Who we are ...
Yan Bible Church is a congregation committed to worship, teaching the
Bible, fellowship, prayer, and evangelism. We strive to be a
warm and loving community of believers with an enthusiasm for serving
the Lord. If you are new to the area, looking for a church
you can call home, or just considering the claims of Christ, we
encourage you to spend a few minutes to learn more about us.
We also would like to extend a warm invitation to join us for one of
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It is our
desire to minister
to our culture in a way that shows how Biblical truth is relevant
today, while building on the model given to us in the New Testament.
We call ourselves a Bible church because we believe the Scriptures are relevant and
authoritative for every generation and that they are sufficient for the
issues one faces in this life and the life to come.
We are an
independent church in that we are not affiliated with any denomination
but we do enjoy fellowship with other evangelical churches in our area
with Singspirations (services of testimony, praise, and inspirational
music), Good Friday observances, and other combined activities.
was founded in 1988 as the vision of six families for a grace oriented,
Bible centered ministry in this area. Founding pastor Jay Lucas
led the church from September 1988 until called to another church in
Ohio in November 1999. Over the years the congregation has met in
the Diet Center (July-September 1988), the Ambulance Corps (September
1988-March 1990), and the Owl's Nest Community Center (March
1990-November 1996). 5 acres of land on the corner of Old 14A and
Kimball Road, including an old house, was purchased in 1991.
Renovations were made to the building now known as Berean Hall. This
building serves as the youth center, class rooms, and the church
office. The first service in the present building was held
November 7, 1996. Mike Canham served as associate pastor with
Pastor Lucas from July 1997 and later as Interim Pastor until Pastor
Galletta began his ministry here in August 2001. He continued as
associate pastor until October 2003.
of this church shall be to glorify God as we walk with Jesus Christ
through power of the Holy Spirit. Our desire to glorify God will be
manifested by the public worship of God, the edification and
discipleship of the saints, and the local and worldwide evangelization
of the lost as we obediently and joyfully adhere to the precepts of
Scripture (from our Constitution).
In short we exist as a
body to see unbelievers
become passionate followers of Jesus Christ.
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