A Church in the desert practicing the Fundamentals of the Faith.
The Year Our Church Was Organized
The First Baptist Church of Twentynine Palms was organized in 1954 under the leadership of Harry H. Gromer. He had a great concern for establishing ministry in this area due to the Marine Corp Base. During the early 50's he enlisted the support of the Southern California Baptist Convention, Los Angeles, to organize a church in Twentynine Palms.
What led People To Establish the Church
Interest in establishing an American Baptist Church in Twentynine Palms came from several directions.
- First, as stated, Rev. Harry H. Gromer and a number of local citizens had a great desire to establish a church of Baptist background because there were no Baptist churches in this area.
- Second, there was a great concern to do a domestic missionary work among the Marine personnel.
PASTORS WHO SERVED FBC 29
|Rev. Harry H. Gromer 1953||Rev. Frank L. Harris 1953-1954||Rev. William Brewer 1954-1957|
|Rev. C.R. Matthews 1957-1958||Rev. Jack Hurse 1958-1960||Rev. Richard Ashley 1960-1967|
|Rev. H. Wilbur Skeels 1968-1974||Rev. David Russo 1975-1979||Rev. Max Wiant 1980-1989|
|Rev. Richard Reed 1989-1996||Rev. Raymond Butcher 1998-2008||Rev. Alex Chisolm 2008-2010|
|Pastor Daryl G. Whitehouse 2010-2011||Rev. Alex Chisolm 2011-2014||Pastor Scott Sedmak 2014-Present|