Pastor’s Letter

Dear Bible Center family & friends,

Welcome to church! Thanks for visiting on campus, online, or on TV.

This weekend it’s our privilege to host Lee Walker as our special speaker. Because of his decades of faithful service here, many of us will always know him as Pastor Lee.

Pastor Lee has served in vocational ministry for over 52 years. A career that was planted in 1969 has grown into a mighty oak from which we still benefit today.

Having graduated from Appalachian Bible College (ABC) and from Marshall University with an MBA, he served for 29 years in college administration and development. For 16 of those years, he was Executive Vice-President of ABC.

Pastor Lee began his service at Bible Center in 1998 and served as Executive Pastor until 2017. After that he served as Interim Principal of Bible Center School, anchoring the school on a solid foundation by establishing a School Board and hiring Mrs. Stephanie Schafer as our Head of School, and the school continues to grow and thrive unbelievably under her leadership. Lee now serves part-time as our Senior Development Officer.

Lee has two children, three step-children (with his sweet wife Marty), and 17 grandchildren.

If you’re new here, or if this is the first time you’ve heard Lee speak, I’m confident he’ll encourage your soul. He’ll bring us a Bible message on what Jesus taught about radical generosity.

Please join me in welcoming a friend, a colleague, and a man who has been a great encouragement to the Bible Center Church family… Pastor Lee Walker.

Thankful for Jesus,

Matt Friend
Lead Pastor

This Week at a Glance

Thursday | November 25

No Worship Service | Happy Thanksgiving!

Sunday | November 28

(Kids/Students Schedule | Groups Schedule)

  • 8:45 AM | On Campus & Online
  • 10:00 AM | On Campus, Online, WCHS-TV
  • 11:15 AM | On Campus, Online
Tuesday | November 30

Celebrate Recovery | 6:30 PM

Wednesday | December 1
  • 4:30 PM | High School Wing Night @ Buffalo Wild Wings, Southridge
  • 6-8 PM | Middle School Small Group Night Out | Various locations

News & Events

Holidays at Bible Center

Don’t miss out!

Thanksgiving is next week, and before you know it the Christmas season will be here! Stay up to date on service times and changes over the holidays. We’re excited to celebrate with you this year!

Church Life

Christmas Carol Hymn Sing

Saturday, December 4 | 5:30 PM | Lobby | Gather around the piano for a night of Christmas music and fellowship. We’ll sing our favorite Christmas carols and take requests.

OWLS (55+) Christmas Dinner & Lights

Thursday, December 9 | 4-9 PM | Celebrate the Season with a trip to see the Logan County Christmas Lights! Transportation and dinner at Chief Logan Lodge included. Meet in the church lobby at 4 PM; return time approximately 9 PM; Cost: $20. Space is limited, and registration is required by December 2. Questions? Contact Paula Toney (304-346-0431).

Bible Center school

Employment Opportunities

Aftercare Attendant | Looking for someone who loves working with K-8th grade students! Hours are M-F 3:00-5:30 PM (flexible days). This job would be perfect for a high school or college student looking for a few hours each week.

Teaching Positions | We are currently taking applications for K-8th grade teachers. We are looking for applicants who have a passion for creating an engaged learning environment through hands-on learning experiences.

To apply, contact Principal Stephanie Schafer.


An Opportunity for Crafters and Artisans

The Maker’s Center | Weekdays from 11:30 AM-1:00 PM | Crafters and artisans: We are actively seeking volunteers who can demonstrate how to make a craft or handmade item and assist others in making it for clients in recovery who will be coming to the Maker’s Center daily during their “Power Hour.” We are beginning a “gift-making” series so they can make gifts for friends and family members. The items should be fairly simple to make but may include sewing, woodburning, crochet, assembly, and more. Some of our plans are ornaments, pillowcases, bath bombs, etc. We also need “assistants” who do not need any skills, just a willingness to serve others. Contact Terri Smoot if interested.


Family Movie Night | The Polar Express

Friday, December 3 | 6 PM | Base Camp | Families are invited to join us for a family movie night, featuring The Polar Express. Pizza, cookies, and hot cocoa will be provided. Pajamas, slippers, and blankets are encouraged! Registration is requested to help with planning. Parents are expected to stay with their children for the entirety of the event.

Christmas Children’s Choir

Children will be practicing during Base Camp on Sunday mornings to sing on December 12. As December approaches, families will be notified of call times and meeting locations. For questions, contact Mary Beth Malcolm.

Israel 2022

We’re going to Israel and would love to have you go with us (May 31-June 10, 2022)! Anyone is welcome: from our church, community, or otherwise.

  • So far, we have 33 registered to go with room for more
  • Bible teacher and Holy Land guide, Larry Bell, will accompany us.

Have you ever wanted to walk where Jesus walked? Learn more and book your spot today before space runs out!

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