Pastor’s Letter


Dear Friends,

Welcome to Bible Center Church! On behalf of our pastors and staff, please know it’s our joy to have you here today.

This week, I heard an encouraging story from one of our local hospitals. A few nurses overheard a mom expressing her desire to find a good church in the area for her children. Together they encouraged this young family to visit us. Thankfully, they did and the parents expressed how grateful they were for the recommendation!

That’s the kind of church we pray to be–a place known around the Kanawha Valley for gospel hope and unconditional love for all people: men and women, toddlers and seasoned saints, college and middle school students, singles and couples, Democrats and Republicans, and Marshall and WVU fans.

Whether you’re new to Bible Center or have been here for years, I would love to hear your story about how you visited for the first time. Feel free to message me on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook, or send me a note

Let’s seek the Lord together in worship this morning. Jesus sent His Spirit to comfort our hearts through worship services just like this one. We want the teaching, singing, praying, Scripture reading and fellowship to be God’s gift to you today.

For our city,
Matt Friend • Senior Pastor

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Got Questions?

If you’re new, have questions, or need help with registration, giving, or BC Central, hosts and hostesses are available. Look for them in the black shirts standing under the (?) sign at the Info Desk. They’ll be happy to assist you!

Combined Deacons’/Finance Committee Meeting

Sunday, April 24 • 3 PM • South AWANA Room

OWLS Fried Chicken Luncheon

Sunday, April 24 • 12:30 PM • RIM • $5/person • Go to the OWLS group page on BC Central to sign up to bring a dish, or contact Leslie Lanham.

AWANA Golf Tournament

Friday, April 29 • Sugarwood Golf Club • It’s time to get into the swing of things again! Register your team online for the AWANA Golf Tournament at: All teams will consist of four players at $300/team. Fees, lunch and prizes are included.

GO Team to Angola

May 12-15 • Want to make a positive impact in the lives of at-risk children? Join Bible Center with Marlin & Donna Fuller to help facilitate the “Returning Hearts Celebration.” The Fullers will be taking 55 people on a first-come, first-serve basis. The cost is $385/person plus your own transportation. Check the Communication Tab if you’d like to know more about this incredible outreach project.

Graduation Celebration Sunday

May 22 • Go to to submit names of individuals graduating this year at the high school level or above. If you have any questions, please contact Tiffany Korth

Element & Fusion Events

  • Airsoft Saturday, April 23 • 1:00-4:00 PM
  • Paintball Saturday, May 14 • 1:00-6:00 PM
  • Summer Camp June 27 – July 2 • Would you like to go zip-lining? Get blobbed? Make your way through a high ropes course? You can do all of that and more at Alpine Bible Camp! Registration is open now. Space is limited! The starting cost is $287. If you have any questions, contact Tiffany Korth. To register, go to:

6th Annual Step Into Summer 5k

June 11 • Kanawha State Forest • Whether you’re a serious runner or you just want to make this a fun, family experience, this is a great sporting event to benefit Bible Center School. For complete details or to register, go to

Save the Date: Boys & Girls Basketball Camp

June 13-17 • Bible Center School, RAM Center • Registration begins in May. Camp will consist of two groups:

  1. 8 AM – Noon: players 7-12 years old
  2. 1 PM – 5 PM: players 13-17 years old

Alpine Bible Camp (8- to 11-year-olds)

July 18-22 • It’s fun and excitement again for the kids at Alpine Bible Camp! First, camp-goers travel through beautiful hills to arrive in Bradley, WV–the site of the camp. The week is then filled with amazing activities, such as zip-lining, blobbing, chapel services, problem-solving, exploring, and more! Applications are now being accepted for children between the ages of 8 (by the first day of camp) and 11, and registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Applications are available on the church website or at North Check-In.

Food Items Needed For Crossroads

Sign up on BC Central or contact Christy Corbin to donate specific food items for the UM Crossroads Dinner & Gospel Service. The dinner will be prepared on Thursday, April 28 from the food items collected here. All items must be donated by April 27. Volunteers are also needed to prepare and serve.

March/April Special Missions Project

Our gifts will be used to assist Kathleen McNally serving in Mexico with New Tribes Missions, and the Maitlands serving in Trinidad with Fundamental Baptist Missions. Gifts will be used toward various building repairs.