Pastor Robert Henderson resigns from
First Baptist Church
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After over 21 years as the pastor of the First
Baptist Church of Lincoln, the Rev. Dr. Robert Henderson has
tendered his resignation and has accepted the position of director
of chaplaincy at Memorial Hospital in Decatur. His last Sunday as
the pastor at First Baptist will be March 30.
The community is cordially invited to attend special services on
March 30 at the church. The day will open with an old-fashioned "singspiration"
during the Sunday school hour, which begins at 9 a.m. Pastor Robert
will be preaching at the regular 10 a.m. worship service. This will
be followed by a shared meal, furnished by the church, in the
fellowship hall at 11:30.
A service of celebration and remembrance
will begin at 1 p.m. in the sanctuary and will include special music
and a PowerPoint presentation covering the last 20-plus years in the
life of First Baptist. Refreshments served afterward in the
fellowship hall will allow a time to visit and reminisce.
Pastor Henderson accepted the call to First Baptist in the fall
of 1992. He came to Lincoln from Mansfield, Ohio, with his wife,
Melissa, and their infant daughter, Burgandy. Their son, Joshua, was
born in 1998.
During his tenure, Henderson has stressed the importance of
missions and mission work. He has led numerous mission trips in
Wisconsin, Ohio, South Dakota, Oklahoma and Illinois.
First Baptist also purchased land at the corner of Fifth Street
and Connolley Road in hopes of expanding the church ministry and
service to the community.
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Henderson contributed to the community by serving as a hospital
chaplain and on the Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital board. He also
served on the school board at West Lincoln-Broadwell and
participated in the Lincoln Area Musical Society Orchestra.
The church looks forward to having friends of the Henderson
family and the church join the members for as much of the special
day as possible.
[Text from file received from
First Baptist Church of Lincoln]