truth. Truth will lessen your fears. There is also joy in truth. Truth is easy to remember. Truth has no gray area to it. Truth will attract truth. Truth will always drive doubt away. Satan knows the truth, but he will do all he can to blind your eyes to it.
       Truth can stand clear in the light and have no fear about any matter. Darkness hates truth. Liars hate truth. Compromisers hate truth. Contemporary churches hate the truth. Let us learn to embarce the truth in all matters. 
                      March 19th2017                                            
                                                           From the Pastor,
                                                                                                 James H. Baker

Wisdom's Importance

posted Feb 19, 2017, 2:26 PM by Welch Creek Baptist Church   [ updated Feb 19, 2017, 2:26 PM ]

"Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom                                                                                         
                 and with all thy getting get understanding."  
                                                                                                              Proverbs 4;7

           Don't be either of these two definitions:
                •) - Foolish: Void of understand or sound judgment; weak intellect, unwise
                •) - Stupid:  Very dull; senseless; to refuse to learn

        Consider these words of Oswald Chambers who said, "The record of the whirl of things as they are, is marvelously stated in the Books of Wisdom, Job: How to suffer; Psalms: How to pray; Proverbs: How to act; Ecclesiastes: How to enjoy; and lastly, Song of Solomon: How to love.

        Wisdom is the ability to apply one's accumulated knowledge and understanding in a way that is spiritually and practically productive. Some people have a great education and don't know how to use it. Wisdom, knowledge and understand are a great trio, but of the three, wisdom is the most powerful and most needed. Godly wisdom comes from God and is able to help you sift through all that you know and understand, and then apply it properly to your life. Wisdom is far more than common sense. Let's not be foolish anymore. Seek wisdom! 
                      February 19th2017                                            
                                                           From the Pastor,
                                                                                                 James H. Baker

"Great Love"

posted Dec 8, 2016, 10:11 AM by Dylan Lamb   [ updated Dec 8, 2016, 10:13 AM ]

"But God, Who is rich in mercy, for His great love where with He loved us."  
                                                                                                              Ephesians 2:4

           Notice the two words, "Great Love," found in our verse. Do you possess great love? Most people do. A husband and wife can have a great love for each other - which they should. Parents have a great love for each other - which they should. Children have a great love for their parents - which they should.
        They above verse also tells us that this great love aimed toward "us," God loves us! God loves you! This is not cheap love. This love is deep, rewarding, giving, and full of hope. This love reaches down in order to pick up. This love is one that embraces those that others will not touch. This great love of God should live in each Christian. Very few are possessed by this love.
      Most people have a great love for money. They don't realize that it is the "root of all evil." See 1 Timothy 6:10.  There are many others who have a great love for worldly pleasures. 1 John 2:15-16 warns us not to "love the world." The lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life all deal with a person who has a deep love for the world and what it stands for.
      Where is your deep love focused? On the things of God? On Spiritual matters? This December, may we be revived so that "Great Love" that portrays our devotion to our Lord Jesus and to those around us who need our help.
              December 4th2016                                            
                                               From the Pastor,
                                                                                             James H. Baker

"Stop: Take Time to Smell the Roses!"

posted Nov 9, 2016, 11:58 AM by Dylan Lamb   [ updated Nov 9, 2016, 11:59 AM ]

"It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. 
They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.  
                                                                                                              ~ Lamentations 3:22-23

           In this hurry-up, fast pace day, we can find ourselves missing or bypassing so many wonderful things. In our victories and even in our failures, we could see much that would make our day somewhat better if we would but stop and look. Consider Israel in their 40 years of wandering. There was manna each morning, flowing water each day for all the people and the animals, quail for their meat, cloud cover from the sun, a pillar of fire for warmth at night; yet, they still complained about things.
        This world is a wilderness. We, who are saved, are headed to a promised land, Heaven. It is a place for which we are to live and anticipate. It is a place that far exceeds our grandest dreams. The Bible does say, however, "This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it." Psalms 118:24
      Someone said, "It is good to plan and think and to think!" Take time. See that the Lord is good. Let us not take for granted the blessings we enjoy each day that come from our great God!
             October 2nd2016                                            
                        From the Pastor,
                                                                                             James H. Baker

"The Growth of Little Faith"

posted Sep 25, 2016, 2:59 PM by Welch Creek Baptist Church   [ updated Sep 25, 2016, 3:00 PM ]

"He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much..."  
                                                                                                              Luke 16:10
           God is always working in our lives, even in conflict. So often we read about heroes of the faith and marvel at the big assignments they received from God, and have accomplished for His glory. But, we often see the pain, the struggle and even the loss they endured. We must keep in mind that while the Bible is full of the big assignments that God entrusted to His servants. Volumes could be filled with the unpublished details of "little" assignments that prepared servants for a task that God had ordained. The ministries for which God's servant volunteered required them to submit to the special challenges that accompany Christian service.
       Consider one of our missionaries, Miss Lisa Lewis, in Togo, West Africa. She serves there as a medical nurse while serving under the ministry of a local Baptist pastor. Every week she travels to different villages with her medical supplies and her Bible lesson supplies. For more than three years, she has seen God do a great work with "such little faith." Consider another of our missionaries, Brother Fain Morrison and her wife, Shelby. Several times each year they travel to the Philippines and India with money and other supplies to build new church buildings and schools for the national pastors there. The list could go on and on about those who have done, and are still doing great works for God -- in spite of their "little faith." Praise God, through their "little faith", God sees GREAT faith!
             September 25th2016                                            
                        From the Pastor,
                                         James H. Baker

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