Dr. Tom McKibbens, retired pastor of the First Baptist Church of Worcester, MA has accepted the call as interim pastor at the First Baptist Church of Providence, Rhode Island which is the first Baptist church in America. The church was founded by Roger Williams. The church building sits on a hill overlooking the city. It has a tremendous spire and is simply beautiful. In addition to being an outstanding pastor, he is a recognized historian. Tom is a favorite speaker at First Baptist Church of Charleston. He contributed a chapter to my book, Christian Civility in an Uncivil world. He and Donna, his wife, are good friends. Donna also retired from her career as a college administrator. What a great match this is to have a Baptist historian serving the First Baptist Church in America.

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