Church History

Church History

Liberty Baptist Church was founded in October 1975 with the first worship service being conducted on Wednesday evening, October 8, in the home of Richard Winsky. For the first Sunday service, there were 15 adults and 7 children in attendance. In 1976, the church was incorporated and the church constitution was drafted. The following year the church called Anthony Slutz to be its first full time pastor.

In 1978, the church purchased 9 acres on South Meridian Road for purpose of building a permanent meeting place. Shortly after, in 1979, Pastor Slutz resigned and the church called Ron Vitosky as pastor. By God’s grace, Pastor Vitosky led the church to complete construction on its original building in 1981 and served as pastor until February 1989 when he resigned in order to take on another pastoral position.

The church did not wait long before calling its next pastor. Rick Fox came in the spring of 1989 and stayed until January of 2002. After Pastor Fox resigned, Peter Ostrander accepted the call to be pastor of the church. It was Pastor Ostrander that led the church to construct a new building for worship. This allowed the church to use the original building as a fellowship hall. Pastor Ostrander served the church until April 2013. Steve Prickett graciously served as the interim pastor until October of 2014 when Chuck Kirchhoff came on as the current pastor.

Church Covenant

Church Covenant

Church Constitution

Church Constitution