(First in a series of thoughts from members of and visitors to First Baptist Church, Quinlan)
My name is Donna, and my husband and I joined FBCQ recently. We were very active in a similar sized church in Indiana, but God brought us to Quinlan the end of October, 2019.
We visited one other church, which wasn't a good fit, so we discussed our next visit. The initial draw for me was that this little church was close to our home. I contacted the pastor on Facebook, and we talked several times. Our first visit to the church was enough that we decided to visit for a few weeks. It felt friendly, as though we were still in our little Indiana church. The announcements were full of activities for everybody. There were lots of children, and a nice diversity in the congregation. One of the things we loved in our old church was handshaking time. Well, sure enough, they had a time for greetings.
Several of the couples invited us to lunch after church, so we immediately found new friends with much in common. God has a funny way of giving us friends we relate to. Remember the diversity I talked about? How strange that we had lunch with people who had careers in common, rode motorcycles, and loved the things we loved.
After 3 weeks, we joined. We just knew we wanted to attend here. We love the way God is blessing this little congregation with new faces and new opportunities.
If you are looking for a small, loving church that teaches God's Word straight from his mouth, the Bible, then please come visit our church. We would love to have you.