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On the Jericho Road

(The Personal Blog of Pastor Michael Ruffin)

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Welcome to the on-line home of the First Baptist Church of Fitzgerald, Georgia.  The FBC family dedicates its life together to the worship of God, to following Jesus, and to spiritual formation through Scripture.  We hope that the information on this site will demonstrate how we go about pursuing those vital goals. 

Blessings to you in your life journey!  May the pilgrimage be filled with the blessing of challenge and the grace of God!

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The Body of Christ

known as

First Baptist Church

Fitzgerald, GA

March 8, 2015

A representative from Gideons International will speak briefly during the morning worship and a collection will be taken for the Gideons Ministry after the worship service.

Dr. Michael Ruffin, Pastor

Sunday School - 9:45 am

Morning Worship - 11:00 am


Sisters and Brothers,

 On February 19th, I announced my retirement from full-time pastoral ministry. My last Sunday as pastor of the First Baptist Church of Fitzgerald will be April 26.

 Debra and I have been praying, pondering, and talking for a while about how I can best serve the Lord, the Church, and the world in this season of my life; as we have done so I have felt increasingly drawn to a ministry of writing. In recent days I have been offered and have accepted a position as a Curriculum Editor with Smyth & Helwys Publishing in Macon. In this capacity I will serve as Lead Editor for one of their two Adult Bible Study curriculum series. I also plan to complete some of the books that have been running around in my head for the last few years.

 We will live on the Ruffin Family Farm in Yatesville, Georgia; it is the farm on which my father was born and raised and which has been in the Ruffin family for almost a century. We plan to move there as soon as our new home has been constructed; it will hopefully be completed by early summer.

 I also hope to continue a ministry of preaching on an interim and supply basis and to build a ministry of teaching through Bible Studies and Prayer Conferences.

 Please be assured of our love and appreciation for you now and always.

                                                                                    Mike & Debra Ruffin


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Sunday Evening                 

6:00 pm - Team Kids and Youth Activities           

6:00 pm - Evening Vespers for Adults                 


Upcoming Events


5 - Lent Lunch Bible Study

8 - Gideon Sunday

11 - Women's Bible Study

12 - Lent Lunch Bible Study

13-14 - RA Campout

15 - Kevin & Jeri Miles mini-concert

18 - Women's Bible Study

19 - Lent Lunch Bible Study

19 - Weekday Preschool Family Night

25 - Women's Bible Study

26 - Lent Lunch Bible Study

30 - Young at Heart

30 - Bloodmobile         


First Baptist Church

P. O. Box 367

Fitzgerald, GA  31750

 Phone:  229-423-4367

Email:  www.fbc@fbcfitz.com

We are located at 402 S. Merrimac Drive