After 195 years of faithfulness to Kentucky Baptists, the Western Recorder is stopping regular publication. As this long-standing publication comes to an end, let's take a look at how it began.
The foundation of the Western Recorder can be traced back to 1767 and the salvation of John "Swearing Jack" Waller.
One of the ways the Lord has been gracious to Kentucky Baptists is by giving us the Western Recorder these 195 years. We're grateful for the many stories that have been told and the information that has been shared. It has been a weighty task to walk through the process of ceasing the regular publication of the Western Recorder.
Dr. Gray decided to call for a statewide initiative to address the need. He asked me to lead the initiative, along with selected members of the Church Consulting and Revitalization team. We gladly accepted the assignment because of the potential benefits to KBC churches. As a part of the assignment, Dr. Gray shared four main convictions about the need.
It is hard to imagine Kentucky Baptist life without the Western Recorder. We realize change is part of life, but losing this treasure is difficult.
While the details may change, every minister of the gospel has a similar story. And the good news is that God is still calling out those who will serve as pastors in the days ahead.
Kentucky Baptists, don't be like Jonah, be like Jesus. Be ready to fulfill God's kingdom work and be relentless in completing His mission.