FRANKFORT BAPTIST CHURCH

50 Eastern Avenue (PO Box 167)
Frankfort, Ohio  45628
Phone:  740-998-5729
Organized:  1953

 

PASTOR:  
- Rev. Paul Winks
                     
SERVICES TIMES:
Sunday School - 9:30am
Sunday Worship - 10:45am
Wednesday - 7:00pm
Women's Meeting- 3rd Thursday 6:30pm

MINISTRIES:
Membership:  170
Worship Attendance:  33
Sunday School Average:  22
Vacation Bible School:  47
Prayer Ministry
Music Ministry
Men’s Ministry
Women’s Ministry
Special Events:  Christmas Cantata
Easter and Thanksgiving Community
 Services, Good Friday Services
Thanksgiving Service
Community Songfest

LOCAL INFORMATION:
Location:  Ross County
Population of Frankfort:  1068
Community:  0.6 square miles
Average age:  42
Average Income:  $38,868
Ancestry:  German, English
Time To Work:  25 minutes
Nearest Towns:
- Clarksburg:  7.2 miles
- South Salem – 9.8 miles
- Chillicothe – 14.5 miles
Employment:
- Education, Health
- Social Services
- Manufacturing Retail Trade
Schools: 
- Adena High School
- Adena Middle School
- Adena Elementary School

 

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HISTORY:
Frankfort Baptist Mission in Frankfort, Ohio was started in 1967.  Mrs. Bernice Ackley and Mrs. Aline Briggs were the driving force, along with the area missionary, Robert Hall.  The mission was under the sponsorship of Immanuel Baptist Church, Washington Courthouse, Ohio but disbanded after two years.  Rev. William Dean was the Mission pastor at that time.

In 1971, Sabina Baptist Church, Ohio came to Frankfort wanting to start a mission.  Home Fellowships were started with the leadership of  Nelson Provost and Bill Crouch.  Sunday services were started later that year with Rev. Crouch as the mission pastor.  He stayed until the summer of 1975 when his work took him to another state.  Under his leadership, two lots were purchased and Chillicothe Baptist Church of Chillicothe, Ohio assumed sponsorship.  Paul McGuire became the mission pastor staying until 1980.

The two lots were paid off and a note burning service was held on May 22, 1977.  Constitution Services were held on July 30, 1978 with 31 charter members.  Groundbreaking services were held on March 25, 1979.  The first services in the new building were held on October 14, 1979 with dedication service on December 9, 1979.

On Good Friday in 1980, fire destroyed the facilities.  The church was able to hold services at the Methodist Church.  Needing a temporary location, the congregation met at the Legion Hall.  Later that year the congregation moved into ther newly rebuilt facility.

A house adjacent to the church facilities was purchased and renovated.  "The Agape House" is used for Sunday School and special events.  A mortgage burning celebration was held June 2006.

Over the years, Frankfort Baptist Church has been actively involved in serveral community events.  Some of these are:  Sunflower Festival, Community Church Service, Good Friday Services, Community Christmas Cantata, Joint Thanksgiving Service, and Community SongFest.  Some of  Church's ministries include the following:  Women on Mission, Men's Prayer Breakfast, Clothing Give-A-Way, Vacation Bible School, Nursing Home and the Shoebox Ministry.