Weekly Scheduled

**Please do not park in the rear drive way**

Christian Education Classes: 
Every Sunday @ 9:15 a.m.

Sunday Service: @11:00 a.m.

Communion Service is every 1st Sunday

"Walk in the Word" Bible Study:
Wednesday 11:00 a.m & 6:30 p.m.

Dinner is served every Wednesday 4-6 p.m.

Wednesday Prayer Meeting @6:30 p.m.

**Each Ministry Leader is asked to attend "Walk in the Word" Bible Study.

Women's Day Committee 2019 will meet each 3rd Sunday.

Prayer Line -  Monday & Friday @ 6:00 a.m.
Please call 302-202-1198  Access code #776344


April Announcements

April 6th.
Bar-B-Que Feast & Flea Market
11:00 - 4:00 p.m.

April 10th
OR 6:30 P.M.

April 10th - 7:00 p.m.
Bethel Baptist Church
Pastor Xavier Johnson

April 11th. - 7:00 p.m.
Mt. Calvary Baptist Church
Pastor Samuel Winston Jr.

April 12th. - 7:00 p.m.
Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church
Pastor Jamison Hunter

April 13th. - 3:00 p.m.
Pastoral Banquet
Presidential Banquet Center
4548 Presidential Way
Guest Speaker: Pastor John Williams (True Christian Church)
Banquet Ticket - $45.00

April 14th. - Palm Sunday
11:00 a.m. - Pastor Tommy Harris
Elyria, Ohio
3:30 p.m. - Pastor Cory J. Pruitt
Mt. Enon Missionary Baptist Church

April 19th. - Good Friday

April 21st. - Easter

We are looking for Volunteers to help with our Family Feeding Program every Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Please see Pastor Rodney for more information

Feeding Families is back from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

If there is anyone in need of food please call the church.  Our Food Pantry is here to assit you.

Each member is asked to make a sacrifice by giving $32 per month extra.  Thank you for your support.

Hope Ministry - Dr. J. Willis (937-572-0301) Sis. Belinda Cash (937-219-4042)
Learn how the principles of Awareness, Choice and Truth can be used to break the bonadage of any addiction, regardless of where you are in your journey.

**All Ministry Leaders must attend Bible Study 11:00 a.m. or 6:30 p.m.

**Graduating Seniors please see Deacon Willie Terrell for financial help!

Parents please watch all children as they go to the bathroom.  It is your responsibility to keep your child safe.

Son's of First Baptist Church
Nursing Center Visitation: Every 4th., Saturday @ 3:00 p.m.
1) Prestine Center, 2) Maria Joseph, 3)Friendship Village, 4) Gem City Nursing Center
See Trustee Woods for additional information.

Pastoral Anniversary Schedule


6th Pastoral Anniversary

Anniversary Week Day Service

Wednesday, April 10, 2019, 7:00 p.m.
Pastor Xavier Johnson, Bethel Baptist Church

Thursday, April 11, 2019, 7:00 p.m.
Pastor Samuel Winston, Jr., Mt. Calvary Baptist Church

Friday, April 12, 2019, 7:00 p.m.
Pastor Jamison Hunter, Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church

~Pastoral Banquet~

Saturday, April 13, 2019, 3:00 p.m. (Doors open @ 2:30)
Presidential Banquet Center, 4548 Presidential Way
Pastor John Williams, True Christian Church (Guest Speaker)
Banquet Ticket - $45.00

Anniversay Climax

Sunday, April 14, 2019, 11:00 a.m.
Pastor Tommy Harris, Elyria, Ohio

3:30 p.m.
Pastor Cory J. Pruitt, Mt. Enon Missionary Baptist Church

Each Ministry is asked for $100.00
Each Member & Friends is asked for $50.00

Banquet Money is to be turned in by Sunday, March 31st.
Additional Information, Sister Marcia Conners
Anniversary colors: ROYAL PURPLE, SILVER AND WHITE (Any Combination)

Join us
April 21, 2019
11:00 a.m.
April 7, 2019
11:00 am.
Sunday Worship
♦♦♦Sundays @ 11:00 a.m.
Rev. Rodney Cranford, Senior Pastor
& First Lady Athea Cranford
11:00 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.
April 14, 2019

Save the Date: 

6th Pastorial Celebration
April 13th - Banquet (3-5 p.m.)
April 14th - Anniversary Climax (11 & 3:30 p.m.)

For more information please see Sister Marcia Connors

Colors: Royal Purple, Silver & White
Join us
April 21, 2019
11:00 a.m.
April 7, 2019
11:00 am.

Welcome to First Baptist Church

Welcome to the offical website of First Baptist Church of Ridgewood Heights!

Greetings in the precious name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

My name is Rodney Cranford, Sr., and I am the Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church of Ridgewood Heights.  This is a church where God is Supreme, Jesus is King and the Holy Spirit has his way.

I believe that your presence here today is special, an appointment set up by God for you to experience the presence of the Lord like never before.  I encourage you to join in with our anointed choir and praise ministry as we lift up our voices together and sing praises to our King.

As the Word comes forth, expect to hear a message that will change your life forever, draw you closer to God and cause you to live the abundant life in Christ.

We still believe in the power of God that there is hope for anybody who will trust Him to deliver them in their time of need.  If you have not yet given your life to Christ; TODAY is your day, according toJohn 3:16 (KJV) For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

2 Peter 3:9 (KJV) The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. 

My hope and my prayer is that your worship experience today will bring you back again and again, and again.

Pastor Rodney Cranford

2019 Ministries & Leaders


Feel free to join us...

Christian Education - Deac. Turner
Culinary Ministry - Deac. Phillip
Greeter's Ministry - Sis. Delois Oglesby
Hope Ministry - Sis. Belinda Cash & Min. Willis
Male Chorus Ministry - Deac. Herbert Bostic
Marriage & Men's Ministry - Min. Willis
Mass Choir - Sis. Chattams
Media Ministry - Bro. Dunson
Ministry of Medicine - Sis. Baccus
Missionary Ministry - Sis. Johnson
Mother's Ministry - Sis. Taylor
Pantry Ministry - Sis. Denise
Pastor's Love Ministry - Sis. Chattams
Praise Dance Ministry - Sis. Bostic
Transportation Ministry - Trustee Woods
Usher's Ministry - Sis. Stephens
Youth Ministry - Sis. Crane
Please call the office at 937-263-4318 if you are interested in joining any of the above Ministries.

Sick and Shut-In

Ephesians 6:18

Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints.

Sis. Lorraine Wright, 5324 Joshua Trail, 45417

Bro. Wayne Willis, Home, 6533 Rolling Glen Dr, 45424

Sis. Anna Bell Beddingfield, Prestine Nursing Center, 425 Lauricella Ct., 45322

Sis. Pat Dunson, Home, 290 Oberlin Ave., 45417

Sis. Juanita Wilcox, Friendship Village, 5790 Denlinger Rd., 45426

Sis. Claudette Moton, 526 Liscum Drive, 45417

Sis. Jessie Wright, Maria Joseph Nursing Center,, 4830 Salem Ave., 45426

Sis. Mary Jones, Gem City Nursing Center, 323 Forest Ave., 45405

Sis. Bev. "Honey" Booker, 4743 Shawnee Creek Dr., 45415

**If anyone has a family member in a nursing home, please give information to Bro. Calvin Woods.

Bar-B-Que Feast  & Flea Market


April 6, 2019 - 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Rib Dinner $12.00
Chicken Dinner $10.00
Slab of Ribs $25.00

Sides available with dinner (Mac-N-Cheese, Green Beans or Bake Beans)
choose two - Extra sides $1.00
Bread & Dessert

    First Baptist             Food                    Pantry

What items are needed:

Canned goods
Non-perishable items

These items are needed all year long and if you would like to make a monetary donation please see Sis. Moton for more information.

Image result for spiritual fast Pastor's Spirtual Fast


Every Tuesday - 5:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Please refrain from: Telephone, Foods, Drinks & Television

Fasting and prayer is one of the most powerful spiritual combinations on earth. True fasting brings humility and alignment with God. It breaks the power of flesh and demons. It kills unbelief and brings answers to prayer when nothing else works.

It has been well said that prayer is not preparation for the battle – prayer IS the battle. And of all the things we can do to enhance the power and focus of prayer, fasting is doubtless the most potent.

Verse of the Day

Verse of the Day - Galatians 6:10

Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.—Galatians 6:10Thoughts on Today's Verse...We are to be a people who do good deeds! When God gives us the ... read more

Contact Information:

First Baptist Church of Ridgewood Heights

Rev. Rodney Cranford, Sr.
116 Hanover Ave.
Dayton, OH   45417
t. 937-263-4318